The essence of awakening is seeing that this “I” or “me”—the story-teller—you’ve taken yourself to be all these years cannot actually be found anywhere inside you, yet you, as this aware, conscious person, are very much here!
Seeing where you are not yet free is the key to awakening. Whenever you get caught in a negative, emotional reaction, look for the “story” behind it. There always is one, though it may be unconscious.
The more you see that your “story,” just like the emotional reaction itself, comes and goes, the more you relax into the ease, harmony, and flow of your true nature.
The effects of this realization, as it deepens and matures, are profound: an embodied presence that is powerfully inviting to others; an inner peace that no longer depends on circumstances; a mind that is much quieter, clearer, more able to focus, problem-solve, and create; and a richness of meaning, love, and purpose that is ever-renewing.
My books serve as an in-depth introduction to the subject of self-realization, or inner freedom, and some of you will awaken as a result of reading a book.
But there is no substitute for hands-on, personal guidance. As Rumi said: "Whoever enters the Way without a guide will take a hundred years to travel a two-day journey."
For many, your progress will be greatly accelerated if you can attend one of my satsangs, workshops, or online programs - or, if you are really motivated to wake up, do private sessions with me.
Love and blessings,
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NEW! 8 Audio Meditations
From my book, The Simple Truth of Happiness. The eight meditations are titled: 1) The Perfection of this Moment, 2) Choosing Thoughts, 3) Knowing Yourself as the Changeless, 4) Forgiveness, 5) Revisiting Past Traumas, 6) Deeper Levels of Resistance, 7) The Experience of Oneness, and 8) Looking into a Mirror.
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My Book in Softcover
My book, End Your Story, Begin Your Life published by Hampton Roads ($16.95) is in paperback. It has been widely-praised as one of the best and clearest guides to being free while fully engaging in the marketplace of daily life. More details on the Books page. Also available as an audiobook.
An article about Jim and his work, by Joyce Tate Dvoren, is in the December 2011 issue of LA Yoga. Titled ‘Three Steps to Freedom,’ it can be read online at http://www.layoga-digital.com/layoga/201112#pg22
My new blog, Reflections on Freedom, can be viewed at: http://jimdreaver.blogspot.com/
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