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Her's the the first page you read in my new book, now titled, The Power of Awakening: Mastering the Shift that Opens our Hearts. 

Mark Victor Hansen, Co-Creator, #1 New York Times best-selling series Chicken Soup for the Soul, said of it: “Everyone wants to achieve mastery. You have in your hands the guide to instantly absorb and use the wisdom herein.” 

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Experience Awakening Now

    Awakening to inner peace, love, and freedom from worry, self-doubt, fear, and emotional suffering is the greatest gift we’ll ever give ourselves.

    As we awaken, those who we touch will see the possibility of awakening themselves, and thus the whole world will eventually awaken and be healed.

    This book teaches a simple way of shifting our awareness, called the awakening practice which, as we embody it, opens our hearts and heals everything in our lives. It takes only a minute or two, making it the perfect spiritual practice for busy people.

    Say the mantra “Be one with this moment…,” then breathe, get grounded in our body, and become one with this moment. Connect with our surroundings, then observe our inner reality.

    Notice how our thoughts and “stories,” including this ego “self” we most personally identify with, just like our feelings and emotions, come and go. However, “we,” as the awareness that sees, are always here.

    We begin to realize that we are not any “story.” The whole world of “me, myself, and my story” inside our head is a fiction, an illusion. See this, and it frees us to be fully present. Then we can deal with the reality of our circumstances with clear eyes and an open heart.

    The more we do the practice—right here now, in this very moment—the more we are filled with an ever-deepening trust and confidence in our ability to handle whatever comes up.

    If we’re emotionally triggered, we learn to open our hearts to ourselves, to welcome it because it’s showing us where “we,” as this ego “I” who has a “story”—a judgment, an opinion, an expectation—about everything, are not yet free. Then we experience the emotion without creating any more “story” about it. We see that whatever triggered us came from our past and was real then, but is not real now. Only now is real now.

    The feeling of just being here in the present moment, grounded in our physical body with our mind empty and alert, and our heart open is the best feeling there is. When we really sink into it, it feels like we are breathing pure oxygen. It is at once cleansing, healing, and renewing. We literally flow in freedom.

    When we are present like this, everything is seen anew. Then we can use the power of our mind to create a new, happy outcome—and “story”—for our lives, one that will inspire others, and have a positive, loving influence on the world around us…


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End Your Story, Begin Your Life

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 my 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

The Essence of my Teaching

Nonduality, nondual, spiritual, enlightenment, awakening, self-realization, and liberation are all pointers to the ultimate truth of life, but they aren't truth itself.  Meditation, awareness, and mindfulness can help us awaken to the truth, but it is only through direct seeing - "Oh, I am not any thought of or story, and not even this 'I' thought" - that we awaken to who and what we really are. Then we discover the peace, happiness, joy, and love that is our true nature. This is the direct path. the path that leads to the awakening to oneness. 

My work is in the tradition of Jean Klein, Ramana Maharshi, and Nisargadatta, Maharaj, but it is very contemporary, addressing the challenges of our time, and has been compared to Eckhart Tolle, author of Power of Now, Adyashanti, and Byron Katie.

New Blog

My blog, which I used to call Reflections on Freedom, and is on the subject I am most passionate about, is now at my Facebook page, link below. I generally make a new entry several times a month, my current musings - including, sometimes, a piece from one of my books - on this timeless and most important subject.

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