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"A revelation of insight into the foundations of human suffering & transcendence. It not only lays out essential steps for inner freedom and joy but illuminates the way to true human potential." Paul Rademacher, author: A Spiritual Hitchhiker's Guide to the Universe

"The masterwork of a profoundly gifted healer of the soul. Dazzling, challenging, wondrously useful." Peggy Rubin, author: To Be and How To Be, Transforming Your Life Through Sacred Theatre

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Friday, January 27, 2012

Finding the Lotus Within


Growing into adulthood in our modern society, most of us, especially in our western civilization, have taken on much of the murkiness that pervades life in general. It has come to take up residence, so to speak, within us. The elements that we are all so familiar with: greed, anger, spite, competitiveness that goes to any lengths to win, self-righteousness, lies, arrogance and sloth, to mention only a few, form a major part of this. And prior to that societal murkiness, perhaps we had already taken on the dark dysfunctionality of our own family.

Societal murkiness and dark dysfunctionality make for a muddiness inside ourselves, a lack of light and clarity, a lack of peace and harmony, and freedom from these constrictions.

One of the symbolic meanings of the lotus is that just as the flower emerges from the mud, so we too can take a path that will lead us to the state of the lotus within, a state of enlightenment. And although I borrow the word from spiritual literature, I use it here in a more practical sense.

Allow that inner self to emerge from the murkiness and dark by becoming conscious of the fact that such a process lies in your hands. Take on responsibility for youself and your growth, responsibility for your inner freedom, joy and harmony. Choose to do this from a position of conscious awareness that there are always choices to be made, and absolutely each choice leads to a different set of consequences. Which consequences are you choosing today?

For much more about finding your inner light, about the fact that we are all one (the book has an entire chapter dedicated to this subject), about being aware of your thoughts and feelings, how you react to others and how you love yourself, as well as about choosing to seek your inner well-being above all, in order that you may have a ripple effect on all those who come in contact with you, get my book Rewiring the Soul: Finding the Possible Self, available at Amazon as a paperback or e-book for Kindle and all Kindle applications. Click here to download the first chapter.

Description of the Book:

Ask anyone, whatever their circumstances, if their life is vibrant, fulfilling, harmonious and happy. An honest reply is likely to be 'no', because to answer a truthful 'yes' is no mean feat. Only to grow psychologically and emotionally is not enough. And only to grow spiritually is not enough either. All three dimensions need to be developed in order to realize your full potential. If you are willing to assume total responsibility for the self and to start what is an on-going journey, you will quickly begin to glimpse the first fruits of the ultimate goal: inner well-being, freedom, peace, harmony and joy. This book sets out the pathway to self-mastery and self-discovery and walking that pathway will be the most exciting adventure of your life.

A Review From the Back Cover:

"Rewiring the Soul is one the best introductions to the spiritual life I've ever read. Not esoteric but real-world and practical. Read it and Soul is no longer just a dogma, nor hypothesis, it is made real and as much a part of your being as your toes. We usually shut off our inner voice, yet by recognizing this aspect of ourselves we begin to discover our essential nature, our intuitive truth, and that becomes our loving guide. The author illustrates the limitations of living only as the mind's Ego, and demonstrates in practical terms how we can transcend this by awakening a conscious viewpoint, following the path of our intuition and feelings, no longer separated from our body and the reality around us, and integrating at last our Soul's inner guidance and wellspring of love. The implications are profound." PETER SHEPHERD; Founder Trans4mind - www.trans4mind.com; author, Daring To Be Yourself




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