"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

"Rewiring the Soul is one the best introductions to the spiritual life I've ever read. Not esoteric but real-world and practical. The implications are profound." Peter Shepherd, author: Daring To Be Yourself

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Rousing Your Spirit

This subject warrants repetition until absolutely everyone has understood and effectively puts it into practice. My voice is merely one of thousands, perhaps millions that says roughly the same as the others do.

If you do not practice awareness or mindfulness about your thoughts and your feelings, you have not a hope in hell of living a reasonably decent life - at least - without the use of self-soothing mechanisms to keep the demons at bay. By practicing awareness, or by becoming conscious of yourself in every waking moment, so that you catch those thoughts and those feelings that are pulling you down into an abyss, even if it is a very familiar abyss, you can literally turn your life around. To say that this will influence all other areas of your life as well, is putting it mildly!

Once you catch those thoughts and feelings because you are living consciously, you are in a position to choose to do something about them. You are not in this position of choice - not ever - if you do not live consciously. Your reactions to your thoughts and feelings (that come out of nowhere, and that are not in any way under your conscious control), when you are not living an aware life, will be blind. They will be reactions that come just as unbidden as the thoughts and feelings themselves. They will be push-button reactions, reactive (as opposed to conscious) reactions, and they will generally simply lead to more pain or misery.

Becoming conscious is not so hard. Choosing to become conscious is very hard.

What are you choosing today?

For much more about living consciously, about being aware of your thoughts and feelings, and 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.

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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