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Awaken: 100 Questions To Expand Your Mind and Open Your Heart Paperback – January 2, 2012
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In the past my work has helped people heal, leave the past behind, move forward in their lives with purpose and help shift old stuck places into new and dynamic aliveness. Now I want to share more of what I have learned over these years of listening careful to the issues that often trouble people and how most of us even at our best get in our own way.
Personal stuff about me that may impress you or leave you wondering:
I love to take a power nap in the afternoon
One of my inner practices is exploring out-of-body-experiences
I have been running at least three times per week since 1975
I once won a race in the Presidio in San Francisco at a 5:35 pace per mile
I love exploring fitness and health
I enjoy playing golf and have three holes in one
Mindfulness is a daily practice for me
I graduated from Oregon State in Education, from Lewis and Clark Masters in Counseling,
I got my Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies, which taught me much about the wisdom of the East
I once did a form of Tai chi everyday for two years
I use to go into banks after robberies and help the staff deal with the stress and trauma
I live across the street from the Pacific Ocean close to a small town on the Oregon Coast
I am an avid explorer of higher consciousness
I was the yoga teacher at the largest member own sports club in the US
I have written two novels that very few have read and a musical not yet available
I am an abstract painter whose art has been displayed in a major corporation
I have a wonderful wife named Bobbi and the best dog in the world named Pax
I am a social activist passionate about world peace
I use to be awakened in the middle of the night to talk people out of suicide.
A gymnast I helped with his mental preparation won the National Still Rings Championship
I have a passion for reading that includes about one book a week for the last 30 years
I love to cook really tasty food. My wife tells me, I remember the past by where I ate.
I have lived in Portland, San Francisco, Vancouver British Columbia, Santa Barbara, Denver and Boulder and now on the Oregon coast
I am the oldest of six and have survived 12 years of Catholic schools
I developed an month long program for those with addictions that was totally based on creative expression
I love to play table tennis
I ran a drop in program for those with chronic mental health issues; I had 24 staff all with a mental health diagnosis
I have a blog with over 1600 posts over the last almost 5 years
I love to laugh, have meaningful conversations, keep fit, inspire others, explore altered states of being, and spreading love and light out into the world.
Top Customer Reviews
Joseph lists 20 benefits readers will receive form exploring these 100 questions. One of the benefits is, "You will have a clearer sense of purpose and a greater passion for life." That's one of the reasons I really like this book. "Clarify the purpose and direction for your life and career" is the first step in my life and career success system. If you get nothing more than a clearer sense of purpose out of this book it will be well worth it.
But you'll get a lot more. Joseph suggests that asking and answering the 100 questions in "Awaken" will help you grow in insight and awareness, become more expansive and compassionate. For my money, a world full of expansive and compassionate people would be a great place to live.
Joseph has done something clever in this book. He not only asks provocative questions, he gives you hints to guide your thinking as you answer. For example, Question 5 -- "What is the source of your inner knowing and the messages of guidance you can hear inside of you?" - is one of my favorites. Joseph's hint to answering this question is..."What is the intuition, gut instinct, or the wisdom in your heart? In what ways do you receive your inner guidance - as feelings, inner voice, pictures or other ways of knowing? Could these messages be the voice of your soul?"
The hint was very helpful to me. Here's how I answered this question...My intuition helps me make decisions. I've learned to pay attention to it.Read more ›
Dr. Lee Jampolsky
I purchased four copies as they make perfect gifts for people who are considering the practice of journal-writing for more clarity, passion, and purpose in life!
- Journaling Coach
Host of "JournalTalk" podcast
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The questions in the book are fairly simplistic. They would be good starter questions for students new to mindfulness or contemplation or as ice breakers for support groups. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Camille_NM
These questions are simple, yet profound. If you are the kind of person who will take the time to do an inner journey, this book of questions will help you get there. Read morePublished 21 months ago by CCsnow
I prefer The Untethered Soul by Michael A. Singer as a better guide "to expand your mind and open your heart".Published on September 12, 2013 by Deborah Martin
this book is way more than i anticipated, and I going to take this one very slow...
Thanks Phyllis Stamey