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How to Live in the Here and Now: A Guide for Accelerated Practical Enlightenment Paperback – April 15, 2009
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I got immediate relief from this book as i revisited past experiences , learned forgiveness , conquered the voices inside , found peace and for the first time in my life felt at ease with myself and all around me.The need to change others , gone , the need to be be right all the time , gone , the need to control each situation , gone , exploding into a rage at the smallest incident , gone . The list goes on and on .In its place just peace and understanding , a constant smile plastered across my heart and when situations do arise relief is close at hand.
Thank you Paul Jones
Naturally an outline map of the journey traveled is needed but Jones presents one that eschews some of the more fuzzy and poetic metaphors by building a simple blueprint aided by many short quotes and numerous simple but clear diagrams. And almost uniquely in this genre outlines some exercises that have reputedly come from his career in NLP and Hypnosis, to help us to get to where we seek to be. no stone is left unturned it seems as he discusses direction of attention, values, time perception, the ego and it's overcoming and many more interconnected issues.
Some of the techniques had obvious and immediate results whereas some others (and the work as a whole) promises to tap quickly but less immediately into the pre-conscious processes that set our perceptions. I'll have to get back to you on that one, but as a whole a hugely ambitious attempt: in the opening pages the author sates his intention of not only defining enlightenment itself but also creating a road map there. In doing so he defines a particular type of enlightenment called `practical enlightenment' this largely seems to be an attempt to get around the problem of having the quest for enlightenment becoming an obstacle to enlightenment itself. It appears we are all enlightened already and we have only to clear away what obscures this realization. And one of these obscurations, we are told, is the striving for `absolute enlightenment' - of the type that leads to `extremism, dogma and the ascetic.Read more ›
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For starters, the writing is dreadful with errors all over the place. However, that would be forgivable if there were some revelatory content, as promised. Read morePublished on September 3, 2013 by ellen holmes
Many good ideas with common sense in just one book. I learn some new ideas about be in the present and I confirmed some ideas of my own.Published on February 18, 2013 by El Fantastico