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Present Moment Awareness: A Simple, Step-by-Step Guide to Living in the Now Paperback – August 5, 2004
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Duncans book, Present Moment Awareness, has already become a self-published word-of-mouth phenomenon, garnering praise for its practical, down-to-earth advice for living in the present. Filled with easy, accessible anecdotes and exercises, Present Moment Awareness shows readers how they can drop their emotional baggage, calm their worries about the future, and start enjoying the peace and happiness that can only be found in the present moment. Through a series of simple but enlightening concepts, Duncan shows how we can discover the true causes of our stress and discontent, transform our emotions from rulers into advisors, and start enjoying our lives, right here and now. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Present Moment Awareness, when combined with the focus tool, is nothing short of powerful and truly life changing. Instead of talking about all sorts of goody-goody stuff and trying to make himself some kind of a guru, this author shows that anyone can free themselves and become more and more "enlightened". Nobody is or can be more than a human being, and recognizing this can set you free!
Why suffer and toil through life, when you (or anyone for that matter) can flow through it. Shannon stated that "life can be less of a struggle and more of a pleasure when you learn what it means to be present in the moment." I've found for myself that this is very, very true.
The entire concept of "Present Moment Awareness" is based on a desire for peace or perhaps is as ancient as the "taking no thought for tomorrow" concept.
While distorting experiences are sure to evade your peaceful space, it might not be as difficult to pull back and observe what is occurring as you might think. There is a moment when you are so consumed in the moment it can devour you. This book is not about being consumed by the moment, but rather watching the moment pass by.
It is amazing that people often feel as if they always need to be doing something, as if to escape their thoughts or the reality of their situation. They find it difficult to genuinely relax and enjoy moments in their life because they feel an certain "level of dissatisfaction" with their lives. Many times they are limited by their past failures or threatened by the thought of failure in the future, otherwise known as "worry." This worry then limits our potential to experience good.
Shannon Duncan encourages us to live our life with a "relaxed confidence." He explains how humans want to be valued, noticed, understood, respected and loved. When our perception is distorted, we can have a different version of reality.
"When your perspective on life shifts, changes in your feelings and behavior will naturally follow suit. Your life can become less of a struggle and more of a pleasure when you learn what it means to be present in the moment." ~Shannon Duncan
You are still allowed to have emotions, but they are "observed" and not taken as seriously. You "pass through the dissatisfaction.Read more ›
I had just finished The Power of Now, by Eckhart Tolle (which I reviewed favorably here), when this book came into my hands. I could say many of the same things about it that I said about Mr. Tolle's book. There are a few differences, but the basic message is the same: right Now is where all life occurs. The past is finished and cannot be changed, and its main function is to enable us to use the wisdom gained there to make our choices Now. The future is not yet here, and is not predestined. Our choices, which we can only make right Now have a dynamic effect on what the future will hold. All actions, choices and changes are made in the immediate Now. Everything that was ever done was done in a Now.
The other message which (Mr.) Shannon Duncan teaches is the importance of examining the beliefs and prejudices you hold.
As Dr. Robert Anthony said, "If you don't change your beliefs, your life will be like this forever. Is that good news?" Or, Ludwig Borne's statement, "Getting rid of a delusion makes us wiser than getting hold of a truth." But perhaps Henry Ford got more directly to the point when he said, "He can who thinks he can and he can't who thinks he can't. This is an inexorable, indisputable law."
We have all heard people say things like, "I've never been good at math." And so, of course, they are not good at math. And those who say, "I've always loved to paint" are usually proficient at painting. Such preconceptions and thoughts are a powerful form of self-suggestion, or self-hypnosis, if you wish.
What if you examined your self-assessment and your beliefs about what you can and cannot do for their objective accuracy?Read more ›
anyone who cares about their well being.
I am 64 years old with a favorable past and many
pleasant life experiences and accomplishments. However,
constant reminders of those not so good times and the
uncertainty of the future has made for a difficult mind
set. My son referred this book to me and I have to say
it has made a significant difference in dealing with
past issues and future concerns.
Today is what life is all about. This book with it's concepts
and examples allows the reader to focus on what is important
in life and how to accomplish that objective in a simple and
practical way. Very highly recommended reading.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The Present moment awareness book is wonderful. it is not a book you have to read from cover to cover. You can read chapters or just pages. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Nan Arato
I found it interesting and somewhat helpful. I was hoping for a more pragmatic solution. Concrete actions that can be taken to move your mind in a positive directionPublished on November 1, 2013 by Donald Lopes
The author has really delivered with an easy guide to deal with a series of stressful feelings and other situations. Read morePublished on October 7, 2013 by AH
I am discovering how to more appreciate living in the moment and this is a great book to help me!Published on July 23, 2013 by Chris
Wonderful book. I can hardly put it down. I have read it over several times and the information contained is very helpful. Read morePublished on March 22, 2013 by Dianne Harrison
I found this to be a much more accessible route to meditation than other books I have read. I never really understood how to "do" meditation before, but after only a week or so, I... Read morePublished on January 20, 2012 by Amazon Customer
This book is a primer on the subject of awareness.
For a more intense study, try "Awareness: The Key to Living in Balance (Insights for a New Way of Living)" or... Read more
This book is easy to follow, Shannon Dunkan is a gifted writer whith a knack for making his point easily without being too wordy. the concept is simplistic but very effective. Read morePublished on September 1, 2009 by Craig Thompson