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Anatomy of Desire: How to Be Happy Even When You Don't Get What You Want Paperback – January 2, 2007
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If you have been involved in LOA and are at a place where it doesn't serve you as well as it used to, this is the book for you! The clarity that you will receive from this book is priceless.
I just want to add that although I have read many books from Amazon, this is the first review I have written. This book is a must read!
Her material rings of both authenticity and clarity. You know that favorite author of yours that always "nails it" just as you see it? Or answers questions you've always had? Well for me, Gina Lake does the job. The problem is, I find myself highlighting the whole damn book!:)
Here's a taste (pg. 23):
"You are evolving toward pure Awareness, which is not identified with the body, mind, desires, or feelings but knows itself as All. Until you have acheived this level of dis-identification, you are identified to some extent with your body, mind, desires and feelings.
"Those who are deeply and more completely identifed with these suffer greatly, and those who are less deeply and completely identified with these suffer less."
The focus of this book is on a topic that all of us do, yet few of us think about HOW we do it or even if it is really US doing it!? Most of us are just a slave to our mind's never ending litany of demands and desires which is why there is so much suffering in the world.
Gina Lake has thought alot about this vital subject and clearly explains what the mind is up to and why it has nothing to do with who we really are.
Love and Serenity,
Author, Success Secrets of the Motivational Superstars
Organizer, Santa Monica Eckhart Tolle Meetup
(To see my list of "Top 10 Spiritual Books" please visit my website.)
Gina's warmth and love permeates throughout every page, captivating the reader to absorb the depth of her wisdom, moving one beyond mere words to truth itself. "Anatomy of Desire" guides one through the maze of egoic desires to the desires of essence.
A marvelous read and one that may be referred to often.
I personally respond much better to very compassionate teachings, for example those of Orin (channeled by Sanaya Roman) and of Aron (channeled by Barbara Brodsky), who teach us not to condemn our ego but rather to love its fearful, wounded aspects so that they may evolve. Only when we truly feel great compassion and forgiveness for ourselves will we be able to truly forgive those that hurt us or hurt others while they act out their own pain and fear.
My own desires do not make me unhappy, far from it! I let the Divine Will handle them, without grabbing at them. I feel so grateful for the abundant life I enjoy! The realization of our individual desires contribute to the expansion of the universe. Look at the world and consider the wonderful inventions that originated in the minds of countless human beings who brought their visions to fruition.
The Anatomy of Desires generally looks at the ego and its desires with severity and, now and again, with compassion, as if to attempt to correct it trajectory. It runs on two tracks.
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Gina Lake addresses her topic clearly. She is very good at relating the concepts about the ego and Essence. Read morePublished 5 months ago by rt
suddenly everything in my life makes sense! gina lake has gifted us with her amazing clarity and insight and understanding of our process of evolution. Read morePublished 10 months ago by eileen lev
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It is definitely a book I will read over and over...every paragraph resonated with my heart, and it felt so refreshing. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Charlene Potterbaum
The book is so clear to understand the role of the ego as well as to rediscover your inner happiness. It will move you. Read morePublished 15 months ago by pascal morency
It's a good read but "self-help" is a difficult
area. It requires quite a bit from the individual seeking and often really needing the help. Read more
The subject has been sketchily covered, with too many concepts and beliefs, without clear and homogeneous flow. Lacks clear conclusions.Published on April 20, 2014 by Mahesh Mangalick