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About the Author

Arjuna Ardagh

Arjuna Ardagh is the founder of the Living Essence Foundation in Nevada City, California, a non-profit organization dedicated to the awakening of consciousness within the context of ordinary life. He is the author of Relaxing into Clear Seeing, How About Now?, The Last Laugh (a novel), and The Translucent Revolution, and the creator of the Living Essence Audio Series. For more information on Arjuna and his work, go to www.livingessence.com and www.translucents.com.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 232 pages
  • Publisher: Sounds True (April 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1591796369
  • ISBN-13: 978-1591796367
  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.6 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #552,887 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Mugged at the bookstore again. And, so so glad I was.

Wandering through my local bookstore, as I often do, this book jumped into my arms and cried, "take me." Although unfamiliar with the author, the subtitle "72 shortcuts for getting out of your mind and into the moment" resonated with me.

What a gem of a book! The author has compiled 72 delightful ways to get into the moment. Every one of his offerings may not be right for you, but I suspect that few readers will not quickly find a half dozen techniques that will work well.

Let me give a concrete example of the power of this wonderful book. My wife and I are the caregivers for a multipli-disabled man who has been blind since birth. I often think what it must be like to be blind from birth. For me, and likely most of those of us who can see, our idea of blindness is as if lights were suddenly turned off. But, we are still left with vivid impressions of what this world looks like as a result of our years of sight. Blind since birth means one never got those impressions.

So wtih that backdrop, along comes the author with a meditation practice (one of his 72 practices) that he calls "Enter the Darkness." Wow...did this excite me. Later today, I will be joining my dear friend for some shared time in the darkness. How powerful for my own peace of mind, and hopefully how wonderful for my dear friend. I fully expect this will be a practice I embrace for years to come.

Other equally impactful connections were made with the described practices.

I am stout believer in the importance of personal PEACE. My construct for personal peak performance has PEACE as one of three foundational elements. As such, I am always looking for processes that can help me to create more PEACE in my life.
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Is it really possible to achieve a full experience of self-acceptance and clear-sighted realization in a single moment? Without being trite or superficial this slender volume, Leap Before You Look, presents spiritual practice "shortcuts" that do indeed take us into an immediate experience of being in the present--and into all of the richness and possibility each moment affords us. Author Arjuna Ardagh refers to these exercises as "the art of a translucent spiritual practice." It is a practice without a goal, and translucent because "translucent people...are lit up by their deepest nature, yet they remain fully engaged in their daily personal lives. Translucent people appear to glow, as if from within themselves."

Leap Before You Look is an original compendium of useful and simple exercises that precipitate a shift out of our mind and into an awakening that embodies ordinary, day-to-day life. The book is divided into twelve sections, each focusing on a particular aspect of practice: meditation, insight, daily routine, body, feeling, intimate relationship, sex, family, nature, devotional, compassion, and community practices. Most of the exercises (more like tools, really) take only a few minutes and can be done anywhere. A brief explanation or anecdote follows each exercise, filling in the gaps of understanding that our mind inevitably yearns for, although such a practice is inherently one that we live, rather than understand. Although the shortcuts are primarily designed to assist us in transforming habits of the personality, the greatest value from any spiritual practice is how it enhances our collective mind and compassion for others, and ends up in service to the whole.
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Ardagh is a Cambridge-educated Britisher who went on to study with teachers in India and settled in the U.S., forming a community in California. This book is a practicum of processes toward living life as an art form and toward bringing a feminine balance to our experience. It includes practices in these categories: Meditation, Insight, Daily Routine, Body, Feeling, Intimate Relationship, Sex, Family, Nature, Devotional, Compassion, and Community. One of my favorite family practices is this one: whenever there is a disagreement in the family, switch to gibberish, just talk in nonsense for about five minutes. I also like the compassion practice of noticing when you are having a judgmental thought about someone and add the phrase “just like me.” For instance, “He is so lazy, just like me.” Ardagh explains the leap he is recommending in the title as a leap “out of the mind into a life of unbridled generosity of spirit – out of habit into the spontaneous flow of real love.”
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This is a fantastic audiobook for anyone interested in meditation, buddhism, yoga, mindfulness practice. I listen in the car, and always have a neat, fun meditative exercise to practice. It really makes the driving time worthwhile, and keeps me in a better state of mind! I love this audio and highly recomend to all listeners!
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This is truly awful!!!! arjuna talks about the age of maitreya the age of wisdom shared through people gathering as friends
But he's still looking for a fast buck out of it instead of getting a job which is fine if you have something original or interesting to say
But this is pure new age, life coach, mumbo jumbo!! Unfortunately the people who really got what poonjaji had to say left quietly and went on with there lives the ones with big egos he sent out to "teach" lol!! trouble is they still haven't got the joke yet! Don't waste your money in the bin arjuna
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