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Leap Before You Look: 72 Shortcuts for Getting Out of Your Mind and into the Moment Paperback – April 1, 2008
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About the Author
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.
Top Customer Reviews
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.Read more ›
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.Read more ›
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
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very useful exercises to do during every day life, to keep conected and centered some of them are special for persons under stress life situation
I love thd 'stop' and 'wait'... Read more
An incredible book of "how to"s regarding living life in the moment with full potential.Published 16 months ago by Joseph F. Gagliano
This book is very straight-forward and easy to read. You can open to any page and see what you need to read that day! Wonderful insights! Love it!Published on September 20, 2010 by lori
I was happy with the book and will re-read it soon, following the exercises therein. I am sure they will be beneficial to me. The book arrived on time and in good order.Published on September 12, 2010 by riverlady
Don't waste your time and money. There are too many books and too little time. This book is trite. I read it and got nothing new or useful out of it.Published on September 6, 2010 by Atir
Leap Before You Look: 72 Shortcuts for Getting out of Your Mind and into the Moment
By Arjuna Ardagh
ISBN-13: 978-1-59179-636-7 (Sounds True,... Read more