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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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Shannon Duncan has taken major concepts from ancient traditions and modern psychology and distilled them into an easy to understand guide to awareness. His book makes these often nebulous and difficult to understand concepts available to anyone desiring personal and spiritual growth. Roger Jahnke OMD, author of The Healer Within I heartily recommend this genuinely illuminating book. Lama Surya Das, author of Awakening the Buddha Wit To be who we really are is the point of life. This book is a wonderful help in achieving that goal. Brother Wayne Teasdale, author of The Mystic Heart --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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As a striving entrepreneur, Shannon Duncan had always thought that money and success would bring him happiness. But when he retired a multimillionaire before the age of thirty and could buy almost any possession or experience he wanted, he realized that the source of happiness was definitely elsewhere. Through a series of realizations, brought about through self-exploration and study, Duncan realized that what he was really searching for was to feel good about himself, and thus feel safe and peaceful in the world. Once he gained the opportunity to realize what wouldn't bring him peace, he began to understand that peace was always within him, underneath the turmoil, if only he would surrender enough to see it.
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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Interestingly enough, the word "meditation" only appears *once* in the entire book, seemingly by accident when the author was relating an anecdote. This is probably by design - perhaps he didn't want to turn off people who have felt let down by other more Eastern-spirituality-laden books on the subject. Then again, this may not really be a book about "meditation" per se. It is really about living in the present, rather than obsessing about the past or future.
I ignored the author's advice and simply bookmarked the various exercises, then read my way straight through the book. When I had finished I thought that the author was credible and inspirational enough that I tried them out, and found all of them to work roughly as described.
An excellent work that I will read again.
For a more intense study, try "Awareness: The Key to Living in Balance (Insights for a New Way of Living)" or "Consciousness Is All: Now Life Is Completely New".
A friend of mine had been begging me to read it for some time. She wanted to be able to discuss her experiences in practicing what Mr. Duncan had prescribed. I'll admit that I was never really interested. The volume is quite slim, and looked like any other pop-spirituality / pop-self help book. She persisted and so I set aside an evening to read it. That evening of reading turned into a full week of reading and rereading and practicing. I've not been so pleasantly surprised by a book in a very, very long time.
Initially I took the lack of pages to mean a lack of content. Not so! The genius of this work is Mr. Duncan's ability to take large and often complicated psychological and spiritual concepts, bring them together and then make them succinct and easily digestible. As a non-fiction writer, this is one of the hardest things there is to do. Without a doubt he understands what he is writing about, down to his bones, or he could never put in plain words these teachings as he has. Most other authors would have taken four or five times the number of words to attempt to explain exactly the same concepts and ideas.
This is not just a guide for beginners, but for everyone. I see this book as a manual for getting anyone's feet squarely on (or back on) the path of greater self awareness and thus greater present moment awareness. Slipping off of that path is entirely too easy in the midst of all the random teachings and ideas floating around today.
I cannot recommend this book highly enough.