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Radical Happiness: A Guide To Awakening Paperback – March 29, 2012

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About the Author

Gina Lake is the author of numerous books about awakening to one's true nature.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 202 pages
  • Publisher: Endless Satsang Foundation; 2 edition (March 29, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615153941
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615153940
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,751,152 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Jeff Bronson on September 10, 2007
Format: Paperback
Let us suppose that you have been a spiritual seeker for many, many years and then you are suddenly being pulled into Awakening. You begin to understand what the Bhagavad Gita and other sacred texts are talking about when they speak of the Self. This understanding is not at the level of the intellect, but at the core of your being. a direct and tangible experience. Let us suppose further that as this process begins to unfold, you begin seeking practical advice and knowledge for this spiritual re-birth that is happening through you because you have no grounding in how to embody and stabilize this realization and you need to learn how to deal with the intense energy that is amping up your nervous system and making your life a little different than usual.

This book is like the scene in the movie where the hero, after an exhausting, arduous journey is searching for the sacred, secret text that is the master key to his/her further unfoldment. Finally, late at night in an ancient library, the hero stumbles upon this book and everything he/she is going through suddenly makes sense, like the proverbial piece that completes the puzzle and after which everything becomes clear and nothing is ever the same again. All of the searching is completed and there is just the continued deepening in the Self.

This is an incredible book. I have been reading spiritual literature for 30+ years and this came for me at the exact right time. It is essential reading and practice for anyone in the midst of Self-realization. The book provides expert guidance and practices. It explains the process of Awakening and provides the means to help you ground and stabilize your connection with the Self.
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Here is a work of true genius and heart that could possibly shift your entire perspective and approach to everyday life. My heart is pumping from joy as I write this review because Gina has shown me in a simple and effective manner how to access the True and Indestructable Happiness that exists for each of us right here in this moment. Have you trusted the guidance of your mind to lead you to a happier state? Has it ever succeeded in bringing you a lasting and fullfilling joy? For me the answer is, Absolutely Never! Gina shows you through many practical and observational meditations, how to shift Awareness from the confines of the mind to the spaciousness of our hearts, helping us move away from the ego's image of self to the True Self.
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In "Radical Happiness," Gina Lake reminds us that happiness is basically an inside job. By blending western psychology with the wisdom of eastern non-dualism, the Author points to the reality that all of "IT" is arising from the very same source. Although this book is relatively short, Gina still doesn't hesitate in tackling many of the great questions of life: "Who are you? What's the cause of suffering? What does it really mean to wake up?" Throughout the book, Gina presents the readers with practical exercises to expand their awareness and appreciation of who (and what) they really are...deep down. "Radical Happiness" is a thoroughly enjoyable read and one that I am most happy to recommend.
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Of course we can't find the one book that will enlighten us after a reading. Eckhart Tolle's works come close. So do Zen books and Taoist works and Buddhism. If there is one book that has come closest for me, it would be Radical Happiness.

With this work, Gina goes right into the root causes of suffering, which is the ego's false perception of the world. Through her words she explains how this happens and what we can do to get out of it. Each chapter is featured with exercises, from meditation to questioning our thoughts. As we work on these, we become less attached to material things and closer to peace and happiness. This book works very well with Eckhart Tolle's and Byron Katie's works.

Read this book once, then again and again. Forget about using a highlighter for the important parts. You'll end up marking every word.
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I have read many helpful spiritual books over the years but recently found myself in a somewhat stagnant place in my growth. It got to a point where everything I read sounded like everything else I read. I came to the conclusion that I needed to work harder on looking within, with no inspiration from the 'without'. I needed to develop more discipline, and listen to my inner voice.
Then I ran into this book by 'accident'. Years ago I read a book called Radical Honesty, and then I happen to see this title 'Radical Happiness'. I clicked on it, wondering if it was the same author. Needless to say it wasn't, but I was intrigued nonetheless. I downloaded the Kindle version and started reading.

To put it simply, this book broke through my stagnation! This book is crazy simple, and yes there were a lot of concepts that were review-like. But the concepts were phrased in a way that made me 'get it' on a far more deeper level than ever before. One of the most helpful things for me, was that the distinction between ego and 'self' was clarified, clarified, and clarified some more. I should mention that Gina use the word 'self' to describe our true identity, and encompass basically all that is real, all that is Not ego. I have used the term higher self, but her use of just 'self' was all encompassing, and really clicked.

Self is described in detail, and ego is described in detail. Part of my stagnation was due to my lack of real clarity over these.... ie: How do I know if communication is coming from self or ego? How can I be in closer touch with self, especially during meditation? And one of the most confusing issues for me was, What is the working relationship between ego and self?
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