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Trusting Life: Overcoming the Fear and Beliefs That Block Peace and Happiness Kindle Edition
About the Author
- ASIN : B005D1CGHG
- Publisher : Endless Satsang Foundation (November 18, 2013)
- Publication date : November 18, 2013
- Language : English
- File size : 1016 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 182 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1463596197
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #614,244 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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If you've tried to put this into practice, and kept returning unfortunately, to being led by your conditioned thoughts of fear and doubt and worry, Gina has a way of cutting through with clear language, and communicating with the larger You, who knows it's finally time to let go of listening to, and trusting the familiar, keep-safe, danger-avoidance, but very life-limiting train of thoughts that want you to stay afraid.
Here's a direct quote that really felt like she began to speak to me directly, given my own childhood:
"If, as a child, we were used to feeling bad about ourselves, afraid, powerless, and on edge, then there's a certain familiarity about this state that feels right and comfortable. Feeling good, happy, confident, and trusting can actually feel uncomfortable.
People who had difficult childhoods need to become comfortable with feeling good. They need to learn that it's okay and safe to be happy, confident, and trusting."
As I continued to read, I really got at a deep level, that any ongoing thoughts, and negative feelings, especially the ones that just surface with no reason whatsoever, that I encounter can be completely ignored with absolutely no risk to my Peace, because they are based on "stories" that the ego tells us about the meaning of things. (She has a section which is titled specifically: "The Ego Tells Stories")
There is so much that is covered in this book about how to start seeing the evidence of what is really the natural and true Trustworthiness of Life, through the process of noticing your thoughts, uncovering assumptions and beliefs you weren't aware of, and the decision to listen to your Heart's subtle direction versus the clamoring noise of your Ego's conditioning.
I'll close with one last quote from this wonderful book. Please remember this:
"Fear is just the ego's knee-jerk reaction to life, especially to anything or anyone new. Fear is born from the ego's belief in an imagined negative future. But how useful are these imaginations? The ego is always imagining negative possibilities because that is its job. So how can fear be a trustworthy guide for how to live our life? It can't be, but joy is. So if fear is there, notice and accept it, dismiss it, and then let joy be your guiding force."
Lake, Gina (2011-07-15). Trusting Life: Overcoming the Fear and Beliefs That Block Peace and Happiness (Kindle Locations 2081-2084). Endless Satsang Foundation."
Gina Lake has a way of imparting spiritual wisdom that can be understood and taught to anybody who is ready to embark on a spiritual journey. The simplicity and clarity with which she writes is the reason why everyone who is looking for guidance can really benefit from her teachings. In her book, "Trusting Life", the reader is carefully guided through a very accurate understanding of the innerworks of the mind/body and the different "contenders" at play. Never once does she leave you feeling like you don't understand something. She holds your hand and doesn't let go 'till the very end .Personally, I think this is what sets her apart from everyone else. She "speaks" to me better than any other spiritual teacher. As you read, you are filled with breakthrough "Aha" moments, and you know your life is already beginning to change. "Trusting Life" is a perfect tool for a freshly renewed spritual journey. Its simple but profound teachings have the power to change the way you think permanently, seamingly without even practicing that hard.
"Trusting Life" is a psychological process that has enough torque to propell you forward into a state of awareness. You really begin to be the "Noticer" of your thoughts and understand that you don' t need to believe them, especially the ones that make you suffer. Within a short period of time, as you begin to think less and " be more", life becomes easier. I immediately noticed within four days of clear mindedness that I became very comfortable in social situations, which was one of the fears that I was struggling with.
Gina Lake's style of writing is like taking a potent natural detox cleanser. She indoctrinates you into understanding that all these years you're "conditioning" has been what has been making choices for you that could potentially have been avoided if only the "you" was coming from a place of "Essence" (or love), and to do that, one must catch the Ego at work and know not to believe what it is saying.
If you feel like you've tried everything, every book, every tape, every spiritual movie out there, but to no permanent avail, I guarantee that once you read Gina Lake's material, you'll feel very satisfied and know"this is the real deal". One other great thing is that she has written so many other books. They all seam to be as wonderfully written as "Trusting Life", so you have plenty of material to help reinforce the "basic principles", which are how to transition from an ego based life to one of Essence.
She has a really nice website too. [...]
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This is simply written but packs a punch. so true. Just needed confirmation to what I believed to be true. Love it
Es ist nicht notwendig, um eine einfache Wahrheit ein großes Geheimnis zu machen und lange drum herum zu reden. Genau das tun aber so viele andere Bücher in diesem Bereich. Und es ist nicht leicht die Trennlinien zu finden, gerade am Anfang. Im Prinzip braucht es keine Bücher mehr, wenn man die Wahrheit erst einmal erfahren hat, aber Gina's Bücher geben immer neue Perspektiven auf, die auf dem langen weg zum vollständigen Glück helfen. Lange Zeit dachte ich, Eckhardt Tolle würde die einfachste Sprache sprechen, bis ich Gina's Bücher fand.
Ich kann alle ihre Bücher also gar nicht genug empfehlen!