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Understanding ourselves - getting ready to be a real adult,
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This review is from: Consciousness, You and the Caterpillar (Kindle Edition)
This is a remarkable book. As many of us wonder about the messy state of the human world we live in today. As many hope that somehow someone out there will help us. Some of us are wondering what it might be that each of us can do to BE the change.
Robert Mercer has written a very clear and short book that I find offers the best insight into the personal changes that we need to make for ourselves. For is not our real problem the paradigm that we accept as normal? The one where we are all parts of a machine? Where only what we can see and sense with our direct senses is "reality"? Is it not this over literal perspective that makes it so hard to understand the coming of the network era? Is it not this old paradigm the real barrier to a better life?
Is not our problem us and not "them"?
Robert, no formal philosopher, but a man who has lived life to the full with all its joys and sorrows, takes the reader by the hand and gently leads us through a series of new doors that helped me see more clearly that I am not only a physical being set in a world limited by my senses and my life span. He helps me see that I am an energetic being as well. An energetic being that is always connected to all things and for all time.
Now this may sound odd to you. But that is the point. Robert makes this all feel OK. While he is kind, while he never talks down, he is clear. He uses logic and argument and good sense to help his reader tackle the hardest ideas of all.
This book is about waking up to our full potential. I think of the power of dynamite, which is mechanical, and then of the atom which uses physics. Until now, modern humans have made their lives based on the mechanical. Robert offers us a guide for how to unlock the physics of using our consciousness.
This book is a gift. A gift for each od us to help us find our larger self and a gift we can give to others to help them find themselves too. It is not a hard read. It is short and to the point and is full of memorable moments.
If you care for yourself and for the world we live in, then give yourself this gift