Are you living with a Should Monster–-a critical, nagging voice that repeatedly says you should be better at being a caregiver? It could be a replay of another's voice, or it could be your own self-critic who's creating merciless "should" lists for you.
Are you living with a Should Monster––a critical, nagging voice that repeatedly says you should be better at being a caregiver?
Chapters from a Charmed LIfe
-- Huston Smith with Phil Cousineau --
Spiritual trailblazer Huston Smith has written comprehensive books about religion and a memoir of his own life, but nowhere has he merged the two elements of seeking and experience with such storytelling flair as he has in these pages. Few have done as much as Smith to explore and illuminate the world’s religions and spiritual traditions, and none have done it with such accessibility, wonder, and delight. In this joyous volume, he looks back on his extraordinary life, describing riveting scenes with unforgettable characters in India, Africa, Tibet, and Japan. Smith’s charm and exuberance come through on every page.
I expected a completely different book before I opened these pages. I was caught off guard for the infectious joy that spews from the pages. What a life; what a mind. Beautiful.
-- Jan Frazier --
Popular spiritual writer and teacher Jan Frazier shows how to move from emotional and mental turmoil to quiet joy and happiness in The Freedom of Being: At Ease with What Is.
Frazier, the author of the bestselling When Fear Falls Away: The Story of a Sudden Awakening, offers practical and effective suggestions for developing "present-moment" awareness as the key to awakening. Frazier shows how getting caught up in being on a spiritual journey often sustains the illusion of time--specifically some future time when you hope to awaken. But letting go of the idea of the future and staying focused in the present can give you access to a rich life free of suffering.
"When you are hurting, or feeling very unawake, or dissatisfied with yourself, instead of saying 'I've got to change' or 'I've got to get enlightened,' step outside of the whole thing and simply observe your thoughts and feelings -- neutrally, without judgment. This nonjudgmental looking is transformative." -Jan Frazier
Whether you feel stuck in your life, or simply want to suffer less and live more consciously, The Freedom of Being offers a blueprint to make the shift into the present.