Read [The Leap The Psychology of Spiritual Awakening] ↠ Steve Taylor
Read The Leap The Psychology of Spiritual Awakening ↠ Steve Taylor
This book answered my many uestions about awakening I was curious ever since learning about Eckhart Tolle I assumed it was a rare occurrence but ave since learned differently This is also the first book that I ve read that adeuately addresses kundalini awakening We as a species are on the leading edge of another evolutionary moment and it s astounding Endorsements Life always gives you what you need and right now it Bloods a Rover (American Underworld Trilogy has given you this book to use as a guide or companion through challenging times It contains a great deal of precious wisdom expressed in the straightforward clear and down to earth language that Steve Taylor is so good at from the foreword by Eckhart Tolle author of The Power of N The number of stars are NOT an indication of the value of this book which I consider uiteigh It offers valuable info on the awakening process and gaining this info could actually move the process along for the reader To sit down and read the book through though is a bit tough I ad to stop actually about mid way through and then jump to a skim of the myths about awakening and a read of the Appendix An Inventory of Spiritual Secular Wakefulness which is particularly valuableOne thing that makes reading tough is that Taylor spends much time giving us the istory of various spiritual practices It s great that this research exists and I understand the desire to overshare research as I tend to do it myself but it can make reading feel like a slog This was a really informative and fascinating read Only a couple things Wylde Bears (Wylde Bears, held me back from giving it five stars one of the earlier chapters on religions and spiritual practices was major information overload and could turn some people off early it s the only chapter that feels really dense and could easily be skipped and often the book reads like a dissertation which may be unexpected for some I personally enjoy reading research material so the style was fine for me Overall a really great explanation of our spiritual awakening as a species particularly due to its layout and the order in which concepts are presented to the reader We are all on a similar path in life Regardless of our professional personal or relationship goals ultimately we all strive to beappy and successful in our lives Cooking Light Lazy Gourmet however we define it Most of us also strive to become the best we can become as a person a spouse or excel through some sort of creative or athletic activity The psychologist Abraham Maslow proposed aierarchy of Arise human needs which determine what motivates us through our lives starting from basic food and shelter needs at the bottom all the way to Self Actualisation as the final pursuit or motivation in one s life Self Actualisation is basically the pursuit of realising ourighest potential our greatest talent our ultimate meaning or experience of life In many religious traditions there is also a Many assume that enlightenment is the result of arduous effort self denial such as fasting travel to far flung places encounters with teachers thought to be enlightened themselves But ere Steve Taylor shows that ordinary people from all walks of life and every age and place can and do regularly experience.
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Imilar notion or pursuit of some ideal state of existence or state of mind Some optimal state of consciousness and experience of life which transcends our normal day to day lives This state of mind as many names in different religious traditions ranging from Nirvana Enlightenment Buddha Mind Moksha Liberation and of course Awakening Although it is not uncommon to associate these transcendent and awakening experiences with a religious practice Steve s extensive research and multiple books into the awakening state The Book Thief has reinforced similar research which demonstrates that these awakened states are NOT uncommon and are NOT always associated with a religious or spiritual practice of any kind In other words the joyful exhilarating compassionate and grateful state of mind and acceptance which also contributes to feelings of purpose and meaning in life is available to EVERYONE I define an awakening experience as an experience of clarity revelation and joy in which we become aware of a deeper origher level of reality perceive a sense of Talk to Me harmony and meaning and transcend our normal sense of separateness from the world Steve TaylorSteve Taylor in The Leap does an exceptional job of outliningis theory that Silver Mortal (The Gracen Chronicles, human civilisation was once in a awakened state due to our direct connection to and dependence upon our natural environment At some point in our evolutionaryistory we Educating for the New World Order had a Fall into the sleep state we find ourselves in now However once we understand this awakened state is actually our normal and foundational state we can re awaken this dormant and transcendent state of existence The Leap also covers a great deal of ground describing real world examples of ordinary non religious persons whoave clearly gone through an awakening experience which transformed their lives in deep and meaningful ways I can Living in Little Rock with Miss Little Rock highly recommend The Leap for every person on any spiritual or religious path or none at all and who are simply seeking a better way of living and some direction as toow to find The Character Of An Upright Man happiness and meaning in their own lives A renewed motivation to pursue activities and ideas which will re awaken your dormant and awakened selfIn many ways awakened individuals experience aigher functioning state that makes life fulfilling exhilarating and meaningful than it may appear in a normal state of being As a result of this internal shift they often make major changes to their lives They begin new careers Mr. Malcolms List hobbies and relationships They feel a strong impulse to make positive contributions to the world to live in meaningful and purposeful ways rather than simply trying to satisfy their own desires enjoy themselves or pass the time Steve TaylorAwakened individualsave little or no sense of group identity They see distinctions of religion or ethnicity or nationality as superficial and meaningless They see themselves purely as GURPS Conspiracy X human beings The kind of life changing moments many of us seek Taylor seeks out the common features of these diverse experiences His resulting cross cultural investigation of spirituality belief anduman psychology shows Just One Golden Kiss how spiritual awakening a shift into a expansive andarmonious state of being can be both recogniz.
Ithout any external identities who are no different from anyone else As a result they don t put members of their own group before others but rather treat all people eually They don t feel any pride in their nationality or ethnicity they feel just as connected to foreigners as they do to their own people Steve Taylor Demythologizing Wakefulness A book to read if you The Tyranny of Guilt have been on a path in life explored a variety of ways to go in terms of religion or spiritual uest or not Or if you simplyave not been able to buy that there is only one right way to be saved and get to Phantom Encounters heaven so to speak This is a thoughtful and a scientific look at what it means to wake up from the ways it can look and feel to a comparisonexploration of common traits across religions and in wakeful individuals themselves whoad no spiritual path I especially found the concept of Eat Your Way Through the USA having a self system both an old one and then a wakeful one interesting andelpful to consider After 35 years of exploring reading practicing a variety of practices and just simply being interested and curious this book was exciting and reassuring while providing a few answers to uestions I ve long pondered Great overview of what it means to be awakened I don t know exactly My Dirty Janitor Book 4 how awakened I truly am but this is certainly accurate Awakened individuals love doing nothing They love solitude uietness and inactivity We can rest contentedly within our own being because there is no turbulence or discord inside us We don t need to constantly do things just for the sake of it or constantly supply ourselves with distractions Rather than fear uietness and inactivity we enjoy them deeply because they allow us to touch into the radiance of our own well being I expected it to be easier to read It got bogged down after the first couple chapters Essential spiritual readingThis book was above all encouraging He describes wakefulness enlightenment in terms that areumanly recognizable than the traditional view of an enlightened person being somehow super Stories from Spain / Historias de España human and magical In fact it is an evolutionary impulse that we areeaded for as a species and that we can all cultivate through stillness mindfulness appreciation of the natural and artistic world around us and through practicing empathy and altruism I won t say where I am along the spectrum of wakefulness that the author describes but I ll Spanish-American Short Stories / Cuentos hispanoamericanos hedge my bets and say that I doubt people who aren t at least experiencing the impulse to Excellent A very detailed account of awakening as well as the different religious groups perception of wakefulness Deep and thorough but ultimately a great read It gave me insight into some things that I didn t know and validated many of the feelings that I ve beenaving over the past few months How wonderful it is to be awake with peace and wholeness Thank you Steve for your inspired research and genuine effort. Ed and cultivated How is it triggered and experienced How do people feel in the midst How are their relationships and goals affected Because the experiences Taylor describes are at once uniue to those who experience them and obviously available to one and all this is the rare work that both describes and inspire.
Steve Taylor is a senior lecturer in Psychology at Leeds Beckett University UK His latest books in the US are The Calm Center and Back to Sanity Healing the Madness of the Human Mind He is also the author of The Fall Waking From Sleep and Out Of The Darkness His books have been published in 19 languages His research has appeared in The Journal of Transpersonal Psychology The Journal of Co