Embracing the Now: Finding Peace and Happiness in What Is

Embracing the Now: Finding Peace and Happiness in What Is

by Gina Lake
     
 

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The Now—this moment—is the true source of happiness and peace and the key to living a fulfilled and meaningful life. Embracing the Now by Gina Lake is a collection of short essays about the Now, which can serve as daily reminders of the deepest truths. Full of clear insight and wisdom, it explains how the mind keeps us from being in the Now, how to move

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The Now—this moment—is the true source of happiness and peace and the key to living a fulfilled and meaningful life. Embracing the Now by Gina Lake is a collection of short essays about the Now, which can serve as daily reminders of the deepest truths. Full of clear insight and wisdom, it explains how the mind keeps us from being in the Now, how to move into the Now and stay there, and what living from the Now is like. It also explains how to overcome stumbling blocks to being in the Now, such as fears, doubts, judgments, misunderstandings, distrust of life, desires, and other conditioned ideas that are behind human suffering.

From Embracing the Now: "You don’t have control over what arises in any moment, but you can control where your attention goes, and that will determine how you experience the moment. Any moment can be an experience of peace and contentment or an experience of upset and dissatisfaction, depending on where you put your attention. If you put it on thoughts and emotions and identify with them, you won’t experience peace and contentment, but if you put it on your senses or on what is arising from Essence, you will be content and happy. Attention is the secret to happiness!"

Review: Dennis Trunk, Editor, Third Millennium Gateway:

"This book from Gina Lake is a collection of essays packed with practical advice about how to find happiness by living in the Now....Gina understands the ego's nature very thoroughly and examines it in many different ways in these essays....she leads the reader into analyzing it, exposing its many pretenses, and then shredding it....Gina's purpose in these essays is to help move her readers beyond the pain that is cause by the ego. To do that, she points to another voice, one more subtle and quiet, one that sometimes requires spiritual sensitivity training to hear: the voice of essence. Essence--also known as Awareness, Being, Self, etc.--is who you really are. As Gina says, 'You know essence when you experience it, just as you know the ego when you experience it. They feel very different and are very distinct.'....Gina offers guidance on developing sensitivity to it, such as by meditation and by the simple but powerful act of noticing. By various means, its presence gradually becomes obvious, so much so that it can actually be felt, and it becomes an anchor for living in the Now. Gina's writings have an especially notable characteristic. When she discusses the nature of essence and how to live from its perspective, her words take on a special life and energy. There is a feel of essence speaking through her. In this set of essays, that voice has come to the fore, speaking ever more strongly and with the authority of understanding. And that may be an understatement."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940000819333
Publisher:
Gina Lake
Publication date:
01/26/2010
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
863,016
File size:
396 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Gina Lake is the author of numerous books about awakening to one’s true nature, including From Stress to Stillness, Trusting Life, Embracing the Now, Radical Happiness, Living in the Now, Return to Essence, Choosing Love, Ten Teachings for One World, Anatomy of Desire, Getting Free, A Heroic Life, and The Jesus Trilogy (Choice and Will / Love and Surrender / Beliefs, Emotions, and the Creation of Reality). She is also a gifted intuitive with a master's degree in counseling psychology and over twenty years' experience supporting people in their spiritual growth. Her most recent books, The Jesus Trilogy, A Heroic Life, and In the World but Not of It, were received from Jesus in the same way that Helen Shucman received A Course in Miracles. Gina's website offers information about her books and courses, free ebooks, book excerpts, a monthly newsletter, a blog, and audio and video recordings: http://www.radicalhappiness.com Note from the author: I receive the books from Jesus in the same way that Helen Schucman received A Course in Miracles¸ which is also said to be dictated by Jesus, and which many others have received their writings, including St. Teresa of Avila, St. Hildegard of Bingen, Richard Bach, and Neale Donald Walsch. This method of receiving information is also called conscious channeling, but it is not mediumship in which the channel is unconscious and her body is used by an entity. Conscious channeling, or taking dictation, is a process of hearing words mentally and writing them down as they are heard, without any thought on my part. I can receive this communication anywhere. I don’t need to be in a meditative or trance state. All that is necessary is that I don’t think! When I’m receiving this dictation, it is as if Jesus is sitting in a chair next to me dictating the words, except that those words are heard mentally. I can ask questions during this dictation and receive answers, but the process works best when my own mind is completely set aside. Then the flow happens smoothly and rapidly and without interruption until a particular stopping place is reached.

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