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The Ever-Transcending Spirit: The Psychology of Human Relationships, Consciousness, and Development

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The quality of our life is really just a reflection of the quality of our internal state of mind. Our internal state of mind is a reflection of where we are in our maturation process. Where most of us are in our maturation process is a reflection of where we are in the process of evolution. Open your hearts and take a fascinating tour that illuminates the common thread to the meaning of our existence. Scholars of the arts, social sciences, and natural sciences have been studying the human mind, its development, ...
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Overview

The quality of our life is really just a reflection of the quality of our internal state of mind. Our internal state of mind is a reflection of where we are in our maturation process. Where most of us are in our maturation process is a reflection of where we are in the process of evolution. Open your hearts and take a fascinating tour that illuminates the common thread to the meaning of our existence. Scholars of the arts, social sciences, and natural sciences have been studying the human mind, its development, and its evolution for many centuries. Discover the commonalities of what these people have found and rediscover the simple beauty of life. This book provides us with exceptional insights concerning why we are the way we are, especially in the realm of human relationships, consciousness, and development. It also provides us with insights about how we can break out of our shells and take the next step in our relationships and personal development so that we can make a positive contribution to the process of evolution.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595290048
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/11/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 132
  • Sales rank: 175,211
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.31 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2005

    Positive but realistic outlook on life

    This is really one of the best non-fiction books I have ever read. It discusses how we are all made of energy and how our emotions are based on how much energy we have. It explains how we define ourselves and how and why we affiliate and interact with other people. It left me with a good sense of understanding about the many things that go on in life and a positive outlook on my personal development as well as the evolution of the human species. It is realistic in that it convincingly explains the difference between arrested development and being patient for our own development and the development of people around us. Personal growth takes time but we must stay open to the changes occuring around us. If we are in tune with our selves, we will know when to take time and when to move on. When to be patient and when to give ourselves and others a little nudge. A really excellent book.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2004

    Great book!

    Personally, I think this book is one of the best of its kind. Like most books though, this book appeals to some people but not others. This is clear even from the wide variety of reviews written about this book. Although people mature at different rates so there will be many exceptions, I would only recommend this book for people who are in their late thirties or older. I don't think this book would have made much sense to me when I was twenty-five. I probably would have stopped reading it after the first twenty pages thinking it was boring new age psychology. If you are at the right stage in your maturation process, this book will most likely help you understand how you can be both a happier and more considerate person. Yes, these things do go together. You will understand if you truly understand this book. Enjoy the ride.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2003

    The best of the best!

    There are many books on self-help, relationships, spirituality, and psychology for the general public out there but this one is probably the best I have ever read by far (and believe me, I have read many). This book explains almost everything I wanted to know in a simple, interesting and inspiring way! It provides us with answers about our relationships, our development, our mind, as well as the evolution and history of the world. I couldn't believe how everything made so much sense when I was reading this book! It is quite simple but I never really got it and from what I have heard from other people and read in other books, not many people do get it. Don't get me wrong, the answers do not always provide easy solutions to our everyday problems (it's not a book that promises you instant happiness) but it helps us put our problems in perspective and deal with them effectively. It enables us to see how it all comes together if we understand some basic underlying rules about nature. Don't miss out. Highly, Highly, Highly recommended!

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 9, 2005

    Intelligent wisdom

    An excellent book that explains how and why humans interact in the way they do. By examining how we give and take energy from each other, this book explores the causes and consequences of positive and destructive types of interaction. This book also gives us insights about how we define who we are and how this influences the emotional quality of our lives. It is a thin, easy to read book but is packed with insightful information. I keep going back to it because I keep experiencing things that relate to this book everyday.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2005

    answers so many questions

    This is a great concise presentation of a framework to understand human behavior. By using this simple framework, the author discusses how many things in psychology, ethics, philosophy, quantum science and spirituality are related to each other. He describes how the basis for both our physical and psychological existence is energy and how this energy is used as a type of currency for both our physical existence and our consciousness. Sato's ocean analogy is excellent in explaining how needs and desires form and how we try to meet those needs and desires. This book is very well-written! Interesting and easy to read.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2003

    My very favorite book on relationships and consciousness!

    This book does a fantastic job of integrating what hundreds of researchers and theorist in numerous fields have been saying into one single fascinating theory. Although some of this has been done before, the thing that is exceptional about this book is that the author seamlessly integrates a wider range of seemingly unrelated theories than ever before. And the incredible thing about this is that this is all done in a way that is understandable to almost anyone. No prior specialized knowledge necessary. After reading this book, I was left with a feeling of newfound freedom and hope for the future like never before. It left me in utter awe of the beauty of the big picture regarding nature and its evolution. Although I don't think I can say that about any other book I have read, I can honestly say that I am a more confident, happier, and emotionally mature person after reading this book. Even if you had only one book left to read in your life, don't miss this one!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2004

    great book!

    I would have to say that this book is the best integration of a variety of fields in psychology as well as other disciplines including developmental psych, therapy, evolution, and consciousness studies, and philosophy. The best thing about it is that it is written in such a way that most people can understand it. If for some reason however, you find nothing original about this book, it is a sign that you did not fully understand the profound messages delivered in the book. There is so much in here that you run the risk of overlooking many important things if you just read it haphazardly. Highly recommended!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2004

    So profound and easy to understand!!!

    This is the best book I have ever read that focuses on the psychology of the evolving spirit and the deeper nature of our relationships. I have read many books that address this topic but many of them repeat words and phrases like 'nothingness', 'being', 'present moment awareness', 'oneness', 'being in the present', 'appreciating the process', 'love and care', 'gentleness', 'good communication', 'empathy and understanding' but never gave me a full understanding of what these things really mean. Unlike many other books that try to explain spirituality from psychological perspective, this book succeeds at doing this in a way that is both profound and easy to understand. I now give this book to many of my friends because I want them to have wonderful relationships and be all that they are and can be. I know that only some of them will read it right away but since I think we encounter and become motivated to read certain books when they are relevant in our lives, the others will hopefully read it eventually at some point. This is most certainly a very important book and absolute must read for people interested in relationships, consciousness, and adult development! I enthusiastically recommend this book to everyone in search for the road to fulfillment!!!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2003

    The most enlightening book ever!

    I have read many many books on Psychology, Philosophy, and Spirituality but this book is by far the absolutely most enlightening and inspiring! When I was reading this, it was as if everything clicked! After reading this book people, my life, and the world make so much more sense now. Every moment in life feels like listening to beautiful music! I recommend this book to each and every single person out there interested finding a better way to understand themselves, the world, and their life. It discusses spirituality but is not religious in any way. It discusses relationships, consciousness, and human development and how those three things are intricately related and part of one process. You just have to read it for yourself! It is just absolutely fascinating!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2003

    Better than first book!

    If you need a book on personal development and improving relationships, this is the book to read. I thought Sato's first book 'Rhythm Relationships and Transcendence' was quite excellent already but this is even better! The ocean analogy in this new book is more refined so that it is easier for readers to relate to. The practical implications and also the theoretical explanations concerning internal conflict, insecurity, and human development are much better in this one as well. I always keep this book by my side to remind myself that every experience is meaningful and part of the beautiful process of human development and evolution.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2004

    The best book you can read!

    I was browsing in a used bookstore one day killing some time and found this book. Since I am into spiritual things, the title seemed appealing so I opened it and starting reading the first ten pages. Well it wasn't a traditional 'spiritual' book but the first sections about how relationships work made a lot more sense to me than any other book on personal development or spiritual guidance. I had to leave the bookstore since I had to go back to work so I decided to spend a few bucks on this used book and took it home even though I was afraid that perhaps I had already read everything interesting in this book in the first ten pages. To my surprise, reading the rest of the book was not a disappointment by any means. The stuff on giving and taking, internal conflict, self-system, consciousness, human development and evolution, transcendence are all right on! Incredible! It even has a section on practical applications about relationships which is also a must read! All I can say is I am glad I bought this book. Life makes more sense and I have more hope about it than as long as I can remember. What are you waiting for? Put it in your shopping cart right now! Or get a used copy like I did.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2004

    Excellent book! Changed my life!

    This book was given to me from a friend after I had a nasty divorce and became a cynical, bitter, and depressed person. I started reading this book out of obligation to my friend, but found it so interesting that I kept reading. It made me think about myself, my relationship with my ex and what went wrong. It made me cry but eventually made me see things in a positive light again and also motivated me to change my ways. Since reading this book, I can be more honest with myself since I can understand my true intentions rather than my rationalized ones. I can also see how many people around me rationalize to hide their true intentions not only from others but from themselves. I can see how fear can cripple a person psychologically and destroy their own lives as well as the lives of the people around them. I can also see that we need to use our time as a part of the recovery process and not as an excuse from recovering. The first step toward real freedom is becoming aware of our own fears and insecurities. This book not only taught me these things as self-help cliches but made me understand these things from my heart. Excellent, excellent, excellent book! I now give out copies of this book to others who seem to be at that point in life.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2004

    Great for those who are ready!

    For people who are ready for a new stage in life beyond our everyday dualistic understanding of the world, this book is really quite fantastic. For the majority of people who are not ready for it, the contents of this book will not resonate in your hearts. This is also evident from the two-sided reviews of this book. If you are at the right stage, this book will seem very insightful. If you are not, it is just another psychology book. Of course the people who are not ready will deny this but that is how the mind works. We never want to think that we are not ready for something, especially when some other people are. This book explains this brilliantly if you are one of the people who are ready for it. Even if you aren't, it is OK. We are all in a constant process of development and we all develop at our own pace.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2004

    Psychology at its best! I'm lovin' it!

    This is clearly the best book that explains many of the things I wanted to know about myself and others! Using plain English with no expert terminology, the author explains why things happen, why we feel a certain way sometimes, and why people do the things they do in such a clear way that it is quite incredible! This is psychoogy at its best! I'm lovin' it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2003

    Inspiring to the bone! Don't miss it!

    This book does a fantastic job of integrating what hundreds of researchers and theorist in numerous fields have been saying into one single fascinating theory. Although some of this has been done before, the thing that is exceptional about this book is that the author seamlessly integrates a wider range of seemingly unrelated theories than ever before. And the incredible thing about this is that this is all done in a way that is understandable to almost anyone. No prior specialized knowledge necessary. After reading this book, I was left with a feeling of newfound freedom and hope for the future like never before. It left me in utter awe of the beauty of the big picture regarding nature and its evolution. Although I don't think I can say that about any other book I have read, I can honestly say that I am a more confident, happier, and emotionally mature person after reading this book. Even if you had only one book left to read in your life, don't miss this one!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2012

    Timmy

    Jumps behind te dj booth and puts on viva la vida

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2012

    DJ BOOTH

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2004

    Disappointing

    I would like to say good about this iuniverse self-published book but it did not strike a chord. I have read about this in many books.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2004

    I want my money back

    I did not find anything new or interesting in this book, and I do not see any experts endorsing this book. I was bored to the core.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted December 20, 2009

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