Letting Go: The Pathway of Surrender

Letting Go: The Pathway of Surrender

by David R. Hawkins M.D., Ph.D

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ISBN-13: 9781401945015
Publisher: Hay House Inc.
Publication date: 01/15/2014
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 23,848
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

David R. Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D., is Director of the Institute for Spiritual Research, Inc., and Founder of the Path of Devotional Nonduality. He is renowned as a pioneering researcher in the field of consciousness, as well as author, lecturer, clinician, physician, and scientist. He has served as an advisor to Catholic, Protestant, and Buddhist monasteries; appeared on major network television and radio programs; and lectured widely at such places as Westminster Abbey, the Oxford Forum, the University of Notre Dame, and Harvard University. People from all walks of life and nationalities honor Dr. Hawkins as a teacher of advanced awareness, exemplified in the title "Foremost Teacher of the Way to Enlightenment." His spiritual evolution is briefly recounted in the "About the Author" summary at the conclusion of this book. His life is devoted to the upliftment of mankind.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Six months or so ago, I mentioned to a friend of mine that I was feeling anxious about financial matters in my life. She recommended this book "Letting Go" to me. "Letting Go" isn't like any self-help book I've ever read before. There are no guided visualizations or sit-down-and-plan work. There are no daily exercises or meditations. In fact, my impression is that the book is more of a description of the journey the writer went through, trying to purge the things in his life that weren't working for him any more. I read the book cover-to-cover, once. I didn't understand everything he said, so I'm re-reading it again, more slowly. The "funny" thing about the book is that during and after I read it, somehow, positive changes took place, and I didn't have to fight or struggle for them at all. The changes just happened. For example, I was able to much more easily identify the things in my life that I didn't really need any more. The "things" range from physical objects to fear. Objects like books I know I'll never re-read, clothes I'll never wear, magazines I won't read, gifts someone gave to me that I never really liked, things that meant something once but don't any more, and so on. Once identified, all that's left is to gather the items and donate them to someone else. I don't have the spare time needed (or interest) involved in selling. Let someone else get a great bargain. :-) Regarding the disappearance of fears. One fear that seemed to disappear overnight was the fear of not being able to pay my bills. I'm a single woman living alone, making less than $40,000/year, so this is a valid concern. I had credit card debt to the tune of $12,000. My projections showed me being in debt for years, throwing away money on interest to the credit card companies. Then I read "Letting Go." Without any effort from me, I stopped thinking about how awful it would be, not to be able to pay my bills. It took me a week or two to NOTICE I'd stopped thinking about it. Even after I noticed, I pondered not noticing that I'd stopped thinking about it, and then, let the issue go. Forgot about it. Let it go. That left my attention free to move to more productive issues. At the same time, I found myself buying far fewer "fun" things. Very few things looked attractive enough to buy, and when I bought them anyway, I didn't get a "zing" out the purchase. So I stopped buying frivolous things. It didn't take a whole lot of extra effort to resist temptation, either, because there WAS no temptation. It was easy! That left me extra money to add to each credit card payment. Woo hoo! I still have debt, but I'm making faster progress paying those bills off, and I'm feeling much better about the whole debt issue. I can't say that everyone will have this reaction to this book. But I did, and I'm grateful for David R. Hawkins to have written it, and to my friend who recommended it to me.