Chotchky is a variation of a Yiddish word typically referring to something of little value . . . but it can also mean something much more profound. It’s the excess “stuff” that we’ve accumulated in our homes and hearts—the meaningless possessions, negative beliefs, self-doubts, and toxic relationships that drain our time, energy, and money. The challenge is to identify our chotchkies and understand how they’ve infiltrated our lives and lulled us to sleep. Our soul tries to get our attention through our subtle thoughts and feelings that seem to whisper, There is more to life than this. But our chotchkies keep coming, filling us with a false sense of purpose.
In this deeply insightful and often humorous work, spiritual teacher Barry Dennis shows you how to attain complete and total freedom from all of your chotchkies. When you’re free, you will come face-to-face with the true nature of your soul and finally be able to focus on what really matters. This won’t be easy . . . but just because something isn’t easy doesn’t mean it can’t also be fun.
Your soul awaits. Become part of a new paradigm that is leading the way to a more balanced and peaceful world. It’s time to take the chotchky challenge!
|Publisher:||Hay House, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
Barry Dennis is a world-renowned singer-songwriter, inspirational speaker, and cutting-edge spiritual teacher. He is the founder of both Celebration Church in Portland, Oregon; and the groundbreaking “Coexist Celebration,” a movement without walls whose mission is to create peace of mind, heart, and planet through understanding and joy. The Coexist movement includes leaders from all the world’s spiritual traditions and is held approximately once a month in different locations around the globe.
Table of Contents
The Parable of the Sannyasi xv
The Philosophy 17
Chapter 1 Small Plastic Gophers 17
Chapter 2 The Big Box 35
Chapter 3 Lost in Space 61
Chapter 4 Mufasa 71
Level I Things
Chapter 5 Glad Bag 77
Chapter 6 Niketown 95
Chapter 7 "What to Wear?" 105
Level II Body
Chapter 8 The Armour Hot-Dog Boy 117
Level III Mind
Chapter 9 Whone! (Technotchky) 135
Chapter 10 The Joke's on Me (Entertainmentotchky) 159
Chapter 11 Informotchky 167
Level IV Soul
Chapter 12 The Loincloth 177
Chapter 13 "Happy Meal" 183
Chapter 14 Giftotchky 195
Chapter 15 Flimsy Earlobes Abandoning Rocks 201
Chapter 16 GNP 209
Chapter 17 Global "Warning" 219
Chapter 18 Be in the World of Chotchky Not of the World of Chotcchky 227
Chapter 19 Purpose is as Purpose Does 237
Chapter 20 Moments, Not Mementos 243
Chapter 21 Peoplotchky 247
Chapter 22 Silly Utility Vehicles 253
How It All Started 265
About the Author 291
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Best source ever read for clearing the clutter and distractions. My life has been awakened from a deep slumber.
Hilariously funny, yet very insightful - makes you want to start downsizing immediately