Reggie is a man of great sincerity and honesty. I am not a part of their meditation group, just so you know. This is the best deal you will ever find in an audiobook. That is if you are looking to explore your inner self and your connection to the Universe in a more intimate way.
The big difference between this and a regular book is that this is his voice telling you in detail about the age long practices of this unique meditation style. And the other aspect is he guides you through the practices, which takes you to levels you probably wouldn't go on your own. Listening to a voice that comes from true experience resonates into your inner self and you just let go and ...... well you go to a wondrous place, where the little you is not so important any more.
One hint that I would share is when you get to each practice, mark down the time and place to relocate it again easily. You will want to do some of the exercises many times before moving on. And another part of you will want to listen to his insightful lectures on the practices and the workings of this beautiful science and you will want to listen to it like a book. Of course whatever works for each person is the ideal, but I found it helpful to stop and do the practices of the meditation and dive into it to see the effect on my life before I listened to too much more. That worked the best for me.
In case people hesitate to get this thinking it may conflict with their current meditation or religious practices, don't let it bother you, it will only help what your spiritual life is already like. I have meditated regularly for decades and have used breath work for the same amount of time, and this teaching only enhanced it. More like Universal depth psychology, with the natural opening of Mystical aspect that we all taste but don't hang long enough to digest or work with.
Wish you the same fun and tenderness that I found in savoring this gift from Reggie,and the lineage.
Have re-discovered "quality time." Evenings listening to good books have replaced mindless tv watching. What a difference!
Tara Brach, who has achieved notoriety for her gentle approach to living, primarily through a psychological/Buddhist approach, provides some guidelines for moving through life, using what she refers to as "R.A.I.N." By this, she shows us how to meet challenging situations.
First Recognize the reality of what is occurring.
Then Accept that is it what it is.
Investigate what it means, and then the huge move that brings it all together, is:
"rest in Natural awareness." (in other words, do not be so quick to react, but move to a state of awareness in which we have a different relationship to what is happening).
Tara Brach also wrote "Radical Acceptance," in which she also suggests that we are so quick to run from, or distance ourselves from situations that feel unpleasant, that we may do better in the long run finding a way to move into them, with curiosity, patience and willingness to be present to what is happening.
As happens sometimes, they have chosen someone else to read this book. Although Cassandra Campbell has done an excellent job, Tara Brach has a beautifully soft voice, and I would so have preferred hearing her narrate it herself. However, this book is certainly worth listening to.