I would add more specific meditation instruction.
His tone of voice and style is very inspirational and motivational.
Yes and no.
There was plenty of wonderful telling of how important transcendental meditation is. I believe it, I would have liked less selling of meditation centers and more information about the meditation process itself.
The author's love of humanity came across with confident phrases, ideas, and sentiments, such as: "there is something quiet and shy in the human soul that we must attend to."
The story about someone trying to ruin a farmer's potato harvest, at it's most fecund moment, and the lack of explanation as to why anyone would do such a thing.
His voice is beautiful and a pleasure to listen to. Additionally, many parts were a pleasure to listen to with closed eyes.
That our individuality wants to figure out how to be a part of everything while maintaining our uniqueness.
I am lucky to have come across this work. It was of high quality and at times I was overwhelmed and expected answers that were beyond my reach.
I would have loved to hear more about the food entrepreneur stories, rather than a compilation of websites.
The performance was a constant promising of what was too come, and the performance never happened.
All the promises about what was going to be told.
I was very upset that this book was not categorized as an infomercial.
James Finleys' reflections.
Practical Mysticism. Both of these books address the practical dimension of spirituality.
Studying and understanding "detachment"
James Finley's reading conveys a deep understanding and interest in the subject matter. I appreciate the references to related books and authors such as Schurmann, Walsh, Woods, Davies, McGinn, Forman, and Smith
I enjoyed advice about writing to unlock communication with the "voice", and how daily practice would unlock a mystical connection to a source of information.
First Janet Conner book.
First Jane Cramer listen.
I occasionally felt that the side story, and some suggestions would derail the book, yet it always stayed on track. Repetition of the phrase "write down your soul" was very effective, and kept me focused.
The author's suggestion to ask the "voice" the right questions was profound and surpassed the primary scope of the book. This and other suggestions like it, made it a very informative and satisfying read.
I prefer the audio edition because I can work while listening. I also enjoy listening to Dr. Hawkins' narration because it is not typical, and I can hear the understanding of the material in his tone.
The explanation that weakness/strength in the body responds to external stimuli. For example artificial sweetener and negative thoughts such as envy, weaken the muscles.
I have listened to several Hawkins' works, and this one has been the best one. It is organized very well, and presented clearly.
Mere study of the positive -vs- negative patterns of thought/behavior will instantly improve consciousness.
Dr. Hawkins' calibration concept teaches about the deceit of appearances, and offers a useful tool of empowerment.
Dr. Hawkins explains the levels of consciousness and gives examples.
When Dr. Hawkins explains that, "truth makes you go strong and falsehood makes you go weak."
He brings his own voice into the story. It is refreshing to hear about this topic without a stereotypical spiritual show.
When Dr. Hawkins explains that his personal view of success was about being "cozy".
David Hawkins is an excellent teacher. He reminds me of the great teachers I had when I was a student at Bard in the 80's.
I loved the narration. The voice was very clear and direct, and the narrator did not take detours.
Truth is difficult.
The introduction was good. I liked the stories the least.
The most interesting aspect was that the underdog can win. The least interesting was that I could not identify with the underdogs portrayed. They were larger than life, either doctors, or severely neglected, victims.
It was discouraging. Examples were too dramatic.
I was the wrong reader for this book. I was expecting more specific ideas. The right reader would probably enjoy this book a lot.
Practical explanations for meditation and enlightenment are abundant.
I liked the use of science and math to explain enlightenment.
The narrator's voice conveyed understanding of the topic and concern for the reader.
The declaration of enlightenment.
At this point in my career this is the best explanation of enlightenment. A beautiful work that belongs in my library.
Less preaching and more enlightening.
I liked the cover and the title.
I did rush into getting this book. Unfortunately, I was looking for something much more advanced. This may be helpful to a middle school maturity level.
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