Conscious Living

Finding Joy in the Real World
Narrated by: Christopher Solimene
Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
4.6 out of 5 stars (36 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Conscious Living is a practical guide for the individual that brings new insights into a fundamental truth of daily life. Five simple lessons of "conscious living", rooted in the ancient traditions of Stoicism and Taoism, help us overcome obstacles and fears and awaken our own creativity.

©2000 Gay Hendricks (P)2017 Tantor

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“Gay Hendricks is a master of intimate relationships.” (John Gray, author of Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus)

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Great book, WOEFUL narration

Hendricks work is wonderful with so much depth and honesty. How on earth can the woeful narration get off first base?! It’s soooo bad!! What is audible thinking? He continually puts full stops where they don’t exist!t It often sounds quite bizarre. Nonetheless I’m persevering for the sake of the content.... but boy is it hard! I would love it if it could be re recorded so that I can feel free to recommend it to others!

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The Content Outshines the Narrator

The narrator is almost robotic, not my taste at all. This is especially troubling due to how excellent the content is. Such a stark contrast.

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Homerun with Gay Hendricks

First of all I liked the narrator's voice immensely. Gay Hendricks' theorems hit home in many ways. It helped too that I was in a guided class that was combined with In the Flow of Life, by Eric Butterworth. I loved working through the various exercises he suggests along the way that bring me back to living in the present. Too often while planning for our futures we forget to get beck to living in the present. The exercises helped me understand where I might have gotten lost in the future while looking at and emphasizing parts of my past. This allows me to see what my future can hold as long as I acknowledge my past influencers that have brought me to my current situation. We/ I can hit our/my homerun by acknowledging how I arrived at this point and what it's doing for my life now, then if I want to change it declare where I am and then declare the change I am making. Becoming aware of how I am living and how I can make it better allows me to live consciously and well.

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Narrator is a bit of a goober but good stuff.

You might find the narrator a little bit of a goober to listen to but the content is great. Highly recommend this book for anyone looking to improve their personal relationship with the self as well as others.

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Brought awareness and peace

To live consciously is to be aware of your thoughts and feelings, embrace them, enjoy them (both the good and bad) and let them pass. Holding on to things causes many problems. That’s the key insight I received along with many others. I’m feeling great from it.

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Mindless faddle of an author overjoyed with himself and his accomplishments. Nothing new to be gleaned here.

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Great content- bad performance

The content is valuable and uplifting while also the reader of this material is torture. How did this person get this job? He reads sounding like a bad impression of William Shatner and Data from STNG! I've decided to return to the printed book.

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Beautiful book

this book resonated with me from the first words to the last. Gay has a way of relating information that is helpful in every day living. even the parts that I struggled with, the tough subjects, he gave tools on how to work through them and gain what was needed. I was not a fan of the reader. I've listened to Gay in person and he is articulate and relatable. the reader made me feel like the material was being given to someone who has trouble understanding even simple concepts. Even so, this book is an invaluable life tool and I will enjoy listening to it again and again.

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  • Vigneswari
  • 07-10-18

learned much!

I'm glad I tried the book despite the negative comment. it was very worth it.

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  • Ann
  • 04-25-18

very bad narration

Good content but like listening to 3Cpo narrating it. disappointing as I love the author

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  • Andor Rosenberg
  • 04-19-18

The robotic narrator destroys the message.

Written by one of the greatest contributors you the success on my life, this value of this book is severely damaged by the unemotional, disconnected, robotic nature of the narrator/reader. Had to listen several times too get the true value from the writer.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-16-20

Long winded

I found the voice depressing. I persisted for a better and it just did not happen for me. Sorry.