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Intimately and without jargon, How to Wake Up: A Buddhist-Inspired Guide to Navigating Joy and Sorrow, describes the path to peace amid all of life's ups and downs. Using step by step instructions, the author illustrates how to be fully present in the moment without clinging to joy or resisting sorrow. This opens the door to a kind of wellness that goes beyond circumstances.

Actively engaging life as it is in this fashion holds the potential for awakening to a peace and well-being that are not dependent on whether a particular experience is joyful or sorrowful. This is a practical audiobook, containing dozens of exercises and practices, all of which are illustrated with easy-to-relate to personal stories from the author's experience.

©2013 Toni Bernhard (P)2013 Toni Bernhard

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Wonderful!

Loved this book. A lot of very practical advice to lead a more peaceful life.

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  • Michelle
  • Perth, Western Australia
  • 09-16-13

Excellent

Would you listen to How to Wake Up again? Why?

To keep practicing mindfulness.

What other book might you compare How to Wake Up to and why?

Ajan Brahams book, Open the door to your heart - another Buddhist teaching book.

Have you listened to any of Deon Vozov’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No. Good narration, comes off a little sleepy sounding at first but then becomes calming

What insight do you think you’ll apply from How to Wake Up?

What 'Living in the now' meant. I finally got it and it was this book that brought me there.

Any additional comments?

Lovely book, great for listening whilst in traffic, very calming. Although that is not being very mindful :-)

9 of 13 people found this review helpful

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  • MARGARET
  • 08-04-14

Loved this book

Would you consider the audio edition of How to Wake Up to be better than the print version?

I have never read the print version, but I love the message in this book which is the same regardless. I personally prefer audio books to reading.

What does Deon Vozov bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

She was a great choice for this audio. Very calming and lovely voice . If the narrator is not right I have difficulty listening to the audio - I'm so pleased she was such a great match.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Initially I listened to it in a couple of sittings and then listened to smaller chunks with time between to let the message sink in.

Any additional comments?

I loved this audio. The author really put her heart into it. I loved her honesty, the way she explains things , the exercises, the examples, everything. Through this book she has given me the tools and the understanding to help improve my life. It is a book I will return to again and again.

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