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In Search of Stillness: My Final Frontier

Narrated by: Evie Irwin
Length: 4 hrs and 7 mins
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For some, mother or father issues, relationship, or control issues are the last to heal. For author Dr. Pat Hanson, its quietude. Peacefulness. The ability to just sit and be is nearly impossible for her. Tranquility is a place shes not gone before. With candor, humor, and in her own evolving voice, In Search of Stillness: My Final Frontier details her five decade search for that elusive concept: peace of mind.

At times poignant, hilarious and insightful, these pieces tell the story of a life lived with passion. In Search of Stillness traces the many personal and spiritual growth experiences Hanson undertook from the 1970s to current day. 

"Touchingly honest, tender and articulate, this memoir chronicles the courageous journey of a soul on a quest of self-discovery. Listeners will be inspired and uplifted." (Alesa Lightbourne, prize-winning author of The Kurdish Bike)

©2018 Pat Hanson, PhD (P)2019 Pat Hanson, PhD

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I thoroughly enjoyed listening to Pat Hanson’s memoir, In Search of Stillness: My Final Frontier. I related personally to her story about an extended meditation retreat, and I connected with her experiences of practicing Tai Chi and taking an EST seminar. This book invites you on Dr. Pat Hanson’s journey through a life with periods of challenge, uncertainty, happiness, peacefulness, and ample self-discovery. The way Hanson shares her thoughts is undeniably candid, revealing a quick and clever wit, and her resilience to life’s ups and downs. Throughout her journey, Hanson repeatedly returned to a belief that stillness is the remedy to distress—if only she could sustain it.

Pat Hanson, Ph.D., is an authentic and humorous author, and her search for stillness is heartfelt. In this memoir, she shares nuggets of insight gathered on her journey. Hanson achieved mindfulness with careful self-examination. Her wisdom is the mark of an examined life, which comes by spending time in soul-searching stillness and study. On her journey, Pat Hanson exhibits an openness to hearing and exploring feedback offered by colleagues, mentors, friends, and especially her significant equal, which is how she refers to her spouse. Even as she achieved complete awareness of her “monkey mind” habits, the inner peace she pursued seemed to escape time after time. Still, she persevered.

It appears that finding and maintaining inner peace is a mission undertaken by many, and I count myself among these seekers. I joyfully recommend this book to anyone in search of stillness.

Jordan Gray, Author of Graceful Intentions for Powerful Change