Have you ever felt trapped or suffocated in your job? Have you ever felt lost or anxious about your life? Or do you feel like you are heading nowhere and perhaps fast, like time is passing you by? Have you ever asked yourself what you are doing with your life or why it is going in a particular direction? That life has become or is becoming too much. I have felt all the above. Lost, empty, exhausted. Overwhelmed by the rat race and the pace of this consumer life. Finally, I became no use to myself or anyone else. I had a collapse.
This is a very contemporary book, written by a modern man facing the same challenges and issues his reader and our society as a whole face today. Isolation. Competition. Feeling lost, empty, numb, hurt. Suffering from a poverty of spirit. A lack of meaning in life. Unexpressed potential and unexpressed creativity. But while living through these intense times in the corporate/consumer rat race I found another way to be, to live. A way, I now realise, that has existed since humans has existed. This other way to be, to view life, to make decisions, has always been there. But perhaps in more recent times this knowledge and wisdom has got lost along the way. Lost in the frantic pursuit of societies to modernize and develop.
It is precisely in this era of digital technology, everything moving at the speed of light and the external perceived power of Big Brother that this knowledge, this awareness, this personal power is so badly needed by individuals. Needed to help us reclaim our personal power, that being the power of choice. To reclaim our lives and find our true place and path in this world. A path of happiness, meaning and contentment. I sincerely believe I have something that can make a positive difference in your life, that may transform your life and I want to share it with you. The benefit for you could be personal transformation and self empowerment.
Without giving the story away, this book has three main elements to it, offered in a healthy balance. There is first and foremost the personal journey of myself, some of it funny, some of it courageous and some of it painful. This personal journey of awareness and transformation takes place partly while I am still in the middle of the corporate consumer rat race and all the trappings of sex, drugs and rock and roll that go with this life. Secondly, while I am traveling the world, experiencing other cultures, ways and thinking. During this time new insights and perspectives begin to rise and take shape within me due to my observations and new experiences. Some of these insights might seem perhaps a little provocative to our current consumer thinking culture but I feel it necessary to break the illusions and facades. To break the fear of becoming self aware and self empowered with new perspectives. Finally there is a strong element of wisdom gleaned by myself from being in retreats and ashrams in India and Nepal. Spending time, learning from masters. It is mind boggling how powerful and empowering these insights and teachings are. Life changing I promise. Powerful on both the individual level in the support and growth of generating personal power and on the global level in exercising your power of choice in all aspects of the meaning of the word ‘choice’. I add some exercises in the latter part of the book that really helped me to reflect on and tune in on the direction of my life. I hope you will find them beneficial.
The difference with this book is that it is both gripping while very real. It is a personal true story based on experience. It covers very relevant issues for people trying to live happy and fulfilling lives in our society now in 2012. This is a book about transformation and empowerment of the person. Not relying on the external world for guidance or personal power, but going within to make key life choices. It is a book that inspires the reader to make the necessary steps and changes they want to make in their life. This is done through a step by step process of awareness and change.
This is a unique and powerful book. Exactly what is needed in these challenging times. A very special read indeed.
I have enjoyed every part of living and writing it.