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Working on Yourself Doesnt Work: A Book about Instantaneous Transformation

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Working On Yourself Doesn't Work reveals a revolutionary new approach that will allow you to reach a state of awareness and centeredness that in the past was rarely, if ever, achieved. The Kanes are expert guides who, with great skill and humor, bring the reader through the swamp of the mind into the clarity and brilliance of the moment.
Paperback, 126 pages
Published July 15th 1999 by ASK Productions (first published July 10th 1999)
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Leah Schneeflock
Apr 23, 2012 Leah Schneeflock rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I always used to think that 'living in the moment' was an abstract concept that you could only achieve by meditating for years on a mountaintop. I wanted it, but couldn't understand how it could possibly work for me, with my busy life and all of the goals I wanted to acheive. Well, Ariel and Shya Kane and their incredible book have shown me that not only is it possible, but it can be fun! The Kane's approach to living in the moment puts the light back in enlightenment; their book is written with ...more
Nathalie Meurens
Great no non-sense to living in the moment and make more out of life.
Bebe Booth
Feb 26, 2013 Bebe Booth rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very Simple and straight forward, BUT effective. The truth is life is simple but we've over complicated life by adding elements of control (and greed). We've become so caught up on what we (mankind) has created (each society's norms and expectations) that we forget to EXPERIENCE LIVING. Being in the moment IS living and this book does a fantastic job at guiding you.
If you're frustrated, stressed, have an open mind about life and living and are ready to take control of YOURSELF you will find this
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Melanie
May 21, 2013 Melanie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book doesn't contain any new ideas, but what sets it apart from many books in this genre is the clarity and simplicity with which they are expressed.

The central theme of the book is about living "in the moment". If you are being in this moment, all problems disappear automatically because problems are a projection towards the future of possible realities based upon past experiences.

The authors set out 3 basic principles of transformation, the first of these is "what you resist persists". P
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Jill
Aug 04, 2012 Jill rated it did not like it
As a counselor, this book caught my attention. Interesting approach in dealing with our internal dialogue. It runs along the lines of cognitive-behavioral approach somewhat, but mainly deals with changing the negative thought process and not so much the bad behavior.
Natasha (Diarist) Holme
Apr 21, 2012 Natasha (Diarist) Holme rated it really liked it
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Great title. And pretty accurate. Stop trying to change things, and get present. I found this remarkably similar (down to details sometimes) to what I learnt on The Landmark Forum in 2003. I wondered who had borrowed from whom?
Kitty
Nov 22, 2008 Kitty rated it liked it
A simple but powerful message - live in the moment. I'm not sure if this book can "create" the "transformation" it preaches, but I enjoyed reading it.
Marilyn
Nov 01, 2009 Marilyn rated it it was amazing
All it takes to have your life transform is getting into and living from the moment--this current moment of now.
Liza
Nov 16, 2012 Liza rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is worth reading several times and at least once a year to keep the principles in mind. Very enjoyable and easy to read.
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