Radical Happiness: A Guide to Awakening
by Gina Lake
Radical Happiness provides the keys to experiencing the happiness that is always present and not dependent on circumstances. This happiness doesn’t come from getting what we want, but from wanting what is here now. It comes from realizing that who we think we are, that is, who our thoughts tell us we are is not who we really are. This is a radical perspective! True happine...more
Published by Smashwords
(first published 2005)
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With its simple suggestions and exercises Gina Lake's book, Radical Happiness, enables the reader to easily drop into the experience of an awakened life, perhaps never to return to the egoic state of consciousness. Its hopeful message is that our natural state is available to us whenever we place our attention there rather than on the contents of the mind. I wholeheartedly recommend this book for seekers who have tired of the search and are ready to become finders. If I had read Radical Happines...more
This book has been a truly thought provoking guide to finding my way to using my ego as a tool rather than allowing my ego to take control. Gina Lake writes in a way that is easy to understand and she provides effective ways to follow her guidance. This is a must read for anyone seeking spiritual growth.
Oct 04, 2009 Kitty rated it 2 of 5 stars · review of another edition
I gave this book a try because it had been compared to Byron Katie's work. This one didn't do it for me. There is a similarity in the final outcome, but where Katie's work is simple and down to earth, Ms. Lake's requires a little more open-mindedness. She encourages meditation (something that doesn't come easily for me), and looking inside yourself for the answers. Katie's approach requires no spirituality, no beliefs of any kind, no meditation or special concentration - you just "take a problem...more
If ever there was a time for humanity to evolve in Consciousness it is this present moment. This book offers clear and concise guidance for living in the Now rather than being stuck in egoic thought. A very inspiring book! One that should be on everyone's reading list.
Gina Lake is the author of numerous books about awakening to one’s true nature, including From Stress to Stillness, Trusting Life, Embracing the Now, Radical Happiness, Living in the Now, Ten Teachings for One World, Choice and Will, Return to Essence, Choosing Love, Anatomy of Desire, and Getting Free. She is also a gifted intuitive with a master's degree in counseling psychology and over twenty...moreMore about Gina Lake...