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Live a life of peace, love, and happiness through spiritual awakening

In "Wake Up Now," author Stephan Bodian--nationally recognized expert on meditation and spirituality and former editor-in-chief of "Yoga Journal"--reveals that spiritual awakening is not some faraway dream, or overly complicated to achieve, but an ever-present reality that is always available here and now
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ebook, 240 pages
Published April 3rd 2010 by McGraw-Hill (first published December 1st 2007)
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Peter
Wake Up Now is a well written book that directs the reader to the truth (Dharma). It is clear that the words chosen by Stephan Bodian are from this place of truth, and that they are meant to cut through the conceptual, identity-knowing layers that exist when one is trapped in ego and suffering. As such, the words powerfully direct you straight to the source, the awareness behind all of life.

An important aspect of the book is that it acknowledges being human and the potential that we all may car
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Peter
This book is outstanding. I nearly gave up on it after being somewhat unimpressed by the first chapter or two, but I'm very glad I kept with it.

Bodian is a good writer, but not the most poetic one. If you're a stickler for style and elegance, you will not be blown away here, but neither should you be disappointed. Just bear with him when he uses the occasional computer metaphor, OK?

Everyone's journey is different, so I can only say that for me personally, the points Bodian raised ring very true.
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Justin
I know Stephan, but, if I see him again, I will not tell him that I haven't bought his book. I am reading it at the New Age bookstore near my house. Hopefully, he does not mind that. He seems to have completely woken up to reality, so my copping his book shouldn't bug him.
It's a great description of waking up from this dream we seem to believe most of the time. My body vibrates when I read it. It is very subversive. He clearly states that dogmatic beliefs prevent clear seeing. He also clearly s
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Zelda
This is a very practical, hands-on book on the subject of enlightenment. I found that the further you go into the exercises, the more your understanding of the process of awakening grows. Whether you’re new to the subject of self-realization or an expert seeker, you will find this book immensely useful and insightful. The book deals more with the pre-awakened state, although it also deals with what life is like as an awakened person. I found the writing clear and concise, which is so important w ...more
Stephanie
"No technique or practice is required to awaken the truth of who you are."

Americans are so neurotic that they would not only effort their way to
meditate but strive to be the BEST meditators, when no meditating is
required at all. It's not about being a better person. It's about being present to what is.
Brandon
When awareness grows we become more aware of both positive and negative aspects in our lives. This book helps explain many of the negative patterns that people encounter on the spiritual path. The flow is approachable for people at all levels of the spiritual path.
Jeremy
Take away dogmas. Ask yourself questions that can trigger states of awakening. Can I call this Spiritual Psychology?

Thx for the loan, Juan.
Dharmandy
Reading this book is like getting spiritual double kicks on the face. One of the best books I have ever read.
Angela
This is a fantastic book! I'll be reading it more than once.
Del
currently reading on kindle in my spare time.
Lisette
Simply a must read for the seeker.
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“Ultimately, your every desire—the desire for material things, relationships, career success, sexual gratification—is really the desire for the peace you experience for brief moments when you attain the object of your desire.” 0 likes
“But awakening, once it occurs, tends to be ruthless and uncontrollable, like a wildfire that burns up everything in its path. “Spirituality isn’t child’s play,” warns Nisargadatta Maharaj. “My sentences will tear to pieces anyone who listens to them.” After all, what you awaken to is the truth, which shatters the illusion of who you’ve believed yourself to be. You might want to consider whether you’re ready to have your tidy little world torn to pieces or consumed in a conflagration before you set out to discover who you are. I’ve known many people whose lives were turned upside down by awakening and who spent years learning how to live in a completely new way.” 0 likes
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