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Awareness: The Perils and Opportunities of Reality
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13 Reddit comments about Awareness: The Perils and Opportunities of Reality:

u/over-my-head · 6 pointsr/selfimprovement

You're welcome. My dad's a G.P. and he got copies of these for every one in my family. They are amazing.

Other good ones to look at are:

u/FinalDoom · 3 pointsr/IWantToLearn

This book has a lot of stuff about controlling your emotions. Some of the basic premises I remember most: They're your emotions. You have to get to know them. Labeling them helps control them. You can't blame your emotions on other people, because they're your reaction to a situation. If you understand what you're feeling, and why you're feeling them, you can step back from the situation before you act automatically on your feelings.

That said, split second intuition and resulting action is often more correct than carefully analyzed decision making, but that doesn't seem to be what you're asking about. You don't need to put your feelings aside, you just need to learn what and why, and how to step back for a moment. It takes practice.

u/Atrix621 · 3 pointsr/malelifestyle

AHWOSG is a great book. Read it last winter.

Also check out Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance and Awareness. Two favorite reads of mine.

u/[deleted] · 3 pointsr/religion

I think you would love Awareness: The Perils and Opportunities of Reality, written by a Jesuit priest named Anthony De Mello.

u/Namtaru420 · 2 pointsr/DebateReligion

lineage texts and technically none of them are holy since zen masters reject that stuff. first guy on the list, bodhidharma, told the emperor of china that his buddhist temples had no merit and the ultimate way is 'vast emptiness and nothing holy'

i also just started reading awareness by anthony de mello, really good so far. plenty of parts i disagree with but definitely saucy enough for me to recommend. i've got a dead tree edition in my shopping cart rn, it's that good. but there's a pdf online

u/battlelegitimate · 2 pointsr/LifeProTips

> That's... That's not how brains work...

No, really. It's a hard choice, but it's a choice. Recommended reading include:

Wherein this Holocaust survivor lays out exactly that, and encourages us to come to terms with our feelings about whatever situation we found ourselves in and take ownership of it. You can say he's wrong, but it's still a much more proactive and less whiny way to go about life.

And this:

Wherein a half Catholic priest, half Buddhist monk encourages us to understand that feelings we experience aren't necessarily "us", they're just moods that are washing over our ego, and something to be observed just like anything. "Oh, my wrist is sore today" and "Oh, my pysche is feeling blah today". It's not you and the faster you internalize that, the more content and less stressed out you'll be in life.

u/zezozio · 1 pointr/psychology

Two things that helped me:

  • What is, is

  • The world as we know it is based on a general agreement (things are the way they are, because we're globally fine with it).

    Some people have the drive, the will, the calling to change the general agreement. I recognize myself as one single ant in an ant colony, and decided to start from myself and little by little, slowly by slowly to radiate toward others, may they be family, friends or people who cross my way.

    It starts from the center. It is what it is. You are what you are. And you are enough, at your center, you are enough. As theoretical as it may sound, first take care of you, then radiate. It starts by taking time to enjoy small things, to walk in parks or forest.

    This book helped me tremendously on that path.

    Have a safe trip, brother.
u/redditacct · 1 pointr/SuicideWatch

There is an essential part of life and meaning that has been hidden from the modern Western life, especially for men.

In the past, life included tasks that allowed meditation and connection to life and the universe. Chopping wood, clearing land, building and fashioning useful implements with your hands. In the East, art and simple daily household chores were part of meditative life. Many of those things are now relegated to the poor, foreign factories and powered appliances.

I don't know the answer and a bunch of people will chime in and say go talk to someone, etc. but I think part of the answer is that small things, possibly tiny things are what gives life meaning and noticing and celebrating those are part of the key to changing the outlook.

There is stuff like this, it might make a connection:

u/Celebrimbor333 · 1 pointr/fleet_foxes

Check this book out . It is, in a sense, about you being all that you need

u/bing_bong · 1 pointr/AskReddit

just one that had a gigantic impact awareness by anthony de mello

u/buoybuoy · 1 pointr/IWantToLearn

awareness has changed my perspective in life. It's a nice light read that i've read several times over the past few weeks.

u/erikhensarling · 1 pointr/Christianity

You will make mistakes and fail at various things in life. Accepting this and understanding He died for your mistakes is all you need to know.

Just understand that Jesus will never stop pursuing you even when you stop pursuing Him.

Lastly, this book by Anthony de Mello is awesome; it is written for all people and all religions. You will hate and love it at the same time.