I am reading this guy's book. I say "this guy" because I don't want you to read it. I want you to read my blog...
In a lot of ways he and I teach the same things, even though we use different words. He uses words from psychology and woowoo science... I use words like Amish Horse Training Method, Memes, Marker Feelings.
Most people, when I ask them, want to be happy, or want to be free. They want to get more of this and more of that. The source of their happiness is outside of them. They want circumstances to change, including how they feel, how intolerant, how judgmental, how sick they are. Because even if those are inside traits, they are treated as, they are considered a circumstance: they seem to have no power over them.
You read a book, you read an article, you come to a webinar, and you get an insight. You feel wonderful for a day, maybe even for a week or two... but then it goes away and you are back being the same powerless person you were before.
Another person read the same book, the same article, was at the same webinar, maybe even sounded dense, or slow, or much stupider than you, and their story is just the opposite of yours.
Their life starts to blossom, their work becomes a passion, their relationships thrive, their health is moving in the right direction. WTF, you ask... right?
One of the most important things I have ever done in my life is find out what really holds me back from taking risks.
After all, if you want to grow, as a person, as a business, you need to take risks: all power comes from going out of your comfort zone, and it's a risk.
The kind of risk that causes you to grow is the kind of risk you need existential courage to face.
The other risk, existential risk, is annihilation of your physical body, but the kind of risk that causes growth is the kind that threatens to annihilate your self-image, your persona, to make you look bad, be wrong, be less than you desire to be.
So you can see, you have that kind of risk every step of the way, while the other, existential risk is rare and dull in comparison.
Experiencing higher states of consciousness... This has been the desire of millions of people. You have taken drugs, they have done seances, turned to sex, turned to racing, gambling.
Ordinary consciousness is not very attractive. Ordinary consciousness is boredom, sameness, or misery. It is also a kind of sleepwalking.
Life lived in ordinary consciousness is much like the life of the computer animated characters in the movie Matrix. They go about their tiny concerns unaware that they are a computer generated character in a computer generated reality.
It often occurs for me that our lives, our consciousness is quite accurately illustrated in that movie. You can't reason with a computer animated character, especially if you want them to go somewhere outside of that animation: they can't. It defines their reality and there is nothing accessible for them beyond it. That is all there is... other than desiring to experience higher states of consciousness, lol.
In my work with people, and my work has been with thousands, at least for the extent of one coaching conversation, I have learned about the "human condition".
All my experiments are to reveal if it is possible for human being to be awakened, if human being can change its perception of reality, even for just a glimpse. After that glimpse there is a crack, an opening in the paradigm walls, and the higher, larger paradigm can be introduced.
So far no cigar, and the same can be said about the results of all the previous teachers that have tried. Buddha didn't cause anyone to attain, the next person attained about seven hundred years after Buddha.