The Book of Not Knowing

The Book of Not Knowing

Exploring the True Nature of Self, Mind, and Consciousness

Author: Peter Ralston Editor: Laura Ralston

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For fans of Eckhart Tolle—a guide to mastering self-awareness through direct experience rather than old presumptions or harmful thought patterns

Through decades of martial arts and meditation practice, Peter Ralston discovered a curious and paradoxical fact: that true awareness arises from a state of not-knowingEven the most sincere investigation of self and spirit, he says, is often sabotaged by our tendency to grab too quickly for answers and ideas as we retreat to the safety of the known.

This “Hitchhiker’s Guide to Awareness” provides helpful guideposts along an experiential journey for those Western minds predisposed to wandering off to old habits, cherished presumptions, and a stubbornly solid sense of self. With ease and clarity, Ralston teaches readers how to become aware of the background patterns that they are usually too busy, stressed, or distracted to notice. The Book of Not Knowing points out the ways people get stuck in their lives and offers readers a way to make fresh choices about every aspect of their lives—from a place of awareness instead of autopilot.

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Weight 1.8875 lbs
Dimensions 8.900 × 5.990 × 1.750 in

ebook, audiobook, paperback

Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 600
Release Date: 2010-01-26
Paperback 9781556438578
Audiobook 9781623171858
Ebook 9781583942970

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