This would-be professor of economics turned barefoot meditation guru documents the changes that took place in his life once he let go of how he thought things should be, and allowed the universal flow of life to guide him. His only task was to direct his willpower to saying "yes" to whatever showed up. He beautifully writes about his first meditation experiences, his resistances to the flow, and his ultimate remembering of his commitment to say yes.
This book inspired me because of how innocently he stumbled into spirituality and his decision to "just see" what life would look like if he (meaning his ego identity of likes, dislikes and conditioning) did not create an obstacle to the flow. Much like how a tree grows from a seed, or a human being evolves from a single atom, when unobstructed nature knows what to do and how to do it for the good of all. The question he poses in the book is then why wouldn't the same logic hold true for our own individual lives? What would your life look like if you allowed life (the flow) to express through you, rather than feeling the need to control and direct everything yourself? What would happen if you surrendered in the truest sense of the word? This book is one man's answer to that question, and it is humbling at least to know that it is possible to turn the job of living this life over to a more intelligent, infinitely wiser force - call it what you like. I finished the book thinking I'm willing to give it a try, but I may need to start off with baby steps...and then, I got a call for jury duty! Oh, Universe, why do you test me so? Resistance...Breathe...Yes. Let's see where my surrender experiment leads!
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Love & Light,