I am making freely available my e book “SHINE – how to uncover your luminous self and live a beautiful life” . Send me an e mail at email@example.com
This is the introduction:
You are, right here and right now, of such a nature that once you realize the truth, your suffering will instantly be over, for ever. This book has one purpose, to help you realise who you are and so achieve freedom from suffering.
It is in the nature of each and every human being that they live and experience life as a drama set within time and space. We are born, we live and we die. We assume that we are somehow beings at the mercy of destiny, our work or activity and the circumstances of our birth. As we grow, we build a mental image of ourselves in the world and we identify with what that image shows us. We believe that what we see, that mental image or experience, is the truth about ourselves and the world out there. Yet there is one overriding fact that remains overlooked, hidden in plain sight. This is consciousness, the condition which makes any knowledge possible in the first place. Apart from anything we might believe ourselves to be, or believe the world to be, we are first consciousness. Yoga teaches us that the lack of understanding of this fact is the greatest reason why there is suffering in the world.
The recognition of the primacy of consciousness is sometimes called self realization. Self realization is not a mysterious event, however rare it may be, it is nothing other than the clear view of how things actually are. It is not a change of state, the death of the ego and the birth of something new, it is simply the revealing of something that has always been there, unnoticed, your soul. It is your soul, your transcendent consciousness, that is the source of the light through which you view yourself and the world.
Love and Peace, Nemir