Monday Jan 09, 2023

The Complete Book of Awakening -Talking to the Authors

This podcast series explores a game-changing understanding of the human mind that operates ''before psychology'' - that can exponentially increase the performance, resourcefulness and well-being for any individual or organisation.

Piers chats with the authors of a new wonderfully helpful book on the subject of exploring Non Duality (which forms the foundation of Quality of Mind). Helen Amery the co-author, has been a regular on the show  and she is joined by Sara Priestley to discuss how they developed 'The Complete Book of Awakening'.

In this episode we discuss:

  • How the book – The Complete Book of Awakening - came about
  • Why the book is called “Complete”
  • The definition of awakening
  • Who the book is for  -Why this isn’t a book to ‘read for gist’
  • Why the book removes all spiritual dogma and paradox
  • Why direct inquiry and logic are a powerful combination
  • The three levels of experience and putting them in their right order
  • Why our conceptual labels don’t reflect reality
  • Why resistance arises during an awakening inquiry and why that’s OK
  • Why this inquiry is your own – you have to see it for yourself – and why the outcome isn’t a life floating in bliss as many imagine it to be
  • Why goals of a nicer life must be put secondary to seeing your essential nature
  • How do you know if you’ve recognsied your essential nature – awakened?
  • Why awakening results in the behaviour changes that we usually ‘try’ to make happen in business

Curious - want to know more?

  • Go to the Thoughtful Raven website for free resources that go with the book, purchasing links for the book and journal, and links to courses and a community, as well as to get in touch with Helen and Sara.

    Thoughtful Raven – The home of practical spirituality books

    You can buy the book on Amazon and also The Complete Book of Awakening – Exploration Journal
  • Check out our other Quality of Mind podcast episodes, a curated list here
  • Helens initial appearance on the Quality of Mind podcast, and her experience of being coached in this understanding, and more recently talking about 'Does the Mind really work Inside Out'
  • Find out more about Quality of Mind 
  • Subscribe to our Quality of Mind Youtube channel for a series of 2 min videos all about Quality of Mind
  • Check out our other episodes, a curated list here
  • Piers Thurston regularly writes about Quality of Mind on LinkedIn and has a large collection of articles and posts

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