Awareness: The Perils and Opportunities of Reality by Anthony De Mello

By Anthony De Mello

"This is your serious warning call! you'll now not have even discovered you have been sleep-walking. such a lot people are as a rule. Awareness is an eye-opener. It's Anthony de Mello telling you lightly yet firmly, 'It's time to wake up now.'" --Charles Osgood of "CBS Sunday Morning" and "The Osgood File"

"Awareness would be the serious try of yankee company within the subsequent decade. I name it the 'business of awareness.'" --F.X. Maguire, fire Communications Group

The middle of Anthony de Mello's bestselling religious message is understanding. blending Christian spirituality, Buddhist parables, Hindu respiring workouts, and mental perception, de Mello's phrases of wish come jointly in Awareness in a grand synthesis.

In brief chapters for analyzing in quiet moments at domestic or on the place of work, he cajoles and demanding situations: We needs to go away this go-go-go international of phantasm and turn into acutely aware. And this basically occurs, he insists, via changing into alive to the wishes and strength of others, even if at domestic or within the workplace.

Here, then, is a masterful booklet of the spirit, hard us to get up in each element of our lives.

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It’s like a mother sleeping; she doesn’t hear the planes roaring above the house, but she hears the slightest whimper of her baby. She’s alert, she’s awake in that sense. One cannot say anything about the awakened state; one can only talk about the sleeping state. One hints at the awakened state. One cannot say anything about happiness. Happiness cannot be defined. What can be defined is misery. Drop unhappiness and you will know. Love cannot be defined; unlove can. Drop unlove, drop fear, and you will know.

This stupid society! The main preoccupation of society is to keep society sick! And the sooner you realize that, the better. Sick, every one of them. They are loony, they’re crazy. You became president of the lunatic asylum and you’re proud of it even though it means nothing. Being president of a corporation has nothing to do with being a success in life. Having a lot of money has nothing to do with being a success in life. You’re a success in life when you wake up! Then you don’t have to apologize to anyone, you don’t have to explain anything to anyone, you don’t give a damn what anybody thinks about you or what anybody says about you.

So stop trying to change reality. That’s crazy! Stop trying to change the other person. We spend all our time and energy trying to change external circumstances, trying to change our spouses, our bosses, our friends, our enemies, and everybody else. We don’t have to change anything. Negative feelings are in you. No person on earth has the power to make you unhappy. There is no event on earth that has the power to disturb you or hurt you. No event, condition, situation, or person. Nobody told you this; they told you the opposite.

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