Wake Up Now: A Guide to the Journey of Spiritual Awakening

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Stop sleepwalking through life. The secrets of peace and happiness are right in front of your eyes. It's time to open them.

To wake up to your authentic spiritual nature, you don't need to spend countless years sitting in a Zen monastery, undergo a near-death experience, or travel halfway around the world to study with celebrated teachers. Enlightenment is right here, right now. It is yours for the taking. You only have to open your eyes and recognize it once and for all.

In this illuminating book, acclaimed spiritual teacher Stephan Bodian takes you on a journey straight to the heart of your true self. The journey may be filled with challenges, but the rewards are precious beyond belief. By lifting the veil and seeing yourself for who you truly are, you can at last find peace and contentment in everything you do.

A profound and practical guidebook for this extraordinary journey, Wake Up Now gives you a step-by-step road map for walking the pathless path at every stage of your spiritual quest, from your first moments of seeking to your initial glimpse of awakening through the ongoing process of embodying your realization in everyday life. With gentle direction, free from complicated jargon or elaborate practices, Stephan Bodian provides you with the tools you need to follow your path, including customized “Breathe and Reflect” exercises in every chapter and “Wake-Up Calls” that offer you daily ways to glimpse the deeper truth behind the ordinary.

But be warned: The teachings in this book have the power to transform your life in unexpected ways. By the time you complete it, you may be forever changed.

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“Both profound and practical, Wake Up Now guides the reader through the intricacies of awakening as only someone who has walked the walk themselves can do. The clarity and compassion it offers are both rare and welcome.”
--Adyashanti, author of The Impact of Awakening and Emptiness Dancing

By simply picking up this book, you've stumbled onto a path that's been hidden from you--until now. It's the path to enlightenment, and it has been traveled by countless individuals through the ages. But this path is a pathless one, a road that keeps changing as your own journey endlessly unfolds. Wake Up Now is your guide for this incredible journey. It won't tell you how many miles you must travel or whether the path will fork left or right, but it will offer you direct pointers that invite you to awaken now and navigate the obstacles, whether external or internal, that might block your path.

Whether you're new to the path of awakening or an accomplished seeker in search of further guidance, this book will show you that enlightenment is always available, right here and right now--just open your eyes.

About the Author:

Stephan Bodian is the former editor-in-chief of Yoga Journal, author of the bestselling guidebook Meditation for Dummies, and coauthor of Buddhism for Dummies. Founder and director of the School for Awakening, he has studied with some of the great spiritual masters of our age. After a series of deepening awakenings, his life is now devoted to igniting and fostering the flame of truth in others through his counseling, mentoring, teaching, and writing. For more information, visit his website at www.stephanbodian.org.

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