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Do Nothing!: Stop Looking, Start Living: 1 [Paperback]

Mr Damian Mark Smyth , Mr Jack Pransky
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18 May 2012
The state of humanity is down to the state of its thinking. It is the misunderstanding of the ‘function’ of individual thought systems that causes the problems, pain and suffering in the world. This ‘reactive’ thinking interferes with the flow of creative intelligence. When busy thinking subsides, new thought is available, and with it, innovation and resilience. The ‘trick,’ is simply to see how the ‘trick is done’. That’s it, no more. No processes, just an understanding. I point towards this understanding of the ‘human operating system’, which turns cause and effect, completely inside-out. The very softest thing of all can ride like a galloping horse through the hardest of things. Like water, like water penetrating rock. And so the invisible enters in. That is why I know it is wise to act by DOING NOTHING. And how few, how very few understand this! - Tao Te Ching What if you were able to live a happy life, effortlessly... right now!? What if you discovered the secret that has been talked about by mystics throughout the ages, that was not only incredibly simple but was also accessible to you without doing a thing? What if every area of your life could be improved with one realisation, one thought, one simple understanding? Damian Mark Smyth is a teacher of this understanding and he takes you through some common misconceptions about how we create our own realities to help you realise that humanity has, for the most part, been looking in the wrong direction. The ‘outside-in’ world of fame and money is not the way to be fulfilled - just look at the amount of rich and famous people in rehab and therapy. His approach is more in tune with who you really are. From relationships to money, the business environment, parenting to sport and even addiction, Damian will show you where the secret lies and how you too can access it, without doing anything. Here is what readers are saying about ‘DO NOTHING!’: I can’t believe how powerful this book is! “I’m impressed with this book. Read DO NOTHING! The wonders of the internal universe await.” Jack Pransky Ph.D (Author of ‘Somebody Should Have Told Us!’) This book is amazing! This is not the kind of book that teaches you, it is a book that TOUCHES you... I am now a big step closer to loving life. DO NOTHING! goes straight to your heart, it is a piece of music as much as a written text. It is very, very CONTAGIOUS!!! There is a happiness virus somewhere in the text! You open the book & have no choice but to get infected by it DO NOTHING’S chapter on money is one of the more useful things I’ve read in my life. Without this book, my life would be very different right now (and not in a good way!). DO NOTHING! is the missing link! Ever had trouble with stress, depression, anxiety, doubt or fear? This book will revolutionise the way you live. I just wish I’d read it earlier!! This is what the author, Damian Mark Smyth says himself about the Principles outlined within the pages of ‘DO NOTHING!’: “There are three formless facts that create our reality from moment to moment. Like gravity, they exist whether we believe them or not. With them, not only do we create our world through our thoughts, but we also create our world ‘of thought’. Merely by having an understanding of how they work allows us freedom from worry, stress and fear and opens us up to the infinite potential of the universe through creativity, compassion and love. And the way to access this inner source of wisdom is to DO NOTHING! Because we already have it. As the saying goes: “You are already enlightened, you just don’t know it yet...”

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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: 3P Publishing (18 May 2012)
  • ISBN-10: 0957214502
  • ISBN-13: 978-0957214507
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 14.8 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 98,506 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Damian Mark Smyth is a teacher and trainer of the Three Principles. He lives in the Cotswolds, England with his partner, Victoria Groom and their dog, Wellington. He came across the Principles in 2010 and became a dedicated student immediately, studying with the leading practitioners in the field. His company, 3P Training is the result of this effort and he has been training in the corporate arena since early 2011 with large corporates, SME’s and on a one-to-one basis. Damian spent 17 years in the media industry in senior roles for big titles, brands and agencies (including: loaded, Saatchi & Saatchi, Trinity Mirror) but found his new calling in training and development.

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A pleasure to read 29 May 2012
By Robert
Format:Paperback
A very enjoyable read, full of stories and anecdotes that give a taste of how the Principles are at work in the different areas of our lives. This is one book I would be confident in giving to someone who is interested in experiencing a better quality of life, but had not yet been exposed to the principles.

Damian's writing style is easy to follow, and his understanding of the Principles shows through. He respectfully honours the teachers that came before him, by referencing and pointing towards their great works.

This book will fit in nicely with your other Principles based material.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best books on the Principles! 12 Feb 2013
By Sloop
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I've been interested in the 3 principles for the past year. At first it was the intellectual 'getting it' where as now I feel I'm 'living it' and feel amazing for it. I got this book mainly as I saw Jack Pransky had written the forward. Jacks book 'Somebody Should have Told Us' really accelerated my understanding of the principles, I felt it was written in an easier to understand way than say Syd Banks works. 'Do Nothing' has taken this even further and it written as if one of my mates was explaining things to me. So rather than grappling with understanding Damian storytelling has helped me come up with new insights and deepen my overall knowledge with minimum effort from me (if you enjoy something its easy, right). My take on the principles is why complicate something that is very simple & I'm glad Damians is the same. I'll now head back to Syds works and enjoy the insights I gain from them with my greater level of understanding..Thanks Damian.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One Man's Journey to Peace of Mind 30 Oct 2012
Format:Paperback
I am a coach and have worked in the leadership mentoring world for many years. I can't remember how many coaching/leadership/self improvement/business books I've read. From Jim Collins to Jim Loehr. I've read them all. And, the more you read, the more you understand that the messages are similar. The fundamental theories are the same and a thread of common sense runs through them all which isn't rocket science.

However, when I came across "Do Nothing", I was intrigued. During my coaching training days, I'd read one book which had hit home. Tim Gallwey's Inner Game of Tennis had one very strong message which was "let it be". And, "Do Nothing" seemed to be on the same track.

This book is a story. It's a story of Damian's journey of discovery. No theories, no models, no rules, just 3 principles which, when you understand them, open up a new world which is easier, happier and more peaceful. It's an easy read but the messages are deep. The author has a way of making simple connections which resonated with me. I've learned more about myself from reading this book than any other.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Do Nothing by Damian Smyth 21 Nov 2012
By Wayne
Format:Paperback
What an inspiring read, `Do nothing' by Mr Smyth was simply brilliant. I felt that I was able to really relate to what he was saying and fully understood the explanation of the 3 principles. I would recommend this book to anyone who is thinking about alternative ways to finding fulfillment. It's simple, interesting and above all fun to read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Clears up what 'Do Nothing' really means 6 Nov 2012
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I am so enjoying reading Mark's book and felt I had to write about it even before I've finished it! It's a really wonderful introduction to The 3 Principles, is easy to read and is already helping me to deepen my understanding.

People often misunderstand what 'do nothing' means regarding the 3P's and it doesn't mean 'sit back and take no action'. o find out what it really means, you must read this book as Mark clearly explains about the nature of thought and I love that.

I highly recommend this to understand more about how your mind, consciousness and thought are inextricably linked and their role in your creating your own experiences.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A perfect way to live 1 Nov 2012
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As someone who has travelled a similar road at a similar time, this book really resonated for me. It's simply but insightfully written and I loved that each chapter looked at different areas of life, parenting, relationships and so on, according to D's stories, wisdom and also the stories of a number of other eminent figures in the three principles. What I loved most is that every chapter consistently points to a simpler way of living, like the facets of a diamond making up the beautiful whole. It's light and easy to read too. If you'd like to see life slightly differently then I highly recommend it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars DO SOMETHING: READ THIS BOOK! 30 May 2012
Format:Paperback
In a nutshell the message of the book is WE LIVE INSIDE OUT.

OK,you've heard about this before, righ? BUT...

This is not the kind of book that teaches you (rules, concepts, steps), it is a book that TOUCHES you.
It is not the kind of book that explains to you what peace of mind or freedom from outside circumstances look like with graphics and equations and a lot of long words (and words in italics too), instead of that, the author seems to have hidden a happiness virus somewhere in the text (in the white spaces I believe...) and once you open the book you have no choice but to get infected with it (CAUTION: it is very, very CONTAGIOUS!!!)

I mean, there's some misterious quality in DO NOTHING! that makes you aware of many things you probably forgot. Things that you may know at a intelectual level, but (as you probably have noticed by now)life is not an intelectual matter and that's where this book is so practical (besides charming and well written and with a lot of wonderful real life example and quotes from great people like Jack Pransky, George Pransky, Roger Mills... to name a few)DO NOTHING goes straight to your heart (ishin denshin as they would say in Zen), it is a piece of music as much as a written text.

Enjoy it! And keep the peace-happiness-whatever virus ALIVE. Be contagious!
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5.0 out of 5 stars great stuff
Obvious well stated, but very powerful when I put it into action. My new "life" zone is a great place to be.
Published 21 days ago by Mike Willsher
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book!
This is a fantastic book! I really enjoyed reading it. It has been very useful and helpful for so many different situations recently. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Rachael Naylor
5.0 out of 5 stars An Introduction to the Three Principles
Thought provoking indeed well written inspiring and engaging with the stories included. The Three Principles are a positive philosophy to adopt that enable you to be your true... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Alkiye Erel
5.0 out of 5 stars Do nothing
Fascinated by the title I thought this must be worth a read, how right I was! Damian offers a completely different and interesting approach to stressful situations. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Las
5.0 out of 5 stars Do nothing
DO NOTHING is an excellent book. When you read this you first might be unsure about the whole thing. Surely it can't be that simple. Keep reading and its well worth it.
Published 8 months ago by RichardPeavoy
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant book
This is a great book for anyone who wants a deeper understanding of the three principles or even people that don't have any knowledge currently of the three principles. Read more
Published 9 months ago by DemoDog
1.0 out of 5 stars sorry not good
The editing is rather poor and it just doesn't come together. There are no practical points on how to "do nothing". Old message repackaged badly.
Published 9 months ago by Doreen Cooke
4.0 out of 5 stars Do Nothing
Very easy to read with plenty of real life examples. If you want a practical guide for everyday situations, then you won't be disappointed.
Published 9 months ago by Kharkett
5.0 out of 5 stars A Breath of Fresh Air
Damian's first book about "The 3 Principles" is an absolute breath of fresh air as it explains the secret of life in a ridiculously easy-to-understand way. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Mr. B. Hill
5.0 out of 5 stars A Breath of Fresh Air
Damian's first book about "The 3 Principles" is an absolute breath of fresh air as it explains the secret of life in a ridiculously easy-to-understand way. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Mr. B. Hill
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