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Radically Condensed Instructions for Being Just as You Are

Radically Condensed Instructions for Being Just as You Are [Kindle Edition]

J Jennifer Matthews
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"Radically Condensed Instructions for Being Just as You Are" is perfect for anyone who is curious about nonduality's impact on life as it is lived every day. How can a clear understanding of nondual philosophy change how we experience our lives?

"Radically Condensed Instructions" helps us use Nonduality's basic theory - that nothing truly exists outside of the 'here and now' - to radically deepen our practice of present-moment awareness or "being here, now!" When we truly understand that open and clear Awareness is really all there is, we can make an uncompromising commitment to the present moment without the distractions of distorted thinking, artificial comparisons and impossible ideals.

About the Author

J Jennifer Matthews studied philosophy and theology at the University of Louvain, Belgium, and the Episcopal Divinity School, Cambridge. She works as a counselor and meditation instructor in Boston.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 49 KB
  • Print Length: 74 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1456312030
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  • Language: English
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
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J Jennifer Matthews works as a counselor in the patched and fraying tapestry of homeless services in Boston, United States. She has worked in hospitals, drop-in centers and homeless shelters. The clients known to these baroque establishments are some of the most courageous and inspiring people she has met.

Driven by the philosopher's desire to say something "wise" and the healer's desperation to help, J Jennifer undertook an encyclopedic study of self-help, psychology, and the wisdom traditions. She got calmer, got happier and started to notice a trend: it all seemed to point to the existence of a mysterious "dimension" of experience which can be accessed simply by resting in the present moment. This "mysterious dimension" is the simplicity and beauty of life, which has become foreign to us because we ignore it in fixated pursuit of pleasant times in the future or past, outrageous fantasies and competitive identities.

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5.0 out of 5 stars A Gem 7 Feb 2013
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Somewhere between labouring with Nisargadatta's great work and Tony Parsons in-your-face uncompromising non-duality, I found this. In my opinion it is more than it seems and well worth taking the time to read. Thoughtful, understated but capable of stating in simple terms what others say in mighty tomes. I really recommend this.
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2.0 out of 5 stars A Let Down... 11 Sep 2012
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Even though it was only 77p, it was still a let down. Considering it's 'radically condensed', I found it rather unnecesserily wordy throughout. I'd rather have spent a little more money on something better. Some people might like it, but unfortunately, personally I found it to be a waste of time and a waste of 77p.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A work of genius - dont miss it 23 Mar 2013
This is a work of genius.
Ms Matthews sums up profound insights in a light and lucid style.
BUT beware - the insights are deceptively set out and easily missed.
I have read dozens of these books and this is one of the very very best.
Read it several times over to get the full flavour.
It's quick, it's light but it is also profound.
The sections on awakening as a lifestyle choice are inspired. The survey of Western philosophical themes is helpful and makes a nice change to all the Eastern stuff we are used to...... the reluctance to accept any 'container' of experience whether the self, or concepts like consciousness and awareness beyong their useful limits is also very helpful.
You are experience. It's all your getting, so take the choice and get on with it!
Buy this book. Keep it. Read it. If you don't take to it straight away, keep it for a bit longer and come back to it after you have wasted your time with 20 other books.
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