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It's simple but it's not easy
on 20 June 2016
My title reflects Nirmala's statement in his book. As a counselling psychologist with training in Buddhist psychology I am all too aware of the constant struggle people have to be on a journey of awareness. In general I plead with people not to buy hundreds of self-help books or go on 'find yourself warrior weekends' and spend needless amounts of money when the key to working effectively with life's difficulties is simple. Nirmala's 'Living from the Heart' is perfectly written in that it is straightforward, there is no long winded self aggrandisement going on and it is just that... Simple and Effective.
I was completely unprepared for the simplicity and efficacy of this book and it actually does what it's meant to.... Help you help yourself to peaceful living through easy, step-by-step exercises.
The first simple suggestion connected me instantly with energetic space and awareness which can, with these exercises, be done at will.
Imagine a life where we problem solve easily and instantly without needing to repetitively burden others with the same sorts of concerns over and over and try their patience! What if you find yourself being able to create more space, in the relationships that matter to you, because you're not filling up that precious time and space with the same old, same old?
A true indication of the worth of the efficacious application of this book is that it is offered free of charge. When you know you have a method that can help thousands of people lead happier and more harmonious lives, the first idea is 'i could make money from this'. The desire to give without recompense because the sole purpose is to help people is an extremely rare situation. But it is the giving freely that tells me how much the author wants people to find their own way to peace.
After just two days I have benefited enormously from these wonderfully simple exercises.
Thank you Nirmala, thank you.