On the Journey of Life, Do You Sometimes Wish You Had a Map? You now hold such a map in your hands-a guide through the twelve gateways of personal growth to the summit of your potential.
Dan Millman makes your ascent accessible by bringing enlightenment down to earth-applying spiritual wisdom to the practical realities of everyday life. Explore the challenges and mysteries of body, mind, and emotions. Discover a new approach to success.
Change confusion into clarity and knowledge into action. It begins as you turn the first page and enter… 1. Discover Your Worth 2. Reclaim Your Will 3. Energize Your Body 4. Manage Your Money 5. Tame Your Mind 6. Trust Your Intuition 7. Accept Your Emotions 8. Face Your Fears 9. Illuminate Your Shadow 10. Embrace Your Sexuality 11. Awaken Your Heart 12. Serve Your World The Time is Now. The Road is Open. Your Destiny Awaits.
Best Self-Help Book by Mark D. Worthen, Charlotte, NC, USA
I enjoyed reading Dan Millman’s The Way of the Peaceful Warrior but after I finished it I soon found myself feeling disappointed, as I have after reading Carlos Casteneda, because the concepts and practices of the protagonists seem so removed from everyday life. Fortunately, I read Dan Millman’s website…where he talks about this very phenomenon and gives candid advice on which of his books to read dependening on one’s interest. Everyday Enlightenment was clearly the book for me. In this text Millman emphasizes the importance of seeking enlightenment in our everyday lives and the false promises associated with devotion to the latest guru or fad belief system. I find the concepts and wisdom in this book to be quite consistent with my religious and moral beliefs and I suspect this will be true for most readers.
Everyday Enlightenment – a Pathway for the Strong-Hearted by J. Allen (San Fran)
The challenge shown here is to LIVE LIFE with an every-day, moment-to-moment awareness of one’s own actions; to act with a fearless, one step in front of the other awareness, a consciousness of being.
If you are UNAFRAID to confront your fears, to peer into those dark places that keep you in the shadows — here’s a guidebook for enLIGHTenment to help you on your way.
Thanks Dan — I’ve heard you speak in San Francisco & Sacramento and I continue to read and LIVE your teachings daily — Namaste
Treasure Trove of info. for everyday enlightenment by Jason Nelson Kansas City, MO USA
This guidebook by Dan Millman has useful and wise information for everyone. This book is not your typical trite self-help book that’s been rehashed 1000 times.
Dan Millman has done extensive training in meditative disciplines, mystical practices, and other endeavors in the search for enlightenment. While he found these practices to be highly inspirational and wise, he also realized that these practices didn’t do any good if you couldn’t perform your everyday tasks in an enlightened manner. Thus-Everyday Enlightenment.
The book offers 12 practical and well thought-out-of areas or gateways to pass through for optimal growth as a person emotionally, physically and spiritually. Some of the gateways are: self-worth, money, health, emotions, taming the mind, trusting your intuition, sexuality, love, and serving others. As you apply the suggestions in each chapter you’ll find yourself becoming more successful with that particular gateway. When you combine all the insights and wisdom you’ve learned from the gateways you can’t help but live in a more satisfied way.
Dan makes it clear that none of us are ever going to perfect these gateways. They serve as signs and guides to lead us on the path of continual improvement. After all, enlightenment is what you do in the moment. In other words, it’s the moment-to-moment awareness and actions that we bring to the present that make us enlightened. No one is ever completely enlightened-they just act more enlightened than others in their day-to-day affairs.
I found many of the anecdotes in the book to be inspirational. Especially inspirational was the chapter about serving others. There are many wonderful stories of people doing extraordinary acts of kindness to help others. If you don’t find these moving you might want to get your pulse checked.
The wonderful thing about this book is that Dan writes in a clear fashion that is highly accessible to anyone. He also offers practical examples that aren’t just fancy esoteric abstractions. Another thing of importance is that the information in this book doesn’t depend on your personal beliefs, sexuality, religion or anything similar. The information rises above factional differences to a unified place that works for all humanity. However, you have to have the effort and willpower to apply the lessons taught.
What makes Dan’s writing so impressive is that from these common bonds of enlightenment that apply to all of humanity he elaborates on them in a way that has personal meaning. He doesn’t preach to people but accepts them as they are and shows them a path to take. He realizes that everyone’s path is a little different but at the same time it’s the same as well…The paradox of enlightenment. Read this book for yourself and start applying the techniques and lessons contained therein. This will open up a move vivid picture of reality that creates happiness, enlightenment, and awakening.
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