Monday, January 31, 2005

Falling Awake

I've had this book for quite sometime now, but, as is the case with many of the books on my bookshelves, timing is everything.

I grabbed it off the shelf as I work to prepare for the "Unconvention," an unconventional workshop my friend Gail and I are hosting on Wednesday, and I was reminded of the insight, vision, and beauty this book inspires.

The book is an exercise book - meaning you have to participate, not just observe to get the most out of it. But it's also a beautiful picture book, so there are many ways to be inspired.

Here's an excerpt from page 2:

The simple experience of waking up from sleep is natural and easy. It requires no effort, struggle, or will power.

This book invites you to "fall awake" with similar ease. First, you can fall awake to a full awareness of what you really want in all areas of your life. You can invent new possibilities and unleash inspiring passions. You can fall awake to all the amazing details that make up the life of your dreams.

Second, you can fall awake to what you already know. You can recognize all of your achievements and acknowledge how accomplished you've become. You can tap into your natural brilliance. You can become more fully aware of your ability to make things happen and to turn your visions into realities.

And third, you are invited to appreciate more fully how wonderful your life is right now. Even while wanting more and recognizing that some things could be different, you can celebrate all of the wonderful and abundant attributes of your current life.

By reading, writing, discovering, and taking actions, you can fall awake and create the life of your dreams.

What a wonderful idea. Check out the book by Dave Ellis or check out his website at Let's all work together to raise the quality of our lives - immediately, dramatically, and permanently, as Dave promises. We're not cut out to sustain these dramatic changes on our own - anyone up for a discussion, even online here, to raise the level of our lives? I'm in!


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