The constant demands of our fast-paced modern lives means we often feel overwhelmed, stressed and under pressure. You Can Find Inner Peace is a simple, easy-to-use guide designed to help you achieve a more balanced way of living.
The book contains 25 specially devised mental, physical and emotional exercises that will help you create a calmer life. The techniques covered are drawn from around the world and include visualization and meditation.
‘It’s over thirty years now since I stepped into a meditation centre in my own search for inner peace. My first experience of meditation was profound. I didn’t really understand the theory, which was presented by a charming teacher. But when, after 45 minutes of explanation, she invited me to meditate, little did I know I would have an ‘insperience’ that would change the course of my life. I was obviously ready, as I was overcome by the most profound and deep sense of inner peace. It was this feeling that ultimately set me on the spiritual path which I still walk on to this day. It is the path on which the self reawakens to the realization of itself as a spiritual being, which is often referred to as ‘the soul’. Once again, this is not exactly an insight that sits at the heart of our academic curriculums!
As I continued to master the art of meditation, the fruits of my efforts were both humbling and sweet. The gradual liberation from fear and the flowering of a peacefulness from deep within was the beginning of a growing awareness of the “inner beauty” of spirit. I have since come to recognize that everyone, whether they are aware of it or not, are essentially seeking three things in all that they do – peace in their hearts, love in their relationships and happiness in their life. However, most of us miss the spiritual paradox of our times – we already have what we seek.
When we experience ourselves as we really are – soul not body, spirit not matter – we become awake to our innate spiritual attributes. Love, happiness and peace never leave us; we leave them when we lose our awareness of our own spiritual identity. These qualities of spirit are the source of all real wealth and true joy, and they are the greatest gifts we can give to each other. The insights and exercises in this book are designed to help you focus your search in the right direction: inwards, to the real, spiritual you; upwards, to reconnect with the source of spirit, a relationship with the One who awaits patiently, lovingly, to guide you home; and finally outwards, to share the rediscovery of your inner peace with the world.
Mike George is a bestselling author of nine books, a management tutor and spiritual coach. In a unique blend of insight, wisdom and humour Mike brings together the three key strands of the 21st century – self-awareness, emotional/spiritual intelligence and continuous ‘unlearning’. For the last 30 years he has been guiding and facilitating the personal development of leaders in companies and communities in over 30 countries. You can visit Mike‘s website www.relax7.com.