A Better Book

Shot From Bed. First Thing I Saw This Morning.

Shot From Bed. First Thing I Saw This Morning.

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July 24, 2016 11:13 AM

Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.

— Antoine de Saint Exupéry

The other day, I came across this article on Lifehacker and the first question (for a new protege to ask a mentor) was “What do you wish you’d known about the field before starting in it?”

Contemplating the question, and contemplating the purpose of my book-in-progress, I massaged the question into this:

Knowing what you know now, what advice would you give an absolute beginner to get them to your level of spiritual development?

In other words, If I had to do it all over again…

This was one of those, Ah ha! moments. The book is too complicated. Too much. I was trying to share everything, and in doing so, was diluting the core purpose: What someone absolutely needs in order to get to where I am now.

I’m chopping out a lot.

This might seem like a set-back, but in the end it’s a wash time-wise. I don’t have to write as much.

And it’ll be a better book.

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7 thoughts on “A Better Book

    • It does. The plan isn’t to sell twice the books, but to help the reader stay focused and on topic.

      You know better than anyone that I have lots of ideas, but what I did (for each Aspect) is to make a list of all those ideas and pick the one that really defined it. The feature which changes us (Mystic: The Divine is recognized; Witness: The impersonal and personal unite; …). The possible second book—if there’s enough interest—will go into “How to live this way” (ie: Living with the 9 Aspects of Being) which is where a lot of those other ideas can be fleshed out and shared.

  1. Your photos are beautifull and in any case how can you tell someone how to start. The important thing is that you have to pass through a the veil of truth into the dark soul period, Most people resist taking this journey because it is too difficult, it is about accepting to know the truth about youself, It is realizing that every thing you believed you were was just a story that you lie to yourself about yourself. Once you have passed this difficult period it is only the beginning of the spirituel path for those who wish to continue,but it’s up to you because you already feel so much lighter in your existence. The problem is that when you have got this far you want to share it with others because it is so wonderful; The problem is you can’t they think you are strange , and if you remember what you went through to get to this stage you realize that you can do nothing about it. It takes courage and determination to take this journey but it is worth it because you see things as they are.

  2. Hello everyone! Well the Saint Exupery quote is also a perfect definition that applies to mixing, music mixing; that is an art in itself and very few people seem to be able to get over the wall; most work with sound instead of working with silence; one has to look for silence in the mix so that any one sound can find the space to live and breathe, so you are working looking for the empty and not the full. Once you have achieved a great mix, that emptiness will give you the fullest sound you’ve ever heard. And the ASE quote above sums it up beautifully. Have a great day!

  3. Maybe another factor to consider is your audience. As I was learning and making choices about how I wanted to express my spirituality, I saw there were 2 paths, one expressing spirit and living on “the mountain,” and another expressing spirit and living “in town.” Each lifestyle (spiritstyle…..just made that up) requires different strengths and skills, and also brings different adventures/lessons along the way.

    I chose to live in town, learn a profession, have a family, start a business, etc…
    I have learned to hide in plain sight spiritually. I just go about my life and I’ve learned She will shine through me and touch others whether I smile or have a conversation, in the times I’m able to move “me” aside. But I still struggle with how to live knowing I AM and then dealing with my ex-husband, or seeing someone be mean to their kid or their dog, or the sadness that comes up seeing the pain others endure, or just dealing with my own personal shortcomings. Some people are just starting out, but there’s also a lot of people a ways up the road thinking, “okay I know how SHE works, now how do I live HER?”

    • The book isn’t just for people starting out, but anyone on the path who feels they are either ready for more, or that they are missing something. I’m still going to cover the 9 Aspects, it is just I’m not going to cover (in this book) all the stuff about them (how I came into them, how I learned to live with them, how one led to another, …). This book will be much more focused and on point—less about me and more about the Aspects.

  4. Hi Wayne,

    You know, it would be nice if the roundmap to higher consciousness was intuitatively available to the average jane or joe. Instead, we have to stand on our heads, or twist ourselves into pretzels, or starve ourselves, or empty our minds for hours at a time for years in succession, to squeeze out an ounce of self realization.

    Another turbulence in the self-realization airspace is the karmic effect of past lives that we are so imperfectly denied knowledge of. Knowing our past lives would confirm our souls’ immortality and would help us reconcile problems we have in this life. Michael Newton’s ‘Journey of Souls’ confirms this.

    In addition to this, we are hindered by inorganic mind parisites that negatively interfer with our thoughts and emotions all the time. These are described as ‘flyers’ in one of Carlos Castaneda’s later books.

    Also, all the nonsense we have to deal with in today’s atheistic society, such as social programming and advertising and a dogmatic education + religious establishment and corrupt political system, makes the situation that much worse.

    So although the he/she creator loves us and wants the best for us, our path to higher consciousness is littered with obstacles that can make one weep. It would be much better if it were much easier.

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