Living the Life That You Are
Finding Wholeness When You Feel Lost, Isolated, and Afraid
By Nic Higham
Loneliness and anxiety are modern epidemics, but at their root is the mistaken belief that we are separate, limited individuals who must seek fulfillment somewhere out there, rather than within ourselves and the life we're already living.
"Living the Life That You Are weaves together psychology, ancient wisdom, and honest personal reflections into a coherent and inspiring whole. If loneliness is the great disease of the modern age, then Nic's heartfelt plea for self-love is much-needed medicine."-Jeff Foster, author of Falling in Love with Where You Are
When you feel isolated and alone, the world can seem like an enormously unfamiliar, confusing, and scary place. You may get caught up in your own thoughts and feelings, and even avoid connecting with others out of fear of being criticized, misunderstood, or uncomfortable-which only leads to more isolation and loneliness. This cycle can be hard to break, but you are not doomed to endure this painful condition of feeling lost and alone. This book can help you find authentic peace, confidence, and connection with all that is, right here and now.
Living the Life That You Are examines the modern-day dilemma of loneliness, revealing that its root cause is the belief that we're all separate individuals bound by personal limitations. We feel disconnected and incomplete, assuming that life's fullness exists somewhere out there, and that we must be, do, or have more for lasting fulfillment. But the truth is, despite our limited appearance, we are actually boundless. There is no divide between our internal and external worlds. This is the ancient philosophy of non-duality-we are the wholeness we are seeking.
The life that you are is all that is right now: every texture, flavor, fragrance, sight, and sound in their abundance. Using radical mindfulness-a combination of mindfulness and non-dual self-inquiry-this book will guide you toward awakening to the transformative truth and love that is your foundational being. By learning to observe, acknowledge, and question your experience without censorship or prejudice, your sense of being lost and alone will give way to an enriching and comforting state of communion with all.
Nic Higham is certified in a number of psychotherapeutic approaches including person centered counseling, group analysis, neurolinguistic therapy, and self inquiry. He has over ten years of experience working for the National Health Service (NHS) in mental health inpatient care and a therapeutic community. Higham comanages a renowned mental health service improvement scheme, run by a social justice charity whose work aims to improve the lives and autonomy of the most marginalized social groups in the UK. He has been actively involved in communicating the message of non-duality through organizing seminars, producing popular podcasts, blogging, social networking, and other multimedia activities. Higham is a mindfulness tutor at a mental health recovery college where he teaches people with emotional and mental problems, as well as healthcare professionals. He lives in Leicestershire, UK.
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30 Aug 2018
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