New Book: The Art of Falling Back Upon Oneself and The Yoga of Lies

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"We live on the margins of our power, we are very conscious these days of body building and fitness, but relatively little attention is paid the other parts of our make up,"asserts author Ken Reed. "Lies we tell ourselves leak off our power capital to the point we never store enough synchronized personal power of body, mind and spirit to realize our full potential as humans."

"To observe the lies we live, then, is the practice of the Yoga of Lies."

Author Ken Reed reveals how the lies people tell themselves dilutes one's personal power and keeps their lives out-of-sync in his new book: The Art of Falling Back Upon Oneself and the Yoga of Lies, Published by WGI.

What sets this book apart from other self-help, self-awareness books is the author’s keen and frank observation of the lies humans tell themselves and how the conflict it produces robs human potential. A compelling account of one man's spiritual exploration and discovery of personal power and how through self-observation one can recognize the ways humans limit that potential constantly moment to moment. He suggests that this power is available to all but it is unconsciously inhibited through obscuring mechanisms that derail the very pursuit of wholeness and a fulfilling and joyous life. The Art of Falling Back Upon Oneself and the Yoga of Lies is about self-reliance and discovery of a full and dynamic potential through simple watchfulness of these mechanisms that fragment life. He brings a deep and abiding conviction of spiritual truth into practical terms as a guide for gaining perspective, and learning to trust one's intuitive intelligence in overcoming the obstacles and distractions which humans face thus repressing the flow of a full and meaningful life.

In the world of spiritual pursuit, self-awareness, and personal growth work, Reed says the key to his discovery is something more fundamental which is exploring the difference between a desire for liberation from the emotion of anxieties that plague humans moment to moment and developing a disposition for liberation for allowing the emergence of true self to flow with surrender to an intuitive trust that all is okay. After sitting at the feet of yoga masters, meditation teachers and participating in a range of human potential workshops and retreats for many years, it took more than 40 years for the author to gather his notes on self-realization to write this second book. To do it, he had to depart from a monastic life to put the teachings to the test through a range of life experience.

About the author: Ken Reed, filmmaker, war-zone journalist, explorer, spiritual seeker, world-traveler, developer of digital education systems, community revitalization leader, competitive distance runner and successful family man draws on a lifetime of rich experience not as a scholar but as an adventurer, a man searching for meaning and willing to taunt life by living on the edge to share his conclusions here in this, his second book.

“…a real treasure of practical wisdom and valuable nuggets of golden words”                                
Samuel Avital, Author, Body Speak, Instructor, Le Centre du Silence

“Great book…down to earth inspirational, nuts and bolts how to do it, welcoming the divine power of self”
Don Hayes, Director, Sea Earth Society

Book available: Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Falling-Back-Upon-Oneself-Yoga/dp/0914794019

For review copies or to book an author event contact: events(at)wisdomgardeninstitute(dot)org.

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