Saturday, March 15, 2008
Book Review - Journey Into Now
I spend a lot of time reading books about spirituality, higher consciousness and healing. There are tons of them. Most are crap, some are mediocre and a few are superb. Usually I can find in any of them a gem or tidbit of truth to add to my bag of spiritual healing. However, on occasion, I’ll come across a book written by an author who REALLY knows what he’s talking about. One of those books that gets you nodding your head as you read and Mmm-Hmmming from page to page.
Journey Into Now by Leonard Jacobsen is one of those books. The Amazon book review is right on – here it is:
Product Description - With perfect precision, the author guides the reader along a path of awakening which leads to liberation from the pain and limitations of the past into the joyful and unlimited world of Now. This book reveals, in the simplest way, how to still the mind and become fully present and awake in the truth of life. Perhaps the most important aspect of this book is the author's unique insight into the nature of the mind and ego. He describes in detail how the ego's resistance to Presence is the primary obstacle to awakening and how we can overcome that resistance in a simple and effective way. Each page of this book reveals a part of the mystery. There are hidden keys to awakening on every page. It is like a road map home.
About the Author - Leonard Jacobson is a modern mystic and spiritual teacher who is deeply committed to guiding and supporting others in their journey towards wholeness. He has been running workshops and seminars for the past 20 years throughout the U.S., Europe and Australia. He is the founder of the Conscious Living Foundation and in 2005 he was awarded the Peace Prize by Religious Science International.
One of the things I really like about Jacobsen’s book is the elegance of his prose. So many self-help books are crammed full of technical explanations and use words understood only by Ph.Ds. and their sesquipedalian authors. I’ve always heard that Truth is beautiful and simple – and that’s how this book reads.
I’m not suggesting that the path to spirituallity is simple or that following Jacobsen's lessons and recommendations will be easy for anyone (he explains in the book why this is). But if you want a beautiful roadmap home, this book is easy to read and understand and, more importantly, I think Jacobsen is dead on correct with everything he says. I love this book.