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The Book of Not Knowing: Exploring the True Nature of Self, Mind, and Consciousness

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Over decades of martial arts and meditation practice, Peter Ralston discovered a curious and paradoxical fact: that true awareness arises from a state of not-knowing. Even the most sincere investigation of self and spirit, he says, is often sabotaged by our tendency to grab too quickly for answers and ideas as we retreat to the safety of the known. This "Hitchhiker’s Guide to Awareness" provides helpful guideposts along an experiential journey for those Western minds predisposed to wandering off to old habits, cherished presumptions, and a stubbornly solid sense of self. With ease and clarity Ralston teaches readers how to become aware of the background patterns that they are usually too busy, stressed, or distracted to notice. The Book of Not Knowing points out the ways people get stuck in their lives and offers readers a way to make fresh choices about every aspect of their lives, from a place of awareness instead of autopilot.

Synopsis:

A martial artist and author of Zen Body-Being explains how to master self-awareness through the practice of becoming comfortable with not knowing and breaking free from old habits, cherished presumptions, and a stubbornly solid sense of self. Original.

Synopsis:

In 1975, Peter Ralston founded Cheng Hsin, a dogma-free approach to using direct experience in body/mind training, and two years later opened The Cheng Hsin School of Internal Martial Arts and Center for Ontological Research in Oakland, California. The first non-Asian ever to win the World Championship full-contact martial arts tournament, Ralston is author of Zen Body-Being, Cheng Hsin: Principles of Effortless Power, and other books.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781583942970
Publisher:
North Atlantic Books
Subject:
Body, Mind & Spirit : Inspiration & Personal Growth
Author:
Ralston, Peter
Subject:
Self-Help : Personal Growth - General
Subject:
Philosophy : Zen
Subject:
Inspiration & Personal Growth
Subject:
Personal Growth - General
Subject:
Zen
Subject:
Personal Transformation
Subject:
Consciousness
Subject:
Self-consciousness (Awareness)
Subject:
Metaphysics-General
Subject:
Psychology-Mind and Consciousness
Subject:
Religion Western-Inspirational
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
August 2010
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
600

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"Synopsis" by , A martial artist and author of Zen Body-Being explains how to master self-awareness through the practice of becoming comfortable with not knowing and breaking free from old habits, cherished presumptions, and a stubbornly solid sense of self. Original.
"Synopsis" by , In 1975, Peter Ralston founded Cheng Hsin, a dogma-free approach to using direct experience in body/mind training, and two years later opened The Cheng Hsin School of Internal Martial Arts and Center for Ontological Research in Oakland, California. The first non-Asian ever to win the World Championship full-contact martial arts tournament, Ralston is author of Zen Body-Being, Cheng Hsin: Principles of Effortless Power, and other books.
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