QUEST

Living an Enlightened Life in the Mundane World

 

 Insight - Paradigms - Practice - Personal Experience. 

In a compelling mix of short stories, scientific facts, ancient wisdom, and new age thinking this book takes us on a journey that answers one of life’s most perplexing questions. 

 

How to live an empowered, mindful, even enlightened life when faced with the day to day challenges, conflicts and mundane experiences that occupy most of our time. 

 

Available at your local bookstore, on Amazon, or at Barnes and Noble  
 

Quest

Our lives are full of the essential details of day-to-day living. Do the laundry. Find socks that match. Sweep the floor. Our Quest is to realize that enlightenment need not be found in some distant dark cave or Himalayan mountain top.  The offering of enlightenment resides right here at home in the most mundane details of our lives.  

 

Details can be bothersome and distracting from the enlightened life we long to inhabit. “Just let me get through cleaning the bathroom. Then I can do my yoga and center myself so I can be more mindful.”

 

But consider that the details of life are the essential manifestations that enhance our Great Quest and direct us on our path.

 

The universe gives us the small things that guide us through our human experience. Our day to day life in the mundane world, and a conscious pursuit, is all we need for our successful journey towards enlightenment.

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Steve Stroud

physician - author - teacher

Quest

Living an Enlightened Life in the Mundane World

A book by Steve Stroud

 

Insight  |  Paradigms |  Practice  |  Personal Experience

In a compelling mix of short stories, scientific facts, ancient wisdom, and new age thinking this book takes us on a journey that answers one of life’s most perplexing questions. 

 

How to live an empowered, mindful, even enlightened life when faced with the day to day challenges, conflicts and mundane experiences that occupy most of our time. 
 

Also available at your local book store and Barnes and Noble.

Table of Contents

 

Introduction / Foreword

 

Part One: The Great Quest

 

- Quest

- Awaken

- The Body-Mind Connection

- Belief Systems

 

Part Two: The Three Inquiries

 

- Creating Our Own Reality

- Allowing an Experience to be Valid and Useful

- Going Beyond Creating Our Own Reality

 

Part Three: Moving from Reaction to Response

 

- The Transformational Moment

- Energy Follows Consciousness

- Taking Inventory

- Consciousness Travels an Evolutionary Arc

 

Part Four: True Needs

 

- The Gift of Being Wrong

- Needs versus Demands

- Going Beyond Getting Over It

 

Part Five: Mundane Life as An Enlightened Adventure

 

- Thinkers, Feelers, and Doers

- Elevator

- A Premonition

- Push – Pull – Stop – Neutral

- Coconut

- Inspiration: The Breath of Life

- Withholding Love

- Karma

- The Buster Life

- How Do I Wish to Live This Moment?

 

Conclusion / Afterword

 

- This is Who I Get to Be

Review

 

 

"Nothing tastes sweeter than the fruits of an examined life. That’s exactly what Steve Stroud offers us in these pages. Despite his impressive professional credentials, his voice remains humble. He includes just enough of his own story to keep his guidance grounded in human reality. From that solid launching pad, he soars from body, to mind, and to spirit, weaving them together as they should be woven, each one mirroring the other two. In the end, what he shares feels very close to the kind of advice our guardian angels offer us fifteen minutes before we are born. This is a step-by-step guidebook about how to live well and come to the end of the trail with the feeling that your life actually meant something."

  – Steven Forrest, author of The Inner Sky

Also available at your local book store and Barnes and Noble.

Steve Stroud

physician - author - teacher

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