I wrote this book for everyone who is still actively employed in order to earn an income and who may be asking himself,‘is there a way to do it better?’ It is also intended for those who have retired from their primary occupation and are asking themselves, ‘what now’? It may be difficult to pause during our working lives for a quiet moment in the stillness of silence, the now of eternity to reflect upon the greater purpose of our lives, the intrinsic meaning of all life, and even more importantly to quietly, patiently and with absolute faith be open to receiving an answer through our intuitive senses.
This book will assist you to chart your course in the contemporary world of unbelievably, sometimes incomprehensibly rapid changes in the structure of all aspects of society. During the last few decades, which have witnessed a growing and increas- ingly wealthy economy; we have too often concentrated almost all of our thinking and acting on aspects of the ‘outer’ world. ‘Know more, do more and have more’ has been our main focus. We now recognize that we are on a dead-end street, something obvious to most everyone, even though many continue in denial. When the pressure from the outer world is increasing more and more and when we can only perform our tasks with extreme will power and extraordinary discipline, we are subtly maneuvering ourselves into a serious personal dilemma, one which will make itself known in due course!
Growth within our inner world has not kept pace. We lack the necessary support in order to withstand the enormous pressures. Energy is depleted and exhaustion becomes our constant companion. We desire recreation as an escape, but it offers fleeting relief at best. Burn out, depression, psycho- logical illnesses and a growing consumption of prescription and street drugs soon follow. I would like to help you to create an enthusiasm for your inner growth. This book will recommend simple attitudes and some practices which follow from them, practices which will facilitate your growth towards a quieter, more relaxed and openly receptive inner state, which will in turn seamlessly and perhaps surprisingly lead towards a more effortlessly productive life. I have personally tried every suggestion which I will make, during my consider- able time as a CEO in several organizations. They worked unbelievably well, better than I could ever have imagined! It is hard to imagine the magnitude of the improvements in your life until you actually make the initial effort to begin — and experience!
Once the direction of your inner growth is aligned with Universal Forces you will experience a resonance with those activities in the outer world with which you are meant to be in alignment, fostering successes which leave you fully satisfied. As you begin to feel the effects of ageing this book will help you to safely climb the stairs of life instead of stumbling up them, only to eventually collapse in despair. Ideally the preparation for this change will begin in the middle of your life. For all younger people, please don’t hesitate, begin now, don’t wait until you are in your midlife crisis. For those of us who are older, it’s never too late! We learn from those who have had ‘near death experiences’ that we will experience enlightenment when we die. Don’t wait until you die, begin to experience it now! Everyone you encounter will notice the change in you. They will sense that you are on a path of exploration leading to inner peace.
Whatever the reason for any previous inner suffering, it will diminish. You will be rewarded with serenity, cheerfulness, gladness, humour, compassion and joyfulness. You will gain energy and the powerful guidance to master all situations in your life, which will become ones of awareness and mindfulness as you fully live each and every moment. I sincerely hope that you will pursue the integrated, holistic personal develop- ment that this book clearly and gently promotes. It may be as important as a question of the survival of your sanity in this hectic world of Ego-centric attitudes. The first step is to understand and accept your crisis as both a chal- lenge and as a catalyst for change.
It is my sincere desire that my personal revelations contained within this book will unleash their intended effect and inspire you to the experience of a new momentum in your life!