Author: Steven Harrison
Publisher: New Age Books
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8178222027
A penetrating and wide-ranging journey through spirituality, meditation technology, and post-modern culture, Getting to Where You Are challenges the very basis of contemporary spirituality and the consumer society that created it. Steven Harrison explores what meditation actually is, and more important, what it is not, and how it got that way.
In a series of interlinked essays filled with humor and insight, he investigates full-contact living, free from doctrine and belief, as the expression of our day-to-day spirituality. In a direct and irreverent style, this one-of-a-kind spirituality book invites us all along for the ride, the twist and turns-and the final collision with life itself.
Harrison is a truth teller.
-Stephen Levine, author, Who Dies?
Harrison shows us a radical approach to wholeness, daring us to try authentic living as our natural spirituality.
-Rabbi Zailman Schachter-Shalomi, Naropa University
A bold and challenging examination of spiritual assumptions that leaves the reader appreciating life itself as the only spiritual journey worthy of its name.
-Catherine Ingram, author, Passionate Presence
PART ONE - Is It Time to Wake Up?
How Did We Get Here?
Getting Through with Getting Through
Is This All There IS?
PART TWO-MEDITATIONS ON MEDITATION
Meditation-What It Is, What it Isn’t, And How It Got That Way
Techniques For Exploring The Mind
Concentration Meditation-The Scarecrow Goes To the Wizard For A Brain
Awareness Meditation-Pay Attention, this Is Important
Devotional Meditation-If I Loved You
Authority and the Search for Security
Breath and Body in Actuality
Actuality Meditation Without Really Trying
PART THREE-WALKING-AROUND MEDITATION AND EVERYDAY LIFE
Our Thoughts Seem To Have A Mind of Their Own
PART FOUR - GETTING HERE FROM THERE
In The End It’s The Beginning
Expressing The Universal in What IS
Actuality, Love, and Happiness