Living Deeply: The Art and Science of Transformation
Key Messages from the Book
Transformation is an ongoing, natural process that is available to everyone in each moment.
Life teaches us what we need to know – the opportunities to learn suffuse each day if we are paying attention. Both painful and joyful experiences can be transformative.
Dramatic and lasting change for the better springs from radically shifting your perspective of who you are. This most essential change, the one from which all other changes arise, is a shift in how you view the world and your perception of what is possible.
Transforming your consciousness may be the most important thing you can do for yourself and the world.
Deciding where to direct your attention and intention has a profound impact on how you relate to yourself, others, the earth, and all living beings.
Transformation is a practice and must be lived in your daily life to be sustainable and meaningful -- transformation is about how we LIVE our everyday lives, how we behave in the world.
The more we become aware, awake, or “conscious,” – the more our life becomes a practice, and everything we do is a practice.We need to practice and expand our capacity for love, compassion and generosity.
Intention matters - transformation is something we choose, nurture and cultivate into being.
Transformation brings with it an understanding of unity and entails the shift from “I to We” --You begin to live from a place and understanding that will benefit all.
Transformation brings about the realization that everything is sacred and we begin to quite naturally orient ourselves toward protecting and preserving all life.
Common and enduring principles can be found in all wisdom traditions and religions – there is a universal set of truths and values common to all peoples and cultures.