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Letting Go

The Pathway To Surrender
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David Hawkins' book, "Letting Go," expertly demonstrates the transformational power of surrender. With tremendous knowledge and compassion, he shows how to break free from the exhausting cycle of resistance that confines so many individuals. Hawkins demonstrates that by letting go of our tight grip on expectations and the desire for control, we can be present in the moment and alert. From this expansive posture of acceptance, we open ourselves to feeling inner peace, revitalized connections with others, mastery in our professions, and our highest potential to be constructive change agents in society.

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Lesson 1: The Blind Spot

David Hawkins starts the book with a key aspect of human behavior that tends to go unnoticed frequently. Without jumping the gun too soon, let's ponder one's demeanor when they're sad. How do we escape this sinking feeling that keeps eating us from the inside? We meditate, travel, swim, reconnect with nature, take up religion, jog, and see our local homeopath. Great! Do you feel better? No. You’re now just a better human being after feeling those dejected feelings. This is our inner blind spot. The one we were running from rather than facing it.

We never understood the problem, so the answer never came to us. The solution is not always ‘out there’ but within us, within the dark, pulling the energy ball that resides in us. But we've seen many successful individuals get wherever they are through spiritual pathways. Why can't those help us in the same way? They sure can. Spirituality begins with knowing ourselves first and not going out and touching the grass to forget our fears. This requires us to face the blind spot—an area of unawareness that obscures our ability to objectively perceive certain aspects of reality. This spot arises from our consciousness and is influenced by our experiences, beliefs, and emotions.

Hawkins believes this blind spot is not just a philosophical concept but a concept that finds ways to manifest into reality. When left untreated, the blind spot forces us to cling to our negative emotions, project our fears and judgments on others, and create situations of misunderstanding and conflict. True strength is attained when we understand that this spot is not permanent. Through self-awareness and running free from harmful assumptions, we can gradually expand our consciousness and shed light on previously obscured areas.

Mindfulness, self-reflection, and sincere inquiry can help us become more attuned to our blind spots. As we let go of our attachment to preconceived notions and open ourselves to new perspectives, we perceive reality with greater clarity and depth through humility, curiosity, and openness. Discovering and mending our 'Blind Spot' is an inviting journey to uncover ourselves, challenging us to question our assumptions, expand our awareness, and cultivate a more compassionate and inclusive worldview.

Lesson 2: Mechanism of Letting Go

As humans, we tend to hold onto things—our desires, expectations, fears, you name it. We cling to these mental and emotional patterns like a drowning person grasping at straws, desperately trying to control the uncontrollable. And like the pattern of life, things change, leaving us feeling timid and weak. This feeling takes a toll on

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David R. Hawkins carved new paths in our understanding of human consciousness and spirituality. His groundbreaking works, especially “Power vs. Force,” mapped the landscapes of awareness, acting as a compass for those seeking enlightenment. By e...

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Chapter List
  • Lesson 1: The Blind Spot
  • Lesson 2: Mechanism of Letting Go
  • Lesson 3: Overwhelming Whirlpool
  • Lesson 4: These Stupid Emotions
  • Lesson 5: Choose Optimism
  • Lesson 6: Holistic Integration
  • Lesson 7: Ease of Letting Go
  • Lesson 8: Journey of Healing
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In the summary of Letting Go book, there are 8 key lessons. These lessons include:

  1. Lesson 1: The Blind Spot
  2. Lesson 2: Mechanism of Letting Go
  3. Lesson 3: Overwhelming Whirlpool
  4. Lesson 4: These Stupid Emotions
  5. Lesson 5: Choose Optimism
  6. Lesson 6: Holistic Integration
  7. Lesson 7: Ease of Letting Go
  8. Lesson 8: Journey of Healing

Letting Go by David R. Hawkins was published in .

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