These are four tools that have been invaluable in my own journey. I wish to share them here.
This book is really the best starting point. It covers what can only be described as Applied Mindfulness and more. It also contains scientifically proven data on the healing capabilities of the brain – and will correct any and all notions that you are unable to create a connection with the world. If you feel that you have no empathy – I can tell you that you are wrong and that your empathy can be reawakened and cultivated. This book can show you the way and give you the confidence to move out of your own mind and into the world.
This book is a field guide for life. Even if you do not believe you can be healed, you CAN be taught! Open your mind to these pages and within them you will find a formula for living spelled out so clearly and so precisely that it will make you chuckle and weep at the very same time. This book came into my life after I came alive, and so it was a very powerful and wondrous conveyance of thought for me. I fell in love with it and the author immediately, and so will you. Live as this book describes, and you will see the entire world change before your very eyes. Not because it changed, but because YOU have found within yourself a new orientation to the world.
This is not a book. What’s recommended here is listening to the sound of her own voice, on the first CD, with your eyes closed in a quiet, private place. Take her journey and see your own suffering within it. As you listen, you are likely to hear Byron Katie describe what could very well have been NPD within herself. In fact, she uses the key words shame and rage several times. But within this first CD, she also talks about her own inner awakening and the shift that occurred within her and in her life. The socks are what finally inspired me to reach where I am now.
The last piece of inspirational and experiential learning that I have encountered is really the heart of my own journey of love now. It is the exploration of metta and metta meditation techniques. Metta is love – unconditional love for the world. Love is the cure for NPD. This book holds within it the cure! Again, by understanding, opening your mind, and SEEING the truth of possibility, this guide can take you to a new place in your mind, a place from which you can fully engage life as love. The stories of love – and the lessons on life contained within these pages are an amazing testament to the power of truth, the strength of wisdom, and the healing nature of love. It is filled with a love that can set you free…
It has been my pleasure to bring these gifts to you. May they inspire you on your own journey and bring you the insight and joy that they have now brought into my own life. Together, these three books, and the first CD from Byron Katie – they represent the keys that have helped open my mind… these and my rage that is.
Thank you for reading.