Throughout my life there have been a handful of books which have sent tremors through the core of my being. Meditations by Marcus Aurelius. The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday. The Book of Joy by Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama. The New Seeds of Contemplation by Thomas Merton.
Today I add Awareness by Anthony de Mello to that list.
There are so many thoughts and concepts within, I struggle to find the words to explain why. The best I can come up with is that it helps to tie together several seemingly related ideas from past experience and learning while adding a whole new depth and dimension to my soul. I’m already seeing positive change within in only the past few days. I look forward to rereading this book many times in the future.