You can dissect and analyze your issues for decades, but nothing will actually resolve them and change your life like The Presence Process.
Author Michael Brown shows us how it's possible to experience awareness of the present moment without having to take the long, challenging path most of us usually take as we attempt to live in the "now".
We all long to be free of our discomfort and experience inner peace. However, the attempt to get rid of our discomfort is misguided. We're not broken and don't need to be "healed". Our difficulty is that our deeply suppressed emotional imprints from childhood distract us from an awareness of the present moment. Until this emotional charge from our past is integrated, our attempts to quiet our thoughts and access the peace, joy, and love that are bedrock to our being are of only limited success. Since presence is universal, it has the ability to manifest in our daily experience the very circumstances required for us to integrate the dysfunction that keeps us from experiencing the radiance of present moment awareness. We are each responsible for determining the quality of our personal experience, and The Presence Process guides us in taking responsibility for our emotional integration. It's a way to consciously "grow up".
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"Not very happy"
The audio book is missing week 5 of the process, in the chapter list it plays week 4 as chapter 8, it then goes to chapter 9, which should be week 5, but it actually plays week 6, it's missing week 5.
See comments above, I'm not very happy, I've gotten to the critical part of the process and it's missing a whole week. I would like to have this situation fixed if possible.
"Great work but narrated by someone on speed 😨"
A great process by Michael brown but narrated by someone who should never give it a try again. Couldn't keep on listening, not relaxing at all, he just talks the book as quickly he can without a pause to let things sink in. Made me nervous at all times so really not what's meant to be doing. Read the book instead.
"Missing a chapter"
This is a book that requires weekly practice but it's missing a chapter... week 5 is missing
"Missing week number 5?"
As of Dec 2016- this version still missing week 5. As a practice that is meant to be guided weekly, I find this disappointing that it was overlooked and then not corrected despite previous comments here.
Otherwise, a month in I find the process rewarding and am inspired by the promise of the benefits.
The idea of becoming more present, getting better at feeling, and integrating feeling rather than distracting or escaping is just the right timing in my life. I assume the premise to be correct: that uninterested feeling is the cause of disfunction in our lives. And that harmony arises as emotions become integrated through felt sense.
As a bodyworker, specifically watsu, this resonates with me and what I experience in my work, both as a therapist and receiver : integrating feeling results in freedom.
"Missing a Chapter"
Be aware that the audible version of this book is missing a chapter. We have been informed by Audible that they are working on correcting this but it may be awhile.
I love the fact that you don't have to have a set of religious beliefs or a"guru" to follow. I did this with EMDR and found it very effective. The process changed my life. Finally something that broke thru my addiction to thought processes. What a difference. Thank you.
"Powerful way to release buried emotions"
The Presence Process works! I used it and taught it to my brother and both of use were able to release charged emotions that were holding us back. This is not to say we are finished as this process continues until all suppressed emotions are integrated. Is it easy? No. It can bring up uncomfortable memories and feelings. Is it worth it? YES! You will be more integrated and less triggered every time you do it.
If I had to choose one book with the most potential for improving your quality of life this is it. Get the book. Follow the instructions. Free yourself.
"It's my most treasured book. "
Having read the book many times over the years in hard copy. I was thrilled to see it on Audible
"This process is amazing."
Amazing book. Amazing process. The book should be recorded again though. Audio quality is not really of a high level. I use the audio book mainly as a resource to speed up reading or for review.
"Wonderful Process - Highly Recommend"
Do something for yourself and get this book, read it, embrace the process, and put your heart into it. You will forever be thankful to the author for writing this book. Highly recommend.
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