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Summary

Discover the Essence of Who You Really Are

These powerful meditations and poetic reflections will comfort, inspire, and gently bring you out of the hectic day-to-day and back to the bedrock of peace, and even joy, of your true, essential, and authentic self. By encouraging you to see the limitations of your everyday, conditioned personality, Steve Taylor empowers you to step outside of it so you can breathe the fresh air of freedom. His words will guide you on a journey through the landscape of wider awareness, pointing out the obstacles and landmarks along the way to enlightenment.

A profound modern spiritual text with the power to transmit awakening, The Calm Center will help you open to the deepest and highest experiences of a life fully lived.

©2016 Steve Taylor (P)2016 New World Library

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A shame there weren’t pauses

Wonderful inspirational poems read by the author, but a real shame there couldn’t have been a slight pause between the poems. Some seemed to start as soon as the last word of the previous one had barely finished.

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Wonderful reading of his timeless poetry.

Steve Taylor's poetry is spiritual and beautiful. It gives you the realisation that life is precious, eternal, now. A gratitude for what we often take for granted.

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Loved this

Loved this book, felt like coming home...... Interesting, someone left a review to say Steve's voice not suitable. I found the narration fits perfectly and find Steve's voice reassuring, soft and lilting. Perfect for the material. I was disappointed to see he'd not narrated the next book. Absolutely recommend this beautiful collection of poems/meditative prose/reflections on life. Thank you

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Disappointing

I bought the print version of these poems first. I love that book. The poems really speak to me. Sadly Steve's voice is just not good enough to read his own poetry. His voice often goes quiet at the end of a line for no reason.

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  • Robert B. Davis
  • 22-03-17

poor editing

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Not really. There was no space between the end of one reading to the start of the next making it difficult to follow and digest.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

Tolle's introduction

What aspect of Steve Taylor’s performance would you have changed?

It is hard to assess due to the editing problem.

Did The Calm Center inspire you to do anything?

no

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  • SSDavis
  • 19-12-20

Very poor editing

This book is filled with wonderful messages that need a few moments after listening to reflect upon them. However, as soon as the last syllable is spoken, the title of the next book is spoken immediately and the next message started. There needs to be a pause. Whoever edited this recording did a lousy job.

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  • Jes_074
  • 08-04-18

Identical to the physical book

I bought this and listened to it. You can do this all at once or one a day. As you go through each poem meditate on it or just sit in silence. You will have a profound experience which is really good!

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  • sheila P.
  • 26-08-18

Unbelievable

Choose this reading to encourage me to walk. Upset that it ended. At this point in my journey, every word enriched me and emanates TRUTH. Thank you Mr. Taylor.

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  • Middlepath
  • 03-09-17

This beautiful book speaks to my soul

I will listen to this over and over again. If you enjoy sutra style writing/condensed language...you may connect with this too. regardless of the writing style, it is the beauty of the truths that we encounter every day that get artfully expressed in this treasure of a book.