Find out who you really are!
You can create a new life. A life revised in small but crucial ways - or perhaps you will totally change the way things have been up to now. You choose, of course. But first you need to know just who you really are and to shed the conditioning imposed on you by decades of conforming to other people's expectations and other people's interpretations.
Daring to be Yourself gives you the tools to really turn your life around. You will learn important new skills, enabling you to look at the world with a more aware and open mind - left brain and right brain working in harmony - no longer suppressing your needs, wants and feelings. And so begin a new life of enhanced achievement and happiness.
This ebook - a blueprint to the life you desire - has been developed by Peter Shepherd, author of Transforming the Mind. A step-by-step approach is followed throughout to help you uncover and remove the barriers to self-knowledge and freedom of expression and action.
The ebook is intended to help you become more clear about your own identity, what you want in life - your life vision - and how to consciously transform your life for the better. You will learn how your beliefs shape your life experience and become aware of exactly how you are creating your reality. Throughout, the ebook includes practical elements that you can apply during the week, so your life can genuinely start to improve and you make real progress toward manifesting your vision.
A Better Way
Life for most people has evolved to the point where we find ourselves stuck with few choices. Life is stressful because we find ourselves unsatisfied with the way we feel, doing things most of the time that we don't really want to do, and not achieving the things we actually want to achieve.
As individuals we tend to get swallowed up. There has to be a better way.
It is possible to find out what your true purpose is in life, and to attain all the goals which support that purpose. It is possible to recognize what your mental and emotional blocks really are and to fix those problems for good. Unlimited possibilities then open up for you.
The skills you'll learn from this book and practice in your daily life, will soon provide a more objective understanding and control of your mind, emotions and core self - a greater degree of self-knowledge - and equally a new understanding and empathy with others.
Increased self-knowledge also inevitably leads to spiritual insight or 'gnosis.' The barriers to gnosis are mental considerations; when one starts to take internal responsibility for creating the way one thinks - rather than one's identity being solely a behavioral response to environmental stimuli - one begins to ask... Who is the programmer of the my thoughts? I can change my beliefs, so can I change my identity, become a new person?
Daring to be Yourself is based on principles which have helped thousands of people, endorsed by experts over the centuries. The 264 page ebook (available as a downloadable digital file) intersperses theoretical understanding mixed with practical exercises throughout, to help you uncover the barriers to self-knowledge and freedom of expression and action.
Part One, Getting Started, looks at some basic principles of happiness and some tips to start making your life more self-directed and fulfilling.
Part Two, Background Psychology, is a summary of the broad streams of psychological thought that are the context and source of the personal development techniques that follow in the book.
Part Three, Communication & Relationships, comprises a short course to improve communication skills. Communication is the solvent of all problems and is a foundation for personal development.
Part Four, A Positive Approach, is a set of personal development principles and exercises that I have found to be particularly effective over the years, both as a psychotherapist and in teaching many students around the world on our courses. Based on the Positive Approach course you'll find on this site, the book takes this a step further to provide a powerful path for your forward growth.
Part Five, Achieving Goals, gives the key tools you need for creating the life that you most desire.
Part Six, Background Psychology II, sets the stage for more advanced work on self-development, leading into the transpersonal realm of enhanced spiritual awareness.
Part Seven, Going Beyond, concentrates on the spiritual dimension of personal growth.
The objective throughout Daring to be Yourself is personal enhancement. The aim is to achieve a 'wide-awake' state of consciousness, with integrated use of left and right brain abilities, forming the bedrock for breakthroughs in personal consciousness and spiritual insight. The practice is based on the premise that we have learned disabilities that set boundaries to our action and knowing. But no one need accept that they must remain as they were shaped by their hereditary body-mind and by the conditioning of their childhood and culture.
Most of us struggle on. We do everything bar change our minds. Only a few realize that the path of improvement means changing ourselves. Those who have this realization - and act on it - gain what others can only dream about. All you have to lose is whatever stands in your way. Nothing will change unless you do.
“Why do we find so many books attempting to guide and aid us in locating the answers to our search for self-knowledge and truth? Could it be the style of communication many authors use may not connect with all of us?
“I believe this to be the case because in reading Peter Shepherd's marvelously insightful and educationally researched work, I felt as if I were sharing an awareness building conversation with a cherished friend. The compassion within the writing style made me experience that rare moment-out-of-time emotion where information connects with personal observation and first hand dealings. This is the ignition of “creation,” and without judgment, Peter Shepherd offers psychological cornerstones mixed with the validation to choose the path that suits you - not the “you” categorized by others but the you deep inside who has preferences and a magnetic yearning to travel a certain direction.
“The techniques and methods for highlighting our individual wake-up call are simply stated and easy to undertake. What a delight to feel the presence of company along the path that draws us to change. I'm at home on my new course.” –Becky Reed
Order the Kindle ebook: Daring to be Yourself
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Read the final chapter: The Way Forward
Read Mike Bundrant's interview with Peter Shepherd about the book: Daring to be Yourself
Read further passages from the book: Our Spiritual Path and Freedom to Change
The 'Daring to be Yourself' Weblog features excerpts from the book plus current news, views and links.
You can take your personal growth to even greater heights by beginning New Life Course or enrolling on our advanced program, The Insight Project. These are in-depth courses for personal, cognitive and spiritual development, created by Peter Shepherd, the author of Daring to be Yourself, and each includes unlimited personal email support from Peter.
A digital PDF version of Daring to be Yourself is included with purchase of the New Life Course home-study course, which is effectively the practical "workbook" that accompanies the book by Peter Shepherd.