The Calm Center Reflections and Meditations for Spiritual Awakening

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2015-05-12
  • Publisher: New World Library
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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.

Author Biography

Dr. Steve Taylor is the author of several best-selling books on psychology and spirituality, and is a senior lecturer in psychology at Leeds Metropolitan University in the United Kingdom. For the last three years he has been included (this year at no. 31) in Mind, Body, Spirit magazine’s list of the "100 most spiritually influential living people." His books, published in the United Kingdom, include Waking from Sleep, The Fall, Out of the Darkness, Back to Sanity, and The Meaning. His books have been published in 16 languages, including Dutch, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Italian, French, Japanese, Polish and Spanish. The Calm Center is the first book by Taylor to be first published in the U.S.

Eckhart Tolle has described his work as "an important contribution to the shift in consciousness which is happening on our planet at present." Andrew Harvey has said of his work, "Its importance for our menacing times and for the transformation being birthed by them cannot be exaggerated."

Taylor has a PhD in Transpersonal Psychology from Liverpool John Moores University. His articles and essays have been published in over 40 academic journals, magazines and newspapers, including The Journal of Humanistic Psychology, The Journal of Consciousness Studies, The Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, Psychologies, Natural Health, Kindred Spirit, and Resurgence. He and his poetic reflections have been featured on Eckhart Tolle TV, and his work has been featured widely in the media in the UK, including on BBC Breakfast, BBC World TV, Radio 4 and 5, and in The Guardian, The Independent, and The Daily Mail.

Steve lives in Manchester, England with his wife and three young children. His website is stevenmtaylor.com

Eckhart Tolle is a sought-after speaker and teacher, and the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Power of Now and A New Earth. He lives in Vancouver, Canada.

Table of Contents


Introduction by Eckhart Tolle

The Only Place
The Challenge
Divine Dissatisfaction (The Opening)
Become the Sky
The Voice inside Your Head
The Core
The Secrets
The Story
The Alchemy of Attention
The Spiritual Teacher
The Shock
The Light (from Different Lamps)
The Mask
When Problems Seem to Lie Ahead
The Struggle
The Pressure to Do
The Fall
The Sea
The Smile
There Is No Need
A Moment without Thought
You Don’t Have to Think
Time to Stop Striving
When You Lose Yourself
The Night Is Alive
The Wilderness
The Mellow Glow
The Fortress
The Primal Soul
The Same Substance
Death, the Mysterious Stranger
The Great Dictator
The Gentle Sway of Death
The Off-loading
The Trees
I Am Eternally Grateful
I Am One of the Free
The Play
Can You Be Happy with Nothing?
Step Outside Yourself
The World Is Reborn
The Beginning of the Universe
The Trees (2)
The Unease
The Meaning
The Strangeness
The Force
The Perfect Paradox
The End of Success
The End of Desire
Savor This World, Savor This Life
The Project
Back Home
The Essence

Index of First Lines
About the Author

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