The Heart of the Soul: Emotional Awareness (Hardcover)
With the rare combination of profound psychological insight and deep spirituality that has already drawn millions of readers to his two great national bestsellers, "The Seat of the Soul" and "Soul Stories," prize-winning author Gary Zukav now joins with his spiritual partner Linda Francis to help us to develop a new emotional awareness that is central to our spiritual development. In "The Seat of the Soul," Zukav brilliantly set forth his fundamental concepts, explaining how the expansion of human perception beyond the five senses leads to a new understanding of power as the alignment of the personality with the soul -- "authentic power." In "Soul Stories," he showed how such concepts as harmony, cooperation, sharing, and reverence for Life express themselves in other people's lives. Now, in "The Heart of the Soul," he and Francis take the next major step forward in showing us the importance of emotional awareness in applying these concepts to our own daily lives.
Zukav and Francis show how true emotional awareness transforms the human experience. Although developing emotional awareness is challenging and difficult because it requires becoming aware of our buried emotional pain, it is also enormously rewarding. "The Heart of the Soul" shows us how to free ourselves from our compulsions, fixations, obsessions, and addictions -- such as anger, workaholism, perfectionism, obsessive eating, alcohol and drug abuse, and sexual addiction -- that prevent us from living a fulfilling and meaningful life. It also provides the reader with the necessary tools to replace the desire to avoid painful emotions with the desire to explore every aspect of consciousness, and to cultivate theparts of ourselves that contribute the most to Life.
Emotional awareness -- becoming aware of everything we are feeling at every moment -- is one of the most challenging tasks we can undertake. As Zukav relates in the book, "The longest journey that you will make in your life is from your head to your heart." For all of us, that is the unending journey toward spiritual growth -- toward wholeness, wisdom, and compassion -- and the healing that will allow us to achieve our fullest potential.
Zukav and Francis do not discount the violence and destruction that pervade our world, but they recognize a new, emerging consciousness that has the power to transform it. "The Heart of the Soul" will be a powerful revelation, enabling readers to recognize emotional awareness as a key component in the creation of authentic power. Filled with helpful tools, empowering practices, and compelling drawings, "The Heart of the Soul" is a life-changing work that can reshape our lives for the better. It is a book to read and reread many times.