I wrote this book for myself. I wrote it to the person I was eighteen years ago, struggling to understand and master the basics of meditation. What I was missing badly at the time was a detailed, step-by-step guide that covers the main issues encountered on the path to attain awareness. Obviously, this book does not provide answers to all of the questions a seeker may have. However, it offers the keys that can help those who are searching to find the answers. Life is a great mystery composed of numerous smaller mysteries. Those who have the keys can potentially unlock some of them.
Each person has potential that can be developed and realized fully. Everyone has this right, but not everyone takes advantage of it. The reason for this is that people largely haven’t had enough of their share of desires. Hopefully, those among them who have come to see the futility of chasing the mirage of happiness that they glimpse each time a coveted thing is obtained, will benefit from reading this book.
Everything you read in this book is true. However, having set myself the task to clarify the most important aspects of working on awareness, I had to narrow the content’s scope to present the material with the maximum clarity. In this respect, a reader may conclude that his personal efforts are the only thing that makes the difference on the path toward non-identification and awareness. That is not precisely true. Invariably, efforts are necessary and mandatory for a person who is cultivating the power of awareness. However, it would be a mistake not to mention God’s mercy, without which it is impossible to move forward. Still, reliance on God’s mercy versus personal inaction is not the same thing. One who understands this fact invests all of his effort in this work while praying constantly for the Lord’s help. “Ask, and it will be given you. Seek, and you will find.”
I encourage all of the readers of this book to put the practice of awareness to the test and sincerely wish you success in changing the quality of your being.