In a society obsessed with switching-off, and chilling-out, few have any consistent experience of true rest and relaxation. The kind that restores and re-aligns us, that deepens our experience of life. Especially the kind that brings us back to ourselves - fully experiencing life, instead of merely thinking and doing.
BEING offers the antidote to the poison that living in our head creates for us - psychologically, emotionally, physically and spiritually. It's a practical roadmap for finding the route out of living in the thrall of the contents of your own mind. Coming to live in Being is an alternative to the escape routes of excess food, sugar, alcohol, drugs, shopping etc. You create a life you don't need to escape from. But this is just the start of all that living in Being offers.
BEING is the 101 on Being: understanding it, recognizing it, and cultivating experiences of it. Firstly, it leads you along the path towards peace, equilibrium and happiness by learning to live in Being. Then it expands into how you create all that you want in yourself and your life, by also learning to live from Being. You discover who you really are, experience life as, and inhabit, your authentic self, connect with your soul, find your true voice, and a sense of empowerment. All of this allows you to have greater agency in your own life and the world. You bring your own authentic power to the world, unapologetically.
With a clearly set out structure, BEING leads readers through an exploration of all that Being is. You come out of your head and into your heart, become awake and aware, and create a vision for yourself and your life. In Head Stuff we see what we experience by living in our heads, in a mostly head world. In Heart Stuff we learn to live more from our hearts. Then we journey through the five fundamental states of BEING, with chapters on each: Love, Awareness, Acceptance, Gratitude, and Creativity.
These concepts are illustrated, and brought to life, through extracts from the author's own journals, detailing the A-Z of her transformative journey to living in and from BEING, making them more relatable for readers. For each state of Being there is a Key Points summary, and a Putting it into Practise section - with tips and ideas to start cultivating each state. The last section of the book, Transformation, has a detailed framework, taking you through all the practical steps to integrating all of the concepts into your life. Various helpful tools are also outlined. Finally, the reader is taken through the process of creating their own vision for their life, and building the framework to achieve it.
Counsellor/therapist Lynn Mann guides you clearly, and systematically, along the route she took, towards fulfilling the promise of your unique human potential. The destination is not only a more calm, happier experience of life, with less mental and emotional turmoil, but also where you find yourself becoming and living as your true self, from your soul. Written in a friendly, engaging, and collaborative style, BEING draws readers into seeing and believing that transformation in themselves and their life is not only possible but inevitable, by following the process that the author has experienced and sets out here.
BEING is The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle meets Untamed by Glennon Doyle.
Author Lynn Mann's first books are BEING: Awake, aware, and experiencing life as your authentic self, and Being 21: Towards greater self-understanding in 21 questions. Alongside various career paths - ranging from aerobics instructor, lab technician, and lighting merchandiser, to researcher and director in television - she also wrote. Writing is what keeps her sane and happy! Eventually, she trained and worked as a counsellor/therapist, and ran stress management workshops. Later co-founding, an artisan food business producing cold pressed rapeseed oil, which she is still involved in. It's now a multi award-winning supplier to retail and foodservice customers throughout the UK, and around the world. https: //www.supernature.uk.com She is also an Ambassador for Women's Enterprise Scotland. She lives on a small farm on the outskirts of Edinburgh, with her family. She writes, walks, eats, sleeps, does yoga (badly), and volunteers with a homeless charity. News sign-up: https: //www.lynnbmann.com Facebook: Lynn B. Mann and/or BEING Instagram: lynnb.mann and/or beinglbm Twitter: @LynnBMann1 and/or @BEING_LBM