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Synopsis: This is the story of a young man who had everything and gave it all up in a moment of profound disillusionment to search for truth. At the age of nineteen, he found his way to a Buddhist monastery on the other side of the world. And there he discovered what he was looking for, in the awareness of a simple breath. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Illustrated by personal accounts, teaching stories, and fresh insights, Beyond Perception presents a new spirituality which is not beholden to institutions or cemented in dogma. Practical and alive, this teaching directs you to your own presence, and demonstrates how life’s biggest questions are answered in the stillness of your own heart.

From the Inside Flap: Becoming More Awake

When we follow the conditioned program of our mind and fall into habitual patterns of day to day living, we end up "asleep at the wheel" of our lives, and experiences pass us by like scenery on the highway. The programming of our mind automatically removes us from direct experience by making mental images out of sensory data. It is like going on a car trip and taking a lot of pictures without getting out of the car. We experience the journey through our pictures instead of actually being there.  This can result in feeling lost and alone, removed from direct experiences, and only knowing about our life through hindsight.
 
            The alternative to this is for us to become more awake. Waking up is not an abstract ideal or final destination. It is what we are here to do, yet it is not a goal to achieve some time off in the future. Waking up can only happen in this moment, and it happens by simply being present with what we are doing now.
In each moment we are either more awake or more asleep. There appears to be a gradual process of becoming more awake that allows for us to do it in our own time. Yet in reality time is not involved and there is no learning required. Unlike any other achievement that we know of, waking up is not a step-by-step process that the perceptual mind can direct and measure, and this is what makes it so difficult for us.
None of our learning patterns apply to waking up. Waking up is a decision that we make to be present, when we reach the end of our tolerance for living life from a distance. We don't learn how to do it. There isn't a way, there is only the will. When we want to wake up and be real more than anything else, it begins to happen by itself.

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