Monday, August 25, 2014

The Present Moment Is Now an E-book!


The Present Moment: A Daybook of Clarity and Intuition was first published in 2000. Just as it came out, the publishing company was bought by a bigger publisher and all the editors and marketing people left or changed jobs. So the book, which is really lovely, fell through the cracks and never quite made it. After many years of lying dormant, the book has now been re-edited and updated, and it has been redesigned for the various e-book formats: iPad, Kindle, and Nook—with a brand new cover. 

Here's the official description of the book:

We're more distracted, fragmented, pressured, and rushed than ever before. By going so fast, we lose touch with our bodies and nature, where the wisdom of our souls resides—as a result, we often make unhealthy choices that don't support our life purpose, the people in our lives, or the longevity of the planet.

To survive and grow, we must turn within to find the quiet center and our own authentic truth, unaided by media and technology. To do that we must rebuild our "intuition muscle," and learn to enter the present moment, the only place we can contact our soul and hear "the mind in the heart," the voice of appropriateness.

The Present Moment is filled with information about: beginner's mind, paying close attention, stillness, centeredness, finding connection to life, living a life of inquiry, maintaining focus, going with the flow, decoding the nonverbal information from the body, trusting the right brain, direct experience, and intuition.

The Present Moment is a perpetual daybook that puts the principles of mindfulness and intuition development into a daily practice format, emphasizing the "power of now" to bring clarity to mind and heart. Each day of the year has an affirmation and an exercise to practice one key idea, accompanied by a story that brings home the message of the affirmation. The book’s front material provides description of key aspects of living a spiritual life. The foreword is by Dr. Marcia Emery, an expert in intuition, dreams, and healing.

The Present Moment is a great companion to a journal practice or it can be used to provide daily inspiration, either day by day, or in oracle fashion by simply opening the book anywhere.

The Present Moment guides readers in developing the art of paying attention. By applying intuition and mindfulness every day, readers gain reliable access to a wealth of inner wisdom. By feeling the presence and purpose in all things, even in the space around us, readers can know the unified field as a reality, and take responsible action based on their interrelatedness with the whole.

See samples of the daily entries at www.penneypeirce.com. The homepage has a Present Moment Practice oracle button in the righthand margin. Click on it any number of times to find a focus for the day.

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