Analysis Of Nathaniel Branden 's ' The Art Of Living '

1236 Words Oct 19th, 2015 5 Pages
"The Art of Living Consciously: The Power of Awareness to Transform Everyday Life," Nathaniel Branden challenges his readers to turn up the light of consciousness, explaining that consciousness exists on a continuum, and our choice is between living more or less consciously. Consciousness is our basic tool for successful modification to reality. The more conscious we are in any situation, the more possibilities we tend to notice, the more options we have, the more powerful we are, even the longer we will live. To deny oneself of consciousness is to live unconsciously, "in a life drained of color, excitement or passion." Living consciously means seeking to be aware of everything that abides on our actions, purposes, values, and goals; acting in agreement with that which we see and know. Experienced constantly, mindfulness is a direction, and a spiritual obligation. In this book, Nathaniel Branden takes us into new ground, exploring the actions of our minds when they are in service as our life and well being required. This book is a guide on how to flip the switch, and Branden is a convincing and deserving specialist. He has a Ph.D. in psychology, has written 20 books, all supported by decades of philosophical study, and is extensively viewed as a world expert for his groundbreaking research in the field of self-esteem. The incredible importance of a reality orientation (including self-awareness) is among the first principles that Branden debates in chapter one of his book.…
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