What others are saying about “Enlightenment”
“Self-acceptance, love, creativity, and honoring each other are the tools we have to build a better world, but finding and using such tools can be a challenge in itself. In simple and beautiful ways, this excellent book helps us open the toolbox we have within ourselves. It invites us to discover the miracles at the heart of who we are so that we can be miraculous in our world.”
Author of Everyday Miracles: The Inner Art of Manifestation
“David succeeds not only in exposing the exaggerated sense of distance between us and our naturally enlightened state of being, he contributes richly to our grasp of how our human individuality fits into the Cosmic Whole. His humor in the telling truly causes the reader to laugh the laugh of Buddha.”
Michael Bernard Beckwith
Author of Spiritual Liberation Fulfilling Your Soul’s Potential
“Life is a miracle which we need to accept and explore. Read on and learn what creation is truly about.”
Bernie Siegel MD
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Enlightenment Made Simple is the astonishing, easy to read, essence of what science, psychology and spiritual masters know about spiritual enlightenment.
Enlightenment Made Simple is a revolutionary and useful understanding of our true nature and the worlds we live in. It combines quantum mechanics with a fundamental missing ingredient — the psychology of spirituality. It reveals how to make popular spiritual techniques work and provides relief from fear and suffering. Enlightenment Made Simple is a truly remarkable field guide to emotional well-being and spiritual enlightenment.
Imagine what your life would be like without fear. Imagine living a life filled with love, peace and understanding. It is possible. It’s your birthright.
Most people think there’s no way to know the answers to these questions because they are matters of belief or faith. Wrong. It’s like someone saying there’s no way of knowing how toasters work. Sure, if you were unaware of, and never took the time to time to study the body of knowledge that exists about toasters, you might believe their inner workings are unknowable. Not true.
This book is the culmination of more than forty years of research. I conducted a logical, honest, and what I would characterize as a scientific inquiry into what the hell is going on. I wasn’t invested in any outcome. I just wanted to know. I was willing to accept that there was no god, and atheism suited me quite well for many years. But I eventually encountered information that made it undeniably evident that something was happening that could not be explained by conventional science.Intro Continued...
Life is funny.
All this talk about reality being an illusion never made sense to me, until lately.
There’s a Buddhist version of the story of Adam and Eve about a man in an empty room—empty, except for an incredibly beautiful piece of sculpture. He spends all his free time in the room because the sculpture gives him profound pleasure and joy. One day, he thinks maybe if he had another sculpture he’d be even happier. So he buys another beautiful piece of sculpture and puts it in the room and it does make him happier…for awhile. So, he gets another one, thinking it will make him at least as happy as he was before. That worked too—for awhile. To make a long parable short, the room eventually became so crowded with exquisite and beautiful art that the man couldn’t experience the beauty of any one piece due to the distraction and clutter of the others. Eventually, he throws out all but the original and lives happily ever after.
This is a story about the universe and the creation of physical reality. Supposedly, once upon a time, before time, we were all one blissed-out energy field when some wise guy got the idea that maybe there’s something better and bingo: poverty, pollution, and politicians. It’s kind of like the human race got caught up in a bad dream and forgot it was dreaming. We keep coming back, lifetime after lifetime, trying to figure it out. We seem to know there’s something or someplace else and some of us are trying to get back there, or here, or wherever it is.
When I was a kid, everything was love. I mean everything. It was as if there was no boundary between the love in me and around me. Life was a wonderful flow of love, curiosity, playing, and learning. Then something happened. I’m not sure what, but that experience of profound love faded with time and eventually disappeared.
I wanted that experience of love again. It seemed natural, the way it was supposed to be. Somehow it was clear to me that the love I had felt was always there even if I couldn’t feel it. I couldn’t explain it, but I knew that the experience was somewhere inside me and available to all of us. Somehow I knew, without a doubt, that love was the only thing that really mattered. I decided I was going to have that love in my life. I decided I would find out how, and when I did I would share it with everyone who was willing to listen.
I studied psychology mostly. I started noticing remarkable correlations between science, eastern religions, physics, and parapsychology. After decades of reading, studying, workshops, seminars, psychics, mediums, egomaniacs, quacks, worse than quacks (quacks with followings), diets, vitamins, pyramids, ghosts, garlic, juices, ginseng, ions, isolation tanks, running, jumping, hanging upside down, breathing in strange and unusual ways, innumerable meditations, psychotherapies and spiritual schools, I finally reached my goal. I understood what the hell was going on. The basics, anyway. No big deal really. Turns out wiser guys then me had figured it out long ago. Anyone can if they want to. All the information is there. It may not all be in one place, but it’s there.
Crazy? Maybe, but I don’t think so. In fact, I think I’m going sane.
I want to share with you the essence of what I’ve learned. It’s pretty simple, really. The truth usually is. The only problem is that a lot of people have a hard time accepting the truth. Our brains like to complicate things, and sometimes things are not as they appear to be. That’s why most spiritual masters seldomly come right out and tell you the plain truth. No one would believe them. We’d laugh in their faces. “What do you mean physical reality is an illusion? I asked you about the nature of reality and you tell me it’s a holographic dream? Are you trying to be funny?”
It’s not hard to imagine why gurus became cryptic with their, “You figure it out” kind of answers.
The concept of god as a suped-up Santa with a white beard who knows when you’ve been bad and good never made sense to me. Logic, plus my unpleasant catholic associations with god as a cosmic-thought policeman ready to pulverize me for every adolescent male fantasy, created a negative knee-jerk reaction to the word “god.” The idea of hell—a place where you fry like bacon for eternity for a few measly sins (some of which were about as natural as breathing) didn’t appeal to me either. It didn’t fit the idea of an all-loving all-forgiving, omnipotent type guy.
Having decided god did not exist, I was determined to find out what did, if anything. Evolving from fish and monkeys seemed plausible. But what of all these inexplicable phenomenon: the Bermuda triangle, ESP, PSI, pyramids, precognitive dreams, astral projection, near death experiences, Edgar Cayce, and tofu hotdogs? What had caused those? Some seemed to have reasonable explanations while others did not. I hadn’t believed all of what I had read but some evidence was hard to deny. There were too many inexplicable events reported by rational people, including reputable scientists and researchers. There was so much evidence that a rational person couldn’t deny that something extraordinary was going on, something that traditional science cannot explain.
Like I said, life is funny.