Doing Nothing is for those who have found themselves religiously following practices that have not fundamentally changed their lives: new therapies, ancient meditations, exotic religions, or old-time religion. It encourages them to find the truths of life through the simple act of stopping the search.
What do you do after you’ve tried everything to find enlightenment or happiness? “Do nothing,” writes Steven Harrison. “As it turns out, nothing is a surprisingly active place, but it is here that we discover who and what we are.”
“At a young age I was moved by the pain and discord around me and inside me. I sought to find a complete, final and, universal answer to this pain. For 25 years, I studied the world’s philosophies and religions. I sought out every mystic, seer, and magician I could find throughout the world. It was all useless.
“Somewhere in all of this, the discovery occurred that pain and discord were not the problem, but the seeker was. The very grasping for an answer, for a response, for a solution that relieved me of the burden of feeling, was the problem. Without the grasping of the seeker; the nature of the problem fundamentally changes.” —From the book
Written in disarmingly unpretentious style, this book is a profound inquiry into the nature of our humanity.
—Dr.Thomas Szasz, author of The Myth of Mental Illness
This book is an inquiry into our ideas about life and spirituality that challenges the notions of enlightenment as a way to happiness, Stephen Hawking as the final arbiter of scientific truth, and more.
Steven Harrison helped guide spiritual seekers to the experience of the present without practices. Now he takes them one step further into the transforming experience of a post-spiritual life.
In his international dialogs, Steven Harrison invites his audiences to deconstruct their belief systems, examine their actual experience, and explore what is truly real in life.
Harrison offers us a path through the pain of problematic relationships to the love that is already ours. He reminds us that we are already in relationship with everyone and everything.
In this inspiring work, Steven Harrison lays bare the workings of the mind and spirit with brilliant clarity and proposes a new way of living our lives with a fresh spirituality that is beyond belief.
Harrison not only focuses on a reorientation of education, but the possibility of rethinking our families, communities and workplaces as well as what gives our children, and all of us, real happiness.
Pairing the stunning paintings of Richard Stodart with the profound words of Steven Harrison, The Shimmering World evokes the mysterious alchemy of stillness that transforms us.