It is always a pleasure having author Patrick Ryan on our show. This is Patrick’s second visit to Inside Personal Growth, and in this podcast we take a deeper dive into his book entitled “Awakened Wisdom“.
In my interview with Patrick we discuss the eight (8) states of an Awakened Life. Patrick covers in depth two of the eight (8) states of being: A Good State of Being, and A Good State of Effort. As Patrick states in his book, a good state of being is to be in relationship with all that there is. To be without any sense of separation from each other, the plants, animals, and even the rocks and all the other things and beings that exist. Any sense of me versus you or we versus them or I versus it is separation. We must relearn and find out way back to our knowing of this fundamental truth. So in essence, he is speaking about the oneness of us–all of us. If can can learn to live in this state of consciousness our lives will be more fulfilled and blissful.
The other state of an Awakened Life is ” A State of Effort” as Patrick refers to it. Moving through the world in a Good State of Effort will have the most profound impact on your life if practiced well. You have no doubt heard the expression that life is about the journey, not the destination. That’s at the center of a Good State of Effort. It is important to be present as you move through each moment and each task of your day. When you move with presence you are aware of the quality of the moment that you are in while moving forward with the objective in mind. Both of these ideas must be present at the same time in order to be and remain in a Good State of Effort. Be in the present moment and be aware of the effort that you are putting forth.
I believe that the states of being that Patrick articulates in his book ” Awakened Wisdom” are something that everyone should learn to apply in life. They should become as natural as breathing!. If you are interested in learning more about the “Awakened Life Programs” please click here to be directed to Patrick’s website. He has lots of resources that you can avail yourself of at no charge.
Please take advantage of this website, it is a wonderful resource for anyone on the path of enlightenment!!!