Self Remembering: The Path to Non-Judgmental Love – An Owner’s Manual
£16.99, Available from Watkins Books
Selected by Hugh from Watkins Books:
Here is an invitation to go on a journey. The destination of this journey is the present, to refocus one’s Attention in the body, in the present moment, wherein all help resides. It is this struggle to maintain a present-Attention which may lead to inner growth and transformation. The development of Presence and Attention is the key to human life and to inner growth. – Red Hawk
This companion volume to the author’s equally highly recommended book ‘Self Observation’ is a detailed examination of the Practice-of-Presence called ‘Self Remembering’ in the Gurdjieff tradition. It aims to give general guidelines in this practice, discuss its implications, and then offer specific instruction.
‘This book provides a map for the development of Presence and Attention. Such a map is useful only when I am finally, at last, willing to face and deal with the shock of seeing myself as I am.’
Detailed practical guidelines allow one to know with certainty — not from imagination or theory — when one is Present and Awake and detail the objective feedback mechanisms available to everyone for attaining this certainty: Am I awake now?
Red Hawk is currently a professor at the University. of Arkansas, Monticello. He has published 5 collections of poetry and has practiced self-remembering and self-observation for over thirty years.