best book of 2009: the unfolding now

What book–fiction or non–touched you? Where were you when you read it? Have you bought and given away multiple copies?

The Unfolding Now: Realizing Your True Nature Through the Practice of Presence by A.H. Almaas

A.H. Almaas is the creator of The Diamond Approach work, which Ken Wilber calls “a superb combination of some of the best of modern Western psychology with ancient (and spiritual) wisdom… probably the most balanced of the widely available spiritual psychologies/therapies.”

The Unfolding Now book is like chamomile tea for the soul, made with purified water, with honey from sacred bees, served in a hand made Zen bowl. So simple and nourishing. It is a book of rare transmission that sparks one’s deeply innate desire to be real.

“We want to learn how we can be here in as real a way as possible: How can I be completely here and completely myself, or as completely as possible? How can my atoms, which are scattered, vibrating, and oscillating in some kind of frenzy, slow down, collect, and settle here as what I am?”

— A.H Almaas

The most delicious mix of questions I drank in all year.

With Love,