John Thomson is currently living in Bristol, England. It's this west coast where he began his recovery from alcohol addiction...a recovery that sees him nearly two years sober. Honesty is the foundation of his new life...his abstinence...his Faith. John's awakening of spirit took place in a treatment centre for addiction in September 2010 and has continued to be profound ever since...with visions taking place on a daily basis. John was born into an ordinary working class family alongside the River Clyde, Glasgow, in 1967. The eldest of three children...John grew up in a loving home in Southern Africa...a country where he was also exposed to the horrors of extreme violence during the Apartheid era. He returned to Scotland at the age of twenty-five and began a long and successful career in television broadcasting. A respected journalist and programme maker...he was to eventually produce and direct the world's longest-running sports programme of its time, Scotsport. His illness...the illness of alcoholism...eventually forced him to stand down from his position and he spent many years in the chaos of his illness. John's recovery now sees him embrace the importance of Honesty in his life...a truth he finds within the unique Twelve Step programme of recovery...a truth that has awakened his experience of visions...
Unique among Jean Klein's works, the dialogues contained in this book have been organised by subject. Topics include: Relationship; The Nature of Thinking; The Art of Listening; A conversation on Art, etc.
Questioner: “In certain situations in life I feel blocked by a fear which prevents me from acting. How can I be free from this obstacle?”
Jean Klein: “First free yourself from the word, the concept, "fear." It is loaded with memory. Face only the perception. Accept the sensation completely. When the personality who judges and controls is completely absent, when there is no longera psychological relationship with the sensation, it is really welcomed and unfolds. Only in welcoming without a welcomer can ther be real transformation.
“We are in essence one with all existence; when we truly observe ourselves there is ultimately no observer, only observation--awareness.”
Combining magic, mysticism, wisdom and wonder into an inspiring tale of self-discovery, The Alchemist has become a modern classic, selling millions of copies around the world and transforming the lives of countless readers across generations.
Paulo Coelho's masterpiece tells the mystical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure. His quest will lead him to riches far different—and far more satisfying—than he ever imagined. Santiago's journey teaches us about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, of recognizing opportunity and learning to read the omens strewn along life's path, and, most importantly, to follow our dreams.