Self: Who Am I?

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  • How To Regain and Maintain Your Real Self
  • How To Recognize the Form and Nature of Self
  • How To Recognize the Structure of Self
  • How To Recognize the Friends and Enemies of Self
This book is about the form, nature, and structure of the human self. The form, nature, and structure of being human is explored as a way for you to redirect to and re-own your true self. The states of being of your natural self are explored as a way to help you to retreat to and return to your true nature. The functions of self are explored as a way to help you to rediscover and reinforce your original self in action, awareness, and experience. 

This book provides you with knowledge and directions for rediscovering and being your natural self. You can discover and understand what real self is and what real self is not. You can discover how to focus on states of being that promote your authentic self. Read and re-read this book to discover how to recognize and redirect your awareness and identity to your natural child-self. Learn to encourage original self states of being rather than ego states of being. Become aware of how to avoid the blocks and habits that work against awareness of your real self. Know what environments and conditioning inhibit or deny your true self so that you can uproot, switch from, and replace them. Make the right space in your life for authentic self, and authentic self will be revealed for you and rediscovered by you. 

Self is not something that can be found, because self is not any thing. If you seek what is not lost, then it becomes lost. If you seek on a false path, then all you find is false. When seeking true self, you do not want to seek something, or you will find something. Self is not a concept, description, idea, image, label, term, thought, type, or personality. Self is not a collection of characteristics, habits, tendencies, or traits. Self is a living reality that can only be experienced. Self is not composed of thinking; therefore, self cannot be found with thinking, cannot be found as thinking, and can never be known with thinking. 

You must learn what to seek before you begin seeking or your seeking will mislead you. You will find what you seek. "Seek and ye shall find," says Matthew 7:7. Therefore, seek your real self by learning about and contacting your real self in your daily life. Your real self is with you now. Your real self is neither lost nor dead. Rediscover your authentic self in your experience and emotions. Find your original self in action. Then seek to redirect your attention and identity to your natural self in all that you do. 

You want to seek in the right direction or area. You want to seek fish in the ocean, not in the desert. You want to use the right tools. You want to eat an apple with a knife, not a spoon. Use this book for a path and direction back to your self. Use this book for the tools it provides for just being again. Right knowledge and right practice will guide you to re-owning your original nature. Combine right knowledge with right practice and become whole again. You can seek self as self, not as concept, image, tendency, title, trait, or type. 

This book boldly presents the beliefs of FitzMaurice regarding self. It is impossible for these beliefs not to include some of FitzMaurice's beliefs regarding God and spirits. You are free to reject, modify, or accept the beliefs presented as you see fit. Likewise, FitzMaurice retains all of his rights for freedom of belief, speech, and expression. 

While this book is designed to stand alone, you might find it more easily digested if you first read FitzMaurice's Ego.
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About the author

 Be it as a person's counselor or as a founding member of facilities for the homeless, Kevin Everett FitzMaurice, M.S., NCC, CCMHC, LPC, seeks to make others' lives better by helping others improve how they function. As a volunteer, he supports community services to improve others' living conditions. As a counselor, he "counsels" in the traditional sense: advising, directing, and nudging--or pushing--others into facing and resolving their issues.

Mr. FitzMaurice has a variety of formal and advanced training in counseling, which includes Addictions Counseling, Family Therapy, advanced Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), Transactional Analysis (TA), and over 1300 hours of diverse training for continuing education units (CEUs). To make the best use of that extensive training, he takes an integrative approach, grounding himself in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and using the other theories to build upon that one core theory, rather than focusing on multiple theories and mastering none of them.

After more than twenty years in counseling, Mr. FitzMaurice has worked four years in the substance abuse field, directed two community mental health programs, and spent fourteen years counseling in private practice. In that time, he has refined many principles for and methods of counseling. He now puts those principles and methods into book form to share them with a wider audience, so more people can benefit than he can reach in person. Currently, he has more than twenty books written, most of which are available worldwide as e-books from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Sony, Google, Kobo, and Apple.

The philosophical odyssey of Mr. FitzMaurice began in the late '60s. It has remained a mostly self-taught pursuit, with little formal training or education in philosophy. The odyssey started with Western philosophy and a study of pragmatism and atheism. For example, he read every work of Nietzsche that had been translated into English at that time. From there, he moved to the study of Zen, Buddhism, Hinduism, and a misguided experimentation with psychedelics to achieve states of superconsciousness. He continued into Eastern philosophy, pursuing Taoism and J. Krishnamurti. Next came a study of Christianity that started with seven readings of the Old Testament and nine readings of the New Testament from cover to cover, followed by a formal study of Western psychology. The ongoing influences for FitzMaurice's thinking continue to be Christianity, General Semantics, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and an Eastern combination of J. Krishnamurti, Taoism, and Zen.

Academic Credentials: Master of Science (M.S.) in guidance and counseling, with a specialization in agency counseling, from the University of Nebraska. Associate of applied science in human services - chemical dependency counseling (with honors), from Metropolitan Community College.

National Certifications: National Certified Counselor (NCC); Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC); Family Certification in REBT; Primary Certification in REBT; and Advanced Certification in REBT.
State Licensure: Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Oregon; Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Iowa; Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner (LIMHP) in Nebraska.

Community Service: One of the original founders of the Francis House, Siena House, and Stephen Center homeless facilities still in operation in Nebraska. Supporter of the following charities: OxFam America, Amnesty International USA, Habitat for Humanity, and Green Peace.

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Mar 25, 2013
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