Vigilance of the Heart

A Visionary Approach to High Performance, Well-Being and Self-Realization

by Roy Horan

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/6/2018

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 394
ISBN : 9781982204341
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 394
ISBN : 9781982204327
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 394
ISBN : 9781982204334

About the Book

Our world is changing rapidly, while social division appears to be increasing. Some of these developments may seem alarming. Often we find ourselves struggling to keep up, get ahead, or simply relax. Life appears both impermanent and imperfect. It doesn’t have to be this way. What we may not realize is that all of us, friend and foe alike, are perfect, complete, right here, right now, and always. Vigilance of the Heart traces that state of pure perfection and abiding joy we all seek, without realizing it is actually seeking us! All our experiences from the mundane to the sublime, from hardships to blessings, emerge from three powerful forces of the mind: awareness, attention, and reward. They underlie our sense of opposites — ignorance-wisdom, distraction-absorption, bondage-freedom, and everything in between. These same three forces interact to reveal mindfulness, heartfulness, and playfulness — the natural wellsprings of who we truly are. Vigilance of the Heart starts out as a journey of the heart and mind. It comes full circle as mindfulness, heartfulness, and playfulness merge into a provocative, yet compelling way for understanding yourself and the world. In short, you realize your innate perfection. Vigilance of the Heart offers an innovative approach to self-realization, achievement, and well-being in all facets of life.

Vigilance of the Heart provides a digital Workbook which covers the fifty-one activities highlighted and described in the book. The Workbook is available for purchase at for US$9.99. 

About the Author

Roy Horan is an Arctic explorer, education reformer, Ted-X speaker, Hong Kong kung fu movie star, multimedia design professor, research scientist, creativity development expert, psychometric tool pioneer, performance and well-being trainer-coach, long-term meditator, and mindfulness teacher. He currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.