Throughout human history, very few beings have fully awakened to the true realisation of what they are. Enlightenment has been viewed as almost impossible to achieve in our lifetime because we feel it’s some distant goal that only those who have the right karma can attain it. Some part of ourselves looks at the famous enlightened beings of the past and compares who we are now to that standard, and of course we feel less than able to match up to their almost super-human qualities and personalities. To become a Buddha though, we must not try to match who he was after his enlightenment, but we should try to match what the Buddha did to wake up fully.
So many myths and stories occur about enlightenment that we can find ourselves chasing after an impossible goal. We may waste years along the pathway to enlightenment pursuing what we think it is and not what it actually is. This book is unique and original in that it offers readers the chance to navigate through the stories, myths and legends without getting trapped. Find out the pitfalls and traps along the way and stop trying to reach some ideal that probably dos not exist. Awakened beings have kept to a very simple path which is described for you here. Each time you read the next myth you will feel more empowered to wake up fully to the truth of what you are. You will begin to see that the great beings of the past and present that have transcended the mind were just ordinary human beings. They had no superhuman abilities or powers but simply worked with what they had. Each myth is clearly explained and clear guidance is given as to how to navigate around it. Never before has enlightenment been so clearly and simply described and available for everyone.
About the Author
Helen Hamilton is a spiritual teacher based in West Yorkshire, in the north of England and is a mother of four. After struggling through her own awakening several years ago Helen was driven by the urge to simplify awakening for all beings and to share the essential pointings that allow us to overcome common challenges along the path to freedom. Helen’s teaching style is direct and uncompromising in its insistence that we already are what we are searching for and yet encompasses compassion and wisdom to help us dissolve our ego with love and understanding. She teaches worldwide and holds regular Satsangs and other events.