The Presence Process: A Journey into Present Moment Awareness

The Presence Process: A Journey into Present Moment Awareness

by Michael Brown

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Why is it so difficult to simply be present? The reason is that our deeply suppressed emotional imprints from childhood — which Eckhart Tolle calls “the pain-body” — distract from an awareness of the present moment. We’re not broken and don’t need to be healed but rather, our discomfort needs to be integrated. The Presence Process is a journey that guides readers into taking responsibility for our emotional integration. It is a way to consciously grow up and become responsible for determining the quality of our personal experience. The book teaches readers how to exercise authentic personal responsibility in a practical manner and reveals the mechanics that shape the way they feel about their lives. It offers a simple, practical approach to accomplishing and maintaining personal peace in the midst of globally accelerating change, discomfort, conflict, and chaos.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781897238462
Publisher: Namaste Publishing
Publication date: 06/01/2010
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 325
Sales rank: 65,014
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.06(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

When South African Michael Brown began entering what he calls "present-moment awareness," he discovered a heightened consciousness that runs parallel to conventional, mundane experience. In due course, he charted a methodical pathway into present moment awareness. This practical procedure, called The Presence Process, is his first book detailing this ten-week process. His second book, Alchemy of the Heart, will be followed by a third, Cat Tales for Mariette, to be published by Namaste Publishing in October 2016.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgement xi

Foreword William Hayashi xiii

Preface Dr. Judith Kravitz xxi

Reawakening xxiii

Part I Attuning to the Process 1

What Is Present Moment Awareness? 5

The Heartbeat of Reinforcement 9

Aligning Intent 12

Mechanics of the Process 18

Consciousness of Questions 25

Movement Beyond Motion 29

The Pathway of Awareness and Seven-Year Cycle 34

Emotional Imprinting 43

Emotional Charge 46

Beyond Addiction and Affliction 51

Trading Results for Consequences 59

Part II Preparing for the Journey 71

The Process Trinity 74

An Integrative Approach 81

Level of Entry 91

Navigational Guidance 94

Part III The Presence Process 111

Insight and Felt-Perception 113

Week 1 116

Activation and Maintenance 116

The Consciously Connected Breathing Practice 119

Into the Breath 122

Presence and Individual Expression 127

Experiencing Presence 131

Onward, Inward, and Upward 132

Week 2 135

Identifying Messengers 135

Week 3 148

Receiving Insight 148

Week 4 157

Feeling Unconditionally Integrates 157

Week 5 164

Integrating Our Childhood 164

Integration of the Child Self 171

Week 6 175

Integrating Charged Emotion 175

The Mechanics of Reactivity 180

The Emotional Integration Procedure 183

Into The Water 185

Week 7 188

Embracing Physical Presence 188

Feeling Our Way Through 192

Week 8 199

Peace Is a Vibration We Feel 199

Realizing Peace Through Forgiveness 201

Praying for Forgiveness 209

Week 9 211

Integrating Our Unconscious Definition of Love 211

Manipulation 216

Giving Unconditionally Is Receiving 218

Week 10 224

Consciously Entering the Unified Field 224

Living on Purpose 233

Appreciating Appreciation 236

Part IV Possibility 241

Where There's a Gardener, There's a Garden 243

Fruits and Flowers 244

Radiating Present Moment Awareness Responsibly 272

The Story of Clive and Nadine 279

The Organic Unfolding of Present Moment Awareness 283

Part V Continuance 287

Freedom Is Responsibility 290

Roses Have Thorns 294

The Capacity of Presence 296

A Parting Gift 299

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The Presence Process: A Journey into Present Moment Awareness 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
An excellent read that reaches beyond the intellect and touches the heart. It has transformed my life. I have read many books about being present, and I actively mediate, but this book reaches to levels that go far beyond any other approach. In my opinion, it is the quintessential tool to finding peace and lasting awareness. Thanks to the author!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You have to experience it to know it's value. One thing for sure: you'll never be the same.
SylviaScarlet More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful book and powerful book. The author seems to sincerely want to help people by teaching them, among other things, how to breathe in such a way that they can remain present and at peace.
Christy-Love More than 1 year ago
I'm on my 2nd reading and can honestly say that I've experienced many, many shifts in the quality of my life. It's not that things have 'miraculously' changed, but the work offered in this book has empowered me to trasnform the way I experience my life and all things within it. I feel more centered, certainly more present, and have many tools at my fingertips to take full responsibility for every experience in my life. This book really can't be explained adequately, it's really meant to be experienced. It's isn't New Age or Religious, but serene and spiritual...IMHO
Sarasmichael More than 1 year ago
Most powerful book I have ever experienced. Have just gone through The Process for a second time. It can be life- changing if you choose it to be. I did. It is will never leave me.
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