Live Like A King – Discover How Alan Watts Has Made His Life A Success
In this book by Alan Watts – Sudden Enlightenment he describes his journey to enlightenment, which happened to him on one of his many Zen trips. The author portrays himself as a person who is down and out in life, who is not enjoying it or benefiting from it. He was a heavy drinker and had many financial troubles. However, when he read The Secret it changed his life.
Alan Watts describes in this book his experience of spiritual’mimicry,’ where the very act of looking for enlightenment triggers his internal chatter, which then magnifies what he is doing and saying to others. This happens in a similar way to how an audience’s focus can be heightened by an artistic rendering. Alan Watts learned that his inner world had been built around a ‘web’ of beliefs and ideas, many of which he had tried but found them wanting. He wrote in this book that he could no longer accept any of his previous choices and ideas because they weren’t serving his true purpose in life.
So, he went on to find a new purpose and this process led him to find and reach enlightenment. In doing so, however, he was able to give others direction in their own lives by giving them alternative teachings based on the same great truths that he did. The book talks about how by changing your perceptions you can change your life. It also gives advice on how you can remove limiting beliefs and start believing in things that make sense to you.
As a reader, the book was engaging and had me looking forward to each chapter
It takes you on a journey to enlightenment, but doesn’t ever become boring because there are so many facets to the philosophy that you will learn. Many people are skeptical about things like meditation and quantum physics, which are both included in this great book. However, you will learn that these are just some of the many secrets of success that exist.
I for one am very intrigued by the “Sudden Enlightenments” philosophy. It is a new way of looking at life and achieving success. Many of the secrets that were revealed to me were things that I had been holding onto in the back of my mind for years. But, it was as if Alan was telling me in a conversational style that the answers to many of our problems were right there waiting for us to tap into them.
In this book, you will learn that you don’t need to do much to have a happy life
There are no special circumstances that make you a happier person. It is not what happens to us, but how we handle our situation that makes all the difference. People tend to think that their lives are a mess because they feel unhappy. But, this book shows you how to turn your life around and that there are no worries or unhappiness involved.
Many people look at life and see the same problems and unhappiness rearing their head time again. They wonder why there is no hope for change. But, as Alan has shown, it is the exact opposite. The only reason we are having trouble changing our lives is because we refuse to take any action. He has ‘flipped’ the belief system that many of us have about ourselves so that we can finally live a happy life.
Alan’s message is simple. He says that all we have to do is change the way we think and act on daily basis to achieve anything we set out to achieve. But, he also says that you cannot change other people. With the ‘Sudden Enlightenments’ program you will learn how to ‘live like a king’, while saving and creating many different financial resources.