Books by Don Oakley
Don Oakley's first book is entitled "It's Time to Wake Up Now: The Top Ten Myths that Can Hijack Spiritual Awakening."
"Many people believe that awakening is a path of more: more knowledge, more effort, more dogmas, more good deeds, more meditation, more ritual, etc. If you want a lifelong hobby, a nicely polished spiritualized identity, the comfort of certainty, and the companionship of fellow believers, there are plenty of suitable books out there. This is not one of them.
However, if your intent is to wake up spiritually, then this book might just save you years of looking for Enlightenment where it cannot be found. This book is your tool to dispel the Top Ten spiritual myths leaving you grace-prone to awaken."
"If you are pursuing enlightenment for your own aggrandizement, you will be either deluded or disappointed. It’s not what you gain; it’s what you lose. Truth is already present. It is obscured only by your belief in what is not true. And all beliefs are false. Be foolhardy and dare to step naked into the unknown domain of your own existence."
What People Are Saying about The Top Ten Myths
Joan writes, "I read this book cover to cover twice. I love it. It says everything I could not put into words and rings so true for me. No dogma, no requiring faith or belief, just truth!"
"Having just completed this book, I thoroughly recommend it to all spiritual seekers and to anyone who has a genuine curiosity about their True Nature. Don Oakley uncompromisingly breaks through many of the barriers to true spiritual living, by holding our most cherished beliefs up to the light of our innate wisdom. The writing is very clear, straightforward and pleasant to read, as well as being imbued with humour and wit throughout. 'It's Time to Wake Up Now' is a wonderful gift to the spiritual literature of our time. Enjoy it!"
"This is a fun spiritual read. Don is light-hearted, insightful and proposing the types of practicality that are so useful for the spiritual arena."
Don's newly released book is called "Empty Wisdom: The Subtle Art of Discovering What You Already Are" is now available on Amazon,
"We normally think of wisdom as the accumulation of knowledge over a lifetime. Knowledge can be helpful, to the extent that they point in the direction of deeper truth, but concepts, in themselves, will never contain the wholeness of reality. Attempts to stuff reality into a concept, however elegant, will inevitably lead to frustration. When we finally recognize the impotence of acquired ideas, concepts, and dogmas, what remains might be called “Empty Wisdom.” That which we truly seek has always been patiently awaiting our own direct recognition. Explore this Subtle Art of Discovering What You Already Are."
Empty Wisdom focuses on the sometimes perplexing period after awakening where everything is fine, but motivations have changed. There can be a sense of nowhere solid to stand, and the mind may be confused as it tries to regain the upper hand. A rich territory to be explored!
Other Upcoming Book by Don
"The Natural State: Enlightened Living in the Everyday World" is expected to be published in early 2024. It will focus on the sometimes puzzling period after spiritual awakening.