“You are like a poor man who doesn’t realize he lives on top of buried treasure. The earth of body, mind, and speech obscures the fact that you are already enlightened and keeps you impoverished by the sufferings of life.” —Kunkhyen Longchen Rabjam
At this very moment, everything you need to begin real transformation dwells inside of you. This is the time to stop, think, believe, and behave your way out of what may feel like an empty life. By undertaking the Living with Certainty approach, you’re giving yourself the gift of exploring new possibilities for living an authentic life.
Like many people, you may have explored numerous self-help methods in search of the one big breakthrough that would finally end your anxiety, emptiness, pain, and restlessness. You may feel as though you’ve tried everything without ever moving forward. Maybe, despite having achieved status, success, and financial freedom, you still feel incomplete. Deep inside, you know one thing for sure: this is not the life you are meant to live.
We’re All in This Together
You’re not alone. Your feelings are far more common and widespread than you may have guessed. People of all ages, backgrounds, incomes, and nationalities suffer from a profound lack of fulfillment, purpose, and joy. They, like you, have worked hard chasing the American dream, only to wake up asking, What happened? This isn’t how I thought my life would end up. Does any of the following sound familiar?
• You know you’re capable of more, yet your current existence feels just ordinary.
• You long for relief from daily pressures, fears, and insecurities.
• You feel lonely, restless, or trapped, not knowing where or how you fit in.
• You don’t know the way out, but you are willing to commit to discovering a new path before you run out of time.
Leaving Your Comfort Zone
Consider yourself forewarned: Much work lies ahead—hard, but happy work. Your quest to discover deep-soul joy won’t be successful if you merely deposit artificial layers of emotions on top of your pain and discontent. You’ll need commitment, discipline, self-control, and persistence to dissolve the old habits, behaviors, and patterns accumulated over a lifetime. New, raw feelings will emerge that will need to be processed. This journey can be challenging and difficult because as you undertake living with certainty, you will increasingly develop an awareness of events, circumstances, and relationships that bring you pain and confliction. This is an essential part of your journey, for only then can you begin to figure out why you feel the way you do. You must make peace with these feelings once and for all.
Much time and effort are required when undertaking an authentic spiritual journey if it’s to result in the release of your spirit’s innate wisdom regarding your Earthly purpose. Though Living with Certainty is a practical approach intended to be integrated into your daily life, enormous commitment, discipline, and patience are still required.
An essential aspect of the Living with Certainty journey is patience, and allowing yourself the necessary time to release your demons and experience real growth. This isn’t an instantaneous spiritual makeover, but a process that unfolds naturally and differently for everyone. The fact that you’re reading this book indicates that you are ready to begin the required work.
Take a moment, right now, to ask yourself this question:
Am I ready to break free of the shackles of my ego, and the other aspects of Earthly physicality preventing me from bringing the power of Source energy fully into my life?
Next, ask yourself this: Am I willing and open to examining every aspect of myself?
You cannot begin to change your outer life without first doing the obligatory inner work. For some, little inner work is required; for others, a lifetime of ongoing inner work may be necessary. We all have the same capacity to co-create the life the universe always intended for us to live, it’s just that some of us have more work to do to discover our inspired soul-view, release our baggage, and heal old wounds.