Self Enquiry: A Testimony – Autobiography Shares Transformative Practice From Author’s Self Help Cupboard
Whilst sharing his personal story, painter and writer, Michael J Vincent explains how dedication to the practise of Self Enquiry becomes a companion on our life’s journey and whilst to be considered neither a doctrine nor sticking plaster, this powerful practice comes with one simple message – believe in yourself
UNITED KINGDOM – The third published work by author and painter, Michael J Vincent, Self Enquiry: A Testimony fascinates the reader on two levels. Firstly the autobiographical elements paint a picture of a life well lived, but Michael Vincent’s explanation of his practice of Self Enquiry, initially without having realised that’s what he was doing, elevates this biography into a self-help guide that will strike a chord with all those looking to make sense of 21st century life.
Sharing the benefits that Self Equiry (the constant attention to the inner awareness of ‘I’ or ‘I am’) brings, the author offers readers and those new to this mindful philosophy a jargon free and clearly explained overview of this life changing practice and the benefits it offers.
With the author believing his practise to be the reason for his peace, fulfilment and positivity, this new book is an insightful introduction to the practice, as well as a compelling retelling of the life of a man who has lived life to the full.
Michael J. Vincent uses his life story to illustrate how experience, no matter how trivial or intense and life-changing, becomes a deep well of learning for us to draw upon in our search for truth.
Exploring his journey through life, Michael demonstrates how the Practice of Self Enquiry can quieten the mind-driven anxieties, doubts and fears that grow along the way, moving us to a place of peace, fulfilment and positive action.
No doctrine; no belief system; not a crutch, mask or sticking plaster; Self Enquiry is a profound, radical and powerful Practice with one clear message: Believe in yourself.
The author says:
“I believe self-enquiry to be a very powerful tool to have in our “self-help” cupboard as we struggle to come to terms with a painful present and an uncertain future. We are all presented daily with great challenges as we reassess, with increasing urgency, the nature of our relationship with each other and this precious Earth.”
Garnering five-star reviews:
“To use one’s own life as a personal example of how to deal with – and make sense of – all that is thrown at us is a remarkable achievement, one which not only highlights the benefits of this practice, but also answers many of today’s pressing concerns about how to live a spiritual life in the 21st century.”
Stephen Gawtry, Managing Editor, Watkins Mind Body Spirit Magazine.
“There are a few books which just seem to connect, as if they’re speaking directly to your heart at a pivotal time in life. Self Enquiry, A Testimony is one such book. It provides a gateway to discovering the true self that has been trapped by either the story we tell ourselves or the conditioning layered upon us.
A captivating personal account of a journey out of conditioned existence, into the freedom of being true to yourself. The simple and effective method of Self Enquiry is demonstrated by Michael’s powerfully honest and open story of how he dropped all that isn’t him. This and Michael’s other books have opened a pathway to freedom for me to have the courage to be true to myself, empowering me to approach the world in a more loving way.” – John Beeny
“It was a privilege to read the heartfelt adventures of a life so well-travelled. The love, the happiness, and the pain of Michael’s journey are courageously shared in this, his most recent passionate work. Readers will undoubtedly find strength in this honest remarkable soul-bearing autobiography and will learn how the process of Self Enquiry is so much more than a philosophy of personal discovery, but a pillar of support, an endless well of creativity, and a universal call to action from the heart of Being. More than that, he explains how recognising our natural state is the key to healing ourselves, others, and this beautiful planet we call our home. Read it now, remember who you are, then act from That!” – Jonathan Harrison
“This book is a deeply personal account of the authors life, framed by his ongoing commitment to his meditation practice. A touching memoir with powerful pointers to the practice of Self Enquiry. Recommended.” – Stephanie Hiller
Published by Matador, Self Enquiry:
A Testimony is available in paperback (£8.99)
and Kindle format (£4.99)
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