This is a deeply personal book of suffering, survival and freedom that grips you from the first page. For anyone who is suffering this is a must read.
I am only halfway through the book but wanted to put this review now. It is the type of book that doesn't just tell you someone's life story but challenges you as well. This book is gutwrenching at times you read and read and read for days and you can't stop and then you hit something that challenges you or just doesn't make sense yet somewhere deep inside it does. So you put the book down and leave it alone, just sit with where you're at and get on with your life. Then something just clicks one day and you understand that question that you couldn't make sense of before but you don't know why. You pick the book up again and off you go until you hit something else that strikes a chord for you to contemplate a deeper question. Marianne's writing is beautiful. While it is easy to read its content reaches deep into your gut and challenges you to move forward in your own journey. It may be a while before I get to the end. In the meanwhile it has a nice little spot on my desktop where I can pick it up when it feels right.
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Suffering, Spirituality and the Inner Journey Home: Walking the path from desperation and fear to the peace of lived awakening Kindle Edition
About the Author
Marianne Broug was a professional musician and music teacher, and is now a writer. She has performed extensively throughout Australia in all arenas of music including opera, chamber music and symphony orchestra. For over twenty years Marianne suffered from depression and anxiety, and for over twenty she sought out healing, wholeness and Truth. She underwent two rigorous and lengthy therapies as well as pursued intensive spiritual practices, meditation, dialectic and inquiry. Early in 2008 Marianne had a deep awakening into her true identity as Emptiness or Consciousness. However, rather than an ending, this awakening was just a beginning. Much integration, unravelling and clearing has since taken place and the deepening continues to this day. However, in knowing this Truth, rather than the suffered turmoil and suicidality of the past, there is peace, contentment and the sense that all is deeply well. She has previously had two books published: Flute with a Twist (a music book for children) and Seventeen Voices: Life and Wisdom from inside 'mental illness'. She lives in the beautiful Adelaide Hills. --This text refers to the paperback edition.
- ASIN : B072WR6JQ9
- Publisher : True Home Books (19 June 2017)
- Language : English
- File size : 2688 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 333 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 367,889 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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Reviewed in Australia on 30 January 2018
Author Marianne Broug is right: there is a way out of suffering. Her journey is moving and authentically expressed. She includes her evocative poetry as well as her unique and emotionally exquisite art throughout, which I deeply appreciated. Her journey is not so dissimilar to mine and many other spiritual seekers who were once mired in suffering, but have found a way through...and beyond. I recommend this book for anyone still swimming in the waters of suffering who is looking for a beacon of light. This may very well be it.
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Profound and full of aha moments...Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 4 January 2018
I loved this book so much. It takes courage to write so openly and honestly, and encouragingly! about the darker side of life, and be a guiding light for those following on the same path. There is so much here to comfort and reassure. A book I will return to many times and one which has stayed at the forefront of my mind since reading it several months ago. Thank you Marianne.
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