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Conscious Living is a practical guide for the individual that brings new insights into a fundamental truth of daily life. Five simple lessons of "conscious living", rooted in the ancient traditions of Stoicism and Taoism, help us overcome obstacles and fears and awaken our own creativity.

©2000 Gay Hendricks (P)2017 Tantor

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“Gay Hendricks is a master of intimate relationships.” (John Gray, author of Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus)

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The robotic narrator destroys the message.

Written by one of the greatest contributors you the success on my life, this value of this book is severely damaged by the unemotional, disconnected, robotic nature of the narrator/reader. Had to listen several times too get the true value from the writer.

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I found the voice depressing. I persisted for a better and it just did not happen for me. Sorry.

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  • Amanda Lee
  • 06-04-2018

Great book, WOEFUL narration

Hendricks work is wonderful with so much depth and honesty.

How on earth can the woeful narration get off first base?! It’s soooo bad!! What is audible thinking? He continually puts full stops where they don’t exist!t It often sounds quite bizarre.

Nonetheless I’m persevering for the sake of the content.... but boy is it hard!

I would love it if it could be re recorded so that I can feel free to recommend it to others!

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  • PRORENEE75
  • 27-11-2018

The Content Outshines the Narrator

The narrator is almost robotic, not my taste at all. This is especially troubling due to how excellent the content is. Such a stark contrast.

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  • CharLena Pearson-Fulcher
  • 15-12-2019

Homerun with Gay Hendricks

First of all I liked the narrator's voice immensely.

Gay Hendricks' theorems hit home in many ways. It helped too that I was in a guided class that was combined with In the Flow of Life, by Eric Butterworth.
I loved working through the various exercises he suggests along the way that bring me back to living in the present.
Too often while planning for our futures we forget to get beck to living in the present. The exercises helped me understand where I might have gotten lost in the future while looking at and emphasizing parts of my past. This allows me to see what my future can hold as long as I acknowledge my past influencers that have brought me to my current situation. We/ I can hit our/my homerun by acknowledging how I arrived at this point and what it's doing for my life now, then if I want to change it declare where I am and then declare the change I am making.
Becoming aware of how I am living and how I can make it better allows me to live consciously and well.

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  • Robert Kadunce
  • 04-02-2019

Narrator is a bit of a goober but good stuff.

You might find the narrator a little bit of a goober to listen to but the content is great. Highly recommend this book for anyone looking to improve their personal relationship with the self as well as others.

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  • David Rhodes
  • 12-11-2018

Brought awareness and peace

To live consciously is to be aware of your thoughts and feelings, embrace them, enjoy them (both the good and bad) and let them pass. Holding on to things causes many problems. That’s the key insight I received along with many others. I’m feeling great from it.

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  • The Critic
  • 05-09-2017

Trite

Mindless faddle of an author overjoyed with himself and his accomplishments. Nothing new to be gleaned here.

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  • Marijea
  • 22-03-2021

Worst. Narrator. Ever.

Wow! I cannot even begin to explain here how bad the narration of this book is. Saying it is 1 star is giving it far too high of a mark. I had to look it up because I thought that maybe it was a computer reading to me... or possibly a really fancy robot trying to show some semblance of emotion?

Aside from that though the book is truly phenomenal. I highly recommend the read - just get it and read it yourself though.

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  • valerieb
  • 21-03-2021

Great content

I love gay hendricks and all of his books. The narration was tough to listen to though. Going to purchase the paperback for future reference

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  • Nicholas Stewart
  • 24-02-2021

This is one of the great books of all time.

The content of this book is the knowledge we all need to live as our true selves.

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  • Pamela B. Silberman
  • 28-10-2019

Great content- bad performance

The content is valuable and uplifting while also the reader of this material is torture. How did this person get this job? He reads sounding like a bad impression of William Shatner and Data from STNG! I've decided to return to the printed book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-05-2021

Important

This is an important book if you want to approach your life in a conscious way. Gay sets out the map of what is required very well.

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  • Vigneswari
  • 10-07-2018

learned much!

I'm glad I tried the book despite the negative comment. it was very worth it.

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  • Ann
  • 25-04-2018

very bad narration

Good content but like listening to 3Cpo narrating it. disappointing as I love the author

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