Awaken to Your True Self by Andrew Daniel

#1 Amazon International Bestseller

Awaken to Your True Self

Why You’re Still Stuck and How to Break Through

By Andrew Daniel

Gold Nautilus Book Award Recipient

The Nautilus Book Awards are the most pres­ti­gious lit­er­ary awards avail­able for per­son­al growth books. Andrew Daniel’s Awaken to Your True Self won gold in 2022.

Other dis­tin­guished recip­i­ents include Deepak Chopra, Prince Charles, Desmond Tutu and Thich Nhat Hanh, Eckhart Tolle, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and Malala Yousafzai.

The Definitive Guide for
Getting Unstuck & Waking Up

Have you ever won­dered, “Why am I still stuck despite all the inner work I’ve done?”

Do you feel trapped repeat­ing the same cycles and sto­ries over and over again, no mat­ter what you heal or fix? Are you look­ing to learn the truth about who you are beyond your strug­gle and suc­cess? Is there a chal­lenge or plateau you’re try­ing to over­come that isn’t respond­ing to con­ven­tion­al methods?

Andrew Daniel’s award-win­ning book, Awaken to Your True Self, is a prac­ti­cal guide on trans­for­ma­tion, embod­i­ment, and shad­ow work. It inte­grates holis­tic per­spec­tives from somat­ic ther­a­py, mind­ful­ness, and spir­i­tu­al­i­ty to help you get unstuck. Andrew grounds time­less spir­i­tu­al truth in approach­es and exer­cis­es that help where tra­di­tion­al self-help fails. These approach­es defy con­ven­tion­al advice—and that’s exact­ly why they work when noth­ing else does. If you’re con­fused and frus­trat­ed despite all you know and achieved, or how much you’ve worked on your­self, because you feel like:

  • You should be fur­ther along or already past this
  • You could be express­ing your­self more ful­ly in life
  • You shouldn’t be repeat­ing the same cycles again and again
  • Your suc­cess in rela­tion­ships, career, health, & spir­it should match

Stop and imag­ine how your life would look in just a year, if today you were able to:

  • Break through that plateau in your sport, art, craft, prac­tice, or meditation
  • Reach your poten­tial and move past career or finan­cial ceil­ings, and cre­ative blocks
  • Know how to attract the right peo­ple or cir­cum­stances with­out second-guessing
  • Relax into the peace and free­dom from not hav­ing to fix every­thing about yourself
  • Eliminate anx­i­ety, fear, co-depen­den­cy, inse­cu­ri­ty and start ful­ly expe­ri­enc­ing life

…would you be will­ing to hear about uncon­ven­tion­al solu­tions that helped thou­sands of others?

A frac­tion of what you will learn from each chapter:

  1. How the sto­ry you tell your­self keeps you stuck and what you’re miss­ing out on
  2. The most effi­cient “lev­el” to focus on for change nev­er addressed in self-help
  3. A math for­mu­la that reveals why things get worse the hard­er you try
  4. Why your fast intel­lect may be slow­ing you down, and the ben­e­fits of intelligence
  5. Common nar­cis­sis­tic traps that keep us from being sup­port­ed and told the truth
  6. The para­dox of why seek­ing a spir­i­tu­al path leads to more suf­fer­ing, not less
  7. The truth about how we get trapped in vic­tim men­tal­i­ty and what to do to heal
  8. What you are secret­ly avoid­ing or not allow­ing that sti­fles your progress
  9. The solu­tion to addic­tion, or, why per­son­al devel­op­ment and self-help is fail­ing you
  10. An eter­nal truth that illu­mi­nates the star­tling con­nec­tion between all our behaviors
  11. “That wasn’t my intention”—why you keep get­ting the wrong results from the right actions
  12. How to get feed­back from oth­ers and the space around you to break-through
  13. How to make sure you’re liv­ing for some­thing greater than your ego so you can thrive
  14. Overcome dual­i­ty and win the war against our dark­est and most unde­sir­able parts
  15. The most obvi­ous, sim­ple, yet enig­mat­ic action to take that every­one over-complicates
  16. Learn the secrets of the now and embody a vision that will come true
  17. Discover the somat­ic solu­tion to being in your head based on Cinesomatics®
  18. What five things we must hold stead­fast in our life for suc­cess, joy, and healing

If you’re ready to see the truth about why you’re stuck and have an open mind—Awaken to Your True Self is a must-read guide for embod­ied spir­i­tu­al awak­en­ing. Order this book now and break through today!

Editorial Reviews

“If you’re inter­est­ed in learn­ing more about how myths live with­in the body and how our own per­son­al mythol­o­gy can run us from the uncon­scious, you’ll appre­ci­ate Daniel’s prac­ti­cal holis­tic approach­es for per­son­al trans­for­ma­tion, embod­i­ment, shad­ow work, heal­ing, mind­ful­ness, and enlightenment.”
— Recommended by the Joseph Campbell Foundation

“The inspi­ra­tion from my father’s (Alan Watts) teach­ings is evi­dent. Andrew taste­ful­ly weaves his quotes through­out this book at just the right “ah-ha!” moments. I rec­om­mend Awaken to Your True Self for any­one look­ing for a prac­ti­cal guide on trans­for­ma­tion based on age­less wis­dom from many disciplines.”
— Mark Watts, Director of the Alan Watts Organization

“I can hon­est­ly say I rec­om­mend this book, and I don’t take my rec­om­men­da­tion light­ly. […] I tru­ly appre­ci­at­ed Andrew’s book and his approach to help­ing peo­ple first look at them­selves with an under­stand­ing of where they are and how they got there. And then the exten­sive tools offered to trans­form past pat­terns into health­i­er ways of being.”
— Nancy Eichhorn, Ph.D. — Editor and Chief of Somatic Psychotherapy Today

“In his book, Awaken to Your True Self, Andrew Daniel sets the record straight on what it is that tru­ly holds us back from being who we want to be, and what can actu­al­ly help us get there. It is not only a must-read, but a must-apply for any­one who con­sid­ers them­selves a seek­er of per­son­al growth, true hap­pi­ness, and spir­i­tu­al awak­en­ing. In a sea of self-help lit­er­a­ture, this book stands out as an impact­ful and ther­a­peu­ti­cal­ly-sound gem!”
— Dr. Sophia Godkin, PhD, author of best­sellers The Happiness Journal and The Soul Journal

“This book should be read close­ly and thor­ough­ly. Anyone can ben­e­fit from the giv­en advice. [Andrew is] a wise and insight­ful author. Readers every­where should appre­ci­ate [this] book.”
—Writer’s Digest

“An unflinch­ing self-help guide.”
— Kirkus Reviews

“Andrew Daniel’s work is like a bolt of light­ning. Everything Daniel writes is mean­ing­ful and rel­e­vant. Highly recommended.”
— Readers’ Favorite

Excerpts From the Book

Chapter One

“When we keep the past alive by reviv­ing and res­ur­rect­ing these sto­ries repeat­ed­ly, they don’t allow for what-is to be. We only see what is hap­pen­ing now through a lens of past expe­ri­ences and mean­ings: a pro­jec­tion of our inter­pre­ta­tions of the past onto the present moment. Our sto­ries keep us bound to the past. They pre­vent us from hav­ing a direct expe­ri­ence of the present; they essen­tial­ly keep us trapped in time. Your attach­ment to the past—an addic­tion to your stories—is what’s keep­ing you stuck and suffering.”

Chapter Three

“More often than not, they believe they are look­ing for results when they’re actu­al­ly look­ing to val­i­date their sto­ries. The more they focus on their stucky sto­ry, the more it becomes the focus. The more they invest in the sto­ry and the seek­ing, the more pow­er they give it. It becomes more about the nar­ra­tive around find­ing a solu­tion than actu­al­ly solv­ing it and find­ing peace. We naive­ly believe that our addic­tion to our strug­gle gives us a high­er chance of solv­ing it. You don’t get what you want—you get what you focus on.”

Chapter Five

“As he seeks to ful­fill his needs, the nar­cis­sist doesn’t find much use for a per­son as an actu­al per­son because he is unable to empathize, relate, or be inti­mate with them. But an object can be used: they serve their user, giv­ing them pur­pose. Everything in the now objec­ti­fied space is clas­si­fied as either ‘use­ful’ or ‘not use­ful.’ The nar­cis­sist does not actu­al­ly let oth­ers meet his needs: he uses oth­er peo­ple to ful­fill his own needs. The nar­cis­sist still has oth­er peo­ple in his life to ful­fill his needs, but they aren’t the ones to ful­fill them—he is.”

Chapter Seven

All blame—along with jus­ti­fy­ing, pro­ject­ing, and avoidance—keeps us bound to vic­tim­hood. These reac­tive pat­terns pre­vent own­er­ship, account­abil­i­ty, and responsibility—which are required to have free­dom. This tri­ad is the rec­ti­fi­er of vic­tim­hood. They are lib­er­a­tors of the dis­em­pow­ered. Our sense of pow­er is not found in demand­ing hand­outs, nor from pity, nor through riots and rage—but in own­ing our cir­cum­stance and tak­ing respon­si­bil­i­ty and account­abil­i­ty for it. Ending the enabling is lov­ing because that is what liberates.”

Chapter Nine

“After twelve years at school—feeling hope­less­ness, despair, con­fu­sion, and apathy—I final­ly had hope. It was the real­iza­tion that there were things that I could do to change my sit­u­a­tion in life. I didn’t have to “just deal with it.” This saved me from sui­cide by show­ing me I could save myself—the pow­er of true hope. Nobody else was going to do it for me. I real­ized that true hope is the recog­ni­tion that you can save your­self. That you can bring your­self out of your own suf­fer­ing. From here, I went all-in.”

Chapter Eleven

“Our dreams require us to betray who we ‘should’ be for who we are to become. It’s self-betray­al to acqui­esce to the demands of a dys­func­tion­al rela­tion­ship. It’s self-betray­al when we aban­don our­selves for a lie. Our loy­al­ty must be with truth, not suf­fer­ing. We can only give when our cup is full. We can only offer to oth­ers what we allow for our­selves. We can only tru­ly love oth­ers if we have self-love. We can only tru­ly respect oth­ers if we have self-respect. We can only tru­ly be gen­er­ous if we are gen­er­ous with ourselves.”

Chapter Thirteen

“As odd as it may sound, both sides of the extremes—selfishness and martyrdom—are mak­ing it about them­selves. One is mak­ing it about reject­ing and mar­tyring them­selves and feel­ing undeserving—and the oth­er is about self­ish­ness and unmet needs. The self-cen­tered will keep attempt­ing to fill their void, tak­ing from others—perhaps in hopes that one day they will be filled enough to give. The mar­tyr will over-give and feel drained, jus­ti­fy­ing with duty, pride, or right­eous­ness, inevitably car­ry­ing resent­ment as their void grows.”

Chapter Fifteen

“It’s the dif­fer­ence between adding to improve your­self and sub­tract­ing to remove detri­ments. Ending suf­fer­ing is not about adding plea­sure and joy, nor learn­ing ‘to love’ or ‘do happiness’—but in the elim­i­na­tion of what we’ve learned to do that is pre­vent­ing our innate joy, con­nec­tion, and love. […] The more you add, the fur­ther you get from your True Self. The more you remove what’s not you, the clos­er you get. This is why stop­ping is the only way—because it is no longer a doing, but an undoing.”

Chapter Seventeen

“This book isn’t show­ing you how to be like me or help mold you into anoth­er gener­ic, idol­ized clone. What you’re learn­ing here is how to be more you than you’ve ever been. You do this not by mim­ic­k­ing, but by doing less and allow­ing your­self to just be. You’re learn­ing how to show up dif­fer­ent­ly in your body and the world because that’s just who you are—not because you’re run­ning some tech­nique about what suc­cess­ful peo­ple do. We are get­ting you to stop all the insane things peo­ple taught you to do to aban­don yourself.”

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