Awaken to Your True Self by Andrew Daniel

Awaken to Your True Self

Why You’re Still Stuck and How to Break Through

By Andrew Daniel

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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:

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

*Previously pub­lished as “Why You’re Still Stuck by Drew Gerald”

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.”

Awaken to Your True Self Audiobook by Andrew Daniel

Audiobook Read by the Author

Andrew Daniel nar­rates the unabridged 13.5h audio­book of Awaken to Your True Self

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About The Author

Andrew Daniel is an award-win­ning author and direc­tor at the Center for Cinesomatic Development. His Cinesomatics® work­shops are held inter­na­tion­al­ly from New York to London, Tuscany to Switzerland—helping pro­fes­sion­als see the elu­sive pat­terns that hold them back. This method­ol­o­gy leads the world in cin­e­mat­ic move­ment diag­nos­tics and advanced intu­ition devel­op­ment inte­grat­ing approach­es from embod­i­ment, shad­ow work, ther­a­py, and spirituality.

His book, Awaken to Your True Self, is a gold Nautilus Book Awards recip­i­ent. In his ear­ly career, Andrew cod­ed a par­ti­cle and physics engine by the age of 18⁠, used by top Fortune 100 com­pa­nies over the 7 years of his soft­ware busi­ness. His first teach­ing work, Holistic Sex (Mindvalley, 2014), pro­vid­ed the world with a new par­a­digm that bridged the divide between sex­u­al­i­ty, spir­i­tu­al­i­ty, and the sex­es. Andrew is also an advi­sor for the Alan Watts Organization.