Falling Open in a World Falling Apart
The Essential Teaching of Amoda Maa
“As this wise book eloquently reminds us, awakened living involves the boundless embrace of our precious, messy human experience in all its subtlety and complexity—the pain as well as the laughter, the confusion as well as the clarity—without either identifying with it or pushing it away.”
Stephan Bodian, teacher, author of Meditation for Dummies, Wake Up Now, and Beyond Mindfulness
Falling Open in a World Falling Apart is "an invitation to openness." It offers the jewel of Amoda Maa's teaching—how to be fully awake and fully human. Open in a way that's the key to freedom and to what's most needed in our troubled times. Unlike having no boundaries, being open in this way transforms reactivity, ends separation, leads us to our true authority, and guides us with the intelligence of love.
Amoda Maa is a spiritual teacher, a warrior of the heart, sharing a fresh approach to the age-old search for spiritual freedom. Her teaching features timeless truths in ways that are highly relevant and alive to this moment—for contemporary seekers willing to go to the raw edge where spirituality meets humanity.
“The invitation to fall open and to embrace what appears to be falling apart has always been a vital part of the lived awakening experience. And now that the world is shaking and — dare I say it — in the process of transformation, there is an urgency to the task at hand. Amoda speaks to this directly, and stirs the heart. Her voice is eloquent and precise — a rich and extraordinarily valuable contribution to the current zeitgeist. I cannot recommend her — and this, her latest book — highly enough.“
— Miranda Macpherson, spiritual teacher and author of The Way of Grace
"Such a timely book! Amoda’s clarity of writing makes the universal inner wisdom relevant and accessible to the seeker in these troubled times."
— Ondrea Levine, author of The Healing I took Birth For, co-author with Stephen Levine of Embracing the Beloved.
"I love that Amoda Maa includes and works with our humanness, rather than attempting to ignore or by-pass the messiness and difficulties of everyday life. But she doesn’t get entangled in the mess either. Instead, Amoda invites a falling open into 'the groundless ground of unbroken presence,' the openness that allows everything to be as it is. Paradoxically, this is exactly where genuine transformation happens. There is a gentle tenderness in this book. The words come from the heart, from clear seeing, and from the openness that the book invites the reader to discover. Amoda encourages 'listening to the deepest truth in you, listening to that which is prior to narrative and prior to reactivity, listening to the silence within—and then moving from this silence. Or not moving at all.' Falling Open is a beautiful book that I very highly recommend. As Amoda says, 'This book is a transmission. Do not read it. Feel it.' Yes! "
— Joan Tollifson, teacher, author of Death: The End of Self-Improvement and Nothing to Grasp
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