Being Myself is a contemplative exploration of the essential nature of our self.
Everyone has the sense of ‘being myself,' but not everyone knows their self clearly. In most cases, our sense of self is mixed up with the content of experience and, as a result, its natural condition of peace and happiness is veiled. Through investigation and analogy, the meditations in this collection take us back to our true nature again and again, until we begin to find our self naturally and effortlessly established there, as that. In time, experience loses its capacity to veil our being, and its innate peace and joy emerge from the background of experience.
The Essence of Meditation Series presents meditations on the essential, non-dual understanding that lies at the heart of all the great religious and spiritual traditions, compiled from contemplations led by Rupert Spira at his meetings and retreats. This simple, contemplative approach, which encourages a clear seeing of one’s experience rather than any kind of effort or discipline, leads the reader to an experiential understanding of their own essential being and the peace and fulfilment that are inherent within it.
'I’ve gained deeper understanding listening to Rupert Spira than I have from any other exponent of modern spirituality. Reality is sending us a message we desperately need to hear, and at this moment no messenger surpasses Spira and the transformative words in his essays.’
– Deepak Chopra, author of You Are the Universe, Spiritual Solutions and Super Brain
★★★★★ Thank you, Rupert
Janice W. Stamell, reviewed in the United States on 18 September 2021
Once you are done with the hundreds of books, YouTubes, retreats, and practices on the spiritual byway, immerse yourself in this small text. You will not emerge unchanged.
★★★★★ A very concise path to the self
Anne Weeks, reviewed in the United States on September 5, 2021
Rupert Spira, a teacher of the non-dual path (Advaita Vedanta) to self-inquiry, is one of the most eloquent and adept teachers of spiritual ideas for the modern mind. While much of his teaching is in the form of retreats and lectures, he has also written a handful of books to accompany his in-person work. His most recent book, Being Myself, Volume II of a series on Meditation, is about the most concise and simple “explanations” of what it means to connect to spirit.
★★★★★ “Become aware of the experience of ‘being myself’ ~ R. Spira
Reviewed in the United States on 2 September 2021
This is another wonderful addition to Rupert’s oeuvre. I recommend these contemplations to those familiar with his work, and/or to anyone who resonates with non-dual based teachings, sometimes referred to as The Perennial Philosophy.
★★★★★ Being Aware of Being Myself
Reviewed in the United States on 26 September 2021
"Being Myself" is simply and brilliantly clear and filled with pointers…. A beautiful second book in his Meditation Series. The first being "Being Aware of Being Aware." Both highly, highly, highly recommended.
★★★★★ Unlimited happiness behind all our circumstances
Joel Drazner, reviewed in the United States on September 6, 2021
Perhaps the most valuable advice I’ve heard in my adult life is this quote from Rupert Spira, author of Being Myself: “The discovery that peace, happiness and love are ever-present within our own being, and completely available at every moment of experience, under all conditions, is the most important discovery anyone can make.”
★★★★★ Rupert Spira Shares the Understanding of Our Essential Being!
Reviewed in the United States on September 10, 2021
What is so incredibly attractive about Rupert's works whether through video, books, podcasts or retreats is Rupert's ability to make the essence of humankind's perennial wisdom so amazingly approachable and understandable. The clarity and consistency of the terms that Rupert utilizes make the wisdom of the perennial wisdom shine!