~ Kathryn Jefferies Ph.D.
In the lineage of spiritual teachers including Krishnamurti, AWAKE lays out what our current education system is educating for, why it can never be enough, and what we can do instead. She acknowledges the transformative work of current spiritual teachers Eckhart Tolle and Byron Katie, asking what the implications of their work are for education.
In other words, if what we call enlightenment is the profound clarity of perception that leads to the understanding of why the great problems of our world exist and what to do about them (such as inter-nation conflict, global warming, poverty and social stratification) as well as individual struggles such as depression, then WHAT ARE THE CONDITIONS THAT BRING ENLIGHTENMENT ABOUT?
Dr. Jefferies writes about her own deep insights into life–her own process of awakening–walking the reader through a first-person account to actively demonstrate what’s possible.
~ Laura Shaw, Parent, Educator, Coach & Blogger at theawakeningheart.com
Until this point in history, most of us have been unknowingly limited by our ideas about reality. Now the definition of intelligence is being redefined. The highest intelligence arises independent of thought, beyond the reaches of the intellect. Dr. Jefferies calls it “ontological intelligence,” the intelligence of being.
Explaining the awakening experiences of Eckhart Tolle (author of A New Earth and The Power of Now), Byron Katie (author of A Thousand Names for Joy, and Loving What Is), and Krishnamurti (author of Education and the Significance of Life) and herself, Kathryn uses the lived reality these contemporary spiritual masters inhabit now as a way of extending a hand back to readers to pull them forward to their own awakening.