Dr. David French's third book The Only Moment There Is, helps the reader understand how the mind really works. Dr. French calls the mind "The Machine" and its sole mission is to protect us. Formed in early childhood, it protected all of us from many levels of pain and trauma, because all of us were hurt in one way or another and didn't know why.
Dr. French takes us on a journey using intimate language and metaphors that will allow you to visualize and truly understand how the mind works. The mind is fueled by fear and doubt. It loves to "anticipate the future" and "remember" the past...but, it avoids the present, the now...the only moment there is.
The cover of this book illustrates the powerful metaphor for living in the now. Imagine a swirling merry-go -round full of glitter and lights, with a simple park bench nearby. The park bench is the place of awareness as it watches the swirling merry-go-round on auto pilot...surviving, but not living.
You're going to find Dr. French speaks to you on many different levels, so while you consider insights as they may apply to your life, go ahead and color your world too. De-stress, unwind, and color your worries away. Use virtually any means to color from felt tip markers, gel pens, colored pencils, and crayons. This "adult" coloring book does NOT come with adult language or sexual innuendoes.
It all begins with a line. That line can go many places. It can be added to, shaded, and more. And other lines may join it , each one on its own journey, bending, curving, breaking away, and maybe reuniting to the whole. MAKE IT YOUR OWN.
81 original illustrations have been delicately crafted to stimulate your mind and creativity. There is no 'correct' way to proceed. Do what inspires you - color a little or a lot, use shading, white space and other techniques to create your masterpiece. Remember, coloring isn't just for kids!
The Benefits of Coloring
- Believe it or not, coloring is good for you. Here are just a few of the reasons why:
- Improve and increase your ability to concentrate
- Aids in relaxation. Still your mind, switch off, and lose yourself
- Improve dexterity, hand-eye coordination, and fine motor skills
- Develop a greater sense of visual acuity
- Develop increased color awareness and an appreciation of line, shape, perspective, and form
- Gain a sense of accomplishment and boost your self-esteem
- Stimulate your creativity
- Additional Information
Book Type Paperback ISBN 9781623860493 Author David J. French Publisher Green Dragon Books
Customer Reviews 3 item(s)
- Share the joy of being authentically alive
Dr. French is a master artist, author, teacher, visionary, and clinical psychologist with
extraordinary gifts. His awareness, sensitivity, and intellect are honed with compassion
and love for humanity. He has connected deeply to the source of awareness in thousands
of others and guided them through the pollution of the mind and into the beauty
of loving and receiving. In his care, you come to a place where you can see your true
reflection, a lasting image, an eternal experience.
Sit down on Dr. French’s park bench. Enjoy the conversation in this moment. Allow
him to share the joy of being authentically alive, acknowledged, and loved. It is the only
moment there is; we are all here with you.
- Dr. French succeeds
Dr. French succeeds in explaining the complexity of the automatic nature of the mind
and provides us with a “workbook” to begin to return to our true state of awareness in
living in the only moment there is. I think you will enjoy this book and find it very helpful.
It will stimulate a desire to live with more awareness and remain more natural in a pure
loving state more of the time.
- Master of the Story
[Dr. Frenchs'] model of how to be alive in the now is truly an exercise in personal authenticity,
trust, compassion, and yes, even joy. Read this book before you get distracted by
your mind’s cynicism, doubt or fear…it is Dr. French’s gift to you…to awaken
you…to remind you that you are always there…the stillness is your
awareness…too good to be true? No…just true…and…therefore good.