Three Steps to Freedom
Behind every negative emotion, every form of personal angst, there is some
kind of story you are telling yourself. It may or may not have some basis in reality,
but it is only one way of seeing things, and it is not who or what you are.
BY JOYCE TATE DVOREN
After surviving his third stroke in five months, Jim Dreaver’s first conscious
thought was: Thank God I’m free. A strange thought for a man just out from
four days in intensive care, who had difficulty thinking, speaking and moving the
right side of his body. This rugged New Zealander knew his recovery would be
challenging. Eight years later, he still walks with a slight limp and has limited use
of his right arm. Yet throughout the long recovery process, he didn’t suffer. He
already knew himself to be the pure consciousness that watched and felt it all.
“I wasn’t afraid of dying,” Jim said. He was more afraid of leaving his son and
a body of unfinished work, especially the completion of his fourth and most important book to date. Bursting with the clear transmission of an ordinary person
who has realized his true nature, End Your Story, Begin Your Life – Wake Up,