Tim Gallwey author of The Inner Game of Tennis
“At a dinner party all the guests were asked to describe their life work in 25 words or less. Tim won, hands down, with ‘awareness cures.’ I asked him: ‘Why do you give lectures on people’s tennis strokes when your interest is so much deeper and more profound?’ He said ‘I used to give lectures on the profound things that I felt people really needed to know and nobody came. But when I said I was going to give a seminar on the backhand, people showed up and filled the place. So I simply incorporated how awareness cures into tennis.’ And he then wrote some other books on other inner sports. I realized how much [this phrase] mattered to me and how it fit into what we’re working on. Awareness and its sister, attention, allow you to see how things actually are, not as you presuppose them to be, and not the way other people want you to see them. My co-author, Jordan Gruber, and I have written a book about some of the shifts that happen as you become aware of the reality of your own selves and of the selves of others. And the result of that awareness allows you to cure the discomforts within your selves and to increase your compassion and understanding of other people.”
James Fadiman, Ph.D.
co-author with Jordan Gruber, J.D. of
Your Symphony of Selves:
Discover and Understand More of Who We Are