Simply Notice: Clear Awareness Is the Key To Happiness, Love and Freedom by Peter Francis Dziuban

Enjoy The Power of Clear Awareness

Do you realize that noticing and awareness basically drive everything you appear to do?

Could you have gotten your body out of bed this morning without first having noticed you were awake? Would you have picked up this book without first being aware it was of interest to you?

Your awareness is like the clear glass of a windshield-and through it you experience every bit of your life. Awareness is inherently pure and clear. But it can get covered with sludge-of negative thoughts and emotions, and false beliefs.

The simple noticing techniques in this book act as wipers to keep your windshield clean. The power of clear awareness takes over, and you automatically enjoy greater happiness, love and freedom. You’re free of the mistaken ideas and beliefs that were distorting the view.

With clear awareness you also go way beyond the popular saying, “Think outside the box.” It’s because your awareness is outside of, or beyond, all thinking.

Awareness is the unlimited-you that gives rise to all thinking. Awareness is the greater-you that notices all thoughts.

Imagine having a big Aha! They usually come as a thought, too.

An Aha! is wonderful-but did you ever notice that the Aha! by itself is not really where it’s at?

What you want is where all the Aha!s come from.

That’s the unlimited awareness you are.

Peter Francis Dziuban (pronounced Joobin) is an author/lecturer on Consciousness, Awareness and spirituality. His books and talks have helped thousands experience greater clarity, happiness and freedom in life.

Peter first became interested in spirituality and philosophy while attending the University of Notre Dame. He later investigated many spiritual and mystical teachings and traditions, ranging from Eastern to Christian-based.

Peter’s newest book is Simply Notice — Clear Awareness Is the Key to Happiness, Love and Freedom (Balboa Press, August 2013) Please visit

Peter’s first book, Consciousness Is All, View Here is a thorough examination of what is sometimes called Infinite Consciousness or Reality, with an experiential emphasis, enabling readers to experience for themselves.

He lectures around the country and maintains a blog, “Reality Check.” His workshops/retreats are concerned primarily with awareness–however, not as a concept or theory, but as alive experience.

Peter has just completed his second book, Simply Notice – Book 1, to be published early 2013. Simply Notice is intended to be a series of books, designed to make the deeper points of non-dual awareness clear and accessible to the general public. Through simple, experiential noticing exercises Book 1 exposes and reverses the age-old belief of Life being on earth–revealing “earth” to be but mere perceptions in unlimited Life, Love. For a free excerpt, please go to

And that’s just a first glimpse of how magnificent you really are.

Peter Francis Dziuban – Buddha at the Gas Pump Interview

Peter Francis Dziuban (pronounced Joobin) is a writer and speaker on awareness and spirituality. His first book, Consciousness Is All: Now Life Is Completely New, has helped thousands enjoy greater happiness, freedom and clarity in Life.

Peter has just completed his second book, Simply Notice: Clear Awareness Is the Key To Happiness, Love and Freedom. Simply Notice is intended to be a series of books, designed to make the deeper points of Awareness clear and accessible to the general public.

Peter’s work benefits so many because it is not tied to any one teaching or religion. He has studied this field over 40 years, since attending the University of Notre Dame; he also worked many years in corporate America. Now residing in Arizona, Peter enjoys the outdoors.

Peter is available for workshops, webinars and consultations. Please visit:

Interview conducted 9/28/2013

Silent: The Power of Silence ~ Gregory Nicholas Malouf

All too many of us create an outer persona or ego self in order to cope with the fear and anxiety we feel on a daily basis. Our ego self normalizes these intense emotions and stops us from feeling anything. We drive ourselves towards our outer goals of emotional and financial success by whatever means we perceive that to be.

Our ego causes us to react out of fear, rather than act out of love or inner Self-trust and guidance. This is the reason we don’t live life to the fullest! Being consumed by searching externally for our happiness, we miss living life!

In his book, Silent, Gregory Nicholas Malouf asks that we start to recognize how we feel and why, and in doing so open the way to face our truth behind our unease and then learn to move on from it. Once we are able to acknowledge and accept what is holding us back, we are able to create significant change and prosperity in our lives.

We must face the past courageously, accept it, grieve it if we have to, and then move on from it in complete forgiveness and self-love!

Gregory Malouf, founder of Epsilon Healing Academy, shares the many lessons he learned and candidly reveals his journey from a traumatic childhood, to his empty existence as a wealthy and highly successful entrepreneur living “the dream”.

Silent is a real account of life at its worst and the lessons that can be learnt to transform life to its best. It will teach you to reconnect with your true, inner Self and find the power of the silence within to lead the life you most desire.

Gregory Nicholas Malouf, founder of Epsilon Healing Academy, a successful Australian businessman and entrepreneur, had a traumatic childhood. He became a workaholic in order to run away from his past and allow himself to live the “perfect life,” or so he thought. Throwing lavish parties, and flying all over the world. Despite running numerous businesses, all of which were successful –and even leading motivational and meditation retreats and programs for his teams– Greg knew deep down that he was still looking at things from the outside in, rather than from the inside out. It wasn’t until the hollowness of his existence caused his world to fall apart that Greg ultimately found his road to wellness and healing.

At the age of fifty, Greg realized for the first time that his priorities were misguided, that he was living a lie. Anxiety and obsessive control disorder were just two of many addictions he suffered in his life. Why? Because he had not yet been able to confront the truth of his past. Thanks to a genuine intent to experience true abundance in his life, Greg did face his past and discover the truth that had previously limited his life. Greg was an insatiable reader, studied neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) and Transcendental Meditation with Thom Knoles, an internationally respected thought leader and celebrated speaker. He additionally underwent rehabilitation, intensive individual therapy and group therapy, and attended the 12 step meetings to seek a wholesome and differing approach to healing. Subsequently, in 2009, Greg founded Epsilon Healing Academy, and has since been working with thousands of people throughout the world, as a natural expression of his commitment to share the lessons he himself learned on how to liberate the mind and body, live in the present with gratitude, consciously create life on one’s own terms and experience the abundance one deserves.

Greg has made it his mission to better the world through his passion of helping people explore their anxiety, challenge their fears, and reach their full potential. Today, through books like Silent, Shallow Love, and Tunnel Vision, programs like the University of Self, and other valuable tools, Greg and his incredible Epsilon Healing Academy team help people to live lives that in every way reflect who they are and what they most deeply desire.

Gregory lives in Sydney with his children and travels abroad to share his message of healing.

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I Don’t Believe in Astrology — Neither Should You

I Don’t Believe in Astrology — Neither Should You

Yogic / Vedic Principles Formalized

The Self has entered this body, this dense jumble. If a man finds him, recognizes him, He’s the maker of everything-the author of all! The world is his-he’s the world itself.
– Brhadaranyaka Upanishad –

The 5 Elements – Building Blocks of the Vedic Sciences

When spirit (Purusha) takes form it is called prakriti. Every object exists as prakriti. The building blocks of the vedic Sciences are the 5 elements. Their energies and properties provide the archetypes that underpin all aspects of Vedic thinking.

Starting with the grossest and moving toward the finest, the 5 elements are: Earth, Water, Fire, Air, Ether (space). Also, each element corresponds to an organ of knowledge (Jnana Indriya) and organ of action (Karma Indriya).

Let us look deeper:


Earth – The Earth element corresponds to our physical body. As the densest element it is also the heaviest and “weightiest” psychological influence. Our physical body demands the most attention when its needs arise. For example no matter how enjoyable it may be talking to your best friend on the phone, you will only suppress the urge to go to the bathroom for so long before you relent. Earth connects us to the sense of smell. Anything we can smell contains Earth, which directly connects to the sex organ. Psychologically speaking, the Earth element is our practical nature, where we are literally “down to Earth.” Too much earth can lead to clinging to ideas and forms

The 5 Elements at Work

A few things to realize about the 5 elements. Each finer element contains, observes and animates the grosser ones. In this way and for this reason, the primordial sound of Aum is the first act of creation. Its resonance through the element of Ether (Sound resonates through Ether) begins the dance of creation out of the equilibrium that exists before. After ether, the Air element is formed, then Fire, Water, and Earth. This is why mantras are so powerful. They resonate through all 5 of our elemental bodies. (Mantras are sacred sounds repeated over and over again, See the chapter on Mantras and Meditation later in the book)

Life is created from the finer elements to the grosser ones. However, our spiritual path is walked in reverse. First we must master the body, (earth) then the senses, (water) the emotions, (fire) the intellect (air) then finally pure consciousness. (ether)

When we see a chocolate bar, the physical body (earth) is animated by the senses. (water) The desire to eat it arises in the reactive / instinctual mind (fire), but the higher mind (Air) actually decides whether or not to eat the éclair. Our consciousness (ether) makes us aware of this process.

In Hatha Yoga, asanas (postures) are designed to balance the 5 elements in this way.

• Earth: holding the posture stabilizes and relaxes the body.
• Water: A stable, relaxed body stabilizes the emotions and the senses.
• Fire: Stable emotions allow mental peace and removes desire and motivation.
• Air: Once struggling stops, perceptions clear and the mind can enter the present moment.
• Ether: Once perceptions become clear and mind is present, conscious and blissful awareness fills the being. One rests in their true nature.

Hatha yoga prepares the mind and body for meditation. In meditation we connect to our deeper self and balance the 5 elements in this way.

• We connect to universe (ether) through the breath (air).
• Deep breathing slows, deepens and stabilizes the mind’s desires and passions (fire).
• With the passions controlled we can observe the senses and emotions, (water) which become balanced.
• Then the body becomes stable. (earth)

A stable body in meditation is one of awareness. Since we started with breath connecting to ether, higher consciousness will be observing the thoughts and mind / body events.

Karma and the 5 Elements

According to Vedic thought everything is an expression of pure God energy, pure God consciousness. All physical bodies arise out of this balanced God state. But as a result of past karma and the samskaras (mental impressions) that accompany them, the 5 elements arrange themselves to create the body that reflects the appropriate person, animal, or whatever. This karmic energy points to the lessons that need to be learned in that lifetime.

For example, a person who needs to work through anger problems in this lifetime will inherit a body, mind and upbringing that will challenge them to confront their anger and hopefully transcend it. In the case of anger, the element of fire will likely predominate.

If a person needs to learn to be flexible they will likely have a predominance of the air element. If a person needs to learn to work hard they will likely have earth qualities. An astrology chart shows this portrait of the soul’s karmas and samskaras.

The true Self is in the unmanifest state of pure energy and peace, in balance, without qualities (gunas), karmas and samskaras. At the heart of all beings and all matter is this pure energy. The qualities of this energy are Sat – chit – Ananda, Existence, Knowledge and Bliss.

Each being is unique based on it past, the lessons it has learned and the one’s it must still learn, yet all beings are united in Satchitananda. The force of life as Satchitananda is not so different than what Western science confirms everyday. The more Scientists examine the building blocks of life, the more they realize that atoms and subatomic particles move and behave in ways they simply do not understand. Just like the macrocosm of the universe, the microcosm of matter itself consists mainly Space. Even solid objects are mainly, on an atomic level, space.

The 3 Gunas

The 3 gunas are the 3 qualities of nature. The term Guna means “that which binds,” as each guna is like a separate strand, which when placed together form the rope of Maya. They are what bind us to the illusion that we are merely a physical / mental creature. All matter and energy consists of the 3 gunas in different quantities. Theirs are the component qualities of the physical, mental and spiritual worlds.

The 3 Gunas are:

Tamas: Body / Form. It includes inertia, ignorance and attachment. Tamas binds through inertia and our tendency to cling to situation and form. It’s power is best expressed through the physical forms, including our body and puts emphasis on ourself.

Rajas: Mind / Activity. It includes passion and desire. Rajas binds through motivation and our desire to experience pleasure. It is best expressed as the mind and emotions and puts emphasis on other people.

Sattwa: Spirit / Harmony. It includes love , knowledge and peace. Sattwa binds us to happiness and wisdom, which is also a barrier to final liberation. It is best known and the Soul and connects us to God.

Yogic practices are to cultivate Sattwa.

But each of these attributes also act as obscuring factor as their expressions show our projected illusory limitations, forming the rope of Maya. When Tamas becomes a mental or emotional state, the intellect becomes stagnant and there is clinging and ignorance. An excessively Rajasic body will bring exhaustion and instability. Neither Rajas nor Tamas will allow higher learning, which requires a Sattwic mind.

If suddenly you become sleepy as you read this you would stop learning, as the heaviness of Tamas would disrupt. If suddenly you became hungry or sexual, also you would stop learning, as Rajas would compel you to act and disturb your mental quiet.

This morning, as your alarm clock went off there was a preponderance of Tamas. Your body and mind were heavy and perhaps you had just mistaken yourself in a dream as being your real self. Sleep, inertia, and delusion are Tamasic.

As you started to become motivated and got up from the bed, Rajas was dominant, as rajas is activity. Also, you need to go to work to earn money so you can have things that give you pleasure and that you enjoy. Worldly pursuits are mainly Rajasic in nature as they are primarily self – centered.

Currently as you read this, in search of knowledge and understanding beyond pleasure seeking and accumulation, Sattwa dominates. (Hopefully at least)

Most of the time, we are Rajasic, striving towards Sattwa, trying not to be pulled down by Tamas. Our experiences take on the quality of the predominant guna. Even though waking from sleep is generally Tamasic, Saints, for example awaken is very sattwic way. Our spiritual practices or lack of them determine whether we are growing toward higher knowledge and harmony (Sattwa), descending into darkness and delusion (Tamas) or simply maintaining our outward desire driven existence (Rajas).

Either way, our true Self is there, unspoiled and causeless, silently and peacefully existing beneath all actions and beyond the qualities of the gunas.

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