Awake and Ready: How to Work with Energy and Motivate Anyone
Release Date: August 1, 2023
Parents and teachers often act as though offering a “reasonable explanation” to a child about staying calm and focused will resolve a problem or situation. However, reason or logic is not usually helpful for a child’s learning or ability to achieve a calm state, as you will see in this book. What does work is techniques to change the flow of energy. The first step is to recognize the flow of energy that makes us happy, and that is engagement in something meaningful, not as often thought, excitement.
Awake and Ready is based on yogic principles, taught by Paramhansa Yogananda, on energy and form, but most importantly, how to apply those principles practically. This is a book with real-life experiences that illustrate different keys to working with energy. You will find suggestions that ease tensions, improve your relationships, and create a happier environment whether in your home, workplace, and/or classroom.
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This book has a way of raising your energy and happiness in general, just by reading it! Many people raise their kids by talking about God and religion too much (God is watching, you must behave!). This book shows how to raise kids without ever saying anything about that, but simply being a living example of one who has wisely meditated and walked the spiritual path. Exactly what I myself was searching for as a child.
Since I am not a teacher, and all my kids are now grown, I can still apply these principles not only to myself, but to all my other relationships. It teaches ways to change, uplift, or redirect the energy in a person or group. I do recommend it highly to anyone who is around children, especially parents and teachers.
The author beautifully illustrates the '8 keys to working with energy' using simple and clear ideas with decades of personal experience working in the education system. Highlighting these principles, or keys, of energy-awareness and how to change the flow of energy makes 'Awake and Ready' a practical tool, not just for educating kids, but a true Self-Help guide for anyone.
Awake and Ready is very helpful in terms of setting the context of how energy works and how one can uses the EFL principles to motivate from a child or an adult.
This book offers not only a lot of inspiration, it goes further with providing a variety of stories and examples to actually make this a very practical hands-on approach to not only dealing with children, but everyone, no matter the age!
At first I thought this book might not be geared for me since I’m not a teacher and I don’t have any kids. So I was very pleasantly surprised to realize that the principles in Awake and Ready were completely applicable to my life and I’ve already noticed how I’m integrating the teachings into my daily interactions with loved ones and coworkers.