Doing Nothing is for those who have found themselves religiously following practices that have not fundamentally changed their lives: new therapies, ancient meditations, exotic religions, or old-time religion. It encourages them to find the truths of life through the simple act of stopping the search.
What do you do after you've tried everything to find enlightenment or happiness? "Do nothing," writes Steven Harrison. "As it turns out, nothing is a surprisingly active place, but it is here that we discover who and what we are."
"At a young age I was moved by the pain and discord around me and inside me. I sought to find a complete, final and universal answer to this pain. For 25 years I studied the world's philosophies and religions. I sought out every mystic, seer and magician I could find throughout the world. It was all useless.
Somewhere in all of this, the discovery occurred that pain and discord were not the problem, but the seeker was. The very grasping for an answer, for a response, for a solution that relieved me of the burden of feeling, was the problem. Without the grasping of the seeker; the nature of the problem fundamentally changes." —From the book
What others have said about Doing Nothing:
Written in disarmingly unpretentious style, this book is a profound inquiry into the nature of our humanity.
Dr.Thomas Szasz, author of The Myth of Mental Illness
Go beyond therapists, gurus, gods, and techniques, he tells us, to investigate our true nature in silence. Harrison's uncompromising voice is a welcome companion on our journey toward being fully human.
Discard your ideologies and dogmas, your gurus and ritual, argues Harrison in this caustic exploration of our psycho spiritual obsessions. The solution lies in not seeking a solution.
A serious philosophical treatise, the book examines the meaning of life...forget meditation, forget psychiatry, forget spiritual gurus and all the processes that have been billed as paths to inner peace.
Rocky Mountain News
A persuasive argument for stopping the perennial search for enlightenment.
New Age Journal