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Eyes Wide Open

By: Mariana Caplan
Narrated by: Allyson Finn
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Summary

The spiritual path is like any other road - it’s going to have its share of potholes and detours. Safe travel requires a quality rarely taught yet critically important in today’s world: discernment. In Eyes Wide Open, Mariana Caplan supports us in cultivating the acute judgment and discrimination that will help us to live a spiritual life with intelligence, clarity, and authenticity. 

Is enlightenment less about fireworks and bliss and more about dismantling illusions? How do we fully integrate our practice into daily living? What’s the best way to work with the ego and the shadow? Eyes Wide Open explores these questions and more, offering practitioners from any tradition - or those just getting started - a traveler’s guide through “the labyrinth of increasing subtlety” that defines a genuine spiritual life.

©2009 Mariana Caplan (P)2019 Mariana Caplan

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Great but pretty offensive with the accents...

I am really enjoying this book, but whoever told the voice actor/ reader to read the different teachers quoted with attempted accents is pretty racist. As a British born South Asian female actor myself who has had to perform in several different accents, we do as much we can to be as authentic as possible, but I am not going to attempt doing an Indian man. This female narrator does that among various other nationalities and it's so ridiculous that I have to laugh. Shame on the director, as its probably who told her to do it.

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Should be a Required text for anyone on the Path.

I have been enjoying eye’s wide open. I have to smile while listening to the audio. I can humbly admit, I have made just about every mistake that Mariana writes about, along the path.
Thanks Mariana for making me smile and keeping it real and supporting us in developing greater discernment on the path. I was so young and immature when I started this path. I have to laugh at all the ways my projection, spiritual materialism, thoughts of specialness and hiding behind the dharma manifested over the years.
What a great book and resource for deep inquiry and contemplation along the path.