Blue Truth: A Spiritual Guide to Life & Death and Love & Sex

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Sounds True, Nov 1, 2004 - Self-Help - 161 pages
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You are deeper than your life shows, and you know it. You are more loving than your relationships allow, more brilliant than your career suggests. In your secret depth of being, you are infinite, creative, boundless and utterly unable to press your full glory into the world. Or so it seems.

In Blue Truth, David Deida presents a treasury of skills and insights for uncovering and offering your true heart of purpose, passion, and unquenchable love. In Part One, Deida shows you how to open as the entirety of the moment, feeling as deep inside and as far outside as you can, for as long as now opens. In Part Two, he reveals how to walk this path in the wilderness of intimate relationship, illuminating the art and play of sexual gifting, including how to expertly navigate the tangle of anger, jealousy, fear, lust, and much, much more.
“Knowing the truth is fairly useless; feeling it is profound; living it makes all the difference,” teaches David Deida.  With Blue Truth, you have an unprecedented guide for living your own deep truth, and awakening “as the bare openness you are, in the free offering of love to all.”
 
Blue Truth was named by Spirituality & Health Magazine (June 2006 issue) as one of the Best Spiritual Books of 2005, in the Personal Growth category.
 

 
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Blue Truth is a brilliant book, absolutely gorgeous.  Ancient wisdom on sacred sexuality, freed of historical and cultural trappings, glows from these pages in exhilarating, luminous prose.  Deida brilliantly lays bare the hidden psychology of feminine and masculine and offers clear instructions for tapping into our deepest core and achieving true harmony through sexual intimacy.  I feel that Deida has reached a new level of poetic genius in his writing, and his understanding of feminine psychology astounds me.  I am just knocked out by this book.”
—Miranda Shaw, PhD, author of Passionate Enlightenment:  Women in Tantric Buddhism
 
“David Deida is in the dynamic living oral tradition of maverick spiritual teachers who, like free-jazz musicians, can riff directly on Reality, outside of established forms.  Mark my words:  in a future that I hope is not too far off, David Deida’s original Western Dharma will be widely known as one of the most sublime and accessible expressions of the essence of spiritual practice that is freely offered today.”
—Lama Surya Das, bestselling author of Awakening the Buddha Within
 
“The openness, the love!  What lively new language David Deida finds for the unsayable.”
—Coleman Barks, author of The Essential Rumi
 

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Contents

Love Fully and Die
3
Feel Before Memory
5
Give Everything Now
7
Unfold Your Heart
8
Resist Nothing
11
Breathe Everything
15
Wear Everyones Shape
19
Offer Yourself as Love
23
Recognize Your Refusal
72
Let Love Live As Anger
74
Permit Your Hearts Wild Passion
78
Live Your Hearts Truth
85
Ravish Beyond Safety
88
Enjoy Flowery Combat
92
Unguard Your Sex
96
Dont Settle for Fulfillment
104

Unclench as if Asleep
26
Relax as You Are
29
Honor Your Depth
33
Open While Failing
38
Appreciate Dissatisfaction
41
Dont Wait for Perfection
44
Do Love Through Your Body
48
Be Reminded by Jealousy
52
Express Who You Really Are
55
Live as Love
58
Remain Open When Disgusted
61
Undo All Effort
64
LOVE SEX
67
Allow Loves Hurt
69
Be Free as Love Now
107
Shine as Loves Light
110
Play Sexuality as Art
117
Open Deeper Than Need
125
Trust Him More Than Yourself
130
Exaggerate Sex to Liberate Love
134
Hold Nothing Back
138
Offer Sex for the Sake of All
140
Awaken Sexually as Bliss and Emptiness
144
Be Alive as Gifting
146
Blue Truth
151
David Deida Resources
161
About the Author
164
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David Deida

Acknowledged as one of the most insightful and provocative teachers of our time, bestselling author David Deida continues to revolutionize the way that men and women grow spiritually and sexually. His ten books are published in more than twenty-five languages worldwide and are required reading in university, church, and spiritual center courses. His workshops on a radically practical spirituality have been hailed as among the most original and authentic contributions to the field of self-development currently available. He is a founding member of Integral Institute, and has taught and conducted research at the University of California-San Diego School of Medicine, University of California-Santa Cruz, San Jose State University, Lexington Institute in Boston, and Ecole Polytechnique in Paris, France. Some of his recent books include Blue Truth, The Enlightened Sex Manual, The Way of the Superior Man, and Instant Enlightenment


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