Books on mindfulness, meditation & spiritual awakening.
Awake to What Is
Many of us live as if we’re in a dream. We are not awake to the reality of life as it truly is, but instead spend the majority of our time consumed by the illusory reality of our thoughts—a reality of imaginations, fantasies, words, beliefs, concepts, ideas, opinions, judgements, and social conventions. We often live as if we are on auto-pilot—our body is doing one thing and our mind is on vacation somewhere else—and so, we miss out on our life experience, consumed and distracted by thoughts, unaware of what we are actually doing in the present moment. Read More
The Answer Is YOU
So many people are searching for the answer—the answer to life, love, health, happiness, success, and freedom. People search for the answer to life’s questions in money, in relationships, in experiences, in places and material things. We have searched for it everywhere in the world outside of ourselves, completely unaware of the fact that real freedom, and real happiness, can never come to us from something else, but can only be found within the truth of our being. The answers you seek lie within YOU, the true you, and by awakening to your true nature, you can see clearly that your experience of the world is ultimately dependent upon the world within your consciousness. Read More
Waking Up to Who You Are
Most of us do not really know who we are. We’ve been told who we are—by our parents, our family, our teachers, our governments, and society—and we believe we really are the identity given to us by our culture. We believe in a certain story about ourselves, an idea of who we are, attached to a certain name, with certain likes and dislikes, certain interests and beliefs, with a certain role to play in society. Believing that we are this story, we go on looking for ways to prove this story and have it validated by others. We try to improve our story, improve our self-image, make it more attractive, more significant, more loveable. Read More
Stillness: A Guide to Finding Your Inner Peace
Many people go through life feeling lost, afraid, anxious, angry, depressed, and confused. They are confined by the prison of their negative thoughts, living out their lives unsure of who they are, what their purpose is, what it means to be alive, and how they can find happiness and live life peacefully. This feeling of separation from the world is a result of not understanding our true nature. We fail to realize who we are at our deepest level and, as a result, we experience a great deal of suffering. This suffering is felt around the world and it causes people to act out in violence, harming one another, harming the planet, and harming themselves. Read More
All Is Self
Every culture has a story, a narrative, or worldview that shapes the way they think and act. To the people born and raised in their culture, their narrative is believed to be the truth, or is so widely accepted that they don’t even notice its existence; to them, it is simply the way things are, since it is all they have ever known, and all they’ve been raised to believe since birth. The prevailing worldview of our culture is that we are isolated individuals who exist apart from the rest of nature. This worldview is so widely accepted that the majority of people never stop to question their narrative, to ask themselves why they believe it, how it makes them feel, whether or not it is true, nor how this worldview is the cause of human conflict and the rapid destruction of the natural world. Read More
The Nature of Being
This book is a collection of writings that were written by the author over several years while exploring the nature of life. While the exact content of each page varies, all of these writings have a common theme: coming home to the present moment, and allowing ourselves to experience the freedom of being our natural selves. The mind can often cause great disturbance and suffering, but if we can reconnect with the truth of who we are, the awareness beyond the mind, and the love within our hearts, then we can rest as this loving awareness and be at peace. Read More
Oneness: Awakening From the Illusion of Separation
The planet is suffering. Ecosystems are being destroyed, forests are being cut down, oceans are being contaminated, the air is being polluted, animals are being tortured, people are being oppressed, mistreated, poisoned, and killed. We live with the notion that we are separate from one another, that we exist independently of the world around us, and that our individual actions do not impact the planet as a whole. This illusion of separation is the root cause of our suffering, and if we want to heal the planet, we have to heal our ignorant perception of life so that our actions will no longer reflect our ignorance, but will instead reflect an understanding and respect for one another and for the Earth that we inhabit. Read More
Conscious Collective: An Aim for Awareness
The world is currently in a stage of great transformation. We are beginning to realize that the old ways of competition and ‘survival of the fittest’ are not sustainable for individuals, businesses, or the planet. We are now on the verge of something amazing. We have been given the opportunity to evolve our thinking. Although, at the same time, the planet is in the worst condition it has ever been in. Our unconscious acts of violence and pollution are resulting in the destruction of the very planet that allows us to live. The biggest threat to our existence is our own ignorance and our own unwillingness to change. Since the biggest threat to the planet is our own behavior, the only way we can save ourselves is by changing our ways. Read More
In this small book, readers learn the concept of being fully aware in the present moment, and the joy that this practice can bring to one's experience. This book also discusses the mind's resistance to understanding this concept and some of the roadblocks that one may experience on the path to applying it in their daily lives. A quick read, this book delivers a powerful message, and if readers apply this message to their lives they are guaranteed to become completely transformed. Read More
"This book [Awake to What Is] will teach you about the core of who you are. It highlights the invisible forces that govern the experiences that occur in your daily life... Definitely buy this book if you want to get closer to who you are. Once you read it, your mind will expand to to a new way of viewing reality."—Wesley
"Very stimulating book [Awake to What Is] of knowledge and wisdom. Awakening beyond the unconscious illusions of life is difficult but this book is a good guide to understanding how to utilize our willpower to do so. This book is well worded and easy to understand. The author has a gift of disecting complex concepts into comprehensible language."—Sbray
"Joseph writes in a way that makes large concepts so easy to understand and apply to your life. I'm thankful for this book [The Answer Is YOU] and plan on buying some as presents for friends on their spiritual journeys!" —Cate V.
"I recommend this book [The Answer Is YOU] to everyone who will listen! Looking within yourself and having the Courage to do so is the only way that we can see our truth and create a reality of our choice." —Pattie M.
"Seriously so inspiring!! This book [The Answer Is YOU] talks directly to your higher self in ways that I didn't know were possible. Thank you Joseph for this amazing insight!" —Logan V.
"I have a book shelf full of books on spirituality, quantum physics, self love, meditation, motivation, manifesting, etc and this book [The Answer Is YOU] seems to encompass it all. It's one that I will definitely reread as the years ago on. We all know deep down that we hold the answers we need in life. Sometimes it takes someone else reminding us of just that in a way that just clicks for us. Joseph's book is an excellent reminder. Highly recommend it." —Dominique D.
"This book [Stillness] opened my eyes to a whole new world, and made me realize that I was the cause of my own misery. Words cannot express how grateful I am for this book." —Anonymous
"Very, very good book [Stillness] on Inner Peace and how it relates to our everyday life and interactions with others. A good read, a good sign post for other's to achieve inner stillness without all the mumbo-jumbo." —Stan I.
"Things I've never consider before were brought to my attention. I hope he continues to write books and I look forward to reading them!" —Baddbella
"This book [Conscious Collective] is essential for the modern day horrors that so many of us are unaware of. I have recommended it to every one of my friends and family, as it so clearly and chronologically says all of the things I've been trying to say for several years. This book is a warning and a wake up call. It certainly changed my life!" —Shayla
"I absolutely love this book [Conscious Collective] and will be passing it to everyone. It's a must read. Get it everyone. You won't regret it. This book will have you talking to ur self while u read it lol. Amazing. Big eye opening to the world. I look forward to everybody you put out there. This is hands down my favorite book I have ever read. Love it." —Anonymous
"I LOVED this book... [Conscious Collective] I learned a lot a and my mind was opened up to many different ideas and thoughts !!! Excellent !!!" —Sharon H.
"I loved this book [Conscious Collective] so much I read it one day! This is exactly what the world needs, a book that describes our current era with exceptional precision. The author's insights are truly remarkable and he speaks with a wisdom well beyond this generation. Thank you Joseph P. Kauffman for your work and your wonderful message, truly appreciated by many." —Anonymous
"I have a good amount of experience with meditation and reading books of this nature. I must say this one [Stillness] is a must have. It is concise, simple and easy to follow. While some may argue it is repetitive I believe this to be on purpose so the main messages may sink into our subconscious mind. I think it's better than the power of now (which is also a great book in-itself)" —Brian
"Souls searching, here is your answer, I could not put this book [Stillness] down and it has changed my life and awakened me to a whole new reality. You will not be disappointed with this book or the others by this Author" —Leliu
"This book [Stillness] really opened my eyes to a new way of life. I am finally at peace with who I am and there is no greater feeling that can compare to that. I recommend this book to anyone looking to find peace in their life!" —Kamo Rie
"The book [Stillness] delivers a tremendous impact on your whole spiritual being. It's one of those books that shift your consciousness to an even higher level of paradigm since each line is so full of wisdom!" —Henry C.
"Fantastic presentations with many subjects highly developed through clear exposition. I recommend it [Oneness] for people who want to learn more soul and thought topics and their influence on our lives. Great!!" —Antonio M.
"The book [Oneness] covers an array of topics to help you on a personal level. It is a simple 60 page book, very easy to read, with basic vocab and easy to understand. I highly recommend this to anyone out there searching for themselves, what they believe in, and getting a better grasp of what is going on. This is on my yearly book read, and is a refresher for when you feel down, un-happy, and un -motivated. The concepts are deep, and simple to understand." —Hailey
"The third book [Just Be] I've read from Joseph. Great writer, I would read another..." —Anonymous