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It's Not Out There

How to See Differently and Live an Extraordinary, Ordinary Life



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Most of us are constantly looking outside ourselves for something: happiness, love, contentment. But this something, this 'it', is not out there. 'It' is within us. We are full of these qualities: happiness, love, contentment . . . and more. In 'It's Not Out There', Buddhist teacher and mentor, Danapriya, helps you see clearly how to stop looking outside yourself for happiness, success, and love. If you look inside yourself, life becomes more vivid, joyful and extraordinary. We can so easily trip ourselves up through our thoughts, views and habits. By really taking the time - stopping, looking, feeling, being mindful - we gain a new level of awareness that radically shifts the way we see things. This book is for you if you want to suffer less and to live life more. It's about seeing the reality of the human predicament, seeing through the illusions that create unnecessary pain for yourself and others. This book uncovers the fertile ground of your own potential, and enables you to live the life you are here for. Stop, look, listen and sense, you are worth it.

Windhorse Publications (UK), 9781911407591, 216pp.

Publication Date: December 15, 2020

About the Author

Danapriya, born Ian Dixon in 1959, has been involved in personal growth and healing work for over three decades. He is a fully qualified acupuncturist, having studied at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine from 1993 to 1996, and has been in private practice ever since. He has also studied cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and neuro linguistic programming (NLP). On being ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order in 2001 he was given the name Danapriya, meaning 'one who loves giving'. He lived at the London Buddhist Centre for nine years before moving to Deal in Kent, where he set up the Deal Buddhist Group. He was chair of the group for eleven years, stepping down from the role in 2018. Over the years Danapriya has led many retreats and taught hundreds of people to meditate. He now leads courses in positive thinking and meditation, as well as running a counselling business. 'It's Not Out There' is his first book. For Danapriya's led meditations outlined in 'It's Not Out There' as well as more information on his counselling, go to