finding You in a world of It

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In the Information Age, everyone is an “It”: an abstraction. Every thing and every one is objectified and converted into information to be quantified, labeled, organized, processed, and used. But we are not victims.

Finding You in a World of It provides a detailed map to get you out of your head and fully into the game. This practice is a powerful means to move from idea to action in the most effective way, helping you to:

-Overcome fear and anxiety
-Calm and clear your mind with "Instant Meditation"
-Achieve peak performance in sports, martial arts, work, music, dance, public speaking, and more
-Deepen and strengthen relationships of all kinds
-Feel truly and exuberantly ALIVE!


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Here is what some people are saying about "finding You"

This is some life-changing stuff, and it applies to everything. Rick Barrett breaks it down...so effortless and simple as to appear magical. This is the truth, and the truth shall set you free.

--Popa Chubby, "King of the New York Blues"

Joy! Pure joy! Rick has a way of explaining complex truths in a seductively hysterically funny way. You can’t help but understand him—whatever your preconceived notions. A beautiful “get out of (mental) jail free card.”

--Dr. Renee Rhodes, Sculptor & Clinical Psychologist

I've found this book easy to connect with and read. Barrett has done a wonderful job of explaining what could be complicated concepts in everyday terms. I start each day reading a chapter. There are exercises that help me incorporate the concepts in my life the way I need them. This is an invaluable book for anyone looking to find their authentic self.

--Linda Addison, Writer, Poet, and Four-Time Bram Stoker Award Winner

RB @ SCS (part 2)

I was excited to present this stuff to the Society for Consciousness Studies Conference at Yale. For many of you, this is what I have been saying and writing about for years, but it’s brand new to a non-martial artist group like this. Most of the presentations were Power Point lectures on rarified topics, delivered from an academic perspective. What I wanted to do was to show how shifting states of consciousness in real time affects the physicality of those involved. I needed some demonstrations that were big enough to be obvious to the audience. In Finding You in a… Read More

Rick and Jonathan Rock the SCS Conference at Yale

The Society for Consciousness Studies is a professional scholarly organization that honors quality in all authentic scholarly and practicing traditions. It also celebrates the many dimensions of the liberal arts that are embraced and enriched by the study of consciousness. This conference is sponsored by the Center for Consciousness Studies at the California Institute of Integral Studies in cooperation with The Graduate Institute of CT and Yale University. I cribbed the above from their website. It says it all. Except the part where my good friend Jonathan Bricklin and I were invited to present to this impressive group. It is organized by the wonderful Allan… Read More

Scientific and Medical Network Reviews Finding You in a World of It

Finding You in a World of It just received a very positive review from England’s Network Review, the Journal of the Scientific and Medical Network. This is a organization of cutting edge thinkers that includes the likes of Rupert Sheldrake, Ervin Laszlo, Lawrence LeShan, Karl Pribram, and astronaut Edgar Mitchell. It is an honor to be considered by this visionary group. Here is the review from the current issue. Light-hearted Wisdom David Lorimer FINDING YOU IN A WORLD OF IT Living Matrix Publications, 2014, 175 pp., $16.99 p/b –ISBN 978-0-9960-58858 Years ago in Cambridge, a friend gave me a copy… Read More

Throw Back Thursday: Rick Barrett demonstrates Instant Meditation

Continuing on with our Throw-Back-Thursday YouTube campaign, we have a brief instructional video on how to attain Instant Meditation. This was filmed in the Yoga studio of a gorgeous retreat center in the Hudson Valley of New York called Iris. This is part of an ongoing campaign so if you’ve missed the previous #TBT posts, catch up here. Enjoy, and please subscribe to our Youtube channel!  

11th Annual Scholars Garden with Stephe, Maria, and Rick

It’s getting close! 11th Annual Scholars Garden, June 7th, 11am-5pm at Stephe Watson’s beautiful Someday Farm in Killingworth, CT. You will definitely want to register before May 15 for this one. (Contact either me –Rick@rickbarrett.net– or Stephe –FarmingOurSomedays@gmail.com– to register.)   What are we up to this year? Let’s here it from Stephe: Living in the Sweet Spot: Your Body and Wholeness Every living thing leaks energy. In the “sweet spot” not only do we leak less but we can also tap into the Big Qi and refuel. Every conscious posture has sweet spots hidden in plain sight. Maria, Stephen, &… Read More