About the Author

Steven Harrison

Steven Harrison is a student and teacher of the nature of consciousness. He has traveled extensively and studied a wide variety of meditation and spiritual practices. Harrison is the author of Doing Nothing (Tarcher/Putnam, 1998) and Being One (Crossroad,...

Doing Nothing

Coming to the End of the Spiritual Search

Steven Harrison

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What can you do when your spiritual search loses its joy? The answer to this crucial question, according to author Steven Harrison, is simple: Do nothing.

On Doing Nothing, Harrison offers a refreshing new voice for those who have struggled for years with meditation, psychotherapy, and the religious life—only to find themselves no happier than when they began. Through an unfolding of provocative questions and unexpected insights, Harrison shows how he emerged from his own exhausting 25-year quest for enlightenment, and encourages us to do the same—not by discarding our spiritual lives, but through the simple act of stopping the search and seeing what happens next.

As it turns out, Doing Nothing is a surprisingly active experience, says Harrison, for it is only here that we discover who we are and what we are. Doing Nothing is Steven Harrison's brilliant and challenging inquiry into how you can liberate yourself from a spirituality based on “doing”—and experience a freedom available only in the silence of your own stillness.

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Contents 1 Audio download (1 hour, 22 minutes)
Date Published March 01, 1999
ISBN-13 978000W00410W
Product Codes 0410w, w0410w, aw00410w

Customer Reviews

By Brian B.
Date Added: Thursday 11 October 2012
I felt compelled to write one more review for this one after hearing it a few more times since my initial review... And I've gotta say, this one has become one of my favorites. The simplicity of the message is actually what makes it so powerful.

No filler, no unnecessary expansion into multiple sessions... Just a quick, straight-up, no-nonsense pointer to who you really are, and what you need to do in order to realize it. And of course, as Mr. Harrison points out, what we must do... Is nothing.
By Brian B.
Date Added: Tuesday 7 February 2012
It's a bit lengthy in my opinion considering the simplicity of the message, but it's an important message that any spiritual seeker should take into consideration. It reminds me of Gangaji's suggestion that we "stop everything". No more strategies... No more effort. Just let go.
By shonn frank
Date Added: Monday 15 September 2014
what kind of "spiritual teacher" teaches that meditation is a waste? lol Nothing like going against the grain.

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