It's Never Too Late to Be Your Self: Follow Your Inner Compass and Take Back Your Life
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About the Author
In 1986, Michael Bernard Beckwith founded the Agape International Spiritual Center, a trans-denominational community of thousands of local members and global live streamers. Highly regarded for its cultural, racial, and spiritual diversity, the late Coretta Scott King wrote to Beckwith, "I greatly admire what you are doing to bring about the Beloved Community, which is certainly what my dear husband worked for and ultimately gave his life."
Agape's local community outreach programs feed the homeless, serve incarcerated individuals and their families, partnership with community service organizations active in children's schools and homes for youth at risk, support the arts, and advocate the preservation of our planet's environmental resources. Agape's global humanitarian programs provide food programs, retraining programs, schools, libraries, orphanages, hospitals, clinics, homes for unwed mothers, micro-loans, financial support during natural disasters, and human advocacy. Locations range from 8 African countries to Afghanistan, Bosnia, Colombia, Ecuador, India, Iraq, Kosovo, and Sri Lanka.
An eminent representative within diverse religious traditions and harbingers of world peace, in February 2012 Dr. Beckwith addressed the United Nations General Assembly as part of its annual World Interfaith Harmony Week. As co-founder and president of the Association for Global New Thought, he had the distinguished honor of presenting to Nelson Mandela the Gandhi King Award. Beckwith is also an international co-chair of the Gandhi King Season for Nonviolence which was launched at the United Nations in 1998 and is active in 900 international cities and 67 countries. About its mission His Holiness the Dalai Lama has said: "Both Gandhi and Martin Luther King are inspiring examples of the power and truth of nonviolence and the actions that arise from them. The Season for Nonviolence is a very good tool to remind us of their witness, and also the large unfinished work we have together in transforming awareness on our planet." Beckwith served as co-chair of the Synthesis Dialogues 1, 11, and 111, which were attended by the Dali Lama.
Dr. Beckwith is a sought after meditation teacher, conference speaker, and seminar leader on the Life Visioning Process, which he originated. Three of his most recent books--Life Visioning, Spiritual Liberation, and TranscenDance Expanded are recipients of the prestigious Nautilus Award. He has appeared on Dr. Oz, The Oprah Winfrey Show, OWN Help Desk, Larry King Live, Tavis Smiley, and in his own PBS Special, The Answer Is You. Every Friday at 1 pm PST, thousands tune into his radio show on KPFK, Wake up: The Sound of Transformation.
"The challenge of discovering our deeper identity--our most authentic self, which is the wellspring of our heart's desires--is the topic my dear friend Dr. Davina Kotulski addresses so ably in It's Never Too Late to Be Your Self. Drawing on her own experience of awakening to her desire for a more authentic expression of her essence and drawing from the lives of her clients and others to illustrate what this requires in practical terms, she shows us how we can step courageously out of a mindset that limits us and enter into the joy of living from our hearts. As you read, you'll learn how to reach for your potential even in the face of paralyzing fear."
--Shefali Tsabary, Ph.D., New York Times bestselling author of The Conscious Parent and The Awakened Family
"It's Never Too Late to Be Your Self is a tender, wise guide for discovering, activating, and expressing the innate capacities of the human heart. Through her rich experience as a therapist and her own personal journey, Dr. Davina invites us to relate to ourselves and our world with a heart of compassion and courage. By weaving together insights of psychology and spirituality, she shows us how to skillfully do so."
--Michael Bernard Beckwith, bestselling author of Spiritual Liberation and Life Visioning
"It's Never Too Late to Be Your Self boldly invites us to step out in faith and self-love to be who we came here to be. It shows how to set aside our masks and let go of all fear and victimhood. Gently guiding us out of the limitations of our head and into the wisdom of our heart, where anything is possible, it teaches us how to follow our dreams. We discover what it means to love ourselves and others more than we ever thought possible and the importance of practicing forgiveness--something I couldn't be more passionate about on the journey to self-recognition and self-realization. If you are at all fainthearted, It's Never Too Late to Be Your Self will show you how to build your heart muscle so that you can move through fear into fulfillment. I love this book and know you will too."
--Colin C. Tipping, international bestselling author of Radical Forgiveness and Radical Self-Forgiveness
"A perfect, must-read book for anyone following a creative path. Be it the arts, business, or simply in the pursuit of an authentic life, It's Never Too Late to Be Your Self will help you move through obstacles, so you can stay true to your dreams. As a life coach, Davina's inspirational guidance has helped me to achieve quantifiable results on the path to fulfilling my creative dreams. This book captures the wisdom, humor, and thoughtfulness that Davina brings to each one of my sessions with her. Leading people to self-discovery and personal growth is her gift and this book is a natural extension of that talent."
--Paul Bartholomew, actor and announcer for The Ellen Show
"Let Davina's open-hearted enthusiasm guide you step by step to living from your courageous heart. Her book takes you by the hand and shows you what is possible, in your work, relationships, and beyond, when you follow the guidance of your heart."
--HeatherAsh Amara, author of Warrior Goddess Training and Awakening Your Inner Fire