The Contentment Dividend: Meditations for Realizing Your True Self

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Clear Path Press
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5.83 X 8.27 X 0.63 inches | 0.94 pounds

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About the Author
Michael Goddart, MFA, writes to empower people to lead a life of increasing awareness, bliss, and love and to realize their true self. The Contentment Dividend is his fifth book. His previous book, A New Now, won six book awards and seven honors, including the Nautilus Book Award. In Search of Lost Lives earned four book awards, including the National Indie Excellence Award. In this unique memoir, the 88 past lives he recovered in vivid detail illustrate his spiritual evolution. He is also the author of BLISS: 33 Simple Ways to Awaken Further and Spiritual Revolution: A Seeker's Guide, which the Hollywood Spiritual Film and Entertainment Festival named Best Spirituality/Self-Help Book. Australia's leading spiritual bookshop named Spiritual Revolution one of the ten greatest metaphysical books ever written. Michael started actively searching for the truth about death and how to attain true immortality with everlasting bliss when he was 10 years old. He began daily meditation at age 19, and at 21 began to meditate for two and a half hours daily.His spiritual quest, along with his work as an international tax consultant, has taken him to over fifty countries. Since 1974, he has journeyed thirteen times to India and also numerous times to England, Greece, Canada, Spain, and within the United States to be with those rare Teachers whom he considers to be fully realized humans. Michael earned his MFA in creative writing at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. He currently lives in Southern California, where he loves the brilliance of the light, reading fine novels, and playing with his White Swiss Shepherd. Kindly visit for interviews, excerpts, endorsements, and more.

★STARRED REVIEW "... a valuable guide that can be read repeatedly ... on finding a unique, ongoing way of quieting the mind's chatter and accessing the higher self." -BlueInk Review Notable Book

"Encouraging seekers toward union with the divine and experiences of awe, wonder, and love, The Contentment Dividend is a compelling, supportive spiritual guide." -Foreword Clarion Review

"Throughout, Goddart makes the case in clear, inviting prose that we need to become attached to something higher within ourselves and pursue spiritual purpose. With many, varied meditations on everyday life and situations, the book will prove a valuable compendium of thought-provoking and spiritual reflections for readers who strive to better themselves through meditation and spiritual growth." -BookLife by Publishers Weekly

★IR Approved "Through a tapestry of intimate spiritual reflections, The Contentment Dividend guides truth-seekers to penetrate surface identities, embrace life's secret curriculum, and reunite with the luminous core of divine being. ... the author shines in addressing existential quandaries of purpose, resistance, and self-transformation. ... For spiritual voyagers fatigued by surface living, this real-world monk offers welcome perspective and wings." -IndieReader

"The Contentment Dividend is a book of meditations told in a story-like format that will allow readers to dive deep into a practice for self-realization and self-discovery. Each meditation teaches readers to think deeper than before because life is much more than what we see in our physical lives. With themes of faith, gratitude, acceptance, perception, intention, and manifestation, this book, based on the Ancient Word of God, will help readers cultivate a daily spiritual practice." -Kristi Elizabeth, Los Angeles Book Review

"The Contentment Dividend is an original and worthy guide to navigating the many pitfalls, twists and turns on the spiritual path. With humor, tact, and reassuring wisdom Goddart has provided a Light-filled path out of the seeming abyss of our modern materialistic lifestyles. This Light is available to all who seek it with grace and humility, and those who bask in its radiance are not only transformed but empowered to change the world." -Andrew Vidich, PhD, author of Love is a Secret: The Mystic Quest for Divine Love and Light Upon Light: Five Master Paths to Awaken the Mindful Self

"It has been an honor, privilege, and joy to pour over Michael Goddart's brilliant, poetic, and divine combination of words. For those seekers looking to identify and embrace a spiritual journey to realize their true self, The Contentment Divide can lead the way. You'll be riveted by the 49 intuited meditations, taking you on a joyous experience." -Janice Fletcher, EdD, author of Wisdom from the Inner Teacher