Gratitude and Beyond: Five Insights for a Fulfilled Life

What can we learn from those who have faced death and survived? According to Allan Hunter, near death experiences (NDE), which are often mysterious and inexplicable, can also be dramatically transformative for those who undergo them. Some survivors radically change their lives afterwards. The question is: why?

 Often when we feel we are broken in fact we are broken open.” Dr. Allan Hunter

In his new book, Gratitude and Beyond: Five Insights for a Fulfilled Life (Findhorn Press $14.95) Hunter reveals that his own near death experience was a catalyst, a ‘wake-up call’ that contained lessons about living, not only for him as survivor but for all of us. Of course, you don’t have to face death to get these lessons. In the book he shows how the insights revealed to him (Gratitude, Humility, Beauty, Innocence and place in Nature) are available to everyone. By cultivating them, says Hunter, we are able to come into alignment with our ‘true’ self and in turn live in fulfillment and to our fullest potential.

Essentially, these five insights are like a road map to living. To further articulate them and his ideas, Hunter uses the pentacle or five-pointed star to visualize and aid in their discussion and exploration. He demonstrates how they are interlinked and mutually supporting with LOVE at the center, a compassionate, selfless, allowing, generous and unconditional love. It’s a simple but effective tool for unlocking a truth we all know but sometimes need to be shocked into remembering – that life is a beautiful gift. In the book, Hunter successfully shows that the positive emotion of gratitude can take you further than you ever thought, perhaps even to the realization that you have been given the gift of life and you can give back.

About the Author: Dr. Allan Hunter is a literature professor at Curry College in Boston and has a counseling practice, which has led him to study the relationship between psychology, myth and writing. He is the author of several books including Write Your Memoir, Stories We Need to Know and The Path of Synchronicity. He lives in Watertown, Massachusetts.
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About the Book: Gratitude and Beyond: Five Insights For A Fulfilled Life
Allan G Hunter
ISBN: 978-1-84409-613-8
April 2013 ($14.95)


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