I met Dennis in Bournemouth last May and asked him if he'd speak for my Writing From Your Heart Gathering on Authentic Voice which I held last November. What I didn't know till later was that he was in the middle of editing his book Your (Re)Defining Moments: Becoming Who You Were Born to Be.
This is an extract from a conversation about the book, which I've been privileged to read ahead of publication on 29th May.
It's important to me that the people I recommend match up with what they write and say. Being the authentic self and as you'd expect, I found Dennis to be just that. His book is full of down to earth wisdom with points to ponder and lots of practices you can use. Delighted to help him get the word out.
From Dennis Merritt Jones
What is a (re)defining moment
"Any moment can be a redefining moment because within it lies the opportunity to be changed by what we see and experience. A redefining moment is that which can indelibly etch an imprint on our mind and heart of who we see ourselves to be that shapes the life before us. Redefining moments offer us the opportunity to perpetually reinvent ourselves and, as long as we occupy a human body, these opportunities will continue to present themselves. You were born to be you, to unfold the truth of who you are - not someone else's idea of who you "should be".
Every moment has the potential to be a redefining moment shen we use the opportunity to look more deeply into the authentic self within and learn how to actualize its qualities in our daily lives. The practie is to be so mindfully present in the moment that we can witness the portal to the authentic self opening and step through it knowing it is offering us another opportunity to redefine who we are based on what we find within, rath that what is happening in the world around us. A redefining moment always brings with it an awareness of our oneness with the authentic self."
Dennis talks in the book about:
Living Vertically in a Horizontal World
How you're never too old to enjoy and change your life with a redefining moment
The practice and power of self inquiry
And much more. "Your true bliss will never be found by imitating others" and he shows you how to change the mindset.
Find out more about Dennis and Your ReDefining Moments