Friday, December 5, 2014

A Seeker’s Guide to Inner Peace: Notes to Self

by Trey Carland

I have received a great deal of positive reviews from people about my first book, “A Seeker’s Guide to Inner Peace: Notes to Self.”  I would love for you to pick up a copy and tell a friend.  It’s available in all eBook formats, as well as in paperback (see links below on how to get it).  I have also created a collection of inspirational quotation cards, called Pointers and Practices.  I will also be creating a guided meditation CD in the near future.

“A Seeker's Guide to Inner Peace" is a spiritual gem. I love this well written and intelligent book. The light of love, compassion and wisdom shines through every page. Trey Carland writes in a personable and pragmatic manner that is both kind and wise. The reader is fully engaged and one senses that they could be sitting in the same room with the author enjoying an open and honest conversation with a true Heart friend.

The book is a journal of life situation encounters that reflect deep insights and realizations. They skillfully support the inner pathway to conscious freedom and inner peace. Throughout the book, Trey shares inspiring quotes, recommended books, helpful practices and meditations to meet those apparent obstacles the seeker meets. He then gently points toward the ever open doorway to the light that one genuinely is. The "Notes to Self" demonstrate a deeply contemplated life that is fully enriched by direct understanding.  ~ Katie Davis, author of “Awake Joy: The Essence of Enlightenment

Katie is one of my favorite authors and spiritual teachers who was encouraged by Eckhart Tolle to write her book 
Awake Joy. Her comments bring a humble tear to my eye :)  

One of the reasons for writing the book was to put the last few years of my journey in chronological order, and I have to say that I really enjoyed re-reading all of my past blog posts.  My main reason, of course, was to bring these life lessons to a broader audience.  The words in this book contain the key teachings of happiness, and I want that for you.  I’ve included the back cover text at the end of this page in case you want some more information about the book.

There are a few ways to obtain a copy.  It is available at in paperback as well as Kindle eBook.  It is also available in all other eBook formats, which can be read on anything from your PC to your Nook.  It is also available to order from Independent Bookstores everywhere.

As for locally owned independent bookstores, I would like to recommend you purchase your copy through one of my favorites – City Lights Bookstore in Sylva, NC, and Malaprop’s in Asheville, NC.

Regardless of where you get your copy, I would love for you to post a review of the book on (you don’t have to purchase the book from them to review it on their site).

Special Offer

Purchase a copy direct from Create Space and enter discount code 26RXMM9B to receive $3.00 off of the cover price.

You can also purchase the Seeker's Guide to Inner Peace: Pointers and Practices deck of cards for $7.00.  This is a set of 40 cards with different quotes from the book.  Just pick one at random and see if it resonates (see some samples below). Email me to purchase a set.

"Look at things for the first time, as if you had never seen them before.  Drop your stories and labels and just look through the eyes that don’t know anything.  What was it before you knew what it was?"

"Look at a past memory.  What was it that was there witnessing it?  What hasn’t changed since then?  What has always been there, where ever you have been, what ever you have done?  What has been quietly watching your life unfold throughout your whole life?"

"You are perfect, and this experience is perfect.  It’s exactly what you need.  There is no need to try to figure out why you need it.  Let go of all thoughts that may arise.  They are meaningless.  This moment is a gift being given to you by Life, and you don’t need to know anything to be grateful for it.  Trust fully the unknown."

"Look up at the night sky. See all of those points of light? They are beckoning you to recognize the vastness of the Universe. Feel the Earth under your feet. It's so firm and stable, but it's weightless, floating through space like every other object you see. Suspended by nothing. Can you feel the weightlessness of the Earth?"