Superb Grace: Memoirs of a Transformational Journey 


Superb Grace: Memoirs of a Transformational Journey 

By Serge Beddington-Behrens  /

Superb Grace is a memoir of somebody who has lived a really fascinating, uncommon, and unconventional  life. Born into wealth and privilege – his mom was  a Princess, a part of the Russian Royal household, and his father was a multi-millionaire financier, Serge was first  educated at Harrow after which Christ Church, Oxford ( the place he was a member of the notorious Bullingdon membership). Nevertheless, it’s the story of somebody who got here to determine that there was way more to life than residing it chicly and glamorously, and that if one desires to seek out actual that means, one is known as to seek out this very elusive factor referred to as one’s actual self!

So having lived a fairly elitist social life at college, the place he dressed as a dandy, was seen as a ‘deb’s delight’ and went to each sensible occasion that existed, an enormous shift occurred when he left. He realised that his outdated life was not making him pleased and so as an alternative of turning into the banker that his father wished him to be, Serge determined to dedicate his life to discovering fact and discovering out who he actually was behind his egoic masks. 

This search took him on many fascinating journeys and conferences with some exceptional human beings. He met a few of the foremost thinkers and philosophers of the time, sat on the toes of many mystics and holy males and holy ladies, and skilled as a shaman and a transpersonal psychotherapist. So as an alternative of carrying the mantle of his father the place fame, energy, materiality, success and turning into a societal ‘anyone’ was the principle identify of the sport, he selected to dedicate his life to turning into a instructor of transformation and an activist for a greater world – doing his finest to have his life make a optimistic distinction in as many areas as potential.

This then is the story of  a person’s gradual transformation from  boy/dandy and socialite to healer and activist for a remodeled planet. And it’s a rollicking good learn. At no time is Serge afraid to share  a few of the darker sides of his nature and the struggles he went by means of in coming nose to nose along with his macho-ness, his narcissism, his despair, his superficiality, his wimpiness, his struggles with ladies, his elitism, snobbishness and manipulativeness. The underlying message of his life is ‘People, in case you and I are to outlive, we’d like enormously to ‘up our recreation’! He quotes the good Indian sage Sri Aurobindo. 

To hope for a change in human life and not using a change in human nature is an irrational proposition….an unimaginable miracle.

This then is the very trustworthy, open, no-holds barred story of a person struggling to be extra human and discovering a lot pleasure out of the method of dedicating his life to serving to others do the identical.  He has many anecdotes that make one roar with laughter, and one realises that even when he’s going by means of the ringers, his sense of humour by no means abandons him. 

So, if you’d like a romp by means of Oxford within the early sixties the place echoes of Brideshead Revisited nonetheless existed or need to know extra in regards to the swinging sixties usually  resulting in the counter cultural and ‘new age’ actions of the seventies,  or what was the importance of the Human Potential motion that was birthed in San Francisco, then this guide will curiosity you. 

For those who additionally need to know extra about how ‘increased  consciousness’ operates, and what we will study from gurus and holy males and the way sure psychedelic substances (which he calls sacred substances) can , open up the doorways of our increased notion, this guide could  even be for you. 

Its title relies on the truth that Serge has all the time felt {that a} graced presence has been with him and has sorted him and guided him, and that this was the case even earlier than he knew something about spirituality. He tells a narrative about how a Qi Gong Grasp healed his leukaemia and the way, when doing a world ski race, he skilled what felt like angels intervening and rescuing him from crashing onto rocks.

This memoir was written when Serge was 77 and we not solely study in regards to the completely different levels that males undergo as they age, but in addition how in a tradition that primarily solely values youth and wonder, Serge has discovered not merely to come back to phrases along with his elderhood however has discovered a lot about it that offers him pleasure and satisfaction. An uplifting learn.

Superb Grace: Memoirs of a Transformational Journey is about one man’s wrestle to find his soul in a soulless world, during which he argues {that a} new sort of human being must emerge if our society is to be healed. This new individual will have to be somebody who could have ‘labored on themselves’ to have turn out to be much less materialistic and fewer ego-centred, extra planet-friendly and, specifically, extra involved in regards to the well-being of their fellow human beings.

On this trustworthy and no-holds-barred guide, we study that if we select to undertake such a journey, there isn’t any avoiding a confrontation with all these areas of ourselves which stop this. In creator Serge Beddington-Behren’s case, this included his want to come back nose to nose along with his chauvinism, his ‘little boy’ who refused to develop up, his narcissism – the parable that the ‘proper lady’ would save him – and the delusion of being ‘particular’! Chronicling his encounters with the numerous clever folks he’s met alongside his means, Superb Grace exhibits easy methods to let go of attachments to false narratives and assists one in turning into extra trustworthy and open-hearted. Serge’s adventures are amusing in locations; his hope is that upon discovering the numerous items and blessings that got here his means as he aspired to evolve, the reader would possibly really feel moved to embark upon related journeys of self-discovery, important to our planet’s survival.

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