Available in two digital formats and as PDF:
Opening the Door (eBookIt, 2012) is an ebook collection of essay teachings originally on Jan’s website. The book opens the reader’s awareness to the possibility of a richly human life, beyond what appears possible to the ego and the mind. The teachings point to unresisting present-moment attention, where the truth of existence is known. Jan Frazier’s teachings are drawn from direct experience, relying on no particular tradition or set of beliefs.
“Over the years I have regularly monitored Jan’s website so that I could read her latest article, and am delighted she has started to publish them in ebook form. The articles cover a wide range of important spiritual topics written in Jan’s warm and intimate style. I have often felt uplifted and encouraged at the end of them. Jan has a talent for gently getting at the heart of our resistance to awakening and shows us the simplicity of the solution — if we choose to take it. For those of us who want to wake up to our spiritual reality and wonder why we have not, Jan shines a clear and loving light that illuminates our journey home.” – Michael Dawson, author of A Course in Miracles: Explanations of Major Themes
Excerpt: “Rest from the effort to quiet your mind. It doesn’t work. The reason it doesn’t work, when you go at it directly, is that you’re using one part of your mind to try to convince another part of your mind to pipe down. You are engaging in a debate with yourself, with no possibility of a clear winner in the contest. One part of your mind is wrapped up in thinking, and the other part is trying to get you to stop. Trying to quiet your mind is like arm-wrestling yourself, each clenched side of you trying to take down the other. Give it up. Does this mean you can’t have a quiet mind? Oh no. Not a bit. A quiet mind can come to be, at least here and there. Just not by the means usually attempted. The problem isn’t that you generate distressing and/or useless thoughts. The problem is that you mistake them for reality.”