"In the tradition of Ram Das, David Pond is able to take complex Eastern beliefs and traditions and make them easily understandable to the Western mind. His great gift opens the door for us. All we have to do is be brave enough to step through it."
—P. Scott McLean Jr. M.D.
"'Happiness does not need to be achieved; it needs to be listened to.' Delivered in true Pond-Style, this realization is among many exquisite pearls offered herein. Pursuing and listening are choices, as are procrastinating, blaming, and hoping. Sharing his wisdom, David Pond reminds us of our accountability. He also provides insight and direction for us to better use the tools we already have as we continue on our path. I read this book and found my posture shifted into ideal alignment and my breath became deeply centered as his words found their way to my heart."
—Andria Friesen, Friesen Gallery, Sun Valley, Idaho / Seattle, Washington
"David Pond has used a message of hope and thought in his new book to explain the chakras. To those new to the chakras, the book offers an opening to themselves leading to spirit. Readers who are already familiar with the chakras will find their understanding enhanced and broadened. The book goes further by exploring the usefulness to practice patience and perseverance and how it can lead to a fulfilling life, by seeking and paying attention to our teacher, the body. Pond relates his own life experiences in the book and reveals how he discovered that he is neither more nor less than any other person. David is an inspiring person who has touched a myriad of lives over his three decades of study and service. Throughout the book, he radiates a sense of love, truth, compassion, and wisdom. I thoroughly recommend this book."
—Joan Hartzell, author of Zen and Psychotherapy
"In the tradition of Dan Millman, author of The Way of the Peaceful Warrior, David has illuminated the path of the seeker with optimism. I have watched many lives be changed for the better over the past 25 years both through his books and astrological counseling. We hear David's voice again in his wonderful new book."
—Cheryl Welch, Owner of Chapter One Bookstore, Sun Valley, Idaho, Board president, Mountain Wellness Festival, Sun Valley, Idaho