There is a saying that goes, “happiness is the secret to all beauty as there is no beauty without happiness.” This saying proves true as the core of all human struggles is the ultimate search for happiness, peace and fulfilment. As simple as these intrinsic qualities may seem, they often elude us when in truth, peace and happiness are nearer than your own hand. Fortunately, the Demello Center is helping people realize their inner capacity to bring peace and happiness within reach.
Established in 1984, the Demello Center is a nonprofit organization on a mission of extending globally the approach and message of Anthony De Mello towards realizing true happiness. The Center exists to help people, as Anthony De Mello did, to realize their innate capacity to transcend stress, anxiety and depression to experience peace and happiness anytime, anywhere and under any circumstance.
Anthony (Tony) De Mello was a Jesuit priest born in 1931, Bombay, India, where he lived until his untimely death in 1987. He founded the Sadhana Institute in India and was regarded as one of the leading spiritual teachers of the twentieth century. He was widely acclaimed for his groundbreaking and enduring work that integrates Western and Eastern spirituality and is the author of the bestselling masterpieces Awareness and The Way to Love, along with eleven other books that have been translated into twenty-one languages and have sold more than two million copies worldwide. His large body of work of practical spirituality continues to have a liberating and elevating impact beyond his death and has been acknowledged by some of our era’s most acclaimed spiritual teachers including Rhonda Byrne, Eckhart Tolle, Neil Strauss, Adyashanti, Thomas Moore, and Paulo Coelho.
Long after his passing, De Mello’s work continues to be featured in the New York Times, ABC, Huffington Post, NBC, and more which shows how impactful his legacy continues to be. To keep the prestigious work of De Mello alive, Don Joseph Goewey, the current executive director of the DeMello Center has taken up the mantle to spread Anthony De Mello’s message to audiences around the country by reinventing one of De Mello’s greatest pieces of work, Stop Fixing Yourself, Wake Up All Is Well.
Don was the former executive director of “The Center for Attitudinal Healing” and also as the chief administrative officer at Stanford University’s Department of Psychiatry. He has authored three books: The End of Stress (2014), Mystic Cool (2009), and Fishing for Fallen Light. Goewey has now edited one of De Mello’s greatest pieces of work, Stop Fixing Yourself, Wake Up All Is Well, a book that opens a gateway to a simple path of living an enlightened life with minimal efforts. In the book, De Mello’s down-to-earth teaching method helps to re-discover true awareness, releasing the divinity to make life meaningful, beautiful, and prosperous through awareness.
The information within pages of the book opens a path to self-awareness that transforms a person from a seeker to a finder, opening the mind and eyes to the reality of love, peace, and beauty. “What you are aware of, you are in control of. What you are not aware of is controlling you,” De Mello philosophie. Stop Fixing Yourself, Wake Up All Is Well has received raving reviews from some of the foremost spiritual leaders such as Rhonda Byrne, author of The Secret and The Greatest Secret, and New York Times bestselling author of The Truth, Neil Strauss.
This book truly is for anyone but may be particularly impactful for those who are in the mindfulness, self-help and empowerment space such as millennials, gen Zs, baby boomers, self-help influencers, life coaches, and empowerment speakers. Especially those who are active on social media but looking to create more depth with conscious minded posts and wanting to connect with like-minded individuals. Stop Fixing Yourself, is helping people find an outlet from the stress of social media which has had a significant impact on our society leaving many feeling overwhelmed, anxious and depressed.
With editing and filters taking over everything from mainstream magazines to social media apps like Facetune, to daily filtered stories of Tik Tok, Snapchat, and Instagram… How refreshing would it be to not have to worry about “keeping up with the Joneses” (or the Kardashians for that matter). How great would it be to quit looking at the outside, focus on the inside, and truly, stop fixing ourselves. Feels a bit freeing, doesn’t it?
It’s remarkable that someone who was born in 1931 could still be so impactful in 2021. In the coming years, the De Mello Spirituality Center will continue to leave a long-lasting legacy impacting millions through Anthony De Mello’s teaching. To learn more about Anthony De Mello and his teaching, visit De Mello Spirituality Center official website.