Interview with Mary O'Malley
Opening a space in the Heart
I spoke with Mary O'Malley on overcoming Compulsions, on the importance of the heart and breathing for coping and flourishing in life. And on her new book, "What's in the Way, is the Way" and how to align your multiple brains to bring peace and joy to your life and open a space in your Heart.Mary O'Malley is a speaker, an author, and a counselor in private practice in Kirkland, Washington. Her work focuses on curiosity, compassion, trust, and the ability to be with whatever is showing up in our lives in a spacious and attentive way. In the early 1970's, she experienced an awakening where she saw through the struggles of the mind, making contact with the joy and the wonder of being fully awake to Life. Since then she has dedicated her life to inviting others into the healing and the creativity that come from being fully present for Life. Through her organization, Awakening, she has evolved a transformational approach to working with everything that keeps us from being present for our lives.
She is the author of "Belonging to Life: The Journey of Awakening," "The Gift of Our Compulsions: a Revolutionary Approach to Self Acceptance and Healing," "The Magical Forest of Awakening," and "What's In the Way IS the Way." Mary has taught extensively since the early 1980's, speaking, leading retreats, doing individual counseling and offering ongoing groups where people can come together to experience the miracle of awakening. Her strengths lie in her ability to be fully present in the moment, integrating information, technique and insight with simplicity and compassion.
Eckhart Tolle says about Mary, "Thank you Mary for your contribution to the evolution of human consciousness."
Neale Donald Walsch says about Mary, "For anyone who is ready to use the challenges of their lives as doorways into the peace and the joy they long for, I know of no one whose wisdom and advice offers more immediately useful help than Mary O'Malley. I recommend her books and her counsel unreservedly, for she knows how to discover the hidden treasures that are always in the ups and downs of our daily lives, and she knows how to see them with clarity, compassion, and deep insight."