Book Study ~ What's in the Way

In her new book What's In The Way IS The Way, Mary O'Malley invites you on the most important journey you will ever take: the journey into the joy of being fully alive. It is filled with powerful teachings, moving stories, and simple exercises that will guide you every step of the way.

In this book, you will learn how to:

  • Transform your struggles into the peace you long for.
  • Discover how to heal your fear, anxiety, shame, and confusion.
  • Live from a place of peace and well-being.
  • Embody self-empowerment and leadership.
  • Embrace your destiny.

From the book…“To open to the way things actually are, rather than always trying to make Life be what you think it should be, is the most courageous and healing thing you can do. When you see through the game of struggle enough so that the veils between you and this living moment – this miraculous, incandescent moment –lift, you become a healing presence in the world. Moments of full connection with Life matter. In fact, they matter more than you can possibly know. They are what will heal our world!"

Book Study Reading Assignments ~

  • Session #1, July 11, 2019 ~ the Forward thru and including Chapter 2
  • Session #2, July 18, 2019 ~ chapters 3 &4
  • Session #3, July 25, 2019 ~ chapters 5 & 6
  • Session #4, August 8, 2019 ~ chapters 7 & 8
  • Session #5, August 15, 2019 ~ chapters 9 & 10
  • Session #6, August 22, 2019 ~ chapters 10 thru the Appendix.


About the Author

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 created a transformational approach to working with everything that keeps us from being present for our lives.

In addition to What’s In the Way IS the Way, 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 Aliveness: A Tale of Awakening.

Mary has numerous audio and video presentations, all of which are available through her website,

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