Just Be

Transform Your Life and Live as Infinity

Non-Fiction - Self Help
518 Pages
Reviewed on 01/22/2019
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Author Biography

Suresh Ramaswamy is a transformational teacher and visionary entrepreneur passionate about igniting and catalyzing the transformation of humanity. With his background as an electrical engineer and technology executive, he brings an inspired yet pragmatic approach to elevating consciousness on our planet. Held in high regard by people around the world, Suresh’s light-filled presence and guidance awakens them to their innermost essence.

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Reviewed by Ruffina Oserio for Readers' Favorite

While thousands of voices out there tell us we must do something to gain enlightenment and connect to our spiritual heritage, Just Be: Transform Your Life and Live as Infinity by Suresh Ramaswamy teaches a revolutionary concept: being. In this classic book, the author offers a journey in three phases, a path to discover and connect with the light of our uniqueness and Infinity. It is the journey through three phases to fully living as Infinity, one that culminates in "a continual beingness as essence." At the end of this journey, "Opportunities now open up to play and contribute in relative realities of this existence... To fully embody Infinity is to engage with all levels of reality — from subtle to manifest — and enliven the highest inherent throughout creation."

Just Be: Transform Your Life and Live as Infinity is one of the best books I have read on the subject of consciousness and spiritual awakening. Suresh Ramaswamy helps readers rediscover the hidden light they carry within and the secret to transforming every area of their life by mastering the innate laws of being. The book is filled with insight and practices that will help readers connect deeply with themselves, understand the core principle of beingness, and use it to transform their lives from within. The writing is filled with symbolic language, but it is very accessible. The ideas are so logically developed and the progression is well structured to help readers follow the inner journey to light with relative ease. If you were to read one spiritual book this year, let this be it! A rare gem filled with wonderful truths and insight.

Justine Reyes

Just Be: Transform Your Life and Live as Infinity is a self-help book by Suresh Ramaswamy. Just Be is quite a unique take on self-help as it does not align itself with any specific religion or culture. It transcends those ideals and gives readers a diverse, intellectual and oftentimes reflective guide that does not solely exist to help a troubled person, but also strives to help anyone looking for self-improvement. Looking at the length of Just Be might be intimidating, but when you get down to reading it you'll feel welcomed and soothed, especially with the informal tone and flow of Suresh's writing. We all sometimes feel overwhelmed with life because of how often we overthink our decisions and what others might think of us, but Suresh explains why sometimes we just need to allow ourselves to be lucid; in a sense "just be."

Just Be is divided into three sections: The Landscape, The Way Out, and Living as Infinity. The first section addresses our past and our current state of being; it deals with emotions and relationships amongst other things. The second section assists us in understanding how we can exceed our limits. The third section delves deeper into this idea and will help readers integrate Just Be's practices into their life. This is a book I would recommend to friends and readers with a cluttered outlook on life. It might bring some clarity. I would also recommend Just Be to readers who love thought-provoking books. It was a pleasure to read.

Jamie Michele

Just Be: Transform Your Life and Live as Infinity by Suresh Ramaswamy is a self help book that opens a reader up to the prospect of an expanded reality and self, resulting in greater fulfillment within the earthly life while on a path to infinite living. The book is broken down into three distinct and comprehensive parts: Part I: The Landscape, Part II: The Way Out, and Part III: Living As Infinity – each part contributing to a phase of transformation on the journey to infinity. From the smallest of transitions, such as controlled breathing, to some of the more advanced techniques to a state of consciousness called Oneness, Ramaswamy guides in practical and applicable steps in this well-written and enlightening book.

The first thing I was relieved to find when I first opened Just Be is that Suresh Ramaswamy writes in a manner that feels neither preachy nor judgmental in any way at all. The voice is confident and scholarly without being domineering, and the message (which is spiritual as opposed to being religious) comes from a place of absolute warmth and endearment...evident through the care Ramaswamy pours onto each page. The meditative exercises are fantastic even if the scope of the text takes more time to absorb. I've returned back to the book multiple times since completing it and continue to learn from it. The process might be slow, but as the end game is to live as infinity, time languidly evolves from something we lack, transforming—like everything else—into a beautiful and boundless continuum.

Joel R. Dennstedt

The journey to enlightenment, while singular in its final destination, is open to a variety of paths, often described using individualized terms and personalized, even customized, examples for the pupil. Suresh Ramaswamy’s guidebook, Just Be, is uniquely geared to the mindset of contemporary self-help gurus and self-improvement zealots. As such, it runs the risk of constraining universal insights into a checklist of sequential, goal-oriented accomplishments. On the other hand, it also lends itself handily to a much wider audience than most esoteric wisdom teachings, often demystifying the ancient concepts with modern vocabulary, thereby providing an avenue for spiritual growth more applicable to Western thought and understanding, as well as offering a more practical guide for young seekers graced by such an interest.

The strength of Just Be and its efficacy lies in Suresh Ramaswamy’s inclusiveness of material paired with his bullet-point conciseness of delivery, allowing the general reader a kind of measuring tool with which to track his progress. The author is quick to convey that one cannot truly reduce such transformation to a numerical assessment, but his method does allow one to reassess more clearly what transformative effects result from such a practice. In addition, Ramaswamy is conscientious enough to clarify the wider cosmological context in which this transformation is taking place. While some may find the modern, even somewhat scientific, terms in Just Be to be less evocative than their more traditional forebears – like Infinitude for God or The Universe, or Infinitude Accelerator to denote a short-cut to enlightenment – others will find a greater accessibility to the truth resonant in these same terms. And maybe they will find, thereby, a more direct and less obstructed path to the mountain peak of Being.

K.C. Finn

Just Be: Transform Your Life and Live as Infinity is a guidebook full of self help advice, penned by author Suresh Ramaswamy. Described by critics as ‘the ultimate manual for life’, this extensive guide provides spiritual advice and mantras to help its readers seek a wider connection with the world, a more fulfilling life and a true sense of enlightenment. The volume offers tales of wisdom and personal insights from its author, covering such topics as success in relationships, the nature of love, success with peaceful meditation, accepting and knowing your true self, and how to change your life by changing your own personal thoughts and attitude first. In terms of practicality, the guide offers daily practices and real exercises that users can employ daily to lead to their overall transformation.

Suresh Ramaswamy writes with great confidence about the possibilities that can be unlocked through this new transformative method, giving advice like a well informed friend. I found this narrative style to be highly engrossing during the read, and the organization of different sections makes it easy to find the topics that most concern you. The advice within each section contains its own specific exercises, but overall it builds to the same message of transforming your thought processes and wider consciousness of life in order to make the major changes and successes that you desire. It will require regular work to succeed, as with any book of its genre, and I’d recommend Just Be to readers seeking a friendly but extensive guide in this area.

Suresh Ramaswamy

Sharing some of the other amazing reviews received:

Like nothing I’ve read before!
Just Be is more than just a book. It’s a thought-provoking personal growth guide teeming with profound insights page after page. It’s a meditation/mindfulness instruction booklet offering a wide range of mind-blowing practices that can take you places you’ve never been. It also serves as a type of life manual that I’m going to keep on my bookshelf for future reference and reflection.

One of the biggest takeaways for me is Suresh’s assertion that many of us tend to get caught up in too much thinking and doing. He argues that if we shift our focus to “just being” then life will take care of everything and all those things we’re trying to do will get done. Already, I am seeing that play out in my own life. Such a simple yet powerful shift in focus!

The book is divided into three parts, and they’re all very different. The first part delves into complex issues such as relationships, feelings and emotions and contains many fresh insights. As you might expect, this part of the book is pretty deep, so be patient as you read—and reread—through the different sections.

In the second part, the language and tempo shift dramatically, so much so that it feels like a different author wrote it. The more you read, the more you feel a sense of clarity, lightness.
The third part is incredibly smooth, eloquent, and simply beautiful. You’ll find yourself gliding right through it as if you had dialed in directly to the universe. It’s full of practices that can help you relax, meditate, and become more self-aware. In short, exercises that can help you see how beautiful life can be. I think we could all use a little more of that!

DC via Amazon.com

Speaks to the heart, presented with the care of a diligent friend
The voice of Suresh Ramaswamy is incredibly soothing as he guides the reader through the many stages of spiritual development while alerting you to the guideposts and other encouraging signs to look out for along the way.

I found his approach to relationship challenges incredibly helpful. Rather than feeling constrained by outer circumstances, Ramaswamy offers ways to integrate his meditative teachings into your relationships and your life, and to go beyond limiting constructs that so often bring misery towards a self-directed quest for happiness.

Yes, indeed Ramaswamy offers much guidance in the form of his presence; the roadmap offered and the meditation, breath work and journaling exercises presented in the book.

If you are looking for something that speaks to the heart and the passage of emotions as you dive into your spiritual practices this book is for you, a hardcore topic presented with the care of a diligent friend. You feel as if you are being well attended to with every teaching presented. You will also have a solid daily meditation practice at the end of it.

ST via Amazon.com