Restlessness Truth Ease: From Wanting More to Finding Enough, is an inspiring and relatable memoir about one woman's longing to know if there is more to life and the process of awakening amid the peaks and valleys of everyday life.
The familiar desire for ‘something more’ manifested as an ache Lara rushed to heal with a plethora of marketing achievements, hard work, and an obliteration of all imperfections. Lara believed that perfecting and controlling life would lead to the largeness she longed for until she was faced with a cancer diagnosis and a surprise twin pregnancy which forced her to see there are some things we cannot control. And as much as Lara would have loved to travel the world to find her spiritual self, she was bound to her home, kids, and marriage.
Lara then turned inwards and soon discovered the only thing preventing peace were the thoughts in her head. Through wisdom gleaned from psychotherapy, an enlightened teacher, Indian Vedic scriptures and indigenous folklore, she unearths her two inner selves, one rooted in ego and one in love. This memoir is uniquely told from the perspective of these two inner selves, opening the reader’s mind to the light and dark contrasts that live within all of us.
Her journey of awakening shows readers how our spirituality can, and must, integrate with motherhood and everyday life. It gives busy mamas, trying to fit self-inquiry between laundry and work, permission to accept who they are as enough by answering the commonly-asked question: If everything is great, why am I discontent?
Lara delves deeply into her heart and shows us honestly and sometimes humorously what it means to transcend the ego, find the largeness within, and navigate modern life as a mother, wife, cancer patient and white woman with more consciousness. In doing so, she can speak up about injustices in her own life, and in the world, with love and confidence.
“I’m filled with admiration for the dedication you’ve made not only to the craft of writing but to the art of being."
Betsy Rapoport, Editor, New York
I enjoyed this book so much. It is a self-help book, also for people who don’t like self-help books, which is, in the end, the best type of self-help.
India Lopez, Book Editor, New Zealand
Lara’s book is beautifully written and her unique voice shines through right from the start. It’s equal parts humorous and poignant but always unflinchingly honest. It is not only a cancer survivor’s story but a powerful story of her inner journey, which is the journey we all have in common, whether we have cancer or not.
Petrina Hargrave, Co-founder, Thriver's Ark
Lara's knowledge is no longer conceptual. It is no longer borrowed knowledge from spiritual teachers or teachings. Lara has taken a dive into herself in a true and deep way. Her writing reflects her special inner light of awareness, a light that many can benefit from its clarity in how to live with true purpose and in happiness.
Shikhaa Rebecca Williams, Co-founder, Wisdom of Meditation Centre
This book is so relatable, which is why it draws so much connection to the reader. I didn't want it to end.
Restlessness Truth Ease: From Wanting More to Finding Enough