Being Here...Too: Short Stories of Modern Day Enlightenment

Being Here...Too: Short Stories of Modern Day Enlightenment

by Ariel & Shya Kane

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Real, everyday stories that will touch your heart and transform your life.

When you are Being Here in the current moment…magic happens. Years of resentments dissolve, true love blossoms where it’s least expected, and ordinary moments become extraordinary. Award-winning authors Ariel and Shya Kane, along with folks from their international community, share inspiring true stories about life, death and everything in between. These heartwarming personal tales will allow you to enjoy the magic of Being Here…Too.

A sequel to Being Here, Modern Day Tales of Enlightenment, this book illustrates how life can be easy and will support you if you let it. Your day-to-day experience of living can literally transform so that accomplishments come naturally and things you have strived to change dissolve all on their own.

Topics include:

  • The Magic of Being Boldly You
  • Family and Forgiveness
  • Parenting, Teaching, and Transformation
  • Birth, Death, and the Physical Challenges In Between
  • Dating, Relating, and Finding The One
  • Being in the Moment and Achieving Your Goals

From Brooklyn and Kansas City to Zurich and Hong Kong, join storytellers from around the world and spark Instantaneous Transformation in your own life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781888043402
Publisher: ASK Productions, Inc.
Publication date: 11/12/2018
Series: Being Here , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 190
Sales rank: 709,874
File size: 615 KB

About the Author

Ariel and Shya Kane are internationally acclaimed seminar leaders, business consultants and the authors of several award-winning books. In 1987, after years of diligently striving to improve themselves and their lives, they spontaneously experienced a profound and fundamental shift. They fell into the current moment, which sparked a new way of living - directly, in this moment of now, without stress, worry or guilt. They have been living this lifestyle and sharing it with others ever since. Their acclaimed seminars in New York City, Europe, the U.K. and Costa Rica open up previously unseen possibilities in people's lives, allowing them to live the life of their dreams. The Kanes also host a top-rated Internet radio show, Being Here. They have been featured in USA Today, The Huffington Post, on CBS, ABC and Fox News as well as Sirius XM, NPR and more. Through their work, millions have discovered how to be productive, effective and satisfied in all areas of their lives without working on their "problems." Ariel and Shya share their practical approach to everyday well-being in their seminars, books, articles, videos, Premium Excellence Club online subscription program and on their weekly Internet radio show Being Here. To connect with the Kanes' community, receive their newsletter, share your own personal stories of Practical Enlightenment on their blog, participate in one of their interactive seminars or attend one of the many Say YES to Your Life! Meetup groups around the world, visit:

Table of Contents



1. Andy’s Perfect Ears
2. Being Completely, Unapologetically Me!
3. The Tourist
4. Three Big “Screw It” Moments That Led Me to Enlightenment
5. The Tuna Sandwich
6. Fear Not, Just Dance
7. When Did My Life Get Better Than My Dreams?
8. I Don’t Have Much Time Left


9. Life Is In the Blintzes
10. A Moment In Time
11. Coming Home


12. Being Well-Grounded
13. Aunt Caily: A Tribute to Mothers, Even Those Who Aren’t
14. A Transformational Teaching Moment
15. Meet the Artist
16. Listening with My Eyes as well as My Ears
17. A Magical Examination


18. Panic Is Not an Option
19. Seize the Moment, Life Is Full of Surprises
20. Frolicking with Frittatas
21. Childbirth, Labor, and Deliver-ease
22. There Is No Magic Pill...Or Is There? 
23. Allyson’s Last Journey


24. Opening the Door to Dating
25. One Day My Prince Will Come – So Why Isn’t He Here Yet?! 
26. Something’s Missing
27. A New Way of Seeing
28. Meeting Mr. Nice
29. My Dating Training Run 


30. Relaxation in Motion
31. Worry or Study – Choose One
32. The Search for a Better Me
33. Grandma’s Purse
34. Just What I Want
35. I Can’t Do That!
36. Waking Up from the Dream

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Being Here...Too: Short Stories of Modern Day Enlightenment 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
RedmondWriter53 More than 1 year ago
As an author of a novel whose mission it is to make a difference in the lives of those faced with a horrendous terminal disease, I feel my stories-that-make-a-difference-detector is quite keen. Ariel & Shya Kane's new book is one of those. On page xviii, the following statement sets the tone for the direction readers can expect to go later in the book: "life will support you if you let it. The format of the book is such that each brief chapter contains a story of individuals who were not afraid to be honest/transparent about their failed efforts to make the best of their lives. In Chapter 8, co-author, Shya Kane, states, "...everyone has a terminal illness - it's called life." So very true. Many are those who have lost a loved one and/or prior to receiving their own terminal illness diagnosis had the mistaken notion that there's always tomorrow, or I'll live my life to the fullest another day when erroneously convinced another day, and another, will actually be granted us. Living in the moment - "bypassing the mind to find the moment" - is where Ariel & Shya Kane suggest true fulfillment lies. We can either live life as a victim or as its author and my friends, after sixty-five years of life, I can declare that for me, fulfillment exists in the here and now, not in the past or the future. The stories presented within the pages of Being Here...Too will paint a clear picture of what it is like to be buried in thoughts that wipe out any chance of the present taking center stage in one's life. Been there...done that...doesn't work for all. Seems a simple thought, but the Kanes provide clear evidence within the stories provided, that the present is all we have. I hope you won't let another moment go by before purchasing your own copy of the Kane's latest book offering.
ValerieDance More than 1 year ago
I love stories. Spoken or read, they are powerful ways to not only learn something new, but also to entertain, inspire, uplift and connect people. If you love stories, too, this book is for you. The book is full of beautiful and touching stories by several different authors that each contain a gift. Whether it's someone sharing a profound life experience - like being with a cousin on her deathbed - or a simple, everyday occurrence that happens to be profound - like buying a tuna sandwich for a stranger - I saw myself in each one of these stories and discovered new ways of being. Each story drew me into the author's world, where I benefited from their personal experience and thoroughly relished being there. This book is a rare gem that shares the beauty of the human connection and reminds us what being alive is truly about.
csorrentino More than 1 year ago
I really loved this book. It’s filled with stories from everyday people who have found satisfaction in their lives, simply by being in the moment. Each story is unique – from people who have dealt with the loss of a loved one, to dating, to family dynamics – they are real, honest and moving. Every chapter resonated with me and illuminated aspects of my own life; it ultimately left me feeling light and at ease in myself.
Colleen33 More than 1 year ago
Full of short stories, this inspiring book is written by many authors who have discovered the experience of living in the moment, by attending seminars led by world renown authors, Ariel & Shya Kane. As I read (and reread) each chapter, I find I myself relaxing and enjoying my life - exactly as it is. This entertaining and enlivening book shows how easy it is to experience enlightenment. Yes! Enlightenment is EASY and PRACTICAL! I always knew it had to be possible for everyone, or anyone who is “searching” for it. Well look no further, the keys to well-being are in this book. I highly recommend this fun read that just may end your search, if you’re ready to find what you’re looking for.
csorrentino More than 1 year ago
I really loved this book. It’s filled with stories from everyday people who have found satisfaction in their lives, simply by being in the moment. Each story is unique – from people who have dealt with the loss of a loved one, to dating, to family dynamics – they are real, honest and moving. Every chapter resonated with me and illuminated aspects of my own life; it ultimately left me feeling light and at ease in myself.
SusanD1 More than 1 year ago
As a follow up to Being Here, Being Here...Too does not disappoint! Contributing authors along with Ariel & Shya Kane share real life stories that inspire and touched my heart in sweet reminders of how magically life truly is! Highly recommended as gifts for sharing with friends & family during the holidays!
LMSchnee More than 1 year ago
This book is such a refreshingly enjoyable read, and yet also deeply profound. With each of the authors’ chapters, I enjoyed the pleasure of a fun or touching story, but I also saw new possibilities for how to go about my own life with courage and compassion. I felt lighter, freer and more myself after reading this book. It’s life-affirming, inspiring and I can’t recommend it highly enough!