Monday, September 2, 2019

Book Review: 'Stepping Beyond Intention' by Daniel Mangena

Stepping Beyond Intention by Daniel Mangena

‘Quit complaining – make yourself a magnet for more positive experiences’

British author Daniel Mangena formed The Mangena Foundation in 2015 and incorporated England and Wales in 2017 as a non-profit organization whose mission is to empower the next generations to create a better, brighter, safer, and more loving world. The foundation builds schools and orphanage in third world countries, mentors children in foster care and children’s homes in the UK and mentors young offenders and those in the criminal justice system in the UK. The key phrases are ‘emancipation through education’, ‘a safe home for every child’, ‘teaching creative independence’, and ‘supporting the value of creators of tomorrow.’ 

In this exceptional book, Daniel’s mission statement carries impact: “Spearhead an evolutionary uplift in universal consciousness by awakening people to the importance of their unique role. This that is already encoded in them by way of a deep and often ignored or undervalued passion defined as their Dream.” And as he has stated before, ‘Growth is a key component in nature—if you aren’t growing you are dying.’ His gift: a four-step system now called the Beyond Intention Paradigm. 

As is his charge, Daniel focuses on guiding us on personal growth – the important step to taking control of our lives and fulfilling our dreams. In his words, ‘If you look at every experience that has been in your life, there is only one thing that has been present there all the time; you. In every win. In every lesson. In every challenge. You. This simple truth came to me at a truly dark time. If was this recognition that pulled me back from the brink of taking my own life; I was there at the centre of every experience I had sought to escape. If I change me, I can change it all. That moment was the birth of Beyond Intention and the start of my journey into my true purpose here on earth, and was born in a situation where I had every reason to push blame in a 100 different directions. But the joy I have in my life today, stems directly from my owning this.’

Perhaps the most pertinent view of the importance of this book is Daniel’s statement as follows: ‘Step with me Beyond Intention and open your mind to the paradigm of pure intention made manifest in your life, deliberately on command each time. I am not a scientist or mystic or sage but spent some time in the mystery schools and have spent nearly 20 years at the feet of all three of the former. I am a student of such, just as we are all students of life. I will not therefore insult the great works of others living and passed on who have dedicated themselves to teaching some of the more specialized areas that I will be sharing with you in this book. As much as possible I will be directing you to additional resources to add depth and substance to the ideas explored in this introductory journey into my work, but I do in all instances ask for your patience where certain leaps are made and do invite you to look a little deeper before rejecting any concepts that I have not expounded on with the greatest elegance.’ 

With that degree of supportive guidance and compassion, Daniel shares his life experiences that provide the foundation upon which we can implement our growth into enriched lives. Very highly recommended.

Editor's note: This review has been published with the permission of Grady Harp. Like what you read? Subscribe to the SFRB's free daily email notice so you can be up-to-date on our latest articles. Scroll up this page to the sign-up field on your right.