Originally written in 1975, this is the classic predecessor to more contemporary personal transformation authors such as Wayne Dyer or Neale Donald Walsch, both of whom have acknowledged Handbook To Higher Consciousness as a major influence.
The book is based around unconditional love for oneself and others. One of the main points continually emphasized here is the importance of changing your addictions to preferences. It is okay to have preferred outcomes in life, but once we are no longer attached to results, we are set free to experience life more happily and fully in the here and now. Ken Keyes presents us with numerous ways of achieving this, based around "The Twelve Pathways To The Higher Consciousness Planes Of Unconditional Love And Oneness".
These suggestions are entirely practical, and cover every area of human experience. "You make yourself and others suffer just as much when you take offense as when you give offense" is a powerful truth, as is "to be upset over what you don't have is to waste what you do have". "The Instant Consciousness Doubler" of experiencing everything that everyone does or says as though you had done or said it is another winner. Every page is packed with insights and suggestions for a more enlightened life.
The nature of life is that we win some and we lose some, so we might as well accept it and enjoy ourselves whenever possible!