Despite the relationships, possessions, and prestige we all strive for, most people live at only a fraction of their full potential. But with the guidance and wisdom in Your Essential Self, you will awaken to your divine nature. You can learn how to attain the three stages of human awakening - the process of self-discovery, the transformation into authenticity, and the source of consciousness - on the inner journey to your true self. This comprehensive guide describes how spiritual attainment is not an unreachable fantasy, but rather a logical extension of human development. The personality, the authentic self, and the transcendent self are discovered through stories from Richard's personal experience, case studies from his therapy practice, questionnaires, and exercises designed for your journey toward self-realization.