Mónica Esgueva is an author, teacher, transformational coach, and spiritual guide whose work touches people profoundly, inspiring transformations in their day-to-day lives. She has a distinct voice, appealing to people from many backgrounds, showing a path of evolution of consciousness from wherever we are right now.
She is the author of 9 self-development books published in Spain and Latin America, including the bestselling Mindfulness. Her first book in English, The 7 Levels of Wisdom, will be published in the US and internationally in March 2024. She studied with great Tibetan lamas (including teachings by the Dalai Lama) for ten years in India and Nepal. She also studied with renowned Western spiritual teachers such as Eckhart Tolle. This has allowed her to combine the best of Eastern and Western thought currents.
She teaches workshops and guides meditation & transcendence retreats. She has been a TEDx speaker twice and a frequent Spanish national TV guest. Very committed to guiding others’ inner evolution, she has worked as a transformational coach for the last fifteen years. Currently, she is co-directing a documentary about the path to self-realization, for which she is also the hostess.
Mónica was honored as one of the Top 100 Women Leaders in Spain and one of the Top 10 “Thinkers and Experts Awards” in 2014.
She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and a Master’s Degree. Afterward, she completed several studies and training in Coaching with NLP (with John Grinder, co-creator of Neuro-Linguistic Programming), leadership at INSEAD (France), Mindfulness at UCLA, psychology and neurosciences at MIT and King's College London, hypnosis at the NLP Center of New York, and more. Since 2008, she has taught emotional mastery, self-knowledge, and mindfulness to more than 2,500 executives at companies such as Accenture, Samsung, and Oracle.
Passionate about other people and cultures, she has traveled to more than 110 countries and has resided in Paris, London, and Asia. She lived in Tanzania as well, where she volunteered at an orphanage and a school. And she speaks four languages fluently.
"Monica Esgueva has the rare quality of combining erudition with simplicity to explain the different levels of human spirituality. The 7 Levels of Wisdom is a very clarifying work."
Author of the international bestseller "IKIGAI"
"In her latest book, The 7 Levels of Wisdom, author Mónica Esgueva lucidly presents the case for the evolution of consciousness. She offers helpful and practical advice on dealing with our personality disorders in order to open into Pure Consciousness, which transcends our normal dualistic mind. Despite the sad legacy of our past history, this book remains confident that an upward shift in global consciousness is imminent. It is certainly needed!"
Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo
Western yogini, teacher of Tibetan Buddhism, and founder of the Dongyu Gatsal Ling Nunnery
"A complex and deeply researched examination of how to better understand ourselves and the world around us. The 7 Levels of Wisdom is a must-read for all willing to discover our true purpose in life. This book is magnificent."
Producer of the film The English Patient
"In her engaging and well-researched new book, Mónica Esgueva aims to take readers through the gates of wisdom and enable them to find greater fulfillment and peacefulness in their daily lives."
Bestselling author of The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon
"Here’s to a timeless masterpiece that ushers the reader into an inside-out journey of the depths, breadths, and lengths of not just theoretical knowledge but wisdom in its practicality. Indeed, in a world full of many internal struggles, chaos, and diverse exposure to negativities, Monica has just launched a reset designed to build a new generation of purpose-driven minds ready for tangible positive impact and real-time change."
Editor-in-chief of Hello ICON magazine
"A book like this is so needed in the Western world. A bridge needs to be built, and Mónica Esgueva is the one doing it."
Mynak Tulku Rinpoche
Spiritual Buddhist leader in Bhutan, ex-director of the Bhutan National Museum and National Library
"Monica is a beautiful soul who put her heart into this book. She delivers the information clearly and beautifully. This book will help you to explore and understand deeper levels of consciousness and spirituality. Highly recommend you pick this one up. A must read.."
Quantum Healing therapist
ME: My mission is to guide people on the path toward awakening. I do that by first helping them identify their wounds and then healing, by assisting them in overcoming their challenges, and by teaching them how to take a higher perspective in everyday life.
I do that in different ways: I have one-on-one transformational coaching sessions, I teach workshops and I guide meditation retreats, I regularly speak at TEDx and other events, and through my books.
ME: The book describes the different stages of human consciousness so that readers can identify where they are on the progressive path toward enlightenment and what lies ahead. The 7 Levels of Wisdom covers topics crucial to understanding and leading a personal transformation.
It shows that the world needs an increased global awareness that the individual’s growth can only achieve. Furthermore, it provides insights and suggestions for reaching the highest stages in this life, giving examples of contemporary individuals who have already attained it.
ME: As babies, we don’t have a sense of “I.” With language, concepts and beliefs appear. That sense of “I” is born, and the sense of being a separate and vulnerable entity. We then start developing the sense of an “I” in here, everything else out there, and all of the beliefs about “me.” The ego is this sense of being a “me.”
There is no such thing as a person; the person you believe yourself to be is simply that—a belief. Your body-mind and your notions about yourself are only a vehicle for who you really are. Without self-beliefs that characterize you as a person, all that is left is beingness or your true nature.
ME: When going along with the ego’s choices turns out badly, as it happens more often than not, some of us start to see through the illusion: Thoughts are not always accurate and wise. The “I” represented by thoughts does not work for our benefit. It’s just fixated on immediate pleasure, comfort, and fear of death. It makes a lot of poor choices and causes much suffering.
The ego is like a software we get when incarnating on Earth. It’s just a tool, and it’s a somewhat outdated one for the modern world. It’s obsessed with survival and nothing more.
ME: Since she was pretty young, she knew she wanted to get enlightened and pursued this goal relentlessly, meditating and focusing on her spiritual work for seven years alone in a cave. Some people think that this would make you crazy. The truth is I have never met anyone so down to earth and yet so evolved. She speaks from experience and with great compassion. I am truly honored that she appreciated the message I conveyed in this book.
ME: It’s only necessary if you want to escape what Buddhist call the wheel of Samsara. There is a time on everybody’s path when they have acquired enough maturity to question received beliefs and rules, and they can begin becoming sovereign and willing to cooperate instead of competing. They also realize that the programming received does not bring about the harmony, joy, and love that everyone seeks. Instead, suffering is the result. Usually, even though many people experience suffering for a very long period before awakening, pain tends to be the catalyst that pushes people out of the trance of living like sleepwalkers and prompts real awareness and free choice.
ME: It’s critical to understand that the ego software is sufficient to sustain life, but it is insufficient to lead the joyful, meaningful, peaceful, and creative existence that everybody aspires to instead of merely existing.
The conditioning and programming are so smart that you have the illusion of making free choices. In reality, you are not running the show. The internal and automatic program is actually making those decisions for you. Your thoughts and beliefs control your life until they are challenged and investigated. The sooner we realize it, the sooner we can start progressing toward fulfillment and inner peace.
"Regarding this book, I'm not sure where to begin.
I got this on my sister's advice because I'm a voracious reader of spirituality and found it impossible to put it down. It wonderfully, logically, and with such ease captures how we should spend our lives.
There is something about Monica's writing that really resonates in my mind, like magical phrases to refer to. I frequently find that when I read books of this genre, it first remains in my head but then fade with time. Not the case with this book!"
"Monica Esgueva combines her personal experience with very intriguing research to present a balanced and profound work. The way each level is defined and discussed, along with recommendations for how it might be transcended, is what I found to be most helpful. I found most useful is the way each level is delineated and described with suggestions for how that level may be transcended. It is comparable to having a large "you are HERE" sign in a national park to help you gain the necessary perspective for your quest. The 7 Levels of Wisdom motivates me to continue on my spiritual path more than anything else. It serves as a manual for realizing your greatest potential."
"I have been a practicing Buddhist for fifteen years and a therapist for ten years. Very few books, with all the knowledge I have obtained, serve to clarify many of the issues with exerting effort in areas that don't produce results and to help me better grasp the results of my activities. It aided me in better understanding people’s behaviors depending on their level of development and what the path ahead looks like for me. I'll surely buy the next book she publishes."
"I've studied with various mystics and spiritual masters and read a lot of spiritual books. This book simplifies a variety of spiritual truths and universal laws into bite-sized pieces that may be ingested by both novice and seasoned seekers. In addition to that, I love the innovative concept of the different levels of evolution. It’s going to be extremely helpful on my own journey."
"The 7 Levels of Wisdom examines the stages of human evolution and practical ways to understand your own and, therefore, others. It also shows what to cultivate to aid your own development and live a more aware, peaceful and happy life."
"For as long as I can remember, I have been seeking growth. I have gone through many books and programs, finding some useful and others to be a waste of time. I am now very picky about what I will go fully into and what I will skim and discard. This is a book I went into fully.
This is a life-changing book for me."
"One of the best books I've ever read, possibly! Even though I had only read the first two chapters, I went back to the beginning and underlined all the excellent information I would like to read again and again. After reading this book, I feel like a completely different person! More peaceful and much more conscious!"
Mónica Esgueva is an author, teacher, transformational coach, and spiritual guide whose work touches people profoundly, inspiring transformations in their day-to-day lives. She has a distinct voice, appealing to people from many backgrounds, showing a path of evolution of consciousness from wherever you are right now.
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