Books That Have Changed My Life/Perspective
I wanted to share some books with you. These are books that I read this year that have totally helped me in my personal journey.
I’m hoping that you will get one or some of them. I know they will have a very positive impact on your life. Please share your feelings once you have ready the books. I’d love to hear how your life was changed by implementing the lessons/techniques.
The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom, A Toltec Wisdom Book
This book has changed my life, really. I’m not kidding or being light about this. 4 simple agreements with myself and the world around me have freed me to a place I’ve been looking to be. If you have any self esteem issues, or you are a perpetual people pleaser and you find you get hurt, get this book. I recommend it to anyone who deals with people, and all of us do!
The Artist’s Way & The Artist’s Way Workbook
These books are awesome. Many of us are artists, in fact, I’d venture to say that we are all artists, regardless of what you ‘do’. You may not paint, but you may sell and that is an art in itself. Then there are those who think they are not artists, but they are. They are just ‘blocked artists’. Are you one of these people? I discovered this book through my best friend Adama a few years ago. We did the course together and it was a huge catalyst for change in my personal and professional lives. We are actually doing this course again together right now and I already feel the movement of positive energy because of the work I am doing with this book. I highly recommend that you do this book if you want to explore your creative side and get back in touch with the ‘little kid’ inside you. Don’t ever forget to ‘play’. Even when you are 85, you NEED to play!
Learned Optimism: How To Change Your Mind and Your Life
Wow, talk about a great book. This one delves into the SCIENCE of optimism, which is something my own analytical brain really could appreciate. I’m all for touchy, feely books, but I crave hard science for much of what I do and relate to. This is a super book for those who are a bit on the pessimistic side. I totally admit, I am bipolar in this way…. some days I’m totally an optimist, some days I am so the ultimate pessimist. I really was getting frustrating with my pessimistic side, so I got this book and it gave me some solid techniques for nipping it in the bud when it threatens to spread moss over my sunshiny insides!
Man’s Search For Meaning
If you think your life sucks, please read this book! This memoir written by psychiatrist Viktor Frankl has opened my eyes! We all have heard of the holocaust and how horrid it is, but until you read this book you don’t really know. He describes his life in Nazi death camps and about his self discovered lessons for spiritual survival. Between 1942 and 1945 Frankl labored in four different camps, including Auschwitz, while his parents, brother, and pregnant wife were all exterminated. It’s disgusting, what happened in this period of time in our worlds’ history, just as it is disgusting what happened in Rwanda. Genocide is appalling. I can’t even begin to understand it. What makes this book amazing is that this man made it through with his positive thoughts and lived to share his philosophies with generations of others who will never have to even endure anything 1% as bad as what he did.
This is another book I was introduced to by my dear friend Adama. This is a self healing kit. I’m not saying you don’t need a doctor, because sometimes you do. But many of the things we suffer with are problems stemming from improper energy flow, or blocked energy. I’ve just begun implementing these concepts into my own life and already I have great results. I am a big believer in natural and energy medicine and I recommend this book for anyone who’s a beginner to energy medicine and self healing. A really awesome read and great exercises.
Well, that’s all for now. I have another blog I’m working on that was inspired by a dear friend here on MySpace and I must get that up.
I hope you are all well and getting ready for a super holiday season. Enjoy every second and please don’t forget to tell those you love that you love them. Most of us don’t tell each other that we care enough. We think we’ll always have that chance and sometimes that once chance to say “I care” or “I love you” passes us by. Don’t let that happen.