The reason why I would say this book is my number one choice is because, for me, it truly bridges the gap between science and spirituality, and it reveals just how powerful our perceptions can be. As the title says, the book is about how to live your life with a clear purpose. I believe knowing and living your purpose is essential to live your best life. I discovered its beauty only after reading it for the second time.
I heard about it when I was a junior in high school. My college-aged cousin said she had read a book about how you could ask the Universe to provide whatever you need in life and it would show up. After reading it miraculous things began appearing in her life.
It was out of print then but she loaned me her tattered photocopied version. The idea of asking the Universe for what you wanted in life and getting it seemed a magical one. Of course, Shinn was writing about the Law of Attraction but back then very few people had heard about it.
The book came back into print in and has remained a best-seller since. I highly recommend reading it — your life will never be the same. This is the story of distinguished psychiatrist Viktor Frankl, who was imprisoned at Auschwitz and other concentration camps for 3 years during the Second World War.
Surrounded by unimaginable suffering and loss, Frankl began to wonder why some of his fellow prisoners were able not only to survive the horrifying conditions, but to grow in the process. Despite extreme physical and mental hardships, he was able to find meaning in life and turn that belief into purposeful actions that enabled him to survive when so many others did not. This book is about connecting with the purpose that we are meant to live life as our best possible selves, and in order to be at our best, we need to take care of some fundamental needs.
This includes making time for our emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual needs each day, as well as having time for solitude, silence, and stillness. Ultimately if we are willing to nourish these domains of life we can live with greater purpose and passion, and will be a better person all the way around. This book was pivotal in my understanding of how important small daily actions are to my overall health, happiness, and productivity. It helped me get a more stable rhythm in my life and understand that nourishing myself is these different areas will allow me to approach life from a more whole and powerful state of mind.
I am also selecting it because it makes these ideas easily accessible so they can be applied in your life. The whole idea of changing your attitude to be happy is explained so well with real success stories that truly motivate and inspire. It explains that visualization adds value to everything and thinking big means training oneself to see not just what is, but what can be. This is the ultimate Positive thinking book. It instils hope, clarity and immense belief in your own self.
As I read through the stories in this book, I felt like I too could conquer the world. It came to me at the perfect time and was my saviour in so many ways. I found this book in the used book store while I was aimlessly walking to numb my then overwhelming pain. I had just been deeply heartbroken, hurt and literally felt completely lost in life. I picked it up and have since never looked back.
This was nearly 14 years back! If it could help me, it can help anyone!
What had Martinez been doing in Florida? The car careened off the road and into a vineyard. It was this production that George Canning, abolitionist, Foreign Secretary, and leader of the House of Commons, invoked in , during a parliamentary debate about emancipation. One of his colleagues shook his head. Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. Full of affable humility, Martinez went down to the police station, presented himself as just a loving father visiting his daughter from California, and swore that Romero had been with him at the time of the murder.
I still carry that copy with me and refer to it time and again. Sometimes I reread it to learn a new lesson, sometimes to just feel motivated. Then this process keeps repeating itself whenever Jeff reaches forty-three of age. During each replay, Jeff makes different decisions about his life. Some are good and some are bad.
I first read this book when I was 12 years old. There is no reset button with our decisions. The choices we make today will ultimately determine what happens for the rest of our lives.
provpiraholpens.gq I recommend this book for three reasons: 1. It shows how the littlest of choices can determine the outcome of our lives. Loving What Is is about learning how to escape suffering, anxiety sadness and depression in life. I believe that unhappiness and feeling unfulfilled by life are two of the biggest challenges facing our generation today.
This book really changed my life and I believe that it can really help a lot of people. Everyone needs to read this book. When Patrik asked me to reveal the book that had the biggest impact on my life; only one title sprang to mind. Quite simply, it has everything you need to get up off your ass and start living the life you truly want.
As you can imagine, this led to some crazy situations involving an impromptu trip to an Amsterdam sex club, a meeting with a Nigerian scam artist and a request to visit Barcelona to meet his Spanish equivalent. Jul 13, Donald McEntee rated it did not like it. An unending tale of woe. Frederick Pohl did better books; read them instead. Sep 01, Daniel Smith rated it liked it. Started out good. Got really, really weird. Excellent writer, super-strange plot. Mar 30, Denis rated it it was ok Shelves: first , hardcover.
First, I must say that Frederik Pohl is one of my top ten authors. I loved the Gateway series, Venus Inc. Clarke a few years ago. I was really looking forward to this one. I ran right out and bought the hard cover edition. I was so pleased to learn Mr. Pohl was still writing novels. If someone wants to continue working at 92 years of age, First, I must say that Frederik Pohl is one of my top ten authors.
If someone wants to continue working at 92 years of age, I will support him. I was surprised seeing this new full length novel because Mr.
Pohl puts so much work into his excellent blog - that I am loyal in checking out at least once a week. But, this novel was just, in my opinion, so bad. I struggled to finish it but, eventually, did. Pohl has often included an element of cynicism within the lead characters in his stories and novels, but this Bradley Wilson Sheridan fellow was utterly unlikeable. All the way through this book, you never warmed up to, or felt sympathy for, him.
Mostly, he deserved his crappy life for it was what he has made of it. He was a derelict, often victimizing paying customers.
What ever bad things happened to him was simply the result of bad karma. As Mr. Pohl told his story in first person via this jerky character, you felt as though it was being told to you by a serious "bull-flinger" in any given local watering hole. I did not care about most of what he talked about, I simply wanted him to get on with it and be done already.
The story was full of holes and unconvincing. All I kept saying was: "Why would he I still don't understand why the Bradley character gets paid so much for I won't say it, but it doesn't make any sense to me. I was quickly got sick of the constant whining about this girl he was supposed to be so in love with, for no apparent reason I could relate to.
Except maybe for "she" was just as unlikeable as he was. Again, I was utterly unconvinced about just about everything that was going on in this novel. Even all the groundless acts of terrorism and needless torture they employed to interrogate someone openly willing to tell all, was unbelievable to me. Pohl goes through the trouble of explaining that the brain feels no pain but that the scalp will. So if you have to stick pin-probes in someone's head, why would you not at least apply a local anesthetic on the cranium?
Remember, this character is willing to talk. You're bound to get much more cooperation that way, I would think. The description of this scene was far from Stephen King, it wasn't even near Koonzt territory.
On the positive side, I much liked learning more about Pompeii and how the "Roman's do. I liked the mile long Zeppelins the rich foreigners traveled in and the sophisticated virts used to enhance the ruins for the tourists. I respect Mr. Pohl greatly, so I won't say more. If this was an experiment with an untried writing style or what have you, I missed it, and consider this novel a failure.
Pohl has had a long career as an editor. I can't help but feel that if this manuscript had been presented to him by a first time author, he would have instantly rejected it. At least he might have advised the writer, with much potential, to reconsider a whole list of aspects before re-submitting it in the future. I'm hoping that there is an other novel in the works so that Mr.