Spirituality & Health magazine, a great resource known for it's spirit-based resources, out of this world (sometimes quite literally!) interviews and superb writing. Right up there with Shambhala Sun or The Sun...what I term "perfection" and "bliss reading". Do check it out (and the other magazines listed) if you have not before. So worth their weight in love & light.*
When I purchased this book, over a year now, I did so of course with the pretense of reading it. I use a lot of the books I buy as tools in my trainings and teaching, school work, etc and this was my intent when I got this book too, to implement with my daily life style and make behavioral changes as need be.
Although I have every resource for self-healing and transitioning (changes and growth) at my finger tips in both my studies and line of employment, I tend to gravitate toward a self-defeatist attitude from time to time, unable to focus on what is important (recognition and awareness, how to change my attitude and become more aligned with why something has happened, etc) and want to fast forward to the end result. I am very much results oriented, which is helpful in my day to day life and lifestyle choices, however...a bit of support and new ideas and capturing ways in which to learn and grow in each moment and to be in the Now instead of wanting to get to that "end is in sight" point, I am interested in learning the ways in which to have the insight into the why's and the how's of becoming.
I thought I would begin this project some time when I was in a low stress time in my life, when things felt in balance and I was able to clear my mind of everything in my path and just be on this one, single journey. As if life happens this way, who am I kidding?!
So, each week I will be supplmenting my blog entry here with a review of what I have learned (be it two pages worth of material or 3 chapters read in a row over an hour's time). Write it down, make it happen. That sort of thing...
Please feel free to email me any time with questions, thoughts or ideas - things that have worked for you or have seemingly worked against you - I am all ears and open to learning together.
The author, Chris Prentiss, has written widely about his substance abuse issues and is one of the founders of Passages Recovery Center in Malibu, CA. If you are interested in more of Chris's books, articles, or how he has learned to help himself and many others in their journey, Amazon.com has all of his books at excellent prices, or let me know and I am happy to send you copies of his works.
Happy Monday musings!