Has there ever been a book that has changed your life? During my life there seems to be quite a few that has come at very opportune moments to tell me how to direct my thoughts or to set me on a different direction than I seem to be taking.
I remember my first book that wowed my mind was The Celestian Prophercy by James Redfield. This seems to be the first book for many people who are moving in the direction of self and universal awareness.
I have just finished reading The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin Sharma.
I have also been listening to audio scripts of presentations by Ekhart Tolle and Dr Wayne Dyer.
At this point in my life, they are all telling me the same thing; to live in the now. I have been giving this so much thought, and then questioning myself, because I find myself watching my beautiful kids swimming, but thinking about the teachings of living in the now, and then realise that I am doing exactly what they are saying not to do. I guess this is the beginning of the process? To realise that my mind has drifted and to reel it back in and focus on what is in front of me?
Here is an exurb from R. Sharmas book that I thought was very interesting, let me know what you think. “Don’t fool yourself into thinking that you will be more of a loving and giving husband when your law firm takes on a few more junior lawyers to ease the burden. Don’t kid yourself into believing that you will start to enrich your mind, care for your body and nourish your soul when your bank account gets big enough and you have the luxury of more free time. Today is the day to enjoy the fruits of your efforts. Today is the day to live from your imagination and harvest your dreams. And please never, ever forget the gift of family.” Pg 185.
I am incredibly lucky to have a family and when I take the time to remember this blessing, it makes it all the more sweeter.
Given with joy,