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Posted September 1, 2011
'I'll see it because I believe it.'
This little book by Michael Paul Brown may appear to be on the surface a memoir from a son to a mother. And in many ways it is that - but it is so very much more. Even the most hardened reader of self-help books can fail to be not only touched and moved by the writing of Brown, but the transformation of self perception that comes after spending time reading and doing the exercises that the writer shares is strangely otherworldly. Brown happens to write very well (and it appears this is his first venture into the field of written communication), and that fact draws the attention of seasoned readers almost on the first page. The premise is seemingly simple: as Brown's mother repeatedly told the at times unbelieving young man 'You are a gift to the world', it is now a time that Brown has internalized this message, transformed it into credibility, changed his life, and now offers the same assistance to those fortunate enough to happen upon this book. 'We create the experience of our reality through our thoughts, feelings and actions. We may think it's about attracting things outside of ourselves, but it's about the story we are telling ourselves about ourselves and about what is actually happening outside of us. These stories - and the words we are saying to ourselves in between our ears - create the way we experience reality.' '"The truth" is that the way we see, hear, and listen is a veil pulled over reality, which prevents us form actually seeing things as they really are.' Brown aids us in removing that veil with his warmly caring writing and support. Michael Paul Brown urges us to look into that mirror that reflects our image and to tell that image that we are a gift to the world - then, believe it. It is that spirit of being special that transforms lives into ones of joy and into a universal harmony and empowers each of us to fulfill the potential we have been helpless to confront without some guidance. Brown happens to make the journey to that place with us by sharing the influence of unconditional love with which his mother constantly bathed him. He and his mother form a matrix upon which we as readers are enabled to empower ourselves to give both us and the world the special grace that lies within us. This is a powerful little book that is worthy of reading many times and then sharing, both in discussions, in changes of actions and outlooks that will be obvious to everyone around us, and in handing it to friends and family. If ever there were a time to present this book to the global community it is most assuredly now. Grady HarpWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.