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Posted April 19, 2010
David Chernoff, a two time cancer survivor and survivor of other physical ailments, has written a beautiful book of ideas for making our lives more meaningful and exploring that which lies beneath the surface in our minds. He tells us that he found joy through pain and suffering, both emotional and physical. He illustrates through stories and explanations how opportunities are endless when we choose to take risks and become present in our lives. His book is quite unique in that he truly thinks "outside the box" and makes us look at situations in a way that we may not have thought of before.
In the beginning of the book he says that the book, which is divided into fifteen chapters plus a conclusion, is not meant to be read in order. You can easily pick out a chapter that interests you and read that and then move on to any other one. Some of the titles of the chapters are: Death, Time, Illness, Fear, Simplicity, Balance and Happiness. They each begin with questions about the topic and sayings or quotes on the subject. That follows with the author's insights and ideas. He doesn't always answer all the questions, but gives us food for thought and a different way of looking at some of these topics.
I found the format very easy to read and interesting. It was a book I would pick up and read sometimes at odd moments, sometimes when I was troubled and needed to read about one of the topics. I often read the sections over again on different days. The book is filled with a lot of positive thoughts and inspiration. It's a different kind of book that's a little hard to classify, but one definitely worth reading.
Posted October 21, 2010
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