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Posted September 9, 2013
Unlike any other spiritual book out there. This is a book that has earned a permanent place on my book shelf. I loved reading this book! Some of my favorite parts include:
"And life is in the river;the joy of life is in letting the river carry us where we are destined to go, even when this means struggling against it to get there." What a great analogy!
"For in compassion, we know that all things are One, and that the suffering of one is the suffering of all." Beautifully put.
"Nothing in life has an ending, everything changes form and changes form again. Seeds become flowers, flowers become fruit, fruit becomes seeds...." Love the way this is illustrated.
"The difference between victim and victor is simply a matter of viewpoint" Amen! You can chose to be a victim or a survivor, the choice is yours.
The part I think I enjoyed the most was the chapter on Power and Love. The example you gave here was great. I never looked at it in that perspective and really learned a lot. If nothing else this chapter will change the way you view relationships and make you more conscious of the give/take exchange. Thank you!
The chapter that I did not care so much for was the chapter on Good and Evil. It personally did not resonate with me as much as the other chapters. This may be because of my own personal beliefs. Adam and Eve could have been left out of it. Personally, I believe that Good can be gained in the Bad. Its all a matter of perspective when it come down to it.
Another thing that I thought was great was the explanation on the part about the continuum of the dualities. The examples happy - sad. The continuum is grief, sad, depressed, okay, nothing , content, happy, joy. Very enlightening!
And Finally I really liked the chapter Freedom and Responsibility. "Responsibility - the ability to respond - is power!"
"Taking responsibility for our lives simply means learning to respond to our problems in a constructive way."
These are some of my favorite parts of the book but there are many other parts that I did not share.this book is worth the time and money spent. I look forward to other works produced by this author especially if they are similar to this one. GREATREAD!