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When You're Falling, Dive: Lessons in the Art of Living based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
When You're Falling, Dive offers a truly inspirational repast for tired hearts. Within the first 2 pages, I found myself immersed in "Aha!" moments. I felt nurtured; completed. I'm happy this book's in my library. I'll come back to it many times in my lifetime. This author is genuine; his work, gifted.
How do people do it? Survive sickness, accident, trauma, torture...yet come out stronger for it. That's for THEM, right? Few of us think it will happen to us, and surely the people who come out stronger are inspired to begin with. Not always the case. Matousek, who had his own bout with death with the death of his partner and the diagnosis of AIDS, brings out his "Interview" magazine talents to query dozens of people who have gone through the ringer and survived. Some you'll recognize (Ram Dass, Joan Didion), others you will not. Some of the stories are hard to take...how could they survive to tell the tale, but Matousek finds the essence of what it took them to not only survive, but to be transformed. If you are going through a hard time, pick up this book. It is a thrill to read, and you'll surely find someone to relate to. I lost my first copy and bought it all over again, I was that impressed.
It is really difficult to write a review for this book, simply because it is so delicately written, as if the author chose the most beautiful words and uplifting stories - just for you. I strongly recommend this book to everyone, but especially to seekers, passionate readers, and aficionados of outstanding prose. Vanja
A great read full of inspiring stories of how people overcame horrible obsticals and remained true to themselves.
Mark Matousek's book, "When You're Falling, Dive" is a valuable read, not only for those who have gone through some sort of catastrophic experience in their lives, but for those grappling with everyday questions. He speaks with a wide variety of people, many of whom have experienced great tragedy and spiritual teachers who council and comfort them. It is beautifully written and has a powerful spiritual message. I love to recommend this book to the people in my life so that they can be touched and comforted as well.