Two caterpillars were crawling along a tree branch one day when a butterfly flew overhead. One caterpillar said to the other, "You will never get me up in one of those things." Shift Happens! is about personal alchemy and inner transformation. Some people "go" through life; and other people "grow" through life. Shift Happens! celebrates your unlimited potential to grow, blossom, and evolve—in spite of everything. It is a book of hope. The term personal alchemy describes the ability to take a piece of dirt, roll it around a few times, and fashion it into a pearl. This is what an oyster does. Personal alchemy is what your grandmother called turning lemons into lemonade. It is what old wizards described as turning straw into gold. Shift Happens! is about staying open all hours for miracles. Success, love, and happiness are only ever one thought away at most. One new perception, one fresh thought, one act of surrender, one change of heart, one leap of faith, can change your life forever.
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About the Author
Robert Holden’s innovative work on happiness and success has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show and Good Morning America, as well as in two major BBC TV documentaries, The Happiness Formula and How to Be Happy, which have been shown in 20 countries to more than 30 million viewers worldwide. He is the author of the best-selling books Happiness NOW!, Authentic Success, and Be Happy.Listen to Robert every week on Hay House Radio (hayhouseradio.com®).
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It’s holiday time 2011 but I wasn’t expecting Shift Happens: How to Live an Inspired Life…Starting Right Now by Robert Holden, Ph.D. to bring me so many gifts. Packed within its 300 pages is the kind of simple wisdom that makes you say to yourself, “Have I been making things too complicated?” Of course, I probably have and in upbeat, happy ways Shift Happens came at the perfect end-of-year time to refresh my perspective and provide a little inspiration for entering 2012. “The whole world gains when one person has the courage to heal, to love, and to be happy. No one is healed alone,” writes Holden in the last chapter, appropriately titled, “Your Happiness is a Gift.” “You are a gift bearer. You are the “light of the world,” and so is the person next to you. Do not forget your purpose. Do not be distracted with ”getting” and “having” and “to-ing” and “fro-ing.” Do not give in to fear, and do not let old wounds blow you off course. Your healing is a gift. Your happiness is a gift. Your loving touch is a gift,” he writes in what is my favorite passage from the book. Holden is a “happiness” author who has written Happiness NOW! and Be Happy as well as undertaken a ‘Happiness Project‘ focused on the how and why people are (or are not) happy. There is something affirming about a person who has dedicated his life to the study of happiness — something that makes me think twice (and without cynicism) about his statement, “Happiness is an inner light switch with no off light.” There are all sorts of uplifting and motivational books out there and that requires some discernment for us readers. This one is a gem — an excellent compilation of what-you-already-may-know, supplemented with any number of what-you-may-not-have-thought-of ways to see the world. Some of my favorite examples marked on dog-eared pages: * “I have found that whenever you clear your stuff about God, your life shifts. Life gets easier. To be happy you do not have to be religious about God but you do have to be unafraid about God….What a pity it is that we made a religion out of God.” * “The world changes when you do…..being willing to show up differently is what makes something different happen.” * “The meaning of life is made, not found,” * “Any pain or struggle is a signal to relax and let go.” * “Think less, live more.” * “Anger always hides a gift.” These are of course, just snippets — the book elaborates fills out each one with anecdotes, research and other thought-provoking tales.
The author shows the dynamic potential that's available in each individual to promote a positive shift.
This book is a wonderful condensation of Robert Holden's insights. Each short essay covers a different aspect of the struggles through which we all go and a shift in perspective on them. Gentle, hopeful, and practical. I highly recommend Robert Holden's work - grounded spiritual support.