Spiritual Gangsta is part memoir and part self-help book ensconced in a search for the truth. Bailey not only pulls from his 20 plus years of experience navigating the waters of Hollywood as a professional actor but shares heartfelt stories about his spiritual journey across the globe to finally settling down and becoming a new father to twins and a toddler.
Bailey will teach you how to rise above our self-defeating emotions and see things for how they truly are. He also shares some very spectacular personal failures and how he has used them to increase the level of happiness and meaning in his life.
Bailey Chase is a highly-acclaimed actor who starred in Saving Grace, Longmire, As the World Turns, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the soon to be released remake of Twin Peaks and 24: Legacy on Fox. He attended Duke University on a football scholarship and graduated in 1995 with a BA in Psychology.
Bailey was compelled to write Spiritual Gangsta because he was tired of seeing others suffer from common, fixable frustrations and how disenfranchised our society has become. He not only shares the gems he has learned from studying psychology, meditation, parenthood, acting and sports but explains how you can find the truth in any situation and make that human connection as well.
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This is one of those books that you simply cannot read and NOT identify with something inside the pages. It flows at a natural pace and often felt as if Bailey was sitting with me reciting his stories aloud. That unique style enabled me to read it in one evening; yet I return to it over and over. Each chapter is a glimpse into a TV show or real life event from which Bailey admits humility and shares the lesson he learned. I really enjoyed that he revisits his past to share these events, but also that he demonstrates his own mental growth in explaining how he could have better handled those situations. The second portion of the book is a very basic, easy to follow, tutorial on meditation techniques and learning to quiet your own mind so that the truth can resonate throughout your life. The overall message that I took away from this book is that we are all human and part of that is letting go of the idea that we have to be perfect or that to receive love or approval from others it must be conditional. It has helped me to realize I don’t need to take myself or life so seriously. I think this book would be great for anyone of any age. I highly recommend it as a gift for young men as they could really benefit from the male perspective of someone who has successfully navigated the waters of uncertainty that face so many young people as they go out into the world to find themselves.