A book review – of sorts
The writers, readers and dreamers amongst you will I hope understand that sometimes books find you.
This book Simple Abundance found me about 5 years ago, just when I needed it. It actually (through a weird and round-about series of events led me to create mydiamonddays.com). It’s not really about guided meditations but kind of related.
It sold about 8 bazilliion copies but I discovered mine in a dusty second hand store (and although we’ve never met, I’m pretty sure the author would be okay with that.)
For those who haven’t discovered it, this book offers gently lessons for each day of the year and I thought today’s was a bit wonderful.
Here it is (and I quote):
Today you realise how blessed you are. In secret you nurture the nascent dream – the Work entrusted to you for safekeeping-in the sanctuary of your soul. In quiet moments you overflow with excitement at the golden possibilities that stretch endlessly before you. Because happiness is the most difficult emotion to bear alone you confide your dream to your partner, best friend, lover, sister, mother, children.
Their lack of enthusiasm hits you at point blank range. The “for your own good” litany” pours forth: you’re too old, to overextended to try something new right now, too broke, too inexperienced. You don’t have the resources…….
Undermining your authenticity by succumbing to someone else’s second thoughts is a sinister, subtle and seductive form of self abuse.”
If you have a dream, don’t put it up for public consumption. Just push for it.