Amman, Jordan | Member Since 2012
The Willpower Instinct is probably the best book i've read that really defines such things as chocolate cravings, and giving up on a diet, or project or even a relationship. It brings the science behind what makes us give up in an easy-to grasp manner. The suggestions in the book are easy to follow through, even for those who lack motivation, except that of overcoming giving up on things. The keyword however that i can use to summarize this whole excellent book is "awareness". Just be aware of yourself, and bring back your awareness to your every task, and even every breath, and you have secured yourself the willpower you need to overcome your challenges. I highly recommend this book to everyone.
This one was a tough program to comprehend. I'm reading the four books of the Diamond Approach. Along with this program they are very interesting. But by no means an easy read. The ideas Almaas talks about are new to me, i found some ideas difficult to grasp. He talks about essences, and how each has a taste and color. I love this concept. I especially enjoyed the last part of the program. The program calls for self observation, and awareness. I don't think it is possible to get the best benefit out of it just by reading. One needs to deeply look into her self to begin to understand the concepts Almaas is presenting.
I have to say, i'm a Caroline Myss' addict. Can't have enough of her books, and i'm constantly listening over and over again to her audios. I can't have enough of learning about mystical laws, and especially from people, like Myss who respect other cultures and religions. Her language may seem a bit strong for many, but the Truths she tells are food for thought and spirit. Love this program. Love Myss.
if it did not have many repeated sections. The repetition really broke the flow of the material, rendering this book annoying, instead of elating.
It is Romeo and Juliet meeting As You Like It, with elements of Hogwarts and Dumbeldor, tossed in beautiful language and expression. I enjoyed it.
I did not lose weight [sad], but i enjoyed listening to this program and will continue listening to it. I will share that i reduced my chocolate intake, and i drink water more often. It could be the summer season, but i never was a great water-drinker before. The music and narration are engaging.
This audio is a jewel. Every time i replay it i find a new takeaway from the enlightened advice of Myss. She handles the topic of self esteem with such ability, that it is impossible not to follow her advice instantly. I have to highlight that her advice transcends nationality, background and religion. I can easily relate to what she describes. I especially loved the fact that she insists that self esteem is a verb. One difficult verb to commit to, i have to add. But oh-so worth it.
The narration is fun. English is second language to my family, but my 2-year old enjoyed listening to it; she is learning new words as she listens and repeats the words. I do need, however, to get the hardcopy to add to her learning experience. I recommend it to non-English speakers. It will boost the child's vocabulary in English as well as in their native tongue.
I listened to this audio twice; I intend to listen to it few more times. The beauty in Myss' work is it comes genuine in its ideas, without being foreign or "totally out there". I appreciate the way she talks about the different spiritual traditions, and the stories she relates throughout her book.
The ideas of freedom of choice and "sacred contracts" resonate strongly with me, especially with the on-going media about "you create your life" and the merciless pointing of fingers at others "i would never do that in my life". We really need to regain compassion when we look at others lives: respecting their journeys and contracts.
The part on archetypes and casting the personal archetype chart is especially intriguing to me. I will be listening to audio on the subject next.
The book was probably more interesting few years ago, when social media was still a new thing. Someone new to the topic will find it a good introduction though. The narration was not great but clear enough.
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