At first this audio was a little rough, this is a live lecture, it is understandable though especially with headphones. I have not read Stassinopoulos's book of the same topic, I actually think this presentation fit the bill perfectly.
Like 2 other lectures I have listened to from Depak, his guest speakers are engaging and on point.
Enjoyed very much. If you are at all interested in hearing about Mythology, this lecture puts the Goddesses in the real world and explains how there is a little of each one of them in all of us.
If you're looking for someone to read a cookbook to you, this is what you're looking for.
1st chapter had very basic information on the diet, mostly anecdotal not statistical or scientific. The rest of book provided recipes.
Personally, I wanted more "why's" but otherwise grab a pen and write down your favorite recipe to try.
Not complicated. It follows a Mediterranean diet which is recommended by many health organizations. Rather low on calories in phase one though and actually limits vegetables depending on their carb content. Phase two was easier.
I wish book had a PDF file attachment with lists of the foods discussed. I did listen to this all the way thru in the car and then again, fast forwarding to sections, to write a few notes. I will say, however, that the Internet is full of the Sonoma diet food lists so don't write everything. Jot down highlights that motivate you, get an understanding of the diet with the audio version so it makes sense, then do a search for a food list. That worked very well for me.
No. I had heard Gregg Braden speaking on an audio lecture by Depak Chopra, "An Ancient Magical Prayer". I had never heard of him before and his ideas in that lecture were thought-provoking and brought clarity to an often ambiguous topic of prayer and Spirituality. That's no easy feat and so I was anxious to read one of his books...oh, how disappointing.
No, just his.
His over emphasis of how many of today's people view our world as negative seemed to belabor a point, especially in light of the fact that our beliefs create our reality. I kept thinking about what he was creating as he was writing this. He then proceeded to discuss a possible cataclysmic event soon that will change everything....although we can make it great if we can just adjust our reality before it hits.
He also stated beliefs as facts, "Belief # such and such states that we must"...that got old fast.
The part of the book that ended it for me though was the part where he says we are living in a Virtual Reality controlled by a huge computer program. Ok, I was hanging on thru the Virtual Reality part. I understand that as choices unfold in life we can recreate our path thus making what we feel is inevitable, really just another option in life. I lost him on the whole concept that my world is literally a software program being run in the great beyond. I waited for him to say that our perception was analogous to a big software program, but he didn't..no, he is sure we're actually in one. Really? How disappointing.
Being an autobiographical account of his life, the best character in this book was the author himself. I also enjoyed the behind the scenes accounts of his family, friends, and medical personnel. The reader met each character in his life with personal, relevant detail.
The author's rich voice takes the reader on a journey of his personal Near Death Experience (NDE), as if it were unfolding before our eyes. If you are a believer, this will help you solidify your thoughts about the process. If you are not, it is still a very thought provoking book on the subject of NDE and for me, a very interesting introduction to the subject I'd heard quite a bit about. Sometimes a little too rich in medical detail in an attempt to "prove" why he was not hallucinating, I found that overall this was an excellent book and worth while purchase.
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