Deepak Chopra is my favorite author - and what a waste when he's with Wayne Dyer! Is Chopra is doing Dyer a personal favor by co-authoring with him? Most of what Dyer has to say is to plug his own other works, tell us name-dropping stories about his life, and fawn over Chopra (who wouldn't?! but that's not what I bought the book for...)the actual "what to do and why" is all Chopra's - I'll just buy his sole authored ones from now on.
This really brings it all up. It was intense when I was relating to my own abuse. My mother did not speak out for me. Now at 56, I feel paralized by the guilt of choosing not to fight. My grandson was abused and I was too afraid, for so many reasons. Now I spend my present life trying to make the past different.
It took me a few times over a course of a week to listen to all of this book. I wonder if I should have just spared myself. I already knew what had happened and how I feel about it & after 9 years can usually get away from those memories and feelings, but of course they seep out (all the time!) in my daily behavior.
I guess, now that I did listen to all of it, wish that I had not put myself through listening to this, but that's because it is so spot on.
Lots & lots of Christian references, Biblical quotes etc.
This was the best book that I've read or listened to as far as overcoming obsessive guilt. I have Post Traumatic Stress and some memories, especially of faces, were ruining what was left of my life. I felt a great sense of relief or release after listening to it the first time. There is a part, however, when the interviewer says, "Please don't shout at me" but the author does shout. And then he shouted louder still. Raising his voice like that, unnecessarily, really took away from the book & the subject. Another time, in a conversation about learning, the author states that this planet has learned nothing, NOTHING! No one was talking about the earth / this planet. Those remarks seemed to be just tossed in & then you have to try to remember where he was at before chastising the planet.
The material is great. I wish the author would have toned down his personality some.
SO DISAPPOINTED! This is an infomercial disguised as an audio book! The whole tape is just to convince you to buy the book, with the diet! It does not tell you the rules of the diet. It does not tell you what food to eat - only success stories which mention Nut Days and Strawberry Days, but you have to buy the book to find out more! I am surprised and again, disappointed, that Audible is selling this!
I totally agree with the reviewer who said she was surprised at the high rating! If you want to know the *truths* behind Dyer's books, read Deepak Chopra - that's where he got everything anyway. And Chopra isn't such a stuck on himself namedropper. I spent money to hear how spiritual Wayne Dyer is and all the celebrities he's friends with... No more!
I've listened to David Allen's books several times and I'll continue to buy whatever he publishes. I've read the other reviews and I agree that there is an overlap of information in the two books. That is normal and logical - text books are the same way. There are enough new ideas and/or unique ways of stating his points to motivate me again and anew! Maybe it depends on where you're starting from ~ if you get up and exercise before you go to work or you can't go to bed with dishes in your sink, then maybe one book would give you enough ideas and tactics for a great jumpstart. If you wish you had a clean glass in the house, you might want both books! :) Also, these are NOT books about housework. The examples given are all varied from the business world to family life, but I apply the principles to my own personal cross to bear!!
Nine and a half hours of Wayne Dyer... drones on... I find his name-dropping irritating and unnecessary. It seems like much of his wisdom comes through Deepak Chopra, so why not listen to Deepak Chopra - less monologue about his life, less breathing and mouth/tongue noises - more truth and wisdom.
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