Chicago, Illinois | Member Since 2006
I did no like the Narrator who read too slow at the beginning of the book and had a voice that made it difficult for me to concentrate on the contents of the book. I liked the fact that the author was willing to share her life with the listener. After listening, I could understand how fear from child abuse, rape, incest and domestic violence can have a long term effect on an individuals life. The author zeroed in on some solutions to a life of anxiety and fear. I think this was the best part.
The author is honest about how having the ability to overcome fear changed her relationships with her husband and other family members.
No, had a difficult time staying tuned into this book because of the way Rebecca started reading it. She did get better about half way through the book.
Once I got into it, this book was worth listening to. Parts of it I listened to more than once.
I found the author's understanding of the mental health system for young people in America very enlightening. I was amazed by the number of drugs tried by sufferers of mental illnesses and the fact that Drs. do not understand how the drugs effect each patient differently. This is an eye opening study of painful life one human who tried hard to fit in but could never please herself or others. She was a lost soul who kept searching for the cure to her diseased brain.
I like the fact that her sister stood by her through out her illness and tried to understand and love her in spite of her strange, childish, and often violent behavior.
I have listen to Kate Reading before and I think she is a very good reader. She did an outstanding job conveying the pain of the main character of this biographical study of a mentally ill young American.
Yes, I wanted to learn if the Drs. ever found the medication(s) that could keep this bright women from self destruction and other psychotic behaviors.
An eye opening true story of the failures of modern medicine to help the mentally ill young people living among us try to exhibit "normal" behavior patterns. As we learn about the number of youth who are mentally ill. We all need to listen to this book to truly understand their frustration with the mental health system in the U.S.
I would recommend this to a friend because it is relaxing and the author helps me reach my goal to learn to be more relaxed when mediating.
The author's ability to explain what Mindfulness Mediation is.
Visualizing calmness and the feelings of the love of self and others.
I learned many different ways to relax beyond just watching myself breathing in and out.
I recommend this book for those who are new to mediation techniques.
The speakers voice is muffled. Music is too loud in relation to the voice.
Different reader and better recording systems. This was not read, it was a speech. Music too loud. Microphone of the reader is not clear.
The concepts are good. It is not relaxing. It is should be reproduced in a different room.
Yes; as recommended by author. This is the manual to his other writings.
No character in this book
I already have
I would no make a film of this book
Write better questions!!!!!!!!
Full of visual surprises
Pi he controlled his fears and survived
The strange flesh eating plant on an island with no people
Could this be true? Beliefs are about man vs animals are false.
I recommend this book for young and old listeners
Helpful, Thoughtful, Restful
I thought that the author was very tuned into the mediations and guiding listeners to freedom from worry. The least interesting was the purpose of each angel.
I like all of it.
I think the visual images the author had you conger in your mind were all moving to me.
It is not a meditation I would listen to everyday. It is special for times when you are in pain or feeling in need of energy.
The author saved himself from a life of anxiety, mental illness, and self torture. He learned to go into himself and face his demons and is now an enlightened teacher of others who do not want to live in the present for fear of the future. I can't say that love is the best word to describe anything about this life. The objective of the author's awakening of his place in the universe is not a knew story. It is the story of learning to love the moment and not to worry about the past or future. I think he delivers a very important message.
The author is my favorite character. He has all of the answers while the other two characters only have questions. I do not see them as characters but as seekers of knowledge about their place in the universe.
I do think that it is difficult to understand his meaning at times. I suggest listening to "Revisiting the Power of Now" right after you listen to The Power of Now for a better understanding of the goals of this book.
I do not think most have the mental ability to listen to all of it at once. I suggest you listen it in 3 sections and later try listening to it all at once; if you have time. Wait about 6 months and listen to it again and you may relate to why not thinking is a positive behavior.
It is my suggestion that you also listen to other works by this author. The methods of meditation he is giving you are difficult to comprehend if you are not a New Ager or do not Meditate as part of your religious practices. I recommend you try his suggestions and see how you feel when you do not think about anything. It is frightening for some at first. It makes you think you are lost in space.
Yes, I am sure hearing it from the author is better than trying to infer her meaning.
I have not read another book like this.
The outstanding description of the culture of the consumer and how Americans are being manipulated into thinking we are poor were outstanding and memorable. But most important was the authors method of questioning the audience about their relationship with people and how it compares to their relationship with money.
I was most moved when the author referred to her experiences funding raising for the world hunger program.
I highly recommend that everyone in America hear this book and the mediation about money she recorded separately and in this book.
Yes, it let's you feel the horror of how the U.S. Government treated the Native Americans when it (the military) worked to get North America for the white race. It let you understand who truly naive the leaders of the Native American tribe were about the power of the US Government and people who wanted more land.
Most memorable what when the women and children were forced to starve to death because they were not allowed to surrender and return to their land.
I have not heard Brett Barry before. He is very expressive.
The fate of the Indians in the Midwest makes a person want to cry. The selfishness of people and our unwillingness to share with other cultures makes me wonder what would happen if someone or think invades the US for the purpose of taking over our land. How would we react to them? Would we fight to the death or surrender in hopes of saving our life if not our culture and land.
No hard too understand what the point of the book really is. Too many studies no good summary of the results and how it relates to the title of the book. What is this about? Not for average reader. Every other paragraph is a quote from an work or study. Maybe a number crunched would like this book.
Happy brain never defined. Nothing is memorable. Would not recommend to anyone looking for insigh to their behavior. WE IMITATE OTHERS.
SPEAKER HAS A LISP. HE NEEDS TO SLOW DOWN AND STOP AFTER IMPORTANT IDEAS. AUTHOR NEED TO CHOSE A READ WHO WAS NOT HIMSELF.
If you finally get to the last chapter; you might get some useful info.
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