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"A mesmerizing speaker...anyone interested in holistic healing or the power of the mind should check this out." (Boston Globe)
This is not fiction where you can put your own emphasis where you want to. To "hear" the teacher speak it is invaluable for me. My son with his busy schedule finds it preferable also.
How did this wine get in my teacup?
I really, really wanted to enjoy this and try to dip my toe in spirituality as someone who rationalized her way out of Lutheranism as a teen. But spirituality is neither science nor logic, and this author's self-described realizations about mystical and spiritual truths were not particularly convincing or believable to me. Perhaps some of them correspond to other systems of mysticism, but as someone with a science and engineering background, I always remember the mantra that correlation is not causation, and concepts like bidirectional causality (assuming any of this could be true!). I get the concept of faith. But this stuck me as so off the deep end that I was having trouble attempting to suspend my doubt, disbelief, and urge to ridicule for long enough to attempt to put any of this into practice. It screams of New Age Feel-Good Middle-Class Privilege, of which some argue that the whole New Age movement is just an expression.
I do give Ms. Myers credit for her exuberant performance, her passion, and her own self-confidence in this endeavor. If you can buy into this kind of thing and it works for you, maybe it's not so awful. Personally, I prefer slightly less mystical systems such as Buddhism, which is not without its own special flavor of mysticism, but which I find decidedly more stoic and devoid of the trappings of belief while being replete with near-universally accepted ethical principles.
Nope. Too fluffy.
Ms. Myss herself gave a spectacular performance.
Disappointment in the illusion of hope so commonly binge-ingested by desperate baby boomers.
Maybe not the best summer reading if you are under 45 or hold a degree in one of the STEM fields.
The sound of her voice is very calming, it makes it just that much easier to relax while listening and grasping the ideas she's talking about, asks herself questions then answers them immediately soo helpful.
A woman, A wife and Mother... who has time to sit and read a book? Not me.
This is my first Caroline Myss boo... I loved it and I'm hooked. I will read her others now as well. The content is dense, I will benefit from reading it over and over as there is so much information to process. Narrated by Caroline Myss, good voice, soothing. Excellent book, enjoyed very much.
It was my first experience of Caroline's work, I resonate with everything she says. I am happy to have found her teachings
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