Something like 108 billion people have lived on our planet during its history, and despite all of the experiences in all of the lifetimes of all of those people, we have still not found a way to exist together in peace and harmony, much less create individual lives with a powerfully glorious, intrinsic meaning and a wonderfully joyful purpose. Life has such a meaning and purpose, but across thousands of years only a very small number of human beings seem to have really understood it. Until now. Now, everyone seems to be "getting it" all at once - and agreeing with one another, at last, that it truly is...The Only Thing That Matters.
©2012 Neale Donald Walsch (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
I am a HUGE fan of Neale's having read most all his previous works. The contents of this book still have me a fan but several times I did have to turn it off and 'digest' what he was saying. He gets his point across about 'the only thing that matters' but sometimes in an annoying way. Maybe its just the pace I learn at (slowly!). I found myself getting frustrated with his comparisons that ran on FOREVER and how the topics swirled back on each other. With all that said this book is definitely worth the credit and time taken to listen to it. You will learn a lot and have MANY 'ah ha' moments. As usual Neale is very comforting in one segment and then knocks you off your base in the next only to steady you again in the following one. I will listen again soon (after my head quits spinning from this round!)
The best thing about this book is the thoroughness and attention to detail. Although the content of the book may bring up some "deep" questions for you, the author seems to cover everything the book advertises and more. I would say he over-delivered...which is a very good thing and much appreciated. Some authors leave out important information or hint around at it, to keep you hanging for their next book, but Mr. Walsch doesn't employ that tactic in this book.
His raspy voice that also sounds like Casey Kasem takes a little getting used to, but after you adjust to it, it's quite soothing and pleasant. He reads with passion and enthusiasm, but is never loud. Very nice.
I get it. I completely understood and resonated with the content in this book. I listened to it in a very focused way. While I was listening, if I found my mind drift to something else, I would hit the 30 second rewind and listen to what I missed while my mind went to other thoughts. Sometimes I had to rewind two or three times in a row, but I didn't want to miss a thing, and I'm so glad I didn't.
This book is full of lots of great information... much of which I already consciously knew. The book solidified what I consciously knew and brought forth into my mind other things my soul knows.
This is just a slow paced waste of ear noise get to the point same old stuff everyone knows ''Love and gratitude.'' See three words done! I listened up to the first hour then fast forwarded the other chapters. Glad I didin't listen to the whole thing waiting for some huge revelation! Yes the message is important and it is the way to a happy and fullfilled life. But this gibberish non-ending I'm about to tell you something important but not right now, sounds like a terrible over exhasting infomercial.
The needless length.
It sounded more like he needed to fullfill a signed legal contract for another book he didn't want to write.
Most of it.
First time I regretted a purchase with Audible.
This is the first book that I have read by Neale Donald Walsch, although I've heard of his books for years. This book is full of simple, yet extremely deep insights about life, God and everything. I dare say that this one book, if its messages are taken to heart and lived out, could indeed change the world. I am now listening to the book that precedes this one, The Storm Before the Quiet, and intend to read (or listen) to all of Walsch's books soon. The messages of this book, while very straightforward and sensible, are radical shifts from consensus reality and will take lots of serious inner work to properly digest and integrate them into my life. I look forward to the journey ahead.
Yes, but first I would say they should read "Conversations with God", then I think they will understand this book better.
Yes, I always take something away that helps me.
Yes, most of them. I find it is easier to read them than to listen,especially because I am usually driving.
I wanted to race ahead, because it seemed that he took along time to get to the point. In a way this turned out to be a good thing. I realized I needed to hear everything to fully understand what he wanted me (us) to learn.
I listened to his first book on tape with Ellen Burstyn & Ed Asner and they were terrific !
An easier listen.
How the soul,mind & body are integrated, and how they work together. Why gratitude is an important part of enriching our life.
If you are searching for the meaning of why you are here, this can help you get a glimmer, maybe even get you to recognize what your path is.
I listen to Donald at night to get my mind right before bed. I listen to Donald in the morning to validate my beliefs to help keep me straight through the day. I feel connected to the bright side of my hearr.
Living ExtraOrdinary Lives
Neale again writes and speaks from a soulful place. This is the second one of his audible books I have listened to. It means so much when the author reads their own words in these types of books, they make you feel apart of the journey. I had beautiful aha moments, and deep ummm thoughts and felt like if I asked a question I got my answer from source. It was delicious and I can't wait to share it!
Very straight forward and easy to follow
The Only Thing That Matters
Read only after Conversations with God
Depending on your frame of mind at the time you listen to this book, it can either be "deep and thought provoking", or "long and winding", and I for the most part, founded deep and thought provoking.
I'm not sure if the rest of humanity will I ever figure out a way for all of us to get along, especially with the global population that is about to go off the charts as we deal with scarcer and scarcer resources, it's going to be interesting.
Anyway, a good read for those who want to be challenged and stretched a little bit.
I've tried and tried to 'get into' Donald Walschs' workhowever, I can't! It's so Americanised and patronising. Does he thing we are all stupid?? I dislike his voice, he is packaging spirituality for profit. My very least favourite spititual writer
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