The list author says: "The books that I value most in this category all have either a message or a simple practice that I can integrate into my daily life. I look for and write about what makes life better from moment to moment. I'm only secondarily interested in the more academic issues that apply. My final test is how well the concepts work for me and the people around me."
"Pema Chodron's books are so straight-forward that they speak directly to the heart. At least to this heart. This one has helped me through some of the most challenging times of my life, including life-threatening illness. Tibetan Buddhist perspective but universal and easy to read."
"So much of the energy of our lives is consumed by our efforts to control events around us--to "combat" uncertainty and change. Pema gives a very different perspective here that liberates us from those efforts to control which only make us more miserable. Great little book."
"This is my own book, based on a lifetime of work and study with spirit guides and how we access the spiritual support system that we are born with and which we each find within us. Includes anecdotal material, quotes, discussion and how-to for connecting with and making use of these sources of spiritual information and inspiration."
"Dawn Callan, the author of this book, presents a lifetime of practice here in spiritual development and the martial arts. She gives a very different perspective about personal safety from a background as a bodyguard to celebrities, a Black Belt in several martial arts--and as a gentle, loving grandmother and gourmet cook. A women's perspective but with a deep universal message."
"Written by an M.D. and an astronomer, the vision presented--in a scientific way--is that "life creates the universe." The mystery of consciousness and biology are probed helping to confirm our suspicions that the universe is not at all what the matter-based sciences have been thinking it is."