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A Soothing, Healing Book for Transforming Your Life,
This review is from: True Self (Paperback)
Jonathan Wells is very wise. I was delightfully surprised by the wisdom in "True Self". He not only understands how we humans think and feel, but he understands the basic skills needed to view ourselves in new ways, which can transform our lives.
The thing I like most about Wells' work is that he helps us better define our core values, or our true selves. And he does it in a way that is very ease-ful and gets us immediately involved in the process. Yet, he doesn't tell us what "THE" core values are, he simply helps us find our own core values. Jonathan Wells leaves room for the reader to explore and draw their own conclusions. That in itself is respectful and healing.
Unlike many personal development books, "True Self" isn't heady or dense. It's clean, simple and insightful. While reading I found myself feeling inquisitive, soothed, and strengthened by what I later realized were obvious truths that I'd always known, but had simply forgotten. Our "True Self" is always with us. It's just a matter of remembering it again, and Jonathan helps us do that with grace. I had a lot of "ah ha!" moments while reading this book.