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An Excellent Read!,
This review is from: A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of "A Course in Miracles" (Paperback)
About 4 years ago, I was in a REALLY bad car accident, and have since suffered with chronic pain. Although it has been a difficult road, one of the positive effects is that it somehow led me to start a spiritual journey - a quest to understand life in general, and myself in particular.
This is one of the first "spiritual" books I came across that piqued my interest, and I am definately glad I bought it! Marianne's style of writing made it easy for the "beginner" to grasp her insights - and I was definately a beginner to this genre at the time.
Overall, this book speaks about the importance of love - and how the ego tends to get in our way of truely feeling and expressing love. Although I have not yet read "A Course in Miracles", Marianne states that her beliefs are deeply connected to it.
At the time, although I had learned about the ego in college, I had never of thought of it in the terms she described. She shows through example how the ego, if left un-checked, can lead us to dwell on the negative (and even search for it in instances where it doesn't exist). But the overall message of this book is that only love is REAL - and that we must all learn to love ourselves, as well as others - even those we can't imagine loving. What a beautiful message!
I would recommend this book anyone interested in spirituality &/or "A Course in Miracles". Be sure to "bring" an open mind.
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Initial post: Apr 26, 2007 12:43:16 PM PDT
I would agree with the reviewer on this. I had the same experience with the book; meaning that it was also my first spiritual book. Being an atheist and have a huge EGO, this book was the first (of many) that helped me transform my life.
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