Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It Kindle Edition
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About the Author
But the most transformative experience has been the simple act of loving myself.
- ASIN : B0086BX8UE
- Publisher : Love Yourself; 2nd edition (May 25, 2012)
- Publication date : May 25, 2012
- Language : English
- File size : 178 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 56 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #142,733 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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This author probably means well, but this is many pages of repetitive advice that can be boiled down to a couple of sentences. One can only read between the lines here, as no idea is ever really explored; nor do I get any sense the author is able to be "with" a person who feels anxious.
I had the sense that the author is seeking validation and still struggles. It seems as if he has a challenge following his own advice - he admits as much occasionally in the short book. Then he continues the challenge to:
1. Listen to music he likes while saying "I love myself" for seven minutes.
2. Stare at his eyes in the mirror while saying "I love myself" for a couple minutes (he focuses on his left eye)
That's it. The advice is what it is, but expressed so much more eloquently in other places, by other people. What does it take to look at oneself, to face oneself honestly, allowing for the steps and missteps we take along the way? Where does self-forgiveness fit in, and how?
I give him credit for wanting to save and preserve himself. It's a hard path, and I wonder who he compares himself to, if this is a factor. But I have a feeling the author is. himself, a crafted persona - a figment, looking to alight somewhere.
Finally, I object to the cover. It is an assault upon the senses, and I don't know who chose it, but my heart goes out to him and those who suffer. I would not recommend this book for any student, for fear that image would somehow stick with them in a nightmare, memory, stupor, or hallucination.
We, ourselves, are not the problem - it's the hauntings and real sadness that need to be acknowledged and dealt with. His central idea isn't a bad one - what moves us so readily away from self-work, self-regard, and self-respect, and into the realm of connecting with the world in such random ways that we become lost and hurt? What is it we really need?
Just my opinion and I wish the author blessings wherever they will do the most good for him.
By Lovely5 on November 8, 2018
There have been many books written on self-compassion /self-love by some great authors. But... This $2.99 Kindle book is almost magical in its brevity, heartfelt message, effectiveness and practicality. I have re-read Kamal's book in order to help myself during stressful times in my life. I personally practice his self- 7-minute meditation with music and it feels awesome. Great book and highly recommended.
I knew this was about 68 pages so it wasn’t going to be overwhelming with self-help points.
I liked what the author did with this book. He didn’t dumb it down and he didn’t try to say more then what was needed. If you battle negative thoughts and struggle with mental health issues, this might help you as it helped my friend.
Good advice to change the negative loop in your head to something positive. I think we can all work on this concept in a society that tries to pull you down.
Say this constantly throughout the day or even while having tough times in your life.
"I love myself. I love myself. I love myself."
It’s not as easy as you would think.
Top reviews from other countries
Within 2 hours of reading this I quit 2 very bad habits I had without any resistance, just because of the miraculously simple question he poses for us: If I truly, deeply loved myself, what would I do? That's transformational magic right there folks.
Can't recommend it enough to every single person on the planet. This, and the amazing The Mind Your Business Podcast by James Wedmore where I heard about it.
Bless you Kamal, for your courage, your journey and most of all for sharing. I look forward to reading your other books.
With deep love and appreciation,
I must say I've never read a self-help/love book before, so I cannot compare to other authors, but I found this after seeing Naval on Joe Rogan's podcast. That podcast was fantastic and I watched it twice because Naval had some great points and was fantastic to listen to.
This book on the other hand was brief, yes. It was simple and a short read. For me personally, that's all I needed. I don't want to invest in a 300-page book with possible endless waffle about how to magically change my life. I wanted quick, easy steps to implement and to hear a little about Naval's experiences. I needed a reminder that self-care is important and this book does that. It's one I keep on the side as a quick reference guide or to show to family who stay over. It's likely a good starting point for most and something you then build on by reading Naval's other books or the works of other authors.
It's simple and can be effective, and if that's what you're after then I'd recommend this book.
Very simple techniques given here. They will seem silly to some. I have been meditating for the last few months (every day). It is the one thing that I actually stick to. It changed me. I am now scared not to meditate even for a day, in case I fall out of the practise (like Kamal did, and things started to go wrong again). It seems boring at first, but boy, if you apply yourself, it's something. I sometimes use binaural beats to intensify the experience, (Make sure you go in with a positive intention of love and peace).
As for the mirror work (I heard about it before and thought it was strange). I made myself do it for the first time today. 5 Min. I thought that I loved myself but I tend to avoid looking (in my eyes) in a mirror, so perhaps there are some issues to fix. I am committing to the additional 5 min/day. YOU should too. Nothing to lose and potentially a whole new life to gain. If you don't believe in it, it doesn't matter. Do it anyway ;)
I will update my progress after a month