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— Deepak Chopra, M.D., author of The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success
About the Author
- ASIN : B005GM2R4O
- Publisher : Hay House Inc.; Revised edition (September 1, 2011)
- Publication date : September 1, 2011
- Language : English
- File size : 1222 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 289 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #546,136 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Because, let's get this straight: Holden's work presents a philosophy of life. It may be wrapped in self-help paper, but dig a little and you have a fascinating, and eminently positive, conception of human beings and human life.
I think that Shift Happens: How to Live an Inspired Life...Starting Right Now! is a great place to start if you're new to Holden. It is comprised of short, punchy essays that develop an idea or a topic, such as feeling stuck, relationships, and struggling. It is filled with inspirational quotes and stories of transformation, of people who were just a miserable as you feel and discovered that there was a better way.
However, I'm starting to hit a wall with Holden: as much as I am inspired by his writing, I'm having a hard time finding ways to do what he suggests: letting go of guilt, fear and expectations. He routinely suggests to release control and give it up to God (not the Christian God but rather a general idea of divinity). Not being especially religious, I sometimes have trouble relating to this advice, but I admit that everyone needs some spiritual nourishing in their life. So here I am, trying to understand this concept of God and trying to give my struggles up.
There's also a lot of talk about meditation, but little instruction on how to do it. In Holden's world, it seems to be simply a matter of sitting down somewhere and being still. And it might just be as simple as that, but a single paragraph giving basic instructions would be appreciated, if only in appendix.
If you want a quick inspirational read, I strongly suggest this volume. However, if you want to delve deeper into Holden's philosophy and approach, you can get Happiness Now!: Timeless Wisdom for Feeling Good FAST, which I have reviewed earlier.
This book matters because it is filled with wisdom that we simply have forgotten and need to relearn. If you even only read one chapter a day, you'll feel more inspired, more positive and definitely more hopeful. The secret? Live in the present.
I like that you can pick this book up read a chapter gain an incredible amount of insight - you don't need to read it straight through, you don't need to do anything but take in the information and see how it starts to change your perception.
I look forward to reading more Robert Holden, I think more people need to be taught these simple truths to help us move ahead and stop dwelling on what holds us back. Shift Happens! is a good reminder book to keep by your side and pick up when you are feeling off, read a bit and move forward.