One thing I really like to give at Christmas every years is books. Gary, my kids, my parents, and my friends can count on at least one book wrapped up under the tree from me every year, and The Only Thing The Matters by Neale Donald Walsch is definitely on my gift-giving list this year.
Recently released as Book 2 in the Conversations with Humanity Series, The Only Thing That Matters touches on what seems to be happening in my life, and the lives of many of my friends a clients, an increased sense of challenge and disjointedness, and yes, even a few major upsets and upheavals. And I know in my life I have navigated each day's mounting challenges with a sense of determination, but would be lying if I didn't also wonder what was happening, and exactly what I've been doing wrong. Have I not been getting enough sleep? Or maybe I'm spread a little too thin? Do I need to unplug for a few days? What could I do to make things EASIER? Well the good news is, according to Walsh, what's happening is not a result of anything I've done wrong, these things are happening all over.
Walsch describes the way I have been feeling, as well as I'm sure many others, as an inner knowing that it's time to wake up. Life isn't supposed to be a series of crisis surrounding finances or relationships or health or family, and recognizing that is a direct result of paying attention to our awareness. Walsch contends that, “98% of the world's people are spending 98% of their time on things that don't matter.” and the reason so many of life's events seem to be in the way is that many people have no idea where they are going, and that when we walk the path we were intended to take, there are no obstacles.
So where's the path? How do we get off of the crisis collision course? Well I honestly have to say that it starts with reading this book. It's through the pages that we learn not to pay attention to what we've been spending 98% of our time on. And no, that doesn't mean we all head for the hills and live under a rock, it simply means we refocus our life's intention, and when we do, change happens.
Leading us through a series of steps we need to take to move into clarity and into a deep self investigation of why we are here, what we are doing, and what life's purpose is, Walsch pulls the words together that so many of us need to navigate this phase of our lives, and the next. From eliminating life’s complexities, to putting it all together, Walsch takes the reader to the simple truth that “Taking the Path of the Soul” changes everything. “It will change how you think, how you feel, how you speak, how you act, how you interact, how you love, how you work, how you play, how you eat, and yes, even how you sleep.”
With each page, chapter, and section of the book providing a deeper look into the self and life’s purpose, the hours spent reading this book can equal light years of change and self-understanding. Bottom line, this book gave me HOPE. A concept I've been to busy trying to survive to visit lately. A feeling that we must have in order to navigate through this difficult time, and the foundation upon which we build our future. Through this book, I found hope for the future, and developed a concept of what I need to do to navigate this period in time. I've been a fan of Walsch for years and years, and read and re-read his Conversations with God Series numerous times. While this is the first book I have read in his Conversations with Humanity Series, it won’t be the last.
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