Jan 16, 2021honda88 rated this title 2.5 out of 5 stars
In spite of some genuinely wise and thought-provoking parts, I found the writing, particularly in the last half, to be repetitive. The last chapter on God was unnecessary and preachy. Also:
-he writes from a perspective of a privileged…Read moreRead more of this comment
Dec 31, 2019dirtbag rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
A presentation of Buddhist thought without the Buddhist component except for sanskara (samsara?) and Tao. Bottom line is to allow for what IS in life without clinging. Pretty easy to understand....Be Yourself and allow others to be who…Read moreRead more of this comment
Oct 02, 2019bensalk rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
A very enjoyable read! This is a book that I think frequent readers, enthralled by nearly any subject, would hope to come by. The irony is that among general civilization there is no apparent nor strong urgency to learn such subject…Read moreRead more of this comment
Sep 23, 2019ReaderHall rated this title 0.5 out of 5 stars
I enjoyed the first couple of chapters, and appreciated and profited from the thoughts about centering and letting go of melodrama. After that it became increasingly repetitive and started mixing the metaphors. It went downhill from there…Read moreRead more of this comment
Sep 03, 2018KellyDaniels rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
This book will teach you ways to let your past go and focus more on living in the moment. I enjoyed this book but the end became very religious and related a lot to bible passages. I personally am not religious so I could not relate to the…Read moreRead more of this comment
May 17, 2018christinalmn rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Interesting concepts on how to separate your constant thoughts and external events from who you really are. I felt the book was repetitive at times but worth the read if you are looking for self improvement, being happy or getting in…Read moreRead more of this comment
Oct 11, 2016michelleritchie rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
This is an excellent book that actually gave concrete strategies on how to remove myself from my thoughts and emotions. It really works too, I've been practicing for a week now and it is very freeing. I'm going to buy this one.
May 30, 2016LenoraDeslandes rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
My perspective on myself, my emotions, and my power to create a happy life despite outside circumstances is profoundly shifted thanks to the book. It was written, in an accessible, and conversational way, and yet it contains life changed…Read moreRead more of this comment
Aug 09, 2013xcellerate rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
I've read probably hundreads of books over the last several years and this is by far one of my top 5 favorites!
It has so powerfully changed my life that I recommend it to my clients and friends.
I will be reading it again soon.…Read moreRead more of this comment
Aug 07, 2013bsevertsen rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
I've had a particularly hard couple of years and was lucky enough to discover a great support group, therapist, and the practice of mindfulness meditation. This book wrapped all of the gems that I've learned from these various pursuits…Read moreRead more of this comment