I must confess, I am not a fast reader. Sometimes I read over a paragraph three or four times so I can absorb what it is offering me. But I do love books. And, I’m not a fan of those kindle devices (although I’m partial to an printed out e-book!). My books are all scribbled, underlined, ear-marked and loved!
I’ve been reading personal growth and spiritual texts since I was nineteen. I literally devour them. I can happily say, they have helped shape who I am today. It’s an honour to be able to directly learn from some of the greatest teachers in the world, right in the comfort of my bed (double bonus!!).
I was guided to read my first ‘self-help’ book, Feel the fear and Do it Anyway by Susan Jeffers at 19. A friend of a friend was talking about reading it and the impact it had made on her.. I thought it sounded very intriguing so I went off to Collins Bookstore and bought myself a copy. This very easy to read book gave me my first major ah-ha realisation which went something like:
“Holy Beeeep .. I Get to choose the course of my life, I CAN actually make choices! Fear isn’t a sign that I ‘shouldn’t’ do something?!!!”
And with that.. I broke up with my boyfriend! Continue reading