I hope that each of you are finding this book and online class as interesting and spiritually valuable as I am. I was particularly touched by a statement made on Oprah’s show last week about the A New Earth online class. Oprah had a variety of people from all walks of life on the show via skype to talk about how the book and class have changed their perceptions, their life and given them some poignant “Ah Ha” Moments. One was Army Captain, Mason Weiss stationed in Baghdad.

His mother had given him the book to read before he headed to Iraq. He read the book before departing and found it so significant that he jotted down some of the statements that touched him the most and laminated them on an index card to carry with him in Iraq. He was on the show via Skype and pulled it from his uniform and read it for Oprah. I was touched by this particular statement.

When I get back home I don’t get a gift certificate or anything with all that wasted energy worrying about it or worrying about what might have happened. So it’s helped me tremendously and allowed me to separate my thoughts from my body and just stay in the present moment. Army Captain Mason Weiss, Baghdad, Iraq

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By L F Hoffman

Tonight I was looking for a good book, something relaxing after a long day of boating. I found a book on my shelf that I bought nearly ten years ago. It was published in 1997. It’s a romantic and touching story of a man who decides to open his heart to a stray kitten on a cold day and finds the kitten begins to change his life, his perspective and eventually shows him he can fall in love. It’s a book that will delight women who wonder if there is indeed a special man for them. I bought this book at a time when I was in need of my own inspiration but still today find it a sweet read.

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A Walk On The Beach
By Joan Anderson

This is the third book in a series that Joan Anderson has written about her unexpected and unconventional year living alone on Cape Cod. In this book Anderson explores the depth of her friendship and relationship with Joan Erikson; a woman of wisdom and insight whom she meets and befriends during a cold, windy beach walk she takes after being snowed in for nearly a week on the Cape.

This quote from her book, was one I particularly liked and it seemed to characterize what their friendship was about, daily adventures, learning, living and becoming more of their authentic selves.

As far as I’m concerned vital living is all about action and touch. That’s where you find the wisdom-in what you’re doing and feeling. Stepping out on a gray day, immersing oneself in the elements, daring to be different, that’s the way to go.

This book is a delightful read that explores the relationship of two friends who meet when both of their lives are changing and the warm and wonderful experiences they share along the way to creating new lives for themselves.

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The Traveler’s Gift

Seven Decisions That Determine Personal Success
By: Andy Andrews

The Traveler’s Gift is an amazing book. It is one that should be shared with friends and loved ones alike! It is an inspiring novel about a man called David Ponder who finds himself in a desperate situation and a cross roads in his life. He reaches a point of extreme fear and struggle in his life and a split second decision places him in a situation of grave danger. He is given in that moment divine assistance to show him and teach him what he can do with his life through seven principles. His lessons and his inspiring work resonate with me and leave me feeling like the world is a better place with this book! It is a book that touches my heart and motivates me to create good in my own life. A must read!

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What a great book. It is a heart warming journey through the transitions of Elizabeth Gilbert’s life and her year of healing while traveling to three countries she felt drawn to. It’s absolutely worth a read! I particularly loved two particular quotes from the book. These touched my heart.

We do spiritual ceremonies as human beings in order to create a safe resting place for our most complicated feelings of joy or trauma, so that we don’t have to haul those feelings around with us forever, weighing us down. If you bring the right earnestness to your homemade ceremony, God will provide the grace.

So that’s the final lesson, isn’t it? When you set out in the world to help yourself, you inevitably end up helping….Tutti (In Italian Everybody)

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I picked up “The Times of Our Lives” yesterday and I’ve been so touched by it’s content that I read it in 24 hours! The book is put together by Louise L Hay of Hay House.

The book is touching and deeply moving. It is compiled of pieces by many authors, spiritual and medical professionals, including extraordinary moments and experiences in their lives or the lives of someone they know. I found it so beautiful and touching that I want to get copies for others. As well as being a deeply inspiring book a portion of the proceeds go to charity.

This is a quote from the back cover of the book

These are stories reflecting metaphysical miracles, momentous milestones, heartwarming, humerous, and sometimes heartbreaking reminiscences; and extraordinary poignant personal accounts.

bookcover1.jpgI just learned of this book and this man’s incredibly passion for educating the children of the world. I can’t wait to read the book and learn more about how this man’s passion and dream changed his life and the lives of others in Nepal and with time others around the world.

Leaving Microsoft to Change the World; An Entrepreneuer’s Odyssey to Educate the World’s Children By John Wood