I have always been a reader of philosophy, spirituality and self-improvement books. I really think it is important to have a space in your life to connect directly with yourself in order to make more inspired choices so that the rest of your life is constantly being fed with the best of you. This pandemic has lent the opportunity to do that but in a more deliberate way. It wasn’t just about reading to develop better communication skills or finding new ways to build confidence. It was about reading to stay grounded in faith. When uncertainty became the “norm,” faith became the remedy. My reading choices mirrored that internal understanding.
When I read Dying to Be Me by Anita Moorjani, I was quickly reminded of the beliefs woven throughout religious and spiritual teachings. This book was the culmination of all those understandings that we know but somehow allow our circumstances to silence. Moorjani’s relocations of her near-death experience and the knowing that she developed made relying on higher power even more purposeful and necessary. It made our current pandemic feel like a shared manifestation of our internal fears and offers still an opportunity to shift and renew our beliefs and values. It is time that we transition into more connected individuals and a unified world. It was an understanding of the power of compassion, acceptance, and self-love and how that directly impacts everyone and everything around us. This is an opportunity to reevaluate beliefs and how they are affecting our lives. This book provokes you to do just that. One thing is for sure, we are changed forever. But how we change is our responsibility.
Dying to Be Me by Anita Moorjani. Hay House, September 2014.
Reviewer bio: Tiffany Mitchell is a Certified Life coach and founder of DearlifeIgetit.com.
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