Book Reading

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Book Reading


What books have I read recently?

 

A New Earth, Eckhart Tolle.

I am still in the wonderful process of reading this book. It is an amazing look at the way we are and what is controlling our unconscious minds. Much like his other book “The Power of Now”, I am continually captivated by his ability to put down words in a way that opens my mind to truths forgoten, and leave me feeling that I can go on and evolve from my naivety. A brilliant book. A must read for anyone who cares about personal evolution.

 

The old man and the sea, Ernest Hemingway.

To be perfectly honest, without meaning to be blunt and without so much as a hesitation to get to the point, or bring this comment on the book to your attention, and with no more ado….. where was I?? oh yes, W.T.F. is this all about….???

An old man a small boat, a boy who loves the old man in the small boat and a BIG fish?  A stubborn old bastard who has lost his marbles??

I have yearned for a while now to find and read a moveable feast, (another of Hemingways supposed great works) because Nicholas Cage said (in the film City of Angels) that it was an incredible work and that Hemingway never forgets to describe how things taste. Well he sure as houses forgot to describe it in this piece of crap…. I’m feeling the heat already from your seething glances, at my heresy. After all who the F am I to criticise a master of fiction??? Maybe he will hook me by the second book when I get around to buying it..

 

 

The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho.

This book is one I have read many times. Like the Dan Millman books, Ekhart Tolle and Neale Donald Walsch works, I find that just picking them up and reading small passages is very helpful in ways of giving me pick me ups. The Alchemist, for those of you yet to discover it, is in my estimation one huge work in one very small and simple tale. It is all about the ‘Journey’ we take through life and what we make of it. Please get hold of a copy and let your eyes and hearts be opened to the greatness of your lives yet to be lived.

The Wisdom teachings of the Dalai Lama, Matthew E Brunson.

A collection of thoughts expressed by the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso.

A very inspirational look at words and teachings by a man claimed to be Tibet’s spiritual leader. He is indeed a great peaceful soul and an inspiration to millions across the globe, not only Tibetan people, myself included.

If you are in need of some spiritual refreshment, you can do no better than to take a few minutes each day to reflect upon his words and see what effect that they have upon your calmness.

Out of Fashion, Carol Ann Duffy.

This is a compilation of poems on the fashion theme, gathered and sorted by our bard. They are some very lovely and talented works by poets from around the world.

No ordinary Moments, Dan Millman.

This is one of many books I have on the go at the minute. I dip into it now and again to find gems of wisdom that are invaluable to me. Somehow the universe sees to it that little snippets of information find their way to me just as I am in need of their guidance.

 

Moab is my washpot, Stephen Fry.