Reading Now: One Day My Soul Just Opened Up
40 Days and 40 Nights Toward Spiritual Strength and Personal Growth
by Iyanla Vanzant
Another on my to-do list! Continue and/or start reading my books.
You see, aside from food, I love books. (Oh please don't make me choose between the two :D) I love reading books and for the past months, I've been buying books whenever I go to bookstores. Most books I bought at Booksale. Now I realize that I haven't even completely read them. Some I have leafed through the pages. So I am on a book-buying-ban for now till I have read or at least skimmed (scanned?) each book.
One Day My Soul Just Opened Up is supposed to be read for forty days, as its sub-title states. The author requires 30 minutes each day: 20 minutes for the morning exercise and 10 minutes for the evening exercise. However, I do not have that patience to wait for 40 days because I want to be enlightened right away. lol.. I am a self-proclaimed fast reader, so I will read this as fast as I can. Beats the purpose, I know. But I have other books to read. So many books, so little time.
What I like:
· the poem First . . . words
· Each day has words of affirmations, Let Me Remember section to sum up the principle for the day. The book is like a journal and discussed a lot of things like truth, trust, simplicity, acceptance, boundaries, nonjudgment, authenticity, expansion, gratitude, unconditional love, and a lot of other things. BIG words!
Points to Remember:
When you are where you intend to be, doing what you intend to do, for a goal or purpose you intend to realize, you are less likely to be knocked off your center square.
In the quest for spiritual strength you must order your mind, your body, and all of your affairs. You must clean out and reorder everything in your environment. (p. 313)