I’ve been reading this book for a while. I loved the first one and knew I would love this one too. It’s great, but harder as it asks you to work through things in more detail than before. It isn’t a step by step guide to dealing with your issues, but it definitely gets you thinking about a lot of different things, without stressing out about them.
The above quote is form early on in the book and resonated with me deeply. I know I over think a lot and cause myself worry. So I have this picture on my phone to remind myself of what is important or to think about what is really important and why the current stress is not always worth the pain of the stress.
Saying Fuck It is really therapeutic for me. I rarely swear. I’m not against it, I just never got into using swear words in my daily life. Maybe it feels like rebelling. Being a bit dangerous and swearing. I don’t know, but it does have a calming effect, especially when I combine it with some deep breathing.
As I said this book took me longer to read than the one before as it hit sensitive spots in my armour and I needed time to think and deal with them before moving on to the next section.
I decided to read the whole book, but I know the last sections were too far ahead for me. I read them, but could not relate as much as the start of the book. The beginning deals with the prisons we create for ourselves and that hit home. I have definitely created my own prisons and have built the walls up high. I really liked the breaking through the walls section and this is where I feel I currently am. I need time to identify my prisons and why I built them as well as why I keep them up. Most likely this is because I see them as protection. But I know I want to knock them down and let in the air and light, which will take time.
This book will be on my coffee table for a long time. I will be using it as a reference guide from now on, flipping to the bits I need as and when. It’s a great book and I would recommend it to anyone. I’m glad this is the first book I’ve read in 2013 🙂
I want to leave you with my new mantra: