December 2013 Reading List, for those of you who asked me to list the books we are enjoying these days. We read a portion of each of these during the week. Our early morning routine allows time to read . We take turns reading to each other before our morning meditation. This is one of the best practices we have in our marriage. I am so glad Paul likes it, too. The following are the stack of books we choose from every day. We read a paragraph or a section, marking the place for next time.
I was in a meeting recently and one of my young friends heard me say that I created a twelve step program for Rescuers. He asked for a copy and I looked back at my first writing. I think I may have grown a bit since that 1987 version, so I offer the updated ongoing version in this post today. Enjoy and let me know what you think about it!
Most of my friends know I am a “bookoholic”. I have a serious addiction to learning and books are my drug of choice. So, I will tell you today (September 6, 2013) what I am reading
Shift Happens, by Robert Holden, is a wonderful book to help you start living an inspired life right now. He has more than fifty short chapters in this little book. He said that when his waiting list reached over 100 people, he decided to write this as a way of helping people until his time permitted a private appointment. I find each chapter is a real treat, starting with chapter one–Happiness is an inner light with no off switch. My book came with a CD of one of his presentations and I have played it again and again because he is funny and very brilliant. Holden started the Happiness Project in England in the 90s. His next book (I already have it on my I-Pad) is also marvelous. It is Loveability. I am eager for his promised daily meditation guide, Holy Shift, and will buy it the minute it is on the market.
Here is something to keep your mind busy for a little while. I used this exercise in 2002 and ran across it today, so I wanted to share with you. Enjoy! Take my ideas and create your own ocean and your own ships. I am speaking of relationships with self and others.
Dr. Jean Houston is someone I admire. We (Paul and I) are now studying her new book, The Wizard of Us, and I am re-living all those wonderful times when we were part of Jean’s creation, The Possible Society. We were Dorothy with magic ruby red slippers, following the yellow brick road, and reaching for our own courage, heart, and brain. We really were not in Kansas any more!