This month I wanted to share a few brief reviews on two of the many books I’ve read during this “lockdown” period. I read these specific books consecutively and funnily enough, I feel like in some way they correlate with one another. I think what unites these books is the strong overlying spiritual themes and the author’s ability to enflame a positive change of your mind-set. These books gently challenge you to reconstruct your way of thinking and decode the destructive stories you may have been telling yourself. If you need to read a book that’s going to elevate your perception of life these books are fantastic.
The first book is The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale. I think this book is worth a read for anyone who may struggle with unconstructive thought patterns and or anyone who needs a dose of strong positive affirmation enforced into their life. My favourite chapters are A peaceful mind generates power, How to have constant energy, and How to break the habit of worry. It all simply starts with the belief and a specific bible scripture that can take any human being very far in life. This book is what I like to call “positive brainwashing”. Peale constantly reinforces that A positive mind-set is the start of many great things.
My second book is A Toltec The four agreements Wisdom book by Don Miguel Ruiz. This book made for a great sequel to The power of positive thinking. The four agreements created by Ruiz are: Be impeccable with your word, Don’t take anything personally, Don’t assume, and Always do your best. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to gain a fresh outlook on their own life and or is open to challenging their thoughts and perceptions. The book opens with a very supernatural and somewhat spiritual theme that I found very profound. My favourite chapter is the second agreement which is Don’t’ take anything personally. The title may seem a little self-explanatory although there is a tremendous amount of theory behind it that is astounding.
This book is very thought-provoking and challenges you to think about what are the agreements you’ve made with yourself and the reasons you choose to agree with them. The great thing that Miguel shares that we can learn that you can make new agreements.
I hope you’ve enjoyed reading my reviews and will pick up both books.
Till next time,
lots of love