Crazy Read 2018 – #1 The Wisdom of Sundays
What I Loved.
SO may things. I read passages of this book to clients for weeks after!
I loved that it was divided in different sections ex. Awakening, intention, mindfulness, spiritual gps etc. This was nice for finding a section that I wanted to read instead of what was next in order.
I enjoyed reading from people who I had no idea who they were and it made me curious to search them out!
Absolute favorite part:
Oprah: “ you can accept or reject the way you are treated by other people, but until you heal the wounds of your past, you will continue to bleed.
You can bandage the bleeding with food, with alcohol, with drugs, with work, with cigarettes, with sex, but eventually, it will ooze through and stain your life.
You must find the strength to open the wounds, stick your hands inside, pullout the core of the pain that is holding you in your past, the memories and make peace with them.”
This speaks so clearly to me.
“Pushing against the need to forgive is like spreading poison in your veins. Surrender to the hurt, loss, resentment, and disappointment.
Accept the truth. It did happen and now it’s done.
Make a decision to meet the pain as it rises within you and allow it to pass right through. Give yourself permission to let go of the past and step out of your history, into the now. Forgive, and set yourself free.”
Second favourite part:
Anne Lamott: “It’s very easy for me to see God in my backyard with the dogs and with the very bitter cat that I call my own.
But when someone’s sick, when you get the bad phone call, when someone’s head from the doctor, when the appearance of life is very, very shaky, it throws me completely off my game.
It throws me for a loop. I think, THIS CAN’T BE RIGHT.”
Oprah: “And I know you believe that we can pray anytime, anywhere.”
Anne Lamott: “Anytime, and you can say anything. I say to God sometimes, “you have got to be kidding” or I say, “would it be so much skin off your nose to give this person a little slack?”
And I think you can say anything.
You can say, “I’m mad at YOU. And I’m not going to be a good sport about it. How about that?” And that’s prayer. Silence can be prayer. Rage can be prayer. It’s truth. It’s all prayer.
When we are talking to something that the rest of the world may not be seeing right then and when we’re talking from the deepest part of our hearts, we’re trying to tell that truth. That’s prayer.”
this book made me think a LOT. It challenged me in my own life, my ideas and ideals on my faith, my journey and validated a lot for me.