Posted on Saturday, May 5th, 2012 at 12:01

The Book for May

So, it is spring and spring is the time for passion.

Therefore, the book for May is:

Janet Bray Attwood and Chris Attwood: The Passion Test – the Effortless Path to Discovering Your Life Purpose

How many of you sometimes wonder “Who am I going to be or what I am going to do when I grow older?” This book gives you some tools to find out! Most of the messages in the book are based in the recent learnings of neuroscience and therefore even a skeptical reader, like myself, benefits from reading the book.

I particularly liked the idea of writing down your passions/interests. First an initial long list and then reducing it to 5 top passions by using a specific method. I also strongly believe in the two main messages of the book:

1. When you are clear, what you want will show up in your life, and only to the extent that you are clear.

I personally have experienced this. When you decide on something that you really believe in, things start to happen and doors will open.

2. What you put your attention on grows stronger in your life

What you give attention to, every moment of every day, day in and day out, determines what is created in your life. Your life today is the results of the predominant thoughts you have held up until now. If you want your life to change, change your mind!

Where you place your attention is primarily a habit and you can change any habit!

This is so true. And it comforts me. We really can take the responsibility of the direction of our lives. The circumstances do not direct our lives!

I am not particularly spiritual person and at some point in the book I got a bit overwhelmed because of the extensive stories about Janet and the enlightened. Also some methods introduced in the book (for example, Jyotish) did not resonate with me. Maybe one day those aspects will open up more to me…

However, all in all, I would recommend this book for someone who is looking for his/her life purpose and is not afraid of the occasional spiritual frosting some of the stories are covered with.


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