My hearing about and finally buying this book feels like a stroke of grace, a minor miracle. No, not a minor miracle. A gift from god.
Over the top? Hell yeah. But still the way I feel? You know it.
I kind of wish I'd found this book sooner. But then I wonder... would I have been ready for it? Maybe yes, maybe no. But now? I am this book's fertile freaking ground.
I could quote all kinds of passages, from simple sentences to full on paragraphs.... it is just chalk full of wisdom and insights and immediately helpful tips.
Here is the bit I read today that made me chuckle with identification:
Serenity Prayer: Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference. Reinhold NiebuhrOh Neil Fiore, there you go again. Nailing me to the cross. :)
Stress Prayer: Grant me the stubbornness to struggle against things I cannot change; the inertia to avoid work on my own behaviors and attitudes which I can change, and the foolishness to ignore the differences between external events beyond my control and my own controllable reactions. But most of all, grant me a contempt for my own human imperfection and the limits of human control.
This book PLUS the artist's way is like a super-power-house-un-block-a-thon. Talk about the levies breaking...
Or well, I hope so anyway.
Onward and upward people. It's an awesome day. :)