The personal experiences of our lives can often cause us to reassess our self-perception. But for some of us, these encounters can also instil negative beliefs which are adopted as true facts about ourselves. We condition our lives according to the limits imposed by these 'shadow beliefs', and our lives become a shadow story. Continuing the shadow ...
The personal experiences of our lives can often cause us to reassess our self-perception. But for some of us, these encounters can also instil negative beliefs which are adopted as true facts about ourselves. We condition our lives according to the limits imposed by these 'shadow beliefs', and our lives become a shadow story. Continuing the shadow work that made her a success with DARK SIDE OF THE LIGHT CHASERS, Debbie Ford explains how each of our life-defining events is experienced for a reason, allowing us to lead a life of direction and purpose. In this inspirational, solution-driven guide she provides a complete plan for release, and shows that if we stop viewing these events as obstacles, and instead embrace them as essential ingredients for our life's direction, then we banish our shadow story and unlock the passage to freedom.
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New in New jacket. Remainder. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. 1st Ed. so stated, 1st Printing, number row 10-1, HB/DJ, brand new, 222 pp. Remainder mark. Ford tells her own story of embracing the wisdom and direction she found in facing family and addiction problems. She skillfully offers examples from participants in her workshops at the Chopra center who have leveraged the lessons of a painful past into a purposeful life. At times, Ford's approach seems derivative of 12-step programs and ersatz Buddhism.
Publishers Weekly, 2001-12-17 In her latest book, the author of the bestselling The Dark Side of the Light Chasers decries that so many people have spent so much money in an attempt to gain deep inner peace to no avail. Presumably, Ford considers this treacly volume will be money well spent: employing stories both from her unhappy past and from the lives of people she counsels in her workshops at the Chopra Center for Well Being, she illustrates the steps she claims will lead a person to discover his or her "Divine truth." What initially sounds like the final answer in self-help books is in fact a sincere but cloying mix of Ford's spiritual views and suggested exercises that are all too familiar to dedicated soul-searchers. Incorporating perspectives from various religions, 12-step programs and pop psychology, Ford's advice urges readers to stop blaming other people for their own problems, take responsibility for their own actions and make amends to balance their "karmic scales." The final lesson here is that everything that happens is a blessing, no matter how painful or difficult it may be. Ford advises readers to "step outside" their stories the limited and limiting meanings they have given to events in their lives and to instead realize that they are "Divine" beings with a unique purpose in life and contribution to make. She makes it sound easy and therein lies the problem. (Jan.) Forecast: Ford's previous book, Spiritual Divorce, focused on applying her tenets in specific ways to a specific experience. While her relative fame will guarantee sales, this latest volume offers little more than the well-worn edict to find something good in all "bad" experiences. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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