I quickly finished “The Untethered Soul” and for the first time ever; as soon as I finished, I went to the first chapter and started over. I enjoyed the book so much that I read it too quickly. This is a book that should be savored and digested and certainly followed. I really love the message this book delivers. I had a dream one night that I was on top of a tall skinny wall with no way down. I was trying to signal to the people below that I needed help getting down off this tall wall. Everyone was ignoring me. I just needed a ladder, if someone could just get me a ladder. People were down below just going about their business oblivious to my precarious situation . I knew that I could not stay up there forever and I would have to jump. I had no choice. It took a long time to get up the courage to jump, but I did. I landed safely on the ground, on my feet. The wall ended up being only six inches high. I recall that dream often in my daily life and that nothing is as big a deal or as dramatic as most people make it out to be. “The Untethered Soul” is a book about your wall not being as tall as you think. It teaches you to let things flow in and then out; don’t dwell on it or let it stagnate in your heart. Let it in and let it out. Move on. Don’t worry; be happy. Expand your boundaries. Lots of good lessons to learn from this book. I hope you get an opportunity to read it.
I’m also reading “E-Squared: Nine Do-It-Yourself Energy Experiments That Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality“. I’m not recommending this book because I do not like the author’s style of writing; but I do like what she has to say about quantum physics which in my opinion appears to be the same thing as the power of prayer. The best real life example I can think of for this book is the way a person deals with technology. I sit down to a computer and feel confident that I can figure out what I need to do. I have worked in enough programs to know what details to look for, what icons to notice, what my resources might be if I get stuck and in the end I will accomplish what I set out to do. I have seen other people sit down to a computer already anxious and frustrated because they doubt that this project will end successfully and that even if it does it will take many hours and the resource they use will have a thick Indian accent. Guess what? We both got what we thought we would get. Another example is when Hannah was playing in the State tennis tournament in Missoula and was losing. I was yelling at her; “Hannah you are the stronger player, you know you are stronger”. Of course I was getting thoughts into Hannah’s head but unknowingly I believe I was getting thoughts into her opponents head too. Now her opponent was thinking that Hannah was the stronger player. Hannah came back and won. She made it into the championship game and lost; in this case she was not the stronger player and I couldn’t lie to her. That’s the conundrum. How could I help her with positive thoughts. Did I not believe she could beat this person. I would have to believe it. Why didn’t I believe it? This was the Montana State Girls Tennis Championship game. Had I put Hannah on my tall wall afraid to jump? You can jump now Hannah. It’s only six inches off the ground.