Simple Abundance by Sarah Ban Breathnach
My Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Simple Abundance is a book of essays written from a woman’s perspective. There is one for every day of the year. My best friend gave me a copy of the book last Christmas, and I have developed a ritual of reading each day’s essay first thing in the morning, along with my cup of Earl Grey tea. It has become a quiet moment of contemplation before I start my day, and has helped me along my own personal journey towards finding my Authentic Self.
Yes, The book is a bit New Age-y, which seems to be the only complaint some reviewers have, but every single essay has at least one or two points that resonate with me. I know that I approach life with a much more positive outlook since I’ve been reading the book. The author has a strong belief in a Higher Power–or Spirit, as she refers to it–and is open to all the various ways a woman can tap into that power to give her life more meaning, and help her reach her full potential, or Authentic Self. No matter what your faith is–or isn’t– you can learn a lot from these short essays. They are inspiring, but practical, and will help you focus on achieving your own personal goals.
Frankly, I don’t care if the book is more in the New Age vein than I might normally read. The point of the book is to help you change how you look at life, and learn that your own potential is unlimited. It does that very well. When I get to December 31, I plan to start reading all over again. I will need these meditative little essays as much in 2013 as I do today, if not more. They work.
I highly recommend checking out Simple Abundance with an open mind, and seeing for yourself if it helps you move towards your own goals. I think you might find you learn a thing or two about gratitude, love, persistence, and Spirit along the way. I know that I have.
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