Stay away from my door. I have enough problems now. Any more changes would put me under for sure.
I met Neale Donald Walsch when his first book, Conversations with God, was hitting the New York Times best seller list.
The first thing I asked him on my TV interview was “Why would God choose to talk to YOU? Why not some monk or Rabbi or nun? ”
I had to think about his answer. He said that “God” (fill in here who you think God is) was talking to all of us all the time but we don’t LISTEN. He said he was desperate enough in his life situation to listen when he asked questions. It was in the middle of the night when he sat down – with no place to go and no future – with a yellow pad of paper. He scrawled down the questions and wrote down the answers that came to him.
The rest is a million dollar history that has been translated into many languages.
When I received his last book in the mail I thought it was just another self help book. Have we not had enough messages from God? It is not.
This book is written by Neale. He’s learned a thing or two along the way.
The underpinnings of the book are stated in the first chapter. Are you ready to consider this?
The ideas here are based on ancient wisdom, modern science, everyday psychology, practical metaphysics, and contemporary spirituality. The invitation here presumes that Divinity exists, that life has a purpose, that human beings have a soul, that our body is something we have and not something we are, and that the mind is under our control at all times.
Neale goes on to say –
. . . if these concepts feel valid to you, you may be holding in your hand the most useful, the most helpful, the most powerful book you have read in a very long time.
NINE CHANGES THAT CAN CHANGE EVERYTHING
1. Change your decision to “go it alone”
2. Change your choice of emotions
3. Change your choice of thoughts
4. Change your choice of truth
5. Change your idea of Change itself
6. Change your idea about why Change occurs
7. Change your idea about future Change
8. Change your idea about life
9. Change your identity.
To sum this book up in a review would be nearly impossible. Some of the ideas are so counter to what we have been holding – and what the world has been holding – forever. It is more than a book. It is an experience.
But if you are willing to suspend your judgment, I guarantee you no boredom here. Perhaps, a huge shift in your life. An upheaval.
I just turned to the first page and I am reading the whole book again. I could not get it all the first time. I admit I am resisting some of it.
It scares me. But, I am willing to change. I need to change.
Interview with Neale on Talking Purpose