Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss by Rajeev Balasubramanyam
Book Review: 4 out of 5 star rating
Professor Chandra was sure he would win the Nobel Prize as an economist, but no, he misses it yet again. Winning this prize has become a necessity for his happiness in his mind. He’ll need to work harder next time. But when he’s the victim of a bicycle hit and run, he begins to re-assess his life and work. He focuses on his relationships with his children and ex-wife. He’s been estranged from his oldest daughter for years. He rarely sees his son who lives in Hong Kong. His youngest daughter lives with the professor’s ex-wife Jean and her present husband Steve in Colorado. So Professor Chandra embarks on a self-awareness journey.
This is a very humorous, delightful book that takes a look at some quite deep issues. It’s not a laugh-out-loud type of book but rather prompts a chuckle now and then. I found the Professor and his adventures to be very realistic and there were many times throughout the book that I just wanted to give him a hug. For the past couple of years, I’ve been on a spiritual journey myself, leading me to the law of attraction, meditation, Reiki and qi-gong so I was very receptive of this author’s message. Regardless of that, it’s quite an entertaining book.
Recommended – take a journey with Professor Chandra to make some uplifting discoveries for yourself.
This book was given to me by the publisher in return for an honest review.
The Three Rooms: Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life by Kevin Murphy
Book Review: 5 out of 5 star rating
I’ve been practicing Mindfulness for a while now and find it very helpful in quieting down my thoughts. Yet I still too often find myself thinking of unhappy past events or feeling fear about the future. I’ve been looking into the Law of Attraction and was very happy to win this book in a Goodreads giveaway.
The main premise of the book is that our mind dwells in three different “rooms”. The Past Room is often where we feel negative emotions. It’s fine to visit the past from which we hopefully have learned lessons but not to get lost there. The Future Room can be frightening since it’s unknown what’s ahead. It’s only in the Present Room that we can connect with our Higher Self and feel peace.
This book is written in a very down-to-earth manner and is easy to read and relate to. The author often uses scenes from popular movies as examples of what he’s teaching. Of all the books I’ve recently read about mindfulness and the Law of Attraction, this one resonated the most with me. I’ll be monitoring my thoughts much more carefully and will return to this book often in the days ahead. We’re all one in this universe and when I look at that guy who just cut me off on the road as being an extension of “ME!”, I’m feeling much more love and compassion and not being as judgmental. Our thoughts are so powerful and life-changing, everyone should be more aware of their thought patterns throughout our spiritual journey.
Influential book on the power of our thoughts. Most highly recommended.
This book was won by me in a Goodreads giveaway.