Hello, everyone! I am back with a “catch up” post on what I’ve been reading :).
If you’re new around here – a personal challenge of mine since January of 2019 has been to read at least one book per month. I share updates via these blog posts.
At the end of the year, I will share a list of every single book I read. Stay tuned for that later this month. You can also always go back to prior blog posts to check out what I’ve been reading.
November’s book was the following:
A Return to Love
Author: Marianne Williamson
I learned about this book for the first time about 3 years ago while attending a conference. After going to a meditation workshop, I asked the host to recommend a good book about relationships. She recommended this book. I didn’t buy it or look for it right away, but it stayed on my mind.
The year 2020 (around my birthday) was finally the year I got the book and started reading it.
In all honesty, the author’s writing style came across as a bit overwhelming at first. I almost stopped reading the book multiple times. However, I am so glad I kept going because I eventually struck gold!
At some point or another, certain chapters started talking to me directly, and I was hooked. I went back to one of the chapters (pictured below) and re-read it while taking notes. I learned so much from it.
I know this book has nothing to do with finance or investing or money. However, it has a lot to do with something I consider just as equally important, sometimes far more important – finding and building HIGH-QUALITY relationships. Also, removing any “roadblocks” that might be preventing us from seeing those connections.
Below, I share some quotes from my favorite chapter.
Some of my favorite quotes:
“It is not our job to seek for love, but to seek for all the barriers we hold against it coming.”
“Real relationships demand honest communication, no matter how painful or frightening. The miracles arise from total communication given and received.”
“The holy relationship is a context where we feel safe enough to be ourselves, knowing that our darkness will not be judged but forgiven. In this way we are healed and free to move on into the light of our true being. We are motivated to GROW.”
“There is no Mr. Right because there is no Mr. Wrong. There is whoever is in front of us, and the perfect lessons to be learned from that person.”
“It is far better to communicate than to suppress our feelings. Anger is often a result of a series of uncommunicated feelings building up inside of us.”
“The ego is the impostor within us.”
Ah! and I wasn’t kidding when I said I was taking notes:
And that’s all for now. Thanks for reading!
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3 thoughts on “What I Read: November 2020”
I love that you shared this book. Sometimes we need something that comes from a different place. Thank you and I will be ordering it.
Hi, Amber! You are very welcome. I definitely like to switch things up a bit since I am constantly just reading stuff about investing and finance (which I love). However, a balance is always awesome and refreshing!!! This book was definitely great.