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QUOTES THAT INSPIRE ME TO KEEP READING AND THINKING…


I’ve been traveling the last month and proofing the final manuscript of Chakra Secrets (now available on Kindle), the sequel to my first book, The Chakra Diaries. Thank goodness, I put in some inspirational quotes at the beginning of each chapter, so I didn’t mind reading and proofing over and over again until I was sure I caught every typo.

I also started a few other fabulous books that I’ll be reviewing in the weeks ahead… including How to Lose your Mind in No Time, Gemstone Power! and The Inner Path, if you want to check them out on Amazon for some inspirational weekend reading.

 
So what quotes were intriguing enough for me to include them in my new book? And to keep me interested in skimming through it again and again? See which ones speak to you and let me know which get you thinking:

 
“As you start to walk out on the way, the way appears.” ~ Rumi

“Praise and blame, gain and loss, pleasure and sorrow come and go like the wind. To be happy, rest like a giant tree, in the midst of them all” ~ The Buddha

“Let’s not forget that the little emotions are the great captains of our lives and we obey them without realizing it.” ~ Vincent Van Gogh

“Life is the sum of all your choices.” ~ Albert Camus

“Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli

“A photographer gets people to pose for him. A yoga instructor gets people to pose for themselves.” ~ Terry Guillemets

“I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.” ~ Louisa May Alcott

“Forget not that I shall come back to you…” ~ Kahlil Gibran

“My life often seemed to me like a story that has no beginning and no end. I could well imagine that I might have lived in former centuries…that I had been born again because I had not fulfilled the task given to me.” ~ Carl Jung

“Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“If everyone you meet is a mirror reflecting you back to yourself, make sure to find a way to love what you see.” ~ Don Miguel Ruiz

“If you want OTHERS to be happy, practice compassion. If YOU want to be happy, practice compassion.” The Dalai Lama

“Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.” ~ Jean Anouilh

“We are all visitors to this time, this place. We are just passing through. Our purpose here is to observe, to learn, to grow, to love…and then we return home.” ~ Aboriginal Proverb

“It isn’t what you did in the past that will affect the present. It’s what you do in the present that will redeem the past and thereby change the future.” ~ Paulo Coelho

“Everything comes to us that belongs to us if we create the capacity to receive it” ~ Rabindranath Tagore

“The past is over and done with…fill your mind with awareness of the beauty and goodness in the present.” ~ Serge Kahili King, Ph.D.

While Chakra Secrets is obviously about how chakra balancing changed my life and can change yours, it also contains grains of wisdom I have picked up from many different sources, just like these quotes represent many different life teachings and philosophies. But, in the end, it’s all about choosing happiness. That may sound easy, and it is, once you know the key – which, of course, I offer you at the end of the book.

You can get your Kindle version of Chakra Secrets today!

On September 12, we’ll celebrate the launch of the book with ten lucky winners receiving: Signed, first-edition copies of Chakra Secrets plus Crystal Chakra jewelry, pendulums and more surprises! Enter to win at www.thechakras.org, now through midnight Sept. 11th.

Namaste!
Becca Chopra, author of The Chakra Diaries and Chakra Secrets

 

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Aleph by Paulo Coelho – A Timeless Read


Aleph by Paulo Coelho includes inspiration and spiritual musings, as do all his works. I listened to an interview with Paulo Coelho and he elucidated that this book, while described as a personal novel, is an autobiographical journey into the mystery of his past lives, as he travels the Trans-Siberian Railroad. This journey was spurred on by depression, with a need to leave his comfortable, safe cocoon at home and experience new adventures. Like his fiction, Coelho’s new book offers so much wisdom, not by telling others how to find the answers, but in retelling how he finds his answers about life purpose and our place in the cosmos.

One of my favorite passages from the book is Coehlo explaining, “I am on the Path of Peace, and my energy is being poured into that tributary of the river that resists nothing and thus follows its course to the end and reaches the sea as planned.”

I greatly enjoyed Coelho’s magical experience as he lets the universe guide him on his journey, presenting Hilal, a young woman with whom he shared a past life. Going through the “Aleph” or “the point at which everything is in the same place at the same time” with Hilal, enables him to solve a mystery that continued to haunt him in his present life. In the end, the healing power of love, my favorite subject, saves all. As I write my new book, Chakra Secrets, which contains a similar theme of past lives, Aleph has been a great source of inspiration to me, as I believe it will be to everyone who reads it.

 
Becca Chopra, author of The Chakra Diaries

www.TheChakras.org

BOOKS TO READ IN 2012


Becca, Your recommended reading lists on your website have helped me greatly to find books that will really help me grow as well as keep my interest. Any new suggestions?

Avid Reader

Dear Reader, Thanks for suggesting I share my book reviews. I’m also an “avid reader,” reading as I’m writing 2 new books myself. Here’s a unique, entrancing read by one of my favorite authors, Paulo Coelho:

Aleph
Aleph
by Paulo Coelho

I listened to an interview with Paulo Coelho and it elucidated that this is an autobiographical journey into the mystery of his past lives, as he travels the Trans-Siberian Railroad. Like his fiction, Coelho’s new book offers so much wisdom, not by telling others how to find the answers, but in retelling how he finds his answers about life purpose and our place in the cosmos. I greatly enjoyed Coelho’s magical experience as he lets the universe guide him on his journey, presenting Hilal, a young woman with whom he shared a past life. Going through the “Aleph” or “the point at which everything is in the same place at the same time” with Hilal, enables him to solve a mystery that continued to haunt him in his present life. In the end, the healing power of love, my favorite subject, saves all. As I write a new book which contains a similar theme of past lives, Aleph has been a great source of inspiration to me, as I believe it will be to everyone who reads it.
Becca Chopra, author of The Chakra Diaries

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