Wednesday, March 27, 2013

How Long Till My Soul Gets It Right? 100 Doorways on the Journey to Happiness by Robert M. Alter with Jane Alter

"Like all journeys, getting the soul right takes a while. It means to be on a journey from our present state of consciousness, in which there is much negativity, to another state of consciousness, a better and higher and happier state that is completely positive. This better, higher, happier state exists in us. It is, in fact, our natural state. It is who we are in our heart. In other words, we already are what we are trying to become, and getting the soul right is really a matter of learning to be who we already are." --Robert M. Alter

My sister gave me this book for Christmas 2011, and I just finished it today. It's made up of short essays covering everything from The Mind, Meditation, Feelings, Addictions, Compulsions, and Obsessions. It took me over a year to finish because I read one essay every day or so, and that was plenty to think about.

Looking at Facebook is probably much easier than reading this book though. This book will take you on an inner journey of yourself and help you face some things are aren't easily faced.

"Getting the soul right is to engage in a long, interesting, intrepid inner journey of looking at all our negative stuff, understanding where it comes from, feeling some of it, talking about most of it, and ultimately getting rid of all of it. It's a journey of complete self-purification. Getting the soul right is having the belief that there is that journey to take, and then taking it." --Robert M. Alter

Not recommended if you're looking for a light read. Not recommended if you're not willing to do some soul-searching. But if you want to settle in and think about some things over the next year, this might be a good place to start.

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