So let me start off by saying that the first chapter captures you attention right away.
In the first chapter he introduces what enlightenment is and how we already have it within us. The way that we unlock it is by controlling our mind. Our thoughts are what block us from being happy or enjoying life. We begin to over analysis and over think so many things. I am definitely that person who is always over thinking so many things. It gets so out of control that I end up creating these problems that never existed. He then explains how to control your mind so that it is only used to problem solving.
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I loved chapter two! As human beings we feel emotions and sometimes are sensitive to them. In chapter two they talk about how you can’t live life without pain and sorrow. You have to learn to deal with it in a healthy way instead of the extreme. Another point he made was letting go of past pain. This is one that many of us have a problem with. For me, I have a lot of pain that I have held on to for many years that I can’t seem to let go. He explains that when you hold on to that pain, your body not only feels it but it keeps you from being present. The last part of the chapter explains what fear is and how ego plays a huge role in feeding the fear. After reading it everything kind of clicked in my mind. All these bad habits that I created have been working against me. In order for that to change you really do have to pause and take in the information. I don’t know about you but one thing that I liked about this book is that it gives you spots to pause. Putting down the book and really think about what he shared helped a lot.
I seriously can’t wait to start chapter 3 and 4 this weekend. On Tuesday I’ll post my thoughts on both chapters. If you are reading along with me feel free to share your thoughts.