Tuesday, July 30, 2013
This book is short, easy to read and understand. It is a simple guide that takes you through step by step all the things you need to do to start down the road of a more mindful and self aware existence. It's brain training in a way but not so you can be better at Suduko. It is more a really simple look at how you take back control of your life and by that I mean your daily thoughts and actions in order to embark on a new life path towards everything you want to be instead of everything you are.
I know this may sound like a combination of "The Impossible Dream" and "The Incredible Journey" but believe me when I tell you, you only know what you know until you know something new. If you want to feel happy you can only achieve it from the inside out. The thing that is so poigniant for me and makes this book much more credible than other more academic, let's say texts, is Shirley discovered what she writes about by chance, by circumstance, by experience and is not simply repeating learned facts. The reality of her personal story resonates throughout. And she is right there with you through the book, encouraging you, willing you just to let go, trust and practise the steps, however impossible you believe they may be. It is not easy to change your behaviour and "Work Yourself Out" but it is possible if you really want it and Shirley is there in the trenches with you to help every step of the way.
The book is available in paperback from Shirley's website Venus Cow for £5 or to download via Kindle for £1.