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"Wherever You Are, Be Totally There"

Eckhart Tolle

Books Inspire - How Reading Changes Your Perspective

When you read, your mind is removed from what is happening in your world at that moment, allowing it to focus on the words before you. Books inspire, and reading can change your perspective on events surrounding your life, helping you to grow into the person you have always wanted to be.

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A World of Wonder Awaits

Whether reading the words or listening to them, reading changes your perspective because it brings you into the present moment... yet also away from it.

I love to escape to other worlds far removed from my own. My world is not horrible, I just yearn to know others and live through the eyes of the author. Reading does that.

"A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies… the man who never reads lives only one." - George R.R. Martin

A book takes you on a journey of understanding. I firmly believe that when the student is ready, the teacher will appear, and most likely, that teacher will be in the form of a book.

Books Inspire

From The Wizard of Oz to The Alchemist, books have long provided entertainment beyond the words so eloquently delivered. Hidden messages of hope and motivation give the reader a new perspective on life.

In the age of digital technology, I am more inclined to listen to a book on Audible when driving long distances rather than silence or mundane music. I find that listening to a book is just as rewarding as reading it. So much can be learned with the aid of a talented storyteller.

I have to say though that a library is my favorite place to visit. I love their smell, their ambience, and the rows and rows of books that cradle the thoughts of thousands of people much like you and me.

Books that inspire are too numerous to count. I have over the years, read books that changed my whole perspective and yet others that have simply entertained me with their rich and diverse characters and landscapes.

So many books stand out in my long list of fav books to read but if there is one book you could read or listen to in your lifetime, I would highly recommend Bill Bryson's A Short History Of Nearly Everything.

"Stylish [and] stunningly accurate prose. We learn what the material world is like from the smallest quark to the largest galaxy and at all the levels in between . . . brims with strange and amazing facts . . . destined to become a modern classic of science writing."

- The New York Times

By far, an amazing book to study, or simply for entertainment value, regardless of your religious or spiritual standing. Whether you believe what you read or not, I promise you will be in awe at the wonders that make our world, and no doubt, you will form your own perspective on it. I hope you do.

Do your own research on topics raised in the book, indeed, do your own research on anything portrayed as real by anyone. BE critical of everything you read, see, feel, or hear.

Reading can be a natural course to learning about who you are aside from the things you have been taught through the years by your parents, teachers, society, and politicians!

Like you, others have wondered about the things you wonder about, even now. They have put pen to paper or typed their findings so they may share with you the things that make the world work.

Reading changes your perspective and allows you to grow... so grow into the person you wish to be.


Deb xx

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