Last night after finishing my post on struggling with not having enough energy I picked up a copy of Louise Hay's You Can Heal Your Life - it's one of those books that I've known of; but never read. I borrowed it from my library (love, love my library!). It's due back and I hadn't got round to reading it, so I decided I'd have a look and then send it back. I wasn't really sure what to expect; but I didn't feel a burning desire to read it.
I turned to the first page and it took my breath away - it was as if Louise had read my blog post last night and formed a reply specificially for me! She'd written a whole book on it in fact. It seemed so right, so perfect that I bought a copy online, so that I can take time to read through it.
I'm not sure I believe that everything in my life I've created, as someone who has been ill for most of my life that's a rather difficult concept to accept; but the other areas, talking about letting go of things, forgiving, choosing to make your present different to your past, that all resonated with me. I'm really looking forward to working through the book and I know that no matter how big or small, it is going to make a difference to me.
Have you had any books that you've picked up and thought wow! I've had a few - The Celestine Prophecy was one, Paul McKenna's Change Your Life in Seven Days was another. It makes me sound like I'm a self-help nut, well in a way I guess I am, I like to identify areas in my life that I'm not happy with and then take some form of positive action. I may not always be able to change the issue; but if I can learn from it and become happier and stronger then I do all I can to make that happen.
I'm off to have a read now...
Claire Wade is the winner of the Good Housekeeping Novel Competition and author of The Choice. She was bed bound for six years with severe ME, trapped in a body that wouldn't do what she wanted. She now writes about women who want to break free from the constraints of their lives, a subject she's deeply familiar with.