Like you, I have read many books and have many that have had an impact. Therefore, choosing one book is tough. However, The Invitation by Oriah Mountain Dreamer has a special place in my heart.
The book is based on a poem that starts…
It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for and ends with – I want to know if you can be alone with yourself and if you truly like the company you keep in your empty moments.
You’ll have to buy the book to find out what the bits in between are.
This is a small book beautifully written from the heart that weaves each part of the poem into what that part means to her. She tells her story so that it beautifully collides with that part of the poem.
As you read it, you will first ponder upon the words of the poem and what that means to you and then upon her story.
It invites you to consider what is important to you on a soul level. To consider what it means to know who you are in your heart and not what the world sees.
Her story is raw, and it begs you to open your eyes to the rawness of your life.
This short book is thought-provoking and inspirational, as well as weaving its way into your heart and soul like no other.
Books do not need to be weighty tomes to create an impact. What they need is to get you to identify with the emotions, sentiments and story.
This is the kind of book you need to curl up in bed with a hot chocolate and wearing your best fluffy PJs. As you settle back to read small sections, be prepared to let your mind wander as you explore your depths.
Take it a chapter at a time, read, reflect and journal about what her words mean to you.
This is the kind of book that I wished that I could write, and her poem is the kind of poem I want my soul to reveal.
Read it, slowly, in a delicious space, and you will be pleased that you did.
Is to write a book, are you up for it?
If writing a healing book is on your mind, call me for an informal chat, let’s see how we can bring your ideas and wisdom to life.