Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Book: Tune In, Let your intuition guide you to fulfillment and flow by Sonia Choquette
This book is a keeper! Literally, I had intended to pass it on when I finished reading it, but I couldn't resist taking notes in the margins and highlighting particularly well phrased passages and ideas. Now, I can flip back through the book and find encouragement quickly in areas I've marked to re-visit. I also really appreciate when authors excel with the use of language to ignite passion and sound poetic at the same time and Sonia Choquette does a good job of that in this book, Tune In. The is the first of Sonia's books that I have read, but I look forward to reading another soon, specifically, the one about helping children tune in.
Though I have read several books in this genre, I truly think that daily input matters. Just like a healthy diet of food to nourish the physical body, I can't just make healthy choices one day and expect to stay healthy. Rather, I need to continue to make on-going healthy choices each day to remain healthy. Similarly, with the information I put into my head, I need to continually make positive choices and re-enforce healthy habits and constantly remind myself how to live a healthy life mentally and emotionally. For that reason, I continue to read books with similar messages and would recommend this book, even if you've already read quite a bit of this sort.
Even when I've read other books on a topic, I often find something new or a new way that something has been presented by an author that might finally "click" for me personally and enable me to better incorporate a particular idea into my life. For example, I've read several books recently that address fear, and not that I sought out or that were intended to focus on fear in particular. This book seemed to highlight the lessons I've been digesting regarding facing fears and leaving fear behind in order to enjoy living.
In addition, the author encourages the need for self love and how to start really loving yourself and your life. This is another message that has been re-iterated across books I've been reading recently and, I think, a much needed one for people to realize the difference between selfishness and self love! I had just read the book Dying to be me by Anita Moorjani before this book and Sonia's book, Tune In, was a great follow-up to Anita's book to offer practical methods to assess and inspire self love.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone, regardless of faith, culture, career, etc. because the message is so applicable to all of us sharing this journey of life, especially at this particular time on our planet. In Sonia's own words, "When we stop judging, overthinking, worrying, and separating ourselves from others and from God, and simply follow our natural design to love without hesitation or fear, life becomes a blessed symphony of miracles."
FTC Disclosure: I received this book for free from Hay House Publishing for this review. This review is unbiased and reflects my honest opinion of the book.