Let's Pick a Book

     It’s no secret, reading is good for you.  Reading allows you to experience different places, it increases blood flow and improves your brain; it challenges your imagination. William Styron wrote, " A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end.  You live several lives while reading."  Yes, a great book can inspire you and a great book can be life changing.

     While there are always wonderful books available, every once in a while a profound book comes along and takes your breath away.  It reveals the inner thoughts you may have been aware of but had not yet addressed or challenges you to understand and relate to its narrative. My friends, if you haven't picked up a copy of The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz, don't wait much longer.  While our picks are so personal, I will stand strong behind this book and state that this is a book everyone should read.  It's that important. The Four Agreements give us an inspirational code for life, a simple diagram for personal development.  Some have even said that their life has positively changed after reading this book.  The Four Agreements was published in 1997, but its basic philosophy is needed today more than ever.  Our lives are so hectic, we're always on the go, and we don't have time to interact with each other.  We learn so much from each other...we need each other.

     The ideas from The Four Agreements come from the ancient Toltec wisdom of the native people in Southern Mexico. These people were people of knowledge and considered science and spirit one of the same.  With modesty and grace, Don Miguel Ruiz becomes a pure source of enlightenment.  

     The Coco & Cyd woman is well rounded and is always self-discovering. Reading is a great way to connect with oneself as well as learn about the world and the people that fill it. After reading a good book, we often feel a sense of accomplishment, which can contribute to how we feel overall. Find a book that speaks to you, you will see that it can stand as the perfect escape from the stresses of everyday life. We would love to hear about your favorite book(s). Please feel free to share with us!

 

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Quote to take with you for the week:

"Whatever happens around you, don't take it personally. Nothing other people do is because of you, it is because of themselves."

-Don Miguel Ruiz

 

 

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