I look forward to hearing what you think of the first chapters.smiileyjen101 wrote:I've checked out the website (and the link to the production company) and am about to check out the first four chapters of the book.
I just wanted to say this is simply perfect... maybe our graphic inspirationalist (like that word 'Mirth?) anewmirth can use it in one of his threads.“I made a mistake” is an objective fact. “Because I made a mistake I’m a loser” is a subjective opinion. These opinions about reality exist only in our minds, but we think and act as if these opinions are objective truths.
Thanks for your answers to my question.
As a throwaway aside, was there ever a moment where you went - 'Oh, but this is just my perspective? Who then is it for?'
Yes I have questioned whether this was just applicable to my experience! But this addresses what someone else posted earlier, about the value of words. I do think everyone has to experience for themselves, but I also think that sharing our experience with others can be valuable. For example, yesterday I interacted with someone who has trouble keeping his word. What Miguel Ruiz wrote in "The Four Agreements" helped me to articulate to him what not keeping his word was costing him in his life. Support groups like AA are built on this premise: hearing another's experience helps me frame my experience. i can put my struggle with alcohol in perspective, or realize that I'm not some freak but other people have the same problems, etc.