Saturday, September 12, 2015

What Matters Most by Brian Draper

What Matters Most: Letting Go of What You Don't Really Need to Find Life Itself 
by Brian Draper

How people can change the world around them, by first changing themselves.

It is easy to view the world without hope; to stand back and feel helpless. But what if that were simply not true? What if we weren’t victims who were done for and done to and started to set a different standard by living fully, creatively, and spiritually?

This book is incisive and full of practical, spiritual wisdom. Draper goes in search of the positive, the infinite, and the good, and wants to pass it on. It is time to see the world with fresh eyes, to be inspired, and to help others. But it’s not just about spreading a positive message—it’s about transforming lives, because “transformed people, transform people”—change starts with us.
And that’s when it spreads

Recently I've been interested my reading about books that will help me to see life differently. While reading, you think, you test the author advices or theories and you see if they suit you or not.
Of course, you will not read the book as fast as an entertaining story and of course, you may not want to work on yourself when you are tired...

However, this book was a nice surprise. The author doesn't preach. He gives concrete life examples. Ones that we can all relate to. After that, it's up to you to see if you want to try...

Personnaly, this book has followed me even after I've read it. To stay open to change, to stop trying to force my own agenda and let life surprise me with unexpected events.
Even the bad ones and the awful challenges we can have to overcome can help you to grow stronger.
Of course, before you can laugh at your troubles, you are stress and depress. But just look at your emotions and reactions to event under a different light and you can change the way they will impact you.

It's easy to say than to do. It's why I've liked to read this book. It has put some events of my life into a new perspective.

"How much does it matter what other people think of me? How much should it matter what they expect of me? How much should it matter if my life doesn't work out as planned, predicted, or hoped?"

"It's a stumbling block of a spiritual principle: that the secret to life is not hidden away in the most complex philosophies or esoteric theories, but in plain sight, for the eyes of those people who are often overlooked themselves or considered insignificant."
"Perhaps it's just simpler to look for the bad. Perhaps we fear the disappointment too much of going after the good and never finding it."
"The river reminds us that all things must pass, whether they are painful or lovely. Ultimately, we will have to let go of everything." 

*Arc provided by Netgalley
I received this book in exchange of a fair and honest review.

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