I love to discuss books that have helped to transform the way that I think or the way I look at my life. I was so thankful that when my marriage unexpectedly fell apart, my best friend handed me this book. She gave it to me at exactly the right time and it was exactly what I needed. I always like to share my ever-present and ongoing gift from the Universe… that I always stumble upon whatever book I need at the right exact moment that I am open and willing to receive it. This book helped me change my outlook during a devastating divorce from the love of my life.
When Things Fall Apart, by Pema Chodron, is an AMAZING book. The basic concept of the book: Nothing is permanent. Nothing. Is. Permanent. If you can wrap your head around the idea that it’s impossible to predict what will happen from one moment to the next, then it’s possible to find peace when things aren’t going your way. Divorce, break-ups, loss, death, life changes are all a part of our earthly experience. When you learn to relax and embrace life’s ebbs and flows, you can change how you view difficulties and accept that they are just a part of our human experience. You cannot control others, just like you cannot control the flow of a river. We are always in transition, and accepting that is the key to finding joy and changing your life.
-The Giggling Guinea Pig