what does “being well” mean to you? for each one of us, the path to wellness is unique. my own journey has included neurologists, physical therapists, massage therapists, and yoga, while yours may be less crowded but equally enlightening. one thing all of our paths have in common is the notion that true healing starts with the belief that you can heal.
A couple of months ago I received an invitation to take part in the blog tour for award-winning, New York Times best-selling author Eldon Taylor’s latest book I Believe: When What You Believe Matters! In return for my participation, I will be represented in a campaign for I Believe. In this blog post, I share my experiences with and reactions to the book. Here it goes!
The first thing that caught my eye about I Believe was the cover, which features a meditative image made of words, colors, flowers, shapes, and pictures of nature and the universe. Inside of the meditative image, there are various inspiring phrases, such as “I believe we are all connected.” To complete the image, everything comes together in a circle with Earth, cosmos, and the words “I believe in you” at center.
Inside of the book, there is praise from many well-known authors, scientists, and successful people. There is also a list of other books Eldon Taylor previously authored and audio programs he has created, plus a meaningful dedication. Thus, the author’s credibility is established immediately. Skeptics of the mind-body-spirit genre that I Believe is classified under should know that Eldon Taylor is not a newbie who picks ideas up out of thin air. Rather, the author has dedicated his life to understanding, exploring, experiencing, and sharing the concepts presented in his work.
After the praise and dedication comes the table of contents. The book includes a foreword by Ravinder Taylor, the author’s wife, and an introduction by Eldon Taylor himself. I Believe comes to just over 200 pages total, and consists of 26 chapters. The chapters are not grouped together as parts. Instead, each chapter is divided into several different sections. The concluding section of every chapter offers a short reflection, which recaps the main message. Eldon Taylor engages readers in the reflection by asking questions, challenging readers to think about how the information in the chapter can be applied to one’s personal life. With Eldon Taylor’s assistance, readers begin to see more clearly how they relate to the world, and that it is possible to make shifts in one’s own experience of living through examining and changing beliefs.
What stands about I Believe compared to other books on spirituality is that the tone is consistent, light and fun. Regardless of the author’s impressive credentials and background, it is clear that he is not consumed in proving himself, attempting to be better than anyone else, or trying to tell his readers how to live their lives. Instead, the author offers tools and advice without setting expectations, which is empowering. Furthermore, Eldon Taylor uses real-life examples and stories that people of all different ages and backgrounds can relate to, such as the time he applied for his first job at a shoe store. Still, readers are not run astray and I Believe is not “all about Eldon Taylor” and “Eldon Taylor’s story.” Actually, I Believe includes references to the work of numerous other authors and scientists, and each chapter begins with an inspiring quotation from somebody other than Eldon Taylor.
My favorite chapter from I Believe is chapter 14, “Instincts and Intuition.” In this chapter, Eldon Taylor discusses the value of life and living beings. He writes about the importance of developing awareness of one’s thoughts, tuning into dreams, paying attention to impulses, and trusting intuition. The message the author shares on the healing power of belief is one that is bound to resonate with many individuals looking to find fulfillment from within themselves.
To learn more about Eldon Taylor and purchase his book I Believe, visit www.EldonTaylor.com. I received my copy of the book to review online, and am eager to receive my free signed copy in the mail and share it with friends and family. Offers such as these are one of the best perks to being an author myself!
By Laura Yochelson
In his new e-book, The 7 Things That Made Me Genuinely & Irreversibly Happy: And How They Can Do the Same For You!, Rohan Healy shares with readers seven techniques to overcome personal suffering and live a more enriched life. The book is informative but not authoritative and clearly organized into seven different parts. The end of each part includes a summary of one of the seven techniques that serves as an easy-to-use reference guide. Also, various quotations from inspiring individuals are sprinkled throughout the text.
In The 7 Things That Made Me Genuinely & Irreversibly Happy: And How They Can Do the Same For You!, Mr. Healy shares numerous studies and methods from a variety of reputable resources, interweaves his personal story and experiences throughout, and offers multiple exercises to help readers integrate the techniques he shares into daily life. Overall, The 7 Things That Made Me Genuinely & Irreversibly Happy: And How They Can Do the Same For You! is an enriching, eye-opening read for anyone interested in topics such as psychology, spirituality, philosophy, the mind-body connection, and holistic healing. Though some may become intimidated by certain concepts (such as “stoic philosophy” or “the felt sense”), the author seamlessly blends easy-to-understand examples with more complicated theories and breaks things down in a way that is relatable to any reader dedicated to the processes of understanding and bettering oneself.
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