"Here is what Caroline Myss, author of Sacred Contracts, wrote about this book: The Gift of Change needs to be read by every person who can feel the speed of change rapidly increasing in her/her personal world. In this essential book, Williamson examines change as a spiritual necessity and offers the reader insights into the meaning of embracing the next step on one's life. Never has a society needed this wisdom and guidance more than now."
This book was published in 2004, much in reflection of what occurred after the events of 9/11/2001.
I started reading the book just after the November elections, and felt the immediate applicability of this book now as well.
While this is considered a spiritual-type book, I found myself reflecting often about how what I was reading applied to the work environment as well. This was especially true in the first few chapters where she talks about what we celebrate in other's lives, we draw into own own.
One of my favorite paragraphs is "Practice kindness, and you start to become kind. Practice discipline, and you start to become disciplined. Practice forgiveness, and you start to become forgiving. Practice gentleness, and you start to become gentle." Surely this applies to both my professional and personal life.
With what has happened in the US over the last several months, The Gift of Change is an incredibly relevant, powerful book. Highly recommended.
A wonderful book by a great spiritual author. Chapters deal with coping with change, even the most painful,by growing through personal transformation. There are 10 key bridges of transformation that she leads us over.
The first several chapters are wonderful! Very New Age thinking! Get's a bit 'slow' in the middle. Still finishing it.