WARNING: I’m one of those people who consistently answers that my cup is half full. I’m a positive person by nature, but I do believe that there is always room for improvement. I’m not even afraid to admit that I try to start my day with positive affirmation cards. (Inner Peace Cards by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer are my fave!) I think there’s something to be said about starting and concluding your day with self-reflection.
Now that you know this about me, it’s not surprising that I jumped at the opportunity to review 30 Day Guide to Apply Eternal Beginning by Christine Cunningham. I didn’t know how I would feel about it, because I hadn’t read Eternal Beginning. While I might have appreciated this guide book more if I had read it, I still had no problem following along.
I really liked how simple this book was, even the design is serene. Each day is marked by a quote from Eternal Beginning, a motivational blurb, and an action, which is where the sweet spot is. Although some actions are on the more simple side (“write down three things that you want”), others were surprisingly thought-provoking and even somewhat difficult.
For example, “Write down an individual who has what you want in your life. Find a proper way to ask them how they achieved that goal.” That one sent me into a tizzy. Ultimately, I asked someone whose cooking skills I admire how to make a recipe. Maybe I could have gone a little bit deeper with this action, but learning how to make that recipe did change my life for the better!
To be honest, I think that books like 30 Day Guide to Apply Eternal Beginning are only as good as the effort that you put into them. Reading a feel-good blurb isn’t going to anything for you unless you take the time to THINK and APPLY what you’ve read. I’m also a big proponent of writing things down; there’s something about the act of writing that makes things feel real. Writing down a positive action each day, in my opinion, does have the power to bring forth transformative change.
Final word: I had a good time waking up to this book and jotting down the quick and, in some cases, not-so-quick exercises. Anything that invokes positive change and awareness is good for the soul, right? I say go for it, give 30 Day Guide to Apply Eternal Beginning a try!