||Loving Healing Press
||Apr 1, 2006
Barnes & Noble.com
Like many people, I used to spend a good deal of my time fantasizing about the life I wish I had. Caught in the mindset of I could never do that, why can't I be more like so and so, and nothing is ever going to change , I felt my dreams slipping away. But one simple question, why not?, changed my life forever. This phrase challenged to take control of my life and start driving towards the me I always hoped I could be.
The Complete Being: Finding and Loving the Real You will help you realize your own hopes and dreams. This book contains the wealth of my own personal journey to contentment in easy to adapt exercises that you can use to identify and strive towards your own life ambitions. You will regain control of your own destiny by applying these simple yet thought-provoking exercises in the mental, spiritual, emotional, and physical aspects of your life
Tracy-Jane Newton, An Alternative View
We are encouraged to explore further within each aspect and relate them to our individual way of life, current and past. Ms. Brady explains how a better understanding of how we think and behave is achieved by examining the significance of our common reactions and beliefs. Providing some useful examples and ideas to put into practice, we can implement strategies to help us to look into the future and work towards our goals and live our dreams!
I found myself submersed in this book, discovering it a true source of encouragement, that however overwhelming life becomes, we should stay aware of what we want, never forgetting where we come from or what our dreams are.
If you want something, go out and get it, with the help of Tami Brady and her enlightening book, of course! The Complete Being should be on everyone’s virtual bookshelves.
Sue Phillips, Spiralthreads
If you have been thinking there must be more to life than what you have; or you find you tend to say one thing in public, whilst being of another opinion in private, then this book may be for you.
Arranged in four parts that may be read in more or less any order, The Complete Being by Tami Brady is a guide to working out just who you really are and how to use this to enhance your life in all areas. The sections are neatly divided into Mental, Spiritual, Emotional and Physical aspects and the exercises and suggestions are designed to help you get at the individual, special person that lurks inside us all, but rarely makes an appearance because of hang ups, social moires and lack of self belief.
Despite being placed firmly and correctly in the Psychology/Self Help category, the narrative is straight forward and wonderfully free of jargon. One could almost imagine the author is sitting in an armchair nearby with a cup of coffee as she explains how to tell the difference between learned behaviours and instinctive reactions. Perhaps if enough people read this book, the world really would be a better place.
Angela Hutchinson, Spirit-Works.net
“If you try to compete with others, you are destined to fail
Someone will always be richer, better looking, or faster.
However, if you strive to be yourself, you can’t help but succeed.
You are the only person who can be you.
You are the only one who really knows who you are and the true
depth of your dreams.
Therefore, in order to be truly successful,
You need to explore who you are
And follow your most heartfelt desires.”
This is great advice from the author of The Complete Being. Brady’s work is truly down to earth, intelligent and remarkably practical in today’s society. If, for whatever reason, life is not what you want it to be, this information can help you make the changes in order to transition into a new and beautiful way of living. It is one of the best guidebooks I have read and yet it does not overwhelm the reader with daunting tasks and unrealistic expectations.
Brady addresses the mental, spiritual, emotional, and physical aspects of making the shifts necessary to live a life that is authentically you. Historically informative, she explains how societies of the past operated; the importance of like minds and the danger of differing views. As we have evolved, we are becoming more aware of our unique desires and needs. Brady writes, “In the modern world, there is no common indicator of job success, no right way to live, and no single interpretation of life, death, and the world at large. This shift in attitude is due to the overall transition from small homogeneous ethnic populations comprised mostly of likeminded individuals that share like norms, values, and lifestyles to a larger more global culture containing a variety of different viewpoints in these areas.” It is now up to us to decide how we need to live in order to be balanced and at peace. Exercises are provided to zero in on what changes we desire and what dreams can fuel our passion. The author shares her story and what she has accomplished by simply giving herself permission to ask “why not?”.
Spiritually we are quite a diverse group and the subject is addressed respectfully and with terrific insight. “The perfect mixture of sacred traits will allow you to determine the purpose of your life. It will give you the wisdom to understand all of the hows and the whys about life and your place within this world.” She also states that there is no absolute truth that is right for everyone. We are indeed on a journey to find our own truth.
We all have specific personality traits and emotional behaviors and conditioning. Society is unforgiving if you happen to display certain types of traits and behaviors. “Ultimately, no matter how much you want to please other by adapting your behaviour to suit their needs you will fail in the attempt. In order to succeed, you need to find your own personal version of right emotional traits.” Accepting yourself will bring you true liberation. What a great message.
We all deal with our own judgment of our body good and bad. It all seems to return to the issue of self acceptance. If there are goals to meet, this book is a great launching pad.
The Complete Being is a recommended read for those in a rut or at a crossroads. Either way, change is in the air!!
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