“There are those who see the world as it is, and ask, Why? And there are those who see the world as it could be, and ask, Why not?” - George Bernard Shaw
I just finished reading the most amazing book that I can barely imagine trying explain in words to make all of you understand the eye opening, soul awakening experience reading this book created for me. When I was finished I felt I was walking around in a blissful haze of both relief and excitement and I bowed down on the floor, enhaled the air with my sacred breath of life, and took it all in.
The book was the Third Book of Conversations with God by Neale Donald Walsch and the relief I felt upon reading it is knowing that everything I have ever felt about what is wrong with our world and everything I have ever felt about how this world should actually be is laid out so clearly here. It gives me relief to know I’m not alone in feeling this way, it gives me relief to have it written down so eloquently and spelled out so simplistically. It gives me excitement that I can actually do something about it, that the fact that I am not the only one makes the task of changing our oh so very wrong world not seem to be solely resting on my shoulders…there are others who see the way and are taking responsibility. I want to do my part.
What I loved most about the book is it took the political beliefs I have held for years (fyi, I’m a socialist of some sort) and turned them not into a political issue but rather pure common sense. I have always known this and it is this reason that I have always been an advocate for these principles. Yet I didn’t know exactly how to express to friends, family, etc. that the socialist way is not essential politically but essential for all of humanity to exist. It has nothing to do with politics and everything to do with survival in the highest form. There is so little I can say to express to you what an amazing book it is because the book is filled with 377 pages of awe-inspiring messages, all of which you have to truly experience for yourself. I have come here today only to share with you the inspiration, beauty, and home I have found within this book and encourage you all to read it. I know my summary is not very detailed and may only make sense once you read it or once you know me and my ideals better but as I continue on this blog I may reference a lot of ideas from this book and draw from all that I have learned upon my journey of reading it. It has truly become the bible from which I will live by. Really, it is the bible I have been attempting to live by that I had not realized existed until now. If I had the money to buy it for everyone I know, I would, but I can’t so please, I encourage you all to go out and buy it or borrow it from the library.