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  • By Doriel Hall
    Apr 15, 2012
    Tony Fogden wrote to me: 'I read your book on holiday and found it not only very interesting but also enlightening. The advice you offer on coping with the various levels and facets of psychological stress will be invaluable to everybody. I do not know anyone that is isolated or immune from any level of stress. The book is also a great mind map for anybody wishing to find some form of peace, tranquility or closure in this hectic world of ours.' Louisa Galvin has also written to me: 'As I read your book I felt the unfolding lotus flower of your life. Every petal revealed something of yourself, until one reached the core - the very essence of who you are and the journey you have made to reach such inspirational realizations of mind, body and especially spirit.' This was my aim - to show the connections between the 'issues' of my karma and the 'positive outcomes' I now enjoy. Looking back, it has all been so worth while!
  • By Marilyn Haan
    Mar 13, 2012
    This little book is a gem. It is a story of the getting of wisdom. Doriel Hall invites the reader into her life in the same way that she once invited seekers into her yoga centre. And she shares with us some personal memories. If we live long enough we will almost certainly experience grief, perhaps desolation, and inevitably loss of some kind. But few will experience the loss of a child to HIV/Aids. This story is told with no sense of self pity, rather an honest assessment of the author’s emotional states and the effort it took to lift up out of a mire of self-recrimination. In this way it is a practical book of self help. “Welcome!” is beautifully and succinctly written. It could be said to be a book about the benefits of yoga, about self-help, about love. Whatever you seek you will find. But it certainly suggests positive ways in which one might find that peaceful centre within, and from which outwardly radiates goodwill. It is a book written from the heart.
  • By William Stewart
    Mar 1, 2012
    In a world where we are continuously bombarded by outrageous stories of the extraordinary kind, ordinariness seems to have been forgotten. However, for all the books, media reports and constant and various communications about the lives of the famous, the tortured, the seriously unfortunate, and those for whom our compassion immediately flows, it is proper that we also remember that most lives are lived and have been lived in a state that we might regard as ordinary. That is, ordinary with regard to the types of challenges presented by birth; growing up; the problems presented for us to deal with during our life; and finally the wisdom that accumulates from living an ordinary life. When we forget this, we become unaware that human progress has been built on the countless ordinary lives lived now and in the past. We are the sum of all this ordinariness. This ordinariness might rightly be called divine. Doriel Hall has lived an eventful, ordinary life. From the position she was born... More > into, through growing up, marriage, travel, divorce, new partnerships and tragedy, all with the basic inspiration, common to ordinary people, that she should find some deeper meaning of things out of this life. Hers is a story of the seeker, who having begun that journey, dare not turn back. It is the story of the wisdom that flows out of this, and becomes that energy which is now available to all; not just those who read her book, but firmly lodged forever in the morphic field of human endeavor, available to all now and into the future, because of the sincerity and devotion with which she looked for the answers to the point and purpose of one ordinary human life. I recommend this book to those who are not sure how the ordinary life they are living can really contribute to the human story in anything like a powerful and meaningful way. It does, because it is another step forward for our species towards our expanding awareness. Without it the universe would simply collapse.< Less
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Product Details

November 30, 2011
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
0.75 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
6 wide x 9 tall
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