Every so often I walk through the self-help aisles at the bookstore to stay current on what is going on in the industry. Most of what I find is pure fluff, a $6.00 paperback booster-shot, designed to do nothing more than get you riled up for a second, distracting you from your problems with no real solutions.
But, every so often, I find something solid. A book I think not only calls you to getting your hands dirty, but does it in such a way that lasting change is guaranteed. “Something More: Excavating Your Authentic Self”, by Sarah Ban Breathnach, not only does the job when it comes to self-knowledge – she kicks its ass worse than Obama punking the legislature on healthcare. While I might argue that her name has way too many guttural syllables in it, her methods and approach are second to none. I worked the book, and even I have to admit, I didn’t know myself as well as I previously thought.
I’m suggesting this book for you because a lot of you are having problems getting in there and really getting to know yourself. Many of you are doing the collage, but you’re not used to self-excavation, so you go in but don’t go deep. I understand. It can be overwhelming and confusing. What Sarah does here is lays out a unique, step-by-step process that guides you through journaling, collage work, and a host of other creative processes – all designed to answer who you really are, and more importantly, who you are meant to be. And, that knowledge is powerful folks. It puts your passion on tap, yours to command. She makes the process simple, clear, and fun, all while acknowledging your feelings along the way. You can take the process at your own pace, a piece at a time, following along cover-to-cover. After all, how are you ever going to master others, if you don’t take the time to master yourself?
Do yourself and the Experiment a favor, click the link below and snag a copy: