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"The Book that inspires me the most"

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Today’s post is in conjunction with the Blog-A-Licious Blog Tour a fantastic blog hop that brings together bloggers of all genres, backgrounds and locations. In today’s hop, the blog featured before “http://sulekkha.blogspot.com/ ” 
is “http://royd-spiltmilk.blogspot.com/ “. The blog featured after “http://sulekkha.blogspot.com/” is the captivating 
“http://peacefrompieces.blogspot.com/ “. Do stop by and say hello plus some of us are having giveaways and 


contests. Enjoy! 





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The book that inspires me most:

 
I love books, all kinds, shapes, size and reading is my passion. Different books appeal to me at different stages of my life and one book stands out as my ultimate favorite because of a very special reason.The book is titled, “Who will cry when you Die?” This wonderful book holds a special place in my heart as this was the last gift my father sent to me before he passed away, and it has valuable treasures of wisdom to enrich people’s lives.
 
Who will cry when you die? By Robin Sharma
 
The tragedy of life is not death, but what we let die inside of us while we live. –Norman Cousins.
 
This book has enriched my life and made me stronger to deal with anything and everything coming my way. It teaches us that we are responsible for our happiness and we can change our lives and steer them in any way we want to go.
 
In this book the author advises the readers to find their calling and adds that finding your calling, simply means you need to bring more of yourself into your work and focus on the things you do best. It means you have to stop waiting for other people to make the changes you desire and, as Mahatma Gandhi noted: “Be the change that you wish to see most in your world.”
 
I am learning so much about life and am a changed person after following the advice given in the book. Robin Sharma says, ‘Take More Risks’. He says on the other side of fear lies freedom. “To live your life to the fullest, start taking more risks and doing the things you fear.”
 
I was never a risk taker but now for the past 17 months, I have done nothing else but this. I have conquered my fears of the unknown, failure, rejection and defeat, and am charging ahead in life, confident that I will succeed and even if I don’t sometimes, I will have tried to succeed. I will learn from my mistakes and try again and again and finally succeed.
 
I have started taking the initiative and am confident that everything will work out for me and nothing can hurt or harm me anymore, I am unstoppable. I have cleared the mental clutter and it’s unable to drain my precious energy.
 
I no longer think negative thoughts and am happy to be alive, life is for the living, and I am living it to the fullest. I am stepping out of my comfort zone and living an adventurous life. I have started a new project with a few friends and am learning something new about it every day. I have never had so much fun learning and working hard towards a cherished goal. I have promised myself that I will excel in my chosen field and hence am working hard towards achieving that goal.

 

I have learnt to forgive and forget, can sleep much better at night and am at peace with the world. I have also developed a whole lot of patience with unsolved mysteries of the heart. I am taking it one day at a time and am confident that all will be well in the end.
 
This book has taught me a lot, I have learnt to smile through my struggling tears, laugh in the face of adversity and stand tall when confronted with life’s innumerable stresses and problems. You become a better person in the process of reaching your destination, so I have started enjoying the journey to the destination and am sure that one day I will achieve my goals.
 
“It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.”
 
 
 
Sulekha/ Lucks
 
 
 Now then there are other blogs on this tour that just might have a book that may inspire you here is the list of blogs on the tour.






26 thoughts on “"The Book that inspires me the most"

  1. i think i am going to have to get that book to read and add to my library thank you for a wonderful post. this a great tour and thank you for being on it. God bless

  2. I agree Sulekha…different books do inspire at different times in our life. Isn't it interesting that they show up just when you need them…to hear that inspiration….which then leeds you back to life.

    What a beautiful Gift your Dad left you. You were definitley ready to release yourself into your full potential…I know the feeling of "Limitless"…it takes you to even greater heights…

  3. Hello Sulekha –

    I especially like your post today since I have made that directional transition in my thinking pattern a long time ago. It's not easy but not difficult either. A person must remain focuses and attentive to their thinking patterns. When the thinking goes astray, and it will, one must correct it immediately before the damage is done. Happiness is a perception and life depends not only upon how we live it, happiness depends on how we perceive it. Feel, laugh, love, see…bad things happen but…is that time to throw away happiness? Not at all. Thank you. 🙂

  4. Sounds like an inspiring wonderful read and a cherished heirloom since it's a gift from your father!! Hope you keep on growing as a person and remember the lessons in the book. Thanks for sharing

  5. Lovely post! And we have shared many similar journeys. In fact, it was my dad's sudden death that pushed me back into writing, back into what I was truly meant to do.

    Also, much like you, I have resided in many places in the last ten years, but I have only really begun to live in the last two. It has been quite a journey and I am very glad to be where I am today.

    So very nice to meet you!
    Paula

  6. I truly believe in your selection,this is a book to be treasured,and something that gives immense inspiration..good one Sulekha

  7. I read this book long ago…it's a high source of inspiration.Your father gifted you the book and he did the last thing he could have done to make you more strong.You will achieve if you believe in what you are doing.

    “It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.” Well said.

  8. Wonderful post as usual – I know the special significance this book has in your life. This is the one of the more special posts in your blog. Whose to say life's lessons are not enriched by books – they are a fantastic medium always..

  9. I have that book and I read it often. It is a very inspirational book. I am glad it has turned your life around, Outlier. Keep smiling.

  10. I was inspired in reading what you gathered from reading this book. I'm definitely more encouraged and I must say, the topic of inspirational books could not have come at a more appropriate time as right now. What a gift you dad provided to you in giving you this book. I'm glad he shared it with you in order that you shared it with me. Thank you.

  11. Hi,
    You have inspired me to get this and read it. We all need inspiration for the many layers of our lives. this one is definitely going down as a must read!

  12. I read the book quite sometime back and yeah I agree with all your points. It's a must for everyone to read and inherit the content. Nice read 🙂

  13. well, after reading this post and some of the comments here, i am looking forward to get the book and read it…..:))

    thanks foe sharing about it here…

    Regards,
    irfan.

  14. I can see why you like this book. Finding what you are really good at and taking calculated risks are an important part of life, and personal development. If we take no risks, we cannot grow past a certain level. Nice to meet you on the blog hop!

  15. @Roy, nice meeting you on this tour and thanks for the compliment.

    @Ravenmyth, yes they do show up at the right time. I found this book when I was losing my hold on life and it helped me tremendously to overcome all sorts of problems.Thanks for visiting and sharing your thoughts.

    @Charlie, yes happiness does depend upon how we perceive life and keeping our thoughts under control is very important.It's all in the mind…thanks and welcome to my blog.

    @David, I hope to do so and yes it is a wonderful book. You must get your hands on a copy.Thanks…

    @Paula, so sorry for your loss and tomorrow is father's day. It was a tough time but this book helped and my memories of him too. Glad to have met you and welcome to my blog, come again,thanks.

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  16. @Alpana, thanks friend and it is a gem of a book.

    @Aabhisek, father's know best..thanks for the compliment and faith can move mountains.

    @Mitr, yes you do know me so well that I feel a sense of Deja vu, sometimes. Books are a wonderful medium, thanks for your lovely compliment.

    @Outlier, thanks and you keep smiling too. Love this book and it's teachings.

    @Totsymae, welcome to my blog and thanks for your generous compliment. My father was a great man and he left me with so many wonderful memories and mantras for living a fulfilled life.

    @Shaeeza, welcome to my blog and thank you for trusting me and wanting to buy this book.You won't regret it.

    @Rachit, thanks and welcome to my blog, isn't it a great book?

    @Irfanuddin, Get a copy and see for yourself, thanks for the compliment.

    @ Sonia, Thanks, that's high praise, coming from such a great writer.

    @Catherine Stine, welcome to my blog and nice to meet you too. Risks are meant to be taken like promises are meant to be broken.:)

    @Pandora, thanks for letting me be a part of your blog tour. I have enjoyed my trip and meeting new friends and writer along the way.

  17. “The tragedy of life is not death, but what we let die inside of us while we live”… And THIS quote reminds me of another by Oliver Wendell Holmes: “Many people die with their music still in them. Why is this so? Too often it is because they are always getting ready to live. Before they know it, time runs out.” It sounds like this is what you are talking about Sulekkha. Live now and rejoice in every moment of life. What a wonderfully inspiring message. Sometimes I just need to remind myself of this.

  18. I've added this to my must read list after reading your post. It's wonderful to read about how this book has impacted your life in so many positive ways.

  19. I must read this book! What a wonderful gift your Dad left you. What a great quote by Cousins. Thanks for sharing.

  20. @Duane, welcome to my blog and appreciate your comment.

    @Debra, The book is a storehouse of wonderful quotes and inspiring messages.Celebrate life is the best teaching anyone can give and practice.

    @Leo Landau, welcome to my blog and thanks for the compliment.

    @Mari, thanks for appreciating my post and you won't regret getting this book, it's awesome like your photographs.

    @Sarcasm Goddess, welcome and thanks for appreciating the book. My father was a great man and I miss him a lot but his teachings and love stay with me forever.

  21. This sounds like a fantastic book- thanks so much for sharing for the Blog Tour! I'll definitely have to check this out 🙂

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