Ok, so in a nutshell, this book is the reason that I know my current girlfriend, her daughter, several other good friends, and why I always have a parOk, so in a nutshell, this book is the reason that I know my current girlfriend, her daughter, several other good friends, and why I always have a particularly happy picture in my head when I get frustrated (at least once I remember to remember the picture :).
That said, none of that had to do with reading the book, but it sure set the bar high. When I finally got to actually READ it, I found it to be a delightful and fun combination of ideas and activities that I still play with regularly, two years after first encountering it and its author (Rob Brezny). He's a hoot on his own, and that's a separate topic lol...
I enjoy being able to pick this up, open it randomly, and find something that I can use to poke at my current experience. There is plenty of variety available throughout the book. To my surprise, I found a fount of writing and tidbits that encourage greater awareness and accountability, rather than the woowoo check-in-to-check-out fluff I'd been anticipating. The book is inviting and self-deprecating at the same time, encouraging me (and you...) to take it all with a grain of salt, believe none of it and still play with all of it anyway.
If you enjoy a life that flows well and effortlessly, then this book is a fun complement to an already elegant experience. If the stick is so far up there that you can scratch your tonsils with it, then this book might be for you as well, because if it you don't find some fun in it to tickle your fancy, it is definitely big enough for your to knock yourself senseless with but a single well-placed swing. Either way, life's looking better all ready, eh?! :P
Get it, try it, and have some fun... who cares if its because of the book?
PS - I must say, much to my delight, this IS NOT an academic treatise on the philosophical and pragmatic ramifications of introducing the physiology, psychology, biology or any other -ology of happiness, fun or beingness. Yes, there are plenty of opportunities to get blood flowing in the grey matter in the book. Ultimately, its about your experience, not your perceptual reference to the structural manifestation of the biological response evoked by the illusion of fun. *cough* ENJOY! ...more
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