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Journey to the Heart: Daily Meditations on the Path to Freeing Your Soul

4.55  ·  Rating details ·  1,582 ratings  ·  89 reviews
Beattie, author of Codependent No More, Beyond Codependency, and Lessons of Love, writes with the same warmth, honesty, and compassion in this collection, helping readers chart a new path toward spiritual growth and renewal. Journey to the Heart will comfort and inspire us all as we begin to discover our true purpose in the world and learn to connect even more deeply with ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published May 18th 2010 by HarperOne (first published March 1st 1996)
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Chanel
Dec 31, 2018 rated it liked it
Worth the read; one meditation per day for an entire year. Most impactful when used simultaneously alongside asana, meditation, inquiry and journaling. Some of the entries feel repetitive, but they serve as great reminders.
Carleen
Mar 06, 2017 rated it it was ok
"Do not allow fear of what if to ruin the joy of what is." -Melodie Beattie ...more
Alex
Dec 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Read one of these meditations each morning. Each day was something different though sometimes the themes overlapped. Reading this got my morning started right! I enjoyed it. Some of the messages really hit home!
Nancy
Aug 27, 2009 rated it it was amazing
I can truly say that this book changed my life more than any other. It is daily meditations for people in codepedent relationships. It gave me the courage to take steps and make huge changes that I don't know if I ever would have been brave enough to make without her wisdom. ...more
kathleen macdonald
I read from this every morning...very cool book.
C
Dec 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Enjoyed these meditations everyday. Kept me steady and balanced and prepared to face each day. Especially for this year that was full of changes!!
Allyssa
May 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. I pick it up and read it each day for some inspiration.
Susan Gualtier
Feb 11, 2020 rated it it was ok
This book is like word salad. I don't know what I was thinking. ...more
Lynda
Dec 20, 2011 rated it liked it
I have read daily meditations for the last 25 years. I am sorting through them to decide which one to use again next year.

This is a good, but not excellent meditation book.
Paddlingirl
Jan 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome Daily Reader

I lost count of the number of times the reading of the day paralleled my own life, was just what I needed to hear that day. Helpful, meaningful
Stephanie Spence
Nov 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: inspirational
Believing that you simply can't have enough inspirational messages in your day, I bought this book as a way to connect with a friend (daily) who also purchased the book. Uncertain if you have tried this before, but I've done it with Mark Nepo's book "The Book of Awakening" (which is a life-enhancing book that continues to inspire me). The act of reading a page with a friend in another city may not be a new idea, but "...there are no wrong turns, only unexpected paths" (as Nepo says) so I have be ...more
Kk
Apr 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book belongs on my "currently reading" shelf always, even though I have completed it before. Each time I read it I take away something meaningful. It is a beautiful book, that I received as a gift, and often share with others that I think could benefit from these words. While I am not always good at reading it daily, even when I travel I carry it along because I am bound to need some wise words at some point on my journey. The way it is written is not pushy or forceful but gently suggests i ...more
Jeline Diamante
Aug 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I bought a paperback copy of this book way back in 1998 when I was in Nova Scotia. I felt like a lost soul as I constrained myself to focus on a training programme while nursing a severely broken heart. Missing my aging mom back home, awake all night to finish the presentations for the training, and crying desperately to hold on to a love already lost, I would console myself with this book. Melody Beattie slowly redirected my thoughts and salved my heart.

It's so good to turn the pages once again
...more
Cheri Flake
Dec 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is not my typical go to...but I gave it a shot. I kept it next to my hair dryer and every day I would read just a little passage during my beauty time. ☺️this book delivered. I loved this message. I loved that she was on a journey with you and alone on a road trip with a vague plan. Isn’t that what life is after all? I am definitely starting over tomorrow. Big big new fan. Highly recommended.
Amy
Jan 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I started this book a little over a year ago when a teacher read an entry from it in a Yoga class. It became a little piece of my daily life. Although not perfect and life got in the way, I tried to read a daily excerpt everyday. Highly recommend during your morning coffee or in bed before your head hits the pillow. A little piece of comfort and inspiration and daily reminders of loving yourself, the universe and those around you.
Judi
I didn't use the audio version. I read a page-a-day. This is the second time I've read through this one in a year. She took a journey to numerous sacred, spiritual places in the west as she wrote the meditations in the book. I'd love to re-trace her steps some day! Her thoughts and observations about life and the human spirit are uplifting. ...more
R. Walraven
Aug 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A friend gave me this book, and I am grateful. I read it every morning. Melody Beattie truly does get to the heart of the matter, the heart of living well. Each daily read only takes a few moments and serendipitously urges me in the direction I need to go for that day. This book is a wonderful gift to give yourself and others.
Anna
Dec 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love this book. It’s a daily meditation devotional full of inspiring thoughts and prayer like lines. I purchased it over a year ago and have read through some of it twice. It’s a book to pick up again and again whenever one needs a bit of joy, peace or solitude. It can be read daily, in pieces or whenever needed.
Stephanie
Apr 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. Decided I would read it casually from cover to cover first. Now that I’ve finished I may read it daily or whenever it calls to me.

This book has lifted my spirits when I’ve been down and inspired me in the most unexpected moments. I’ll continue to reread this book.
Marbeth Lynch
Dec 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beautiful book that has inspired me daily

Highly recommended for setting a positive start to each day. Wide words that are clearly written from the heart, to encourage an authentic heard led way of daily living.
Kathryn Falbo-Woodson
May 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Lovely daily meditations that encourage mindful and open-hearted living. This book is extremely special to me as it was given to me by a family member of a deceased patient of mine. I had introduced her to Mindful meditation as a healing source during cancer treatment.
Rose-Marie Sorokin
Apr 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely wonderful! As a yoga teacher I often read from this book for my students. They love it and many of them now have their own copy. Mine is almost worn out now, so might have to buy another one!
Heather
Dec 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This has been a great book to read this year (2020). It guided me through good times and bad. I am not sure but it was spot on with thoughts and advice every time. I would like everyone to read this book.
Julie
May 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This one's a keeper. Literally. I bought my own copy. ...more
Gretchen
Apr 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book! I read it every morning after I meditate. It sets the tone for my day😌
Niki Walters
I love having something to read every day, it suits me, and Melody Beattie often knows just what you need to hear!
Ashok  Shenolikar
Sep 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Easy read and uplifting advise.
Lisanne Cozart
Nov 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Perfect start to my day, every day. Sometimes the lessons were just so right on that I thought the book had been written for me the night before. I'll keep reading this one time and again. ...more
Erika
Dec 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Love this yearly devotion
Brittanie
Nice reflections on daily doubts and struggles, if a little woo. I read one chapter a morning for a year.
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