Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed reading your book “Inner Peace through Self Awareness.” I loved it from the first sentence. I have been interested in these topics since I was 15, and this is the first time in my life that I have been in complete agreement with someone’s opinion. It was really inspiring for me to read.
Your words reminded me of something I went through recently. I am recovering from a bad experience dealing with people who want to take everything but never want to give, and who enjoy gossiping about people behind their backs.
I tried a little “experiment” to test some of my so-called “friends.” I was a member of an online community, and next to the board there was a chat room as well. One evening I went into that chat room under another name so no one would know it was me. I was shocked to find that some of my “friends” were talking about me behind my back. The stuff they talked about was not pleasant at all. I was shocked because I had never done anything to those people and they were just stabbing me in the back. When I was in the chat room with my real identity they pretended they were my friends. So I just took a transcript of that chat and left that place. I showed it to some real friends on that board, and they were as shocked as I had been to find that someone could be so mean. It made me wish that I would have paid much more attention before all that happened. I overlooked the little signs I had received from that community that they did not want me there anymore. Of course none of it was direct. It started with that “ignoring” style some people have, and then it took a U-turn. I was “kicked out” out of the community because I couldn’t be happy 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. I always thought that feeling down was a normal part of life, but for those people anything negative was bad. I think that sometimes negative things are just signs that it is time to leave or that the things we are doing are not healthy for us, physically or mentally.
I do not think I know everything. Usually when I say something I have proof to support my opinions. And sometimes the proof makes people mad as well. It makes me wonder: when did being honest become a “disease”?
I love your statements about work and self-discipline. I can’t really quote everything I like there because I would have to copy and paste the whole thing. It’s really amazing. I don’t have enough words to explain how glad I am that I checked your site because of your bulletin. Thank you for sharing!
I wish I could find people like you in my country and wish there were more people like you. Maybe they are just too difficult to find.
I read the second chapter of your book with the same great interest, because it touched more of the topics I’m interested in. For example, I care about leading a healthy life (even though I’m not the best example of it, sitting all day long in front of my computer).
The dairy products theme is right on target. I know that some specialists and doctors say that milk products are good for your health, but that is not really true. There is a long list of diseases associated with dairy products, and recent studies say they are some of the main causes of osteoporosis(!). I know it sounds weird, but biochemically too much calcium is as bad as none at all. It takes away the bones’ flexibility and makes them too hard, which leads to a higher risk of fracture. Other problems include lactose intolerance and the amount of hormones (natural and not) and antibiotics found in milk. It makes me wonder how it could be healthy at all. And I’m sure the doctors and other specialists know this as well.
And about relationships: from personal experience I know that sometimes it is better to let a partner go out of one’s life. It’s good for both people, even though in the beginning it never seems that way and is much too painful.
I could write a whole essay about your book, but I do not want to bore anyone.
If I could say it all with just a few words, it’s really awesome writing!!!!!
Thank you for sharing!