The recent media blitz over Tim Russert’s passing seems to have renewed interest in Tim Russert’s books, both of which place in the top ten of Amazon.com’s Top one hundred list. Both books appear to be inspirational in nature, and thus make it onto this list. If you have any feedback on these books, I would love to hear from you. Use the comments section at the very bottom of this post.
Beautiful Summer Morning’s Top Five Inspirational Books for the week of June 21 2008
1. Big Russ and Me by Tim Russert
TW #1 LW– # of W 1
2. Wisdom of Our Fathers: Lessons and Letters from Daughters and Sons by Tim Russert
TW #2 LW– # of W 1
3. A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose (Oprah’s Book Club, Selection 61) By Eckhart Tolle
TW # 3 LW #1 # of Weeks 17
4. The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch
TW #4 LW #2 # of Weeks 8
5. Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace . . . One School at a Time by Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin
TW # 5 LW # 5 # of W 21
Beautiful Summer Morning Book Review
Anyone subscribed to my Inspirational Quotes Page know that I have been using quotes from this book for several weeks now.
The Book is called The Dance: Moving to the Rhythms of Your True Self by Oriah
I love this book. I love books that open you up like a ripe melon to dig about in your soft parts, and then inspires you to Dance with the images Oriah creates. Each chapter of the book is based on a stanza from Oriah’s poem, called “The Dance.”
Don’t tell me how wonderful things will be…someday.
Show me you can risk being completely at peace,
truly okay with the way things are right now in this moment,
and again in the next and the next and the next…”
There are no pulled punches, no holds barred, in the frankly honest writing that speak to the heart and the soul with truth and rationality and common sense. We don’t have all the answers, we can’t always provide the answers some one else needs, but we can be there with the understanding that, as we are, we are good enough.
To learn to accept that “you are good enough, just as you are” is the central theme in the steps of this Dance.
Every page carries an inspiration, a new insight , a new learning about self, or your relationship to others you are left breathless.
If you wish to look into a truly passionate heart full of love for us without regard to our condition, this is the book for you.
Oriah makes no bones about being flawless, what is unique is her approach comes from her learning about her own challenges, her own struggles to live the Dance.
You will come away from the book, a much richer person.
Her is a Video of “The Invitation” a poem that precedes “The Dance”.
Get Inspired…Read a Book!
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