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The mind of the soul responsible choice
Zukav, Gary.
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New York : Simon & Schuster Audio, [2003]

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5 audio discs (approximately 5 hrs.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
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Compact discs.
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Audiobook on CD


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BF611 .Z85 2003D Adult Audiobook on CD Audiobooks

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People make hundreds of choices every day, yet most individuals feel they have little control over their own lives. Now Gary Zukav, author of the monumental bestseller The Seat of the Soul, joins
his spiritual partner, Linda Francis, in a revolutionary look at the power of choice and how to use it wisely. They explain how changing our decision-making can help us avoid self-defeating patterns of thought and action -- and help us take control of our lives by creating authentic, positive power.

Whether your choices are large ones -- concerning work, marriage, parenting, or divorce -- or smaller day-to-day choices, such as shouting or showing annoyance when you are angry, they carry consequences for which you must assume responsibility. You will discover that in any situation one choice among the many that present themselves to you is the optimal choice -- to create harmony, cooperation, sharing, or reverence for life. When you make this choice, you gain the freedom to experiment with your life, learn to change yourself instead of blaming others, open your heart, and develop authentic power.

The Mind of the Soul is packed with specific, and practical exercises that make you a participant in the process of responsible choice. The discoveries you make here will become a permanent part of your life.



Welcome This book can dramatically change your life by showing you how to take responsibility for the choices you make and break free from the illusion that you are a victim of your circumstances. Everyone knows that when you make a choice, that choice changes your experience. When you take a new job, move to a new city, or get married or divorced, your experience changes. That is obvious, but other choices that you hardly think about make differences in your life, too. For example, when you shout because you are angry, that is a choice, even if you do not think of it as such. Even if you assume that it is natural to shout when you are angry, that is still a choice. When you shout, you create particular consequences -- people avoid you or start arguments with you. When you do not, even though you are angry, different things happen. All of your choices create consequences, whether or not you think about your choice and even whether or not you are aware of making a choice. When you make a choice, you create consequences for yourself. That is why it is important to understand that you are always making choices, and to become aware of what you are choosing. If you do not make this effort, you will continue to encounter the consequences, and they may not be the ones you would want. This book is about the power of choice and how to use it wisely. It gives you the tools you need to make responsible choices, and supports you experientially and in practical ways so that you can make responsible choices long after you have finished reading it. Our intention is to give you the most well-rounded, grounded, and practical introduction to responsible choice that we can. This book is designed to be used, not merely read. The exercises, in particular, are important. Without them, you will still be able to understand the concepts, but they will not be nearly as useful. You will know more, but unless you actually choose responsibly, you will not change. To assist in the process of meaningful change, we have also created a special Self-Empowerment Journal to accompany this book. It will help you focus your thoughts, emotions, and insights as you read and as you apply the exercises to your life. Of course, you can still benefit greatly from The Mind of the Soul without buying the companion Journal, but if you do not, we ask you to buy a notebook that you like to look at, hold, and write in, and record your discoveries after each exercise. Create your own exercises and write them, too -- in whatever journal you choose. Most of all, experiment with what you learn and observe the results in your own life. Last, we ask you not to accept anything in our book on faith, but to read it with an open mind and an open heart. If something we say strikes you as valuable, apply it to your life and see what happens. If you feel it does not apply to you, let it go. Make your own choices. Love, Gary and Linda Copyright © 2003 by Gary Zukav and Linda Francis Excerpted from The Mind of the Soul: Responsible Choice by Gary Zukav All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.