June 17, 2019 Emergence: Seven Steps for Radical Life Change by Derek Rydall
Review: Great book, inspirational. The exercises in the book were great, I had personal, permanent breakthroughs with at least two of them. I felt for little time, effort, and money, that’s really impressive and cheaper than therapy! If I go back through the exercises, I’m confident I’ll have more breakthroughs. Biggest lesson: Your personal longings are a key to help you develop into the person you are meant to be. Trust yourself and be your own best counselor. Repeats in various ways the ideas to turn to oneself rather than outside sources for life direction. Rydall also addresses the shadow side of our longings, and how the resistance to that polarity, rather than understanding and compassion, can limit our development. I think this was presented in Byron Katie’s book Loving What Is when she says there are no thoughts you need to cut out, just meet them with love. The idea was clearer to me in Emergence. I read Brene Brown’s Daring Greatly in July, and some of the research she presented affirmed Rydall’s book. I felt the those concepts were more accessible in Emergence. I totally recommend listening to/reading this book.