We all have busy lives these days with constant stimuli everywhere. Our calendars are full and our minds are fuller. It’s easy to be focused on what is happening “out there” and forget about the essential practice of connecting “in here.”
It's exactly because of those reasons that I appreciated Soul Journey to Love: 100 Days to Inner Peace by Dr. Irene Cohen. I found each of the daily messages to be a beautiful exhale of loving reminders about our innate wisdom, peace, and love. Dr. Cohen guides the reader through 100 days of insights, processes, and prayers in a manner that I connected with because her writing style is digestible, straight-forward, and empowering. Students of A Course in Miracles will recognize and connect with the similar messages from that notable tome.
Reading a chapter a day is not a new literary concept, but the wisdom and reference to A Course in Miracles, coupled with Dr. Cohen's inspiring messages, makes this resource special. Some daily insights resonated with me strongly and I referenced them a few times. It turned out to be an easy book to pick up and flip through since most passages are only a page long.
I like how the book is divided into three parts and a progression of knowledge takes place swiftly and easily. I appreciated the gentle reminders about what is important in daily life. I re-read some passages because I wanted the words to sink in more and penetrate my (already full) mind.
For practical purposes, Soul Journey to Love is an excellent nightstand read before going to bed, upon waking in the morning, or as a companion during lunchtime. It doesn't require a lot of time or a big commitment as if you’re starting another book. It’s simply a beautiful supplement to the day’s activities and never-ending to-do list.
Finding time to have a daily practice is becoming more important in our busy lives and this guide is a great place to start – or continue – that intention.
For more information, see the author's website.