Book Review: Writing to Awaken
Writing to Awaken
A Journey of Truth, Transformation, and Self-Discovery
by Mark Matousek
New Harbinger Publications, Inc.
Religion & Spirituality , Self-Help
Pub Date 28 Jul 2017
I am reviewing a copy of Writing to Awaken Through NewHarbinger and Netgalley:
In this book Mark Matousek reminds us that many writers begin looking inwardly as children, trying to make sense of the world around them.
Authors often ask themselves who they are, in trying to discover their writing voice. But our voice is so much more than who we are in name. There are excercises that encourage you to dive deeper.
The author points out too that their are falsehoods of self. We are reminded too that fear and desire are two sides of the same stick.
We are encouraged too let our true face show.
In the second section of the book the author talks about exploring the story. The author points out too that writing sometimes evokes resistance. The author points out too that “Writing helps us wipe away debris and distortion from our looking glass.”
As humans we will do our best to try to make sense of our life stories. We are reminded too of the power of choice.
The author points out too that love invents us, that without the ability to nurture or care would be drained of significance. We are reminded too that just as we need to be able to love we need to be able to forgive as well.
In Part Three Of this book the author talks about dropping the mask. The author points out too that we wear masks for the acceptance by our peers. The author goes on to show us that we learn from loss as well, and that writing allows us to explore our losses.
In Writing to Awaken we are reminded too that intention matters, and that we need to focus in order to support our intentions. The author points out too that denying desire is dangerous.
In the fourth section of this book Matousek talks about awakening. We are reminded too that it takes courage to surrender to passion and to accept our unique gift. The author goes on to talk about the role that our beliefs play in our writing.
I give Writing to Awaken five out of five stars!