You can create an exceptional life
Knowing the philosophical and
spiritual concepts - is one thing, applying them to life is another thing. There are many who
understand the concepts well but find it difficult to apply to practical life. In this book 'You
can create an exceptional life', you can find a practical guide to applying higher concepts from
the people who have successfully applied them.
This essence of this book is
derived from the combined wisdom of Louise Hay and Cheryl Richardson. Various important topics
woven into their conversations, they flow seamlessly from their experiences to readers'
There are seven chapters in this
book, which actually can be called phases of life rather than chapters. Or probably we can say
they are the seven hues of life rainbow. And briefly, here are the points to sum
- In the first two chapters the
gist of basic concepts is given. We are the creators of our own lives. By changing our thinking,
we can change our lives for the better. Louise Hay explains the concepts using her own
experiences in life as Cheryl leads the conversation. It is nice to read her own life story, how
her first book ‘Heal Your Body’ started as a small booklet to how her publishing house became a
great success. You can't disagree with her 'Every thing happens for a reason and everything is
- Chapter 3: How you start your
day is how you live your day. The chapter heading says it all. This chapter contains very useful
hints on how to change our perspective, how to start the day right and even how to teach your
child the right perspective.
Chapter 4: How you live your day
is how you live your life: A natural sequel to the previous chapter. Taking day to day practical
activities which are seemingly simple, Louise Hay explains how we can create our
Chapter 5: About dissolving
habits using affirmations. Infact every chapter is full of great practical affirmations that can
be practised to change our thinking, perspective and habits.
Chapter 6 and 7: Last two
chapters are about how to age gracefully and about how to meet death gracefully.
Highlights of 'You can create
an Exceptional Life'
Louise Hay's books and concepts
are not new but in this new book, two things are special: (a) Her concepts are applied to
various stages of life in a practical manner (b) The application and experience is given
prominence over the theory of concept itself.
The compilation of affirmations
for different situations at the end of the book acts as a great reference whenever you
Some good quotes from the
We are powerful, creative beings who
determine our future with every thought we think and every word we
The first hour of the morning is crucial.
How you spend it will determine your experience for the rest of the
The beauty of awareness is that it
interrupts a pattern. Bringing attention to our inner conversations - the things we say
to ourselves every single day - is a way of becoming present to the
We need to support ourselves with our
words instead of tearing ourselves down.
We want to encourage people to think about
and prepare for the end of their lives in a comforting way.
Is this book for you?
This is a wonderful book that can
help any one as an application guide. If you need more elaboration on Louise hay’s basic
concepts, you can refer to her earlier books 'Heal Your Body' and 'You Can Heal Your
About the Authors
Louise Hay is one of the pioneers
in raising awareness on mind body connection. She is the author of best selling books such as
'Heal your body' and 'You can heal your life'. For more than 25 years, she has been helping
people by metaphysical healing either through her books or speeches and
Cheryl Richardson is the NYT best
selling author of 'Take Time for your Life', 'Stand up for your Life' among others. She leads
large web communities focussed on helping people improve the quality of their
Cheryl Richardson also conducts workshops for experienced
professionals called Speak, Write & Promote: Become a Mover & Shaker with
an objective to cultivate new, conscious leaders in the self-empowerment