Book Musings: Gift from the Sea

“Gift from the Sea” by Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Passage from Gift from the Sea (amazon affiliate link) …. “The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. To dig for treasures shows not only impatience and greed, but lack of faith. Patience, patience, patience, is what the sea teaches. Patience and faith. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach – waiting for a gift from the sea.”

This is another find from a used book sale. I paid one dollar for it years ago at a library book sale. I’ve read it several times and was called to read it again this week. This book speaks to my soul as it delves into simplicity and balance. It’s clear why this is the book I’m reading right now. My heart and soul crave simplicity. I’ve come a long way and continue my simplicity journey paired with natural and inspired living. Yes. I know why my hand went right to this book on my nightstand bookshelf as I was rushing out the door for yet another time of arriving late at an appointment.

At 138 pages it’s a quick read. One could read the book in one sitting, yet, you may want to read a chapter a day to let each chapter settle in and give yourself time to ponder what you’ve just read. Get it. It’s well worth it!

Book Musings: Awakened Imagination by Neville

…. Rivers, Mountains, Cities, Villages,
All are Human, & when you enter into
their Bosoms you walk
In Heavens & Earths, as in your own
Bosom you bear your Heaven
And Earth & all you behold; tho’ it
appears Without, it is Within,
In your Imagination, of which this World
of Mortality is but a Shadow.
William Blake

I discovered this absolute gem of a book, Awakened Imagination/the Search (amazon affiliate link), by Neville, in the used book store. I had heard the name Neville mentioned by Wayne Dyer in his audio, Making the Shift: How to Live Your True Divine Purpose (amazon affiliate link).

It’s a quick read at only 94 pages. Awakened Imagination is best read without interruption or distraction and some place quiet. Yes, it is deep, deep, deep. If I had tried to read the book before this year, I may have been scratching my head. That’s the beauty of these types of books. If we don’t get it the first time around, we stick it back on our shelf and pull it out again later.

Definitely an enlightening book about our imagination and how it is the creator of our World. I enthusiastically suggest getting this one when you have the opportunity. If it leaves you scratching your head, just put it on your bookshelf and pull it out again 6 months or a year from now. Have fun!

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.” –Albert Einstein