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A short, simple and instantly effective guide to feeling better no matter what life throws at you. With levels of fear and anxiety now running sky high, try these simple meditations, exercises and rituals to counteract your negative self-talk, soothe yourself into peace and calm, and ride the wave of each challenging emotion instead of being overwhelmed. Let Michael James guide you in using this period of enforced lockdown and seclusion to embed the good habits that will support your best life yet.

Feeling down, angry, or depressed? Turn to ''Feeling Low'' and find the meditation technique that best distracts you from negative feelings, whether that’s focusing on sounds or on comforting phrases or having a meditative shower or workout. Lacking energy or bored? Turn to ''Feeling Uninspired'' and get an emotional pick-me-up. Life seems great? Turn to ''Feeling Good'' and make the most of your high spirits, to activate your intuition, and create your ideal life by envisioning it.

What all the practices in this audiobook have in common is that they are easy to do and will help you step away from unhelpful mind chatter and appreciate what you have right now. This audiobook was previously published in print form as Lighthouse.

©2020 Michael James (P)2020 Watkins Publishing

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Get out of the way of your overthinking.

The first thing I need to say, as a disclaimer, is that I know Michael personally, as such this review may seem somewhat biased -- but in all fairness, I spent several years attending Michael's weekly London groups and I did this for a reason.

Much of the content of this book is similar to the simple message that Michael offered every week at the meditation / personal empowerment groups mentioned above -- and if they were still running I would still attend, as the crazy world we live in means we can always benefit from keeping on top of our practice and connecting with likeminded individuals.

And yes, that message is simple -- get out of the way of overthinking (usually all thinking) and rather than being a slave to the chattering mind, learn to meditate and allow your real self (AKA Higher Self, God Self, Intuitive Mind) to run the show for us.

Of course, we may need to take positive action or follow other guidance -- but taking that action from a place of inspiration (i.e. that creative zone) is way more effective than trying to work something out from a place of worrying, when the worrying potentially influences or worsens the actual problem.

Sometimes we don't need to be seeking out the next spiritual guru, the next self-help guide or seminar, because we have all the solutions inside of us anyway.

This is not a book to cure everything that troubles you, but it will guide you towards finding solutions from a better perspective.

So, yes, a recommendation based on both the book and Michael's personal wisdom and insights.

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