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The Power of the Heart book review


While I am an avid reader, self-help books aren’t normally on my TBR list, so when SheSpeaks sent an email asking if I’d like to receive an advanced copy of The Power of The Heart- Finding your true purpose in life; I almost passed. 

Until I saw that Maya Angelou was a contributor.  I have found great peace, solace and enlightenment in Maya’s words and teachings so I decided to open my heart and mind to this book. My thanks to SheSpeaks/Power of the Heart for sponsoring today’s post. I appreciate receiving a complimentary advanced copy of this book and a thank you gift for my time. All opinions expressed are my own.


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About The Power of the Heart: Written by Baptist De Pape for Atria Books:

The Power of the Heart book is a compilation of thoughts, ideas and exercises from eighteen of the world’s greatest spiritual thinkers, writers and scientists who reveal how you can overcome limitations and fulfill your highest potential. Since the beginning of recorded history, the great teachers of the world’s spiritual traditions have described the heart as the source of true power and understanding.


How Do You Connect With Your Individual Heart’s Power? 

“There are many different ways to connect with your heart’s power and intelligence. The book explains how to listen to your heart’s voice and hear its wisdom. It also explains ways, in which you can develop your intuition, create synchronicity, clarify your intentions, and exercise the power of gratitude. All of these – intuition, intention, gratitude, and synchronicity – are also powers of the heart.”


My Thoughts:

Each chapter of The Power of the heart is relatively easy to read and get through. There are exercises or contemplation's throughout the book to help you get in tune with your true purpose in life and your heart’s power. Some of the writers/teachers words I could align myself with easier than others. For instance one such contemplation is The Three Blessings Exercise.

For this exercise you are supposed to write down three blessings or things that went right for you that day. I found that by following this exercise I actually had more than three blessings for each and every day. I found that to be very life affirming!


 My Favorite Quotes:

If you don’t know what to do, do nothing. Don’t fill your time with trivia. Simply do nothing. Don’t do anything and you may be able to hear your heart. – Maya Angelou

It’s important to allow moments of silence into your life, because silence can let you escape the mental noise we call “thinking”. – Eckhart Tolle

Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. – Steve Jobs

Personally, I found this spiritually enlightening book to be helpful in that it made me stop and “contemplate” on two key issues for me, Intention and Gratitude


The Take Away:

This book is beautiful and would be a welcome resource for anyone who is asking themselves the big picture questions about their life and their purpose in it. Be prepared to think and feel your way through it.  


Spoiler Alert: The circle design feature on the front of the book jacket glows in the dark! What an unexpected touch.

You can learn more about The Power of the Heart, including ordering a copy by visiting their website here and by following along on Facebook and Twitter.


Please share in comments: Which of my favorite quotes above speaks to you? 



Disclosure: My thanks to SheSpeaks/Power of the Heart for sponsoring today’s post. I appreciate receiving a complimentary advanced copy of this book and a thank you gift for my time. All opinions expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. 

12 comments

Jamie Tomkins said...

Sounds like a great book. I like the quote from Steve, but I'm not one to support that man's words personally, due to things he has said and stood up for. Otherwise, everything looks like it would really make you think. :) Great review!

Susan said...

Gratitude -- that is something that I keep reminding myself to cultivate. It seems I have to remind myself over and over! This sounds like a wonderful book to help us on the road to contentment. Thanks for alerting me to it!

tara pittman said...

I like that this book stops and makes you think. Maybe people will slow down.

Nicole Pyles said...

I had the chance to read this book and it was so good! I loved reading through each morning and finding bits of insight that I can keep with me while I go about my day!

Yona Williams said...

I really like the Maya Angelou quote that you mentioned. I will have to keep that in mind for when I hit a brick wall.

Linda Kinsman said...

Hi Jamie,

Thank you for your supportive comment. This book will have you thinking and feeling for sure.

Linda Kinsman said...

Hi Susan,

Yes! I must tell myself to have an attitude of gratitude often when my life gets hectic.

Linda Kinsman said...

Hi Tara,

Ah, we can only hope that people will slow down. This world spins too fast at times doesn't it?

Linda Kinsman said...

Hi Nicole,

I found I enjoyed this book best in the morning as well. It was a great way to center myself for the day ahead. Thanks for stopping by.

Linda Kinsman said...

Hi Yona,

I'm so glad that Maya quote resonated with you. In the business we are in, brick walls can pop up without warning.

Melissa said...

I'm not usually a self-help reader either, but this really does sound like a book I could use. Adding it to my TBR shelf!

Linda Kinsman said...

Hi Melissa,

I am glad my review helped you put another book on your TBR shelf. Although, if yours is anything like mine- we may never get through our lists.