I am a huge fan of personal growth and development, so reading books that cover these topics is very enjoyable to me. A friend of mine recommended a book to me, “How Would Love Respond?” by Kurek Ashley, that I first read in the early months of 2009. I was fortunate to have seen Kurek speak in Brisbane a couple of years ago, and even got him to sign the book for me. He is an excellent speaker, motivator and is full of life.
Recently, I was at a chiropractic seminar with my team from Hillarys Chiropractic in Brisbane. Kurek Ashley was there speaking to the chiropractic congress and I was reminded of different principles in the book. I decided it was a good time to re-read “How Would Love Respond?” and see what resonated in me this time.
I’d like to share some points from the book and encourage you to read it so that you too can enjoy the benefits in your own life.
One of the first pages of the book before it starts reads, “Your mind is like a parachute. It works much better when it’s open!” – How true this statement is, and that is where we can change our life so much. Things like social or family conditioning can cause our minds to ‘not be free’. Awareness of this is the key – the first step in creating change. There are several examples of Kurek’s personal journey, and the fact of the matter is, “we all have a story.” We are sitting here today as a result of the life experiences we had. There are no accidents. We have choices on which perspective to believe this to be true – choosing to look at it from a positive view or a negative view. We have that power to choose, whether you believe this or not. By learning how to access this power, there are ways to open the mind and keep it open. Keeping it open is even more important, because old patterns and old behaviours can creep up and get in the way.
Chapter 1 of “How Would Love Respond?”
“Life Doesn’t Turn Out The Way It Should” – Kurek Ashley shares his amazing story in detail of his life-changing experience. We have them in different times, different forms, different places with different people – SEE’s (Significant Emotional Events) that literally change your life. I’ll leave Kurek’s personal story described in Chapter 1 for the reading in the book – don’t want to spoil any of the details, but the messages and summary is this:
“Trust in the fact that there are no accidents and that there is something in this book that you’re searching for in your life. And even if you don’t yet know what it is you’re searching for or maybe you didn’t even know that you are searching, have faith that it will be revealed to you, and that’s why you chose this book.”
Usually, circumstances and events don’t appear or reveal themselves for what they truly are until later. Knowing what questions and thoughts to form around those events can make the biggest difference in the evolution of your life.
A question Kurek mentioned that is a good habit to form,
“What’s great about this?”
Even in the midst of what can appear ‘total disaster’ or chaos, or devastation, there will be positive aspects in some form, we just have to look at the whole picture. I find this an excellent tool that I intentionally try to incorporate into my life when things may not appear as bright as they seem.
Stay tuned for the next blog post, where I will share some more points from the book.
May you have a most outstanding day!