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Book Review: A Survival Guide for Life by Bear Grylls

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bear-grylls-survival-guide-to-life-book-cover Bear Grylls shares the wisdom he’s learned through life in A Survival Guide for Life. Life can be difficult at times, in A Survival Guide for Life Bear writes how to not only survive these times but thrive in them. His positivity in this book is inspiring and infectious.

Bear gives advice like:

  • Have bravely to face your fears.
  • Failure is the key to future success. If you’re failing your making progress towards success.
  • Set your goal and focus on the journey not the destination.
  • Be the most enthusiastic person you know.

Over the 72 short chapters (each chapter being 2-3 pages at most) there isn’t a single wasted word. That said, I would have preferred Bear to tell more of his personal story.

He quotes people he admires including the famous, friends, colleagues and the bible.

When I bought A Survival Guide for Life I didn’t realise that he was a Christian and initially it didn’t bother me. However as the book progressed the tone was preachy at times and at one point he even recommended that the reader sign up to an Alpha Course. I also felt like he was atheist-bashing at some points. His religious views made me physically sigh on more than one occasion.

The presentation of A Survival Guide for Life was excellent. A good selection and use of fonts, as well as spacing created a consistent style that was pleasing to the eye of the reader.

If you ignore the Christianity in A Survival Guide for Life, then book is great. The wisdom he imparts is the sort of life lessons we should be teaching all children in our society. His his upbeat tone is captivating and makes it a joy to read. A Survival Guide for Life by Bear Grylls is available to buy on Amazon.

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A Positive Spell

By LifeOne Comment

It’s tough times and everybody seems to be feeling it, so I thought I would share with you a spell to bring some positivity in to your life and those around you.

All you need is a candle, ideally white, but I actually used a rainbow coloured candle because just looking at it made me feel more positive.

Sit somewhere comfortable, where you can spend some quiet time visualising without interruption. Take the candle in-between your hands and close your eyes.

Clear your mind of all thoughts, forget about the pressures and stresses of the day. Visualise a treasure chest in your mind and see all of your thoughts as coloured light. See the chest open and absorb all of the coloured light, until all that is left is your clear mind.

Now, think of what would make your life and those around you more positive, more fulfilled and happy. It maybe job security or more money, more time with loved ones, improved health, time to be creative, whatever it is spend at least 10 minutes visualising this in as much detail as you can.

See it actually happening in your mind and imagine how people you know respond when you tell them the news. Then visualise all these thoughts as yellow energy and visualise the energy move from your brain down to your heart.

Now visualise how you will feel when what you have visualised happens. Feel green positive, warm, bright energy of your emotions join your yellow thought energy.

Now see this mass of positive energy flow down your arms, in to your hands and then penetrate and fill the candle. The candle should almost seem to glow with a warm, positive energy.

Each night light the candle for roughly an hour, saying as you light the candle: “Release the energy within, like attract like. Positive energy attract positive things in to my life.”

(Please never leave a burning candle unattended!)

Here’s my candle, and so far it’s working:

More positive things are happening in my life. But more importantly, it seems to have attracted a few new people on my life that give me much joy, happiness and positivity.

Take care,

(The first ever blog post written on my iPhone!)

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