3 out of 4 stars
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How to Dance With the Universe by Goran Spasa is a motivational, self-help book that encourages the reader to make lifestyle and thinking changes to have a successful and happy life.
The author begins by giving his definition of ‘universe’. This is his name for God, or a force that creates harmony. The Universe offers us this harmony if we do not resist it with negative thoughts and actions. When we achieve this harmony, we will be able to attract good things and also exert an influence in other people’s lives.
The person who achieves this harmony with the Universe will be able to apply this energy to other parts of his life. The author shows how harmony can be achieved in the area of money management. Several practical suggestions are given on how to buy a house, how to write a will, how to invest, etc.
Harmony can also be achieved in the area of health. Our thoughts can affect our health. When we live with stress our feelings are out of balance. These negative feelings can lead to cancer. If we have caused a negative health situation by our negative thoughts, we can rectify that situation by adopting positive thinking patterns.
After explaining the general principles of his system the author invites the reader to visit his website. There you can download the missing chapter of the book and also a calendar of positive thoughts to repeat for every day of the year. You will also be offered some personal advice to help you achieve your greatest potential.
I liked the many personal stories the author included. He shared how he had to struggle with divorce and cancer. He also lost several jobs. He shows that his system of positive living has been the fruit of his own experiences.
One thing that I disliked about this book was the confusing message about the Universe and God. On page 16 he says, “I want to teach you how to dance with the Universe, which is my name for God.” Later on p. 134 we read this: “We have an advantage…which allows us to be aware even of those things we do not know, like God.” More information comes on p. 223: “Your God or my Universe is our collective mind and nothing else.” At the beginning we are told Universe and God are synonymous. Then the message changes to: we can be like God and our minds are what form God or the Universe. Does that mean we are God? Are we the Universe? Does that mean we are to dance with ourselves? This just became too circular!
I rate this book 3 out of 4 stars. I believe the author’s main message was to motivate us to take control of our life and mind by learning how to have a positive attitude. Some of the elements needed to achieve this positivity were confusing and unclear. There are also numerous spelling and grammar errors. The book would be useful for people who study human behavior.
How to Dance with the Universe
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