News - Soul stories
by Life Positive
The irresistible thing about the Chicken Soup for the Soul series is that it puts us in touch with the heroism of the common man, the amazing things people do to resolve impossible problems and to make a difference to humanity.
No wonder the series has sold millions of copies across the globe. The sad world needs reminders that life is not really as bad as the newspapers make it out to be.
It was a delightful thing, therefore, to witness the launch of the latest of the series: Chicken Soup for the Soul: Life Lessons for Loving the Way You Live by Jennifer Hawthorne, at Crossword Bookstore, Mumbai, recently. Hawthorne, a co-writer of the popular Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul book, was in Mumbai to meet with her mentor, Advaita master, Ramesh Balsekar.
At the function, where she participated in a conversation with Life Positive editor, Suma Varughese, she explained the reason for the book's somewhat convoluted name. "You may not always love your life, but you can always love the way you live it," she says, explaining that around the time she was writing the book, she was encountering health problems and other issues. Her life was by no means perfect, but she found that a certain peace lapped around these problems, and stopped them from overpowering her. "The book is about how to achieve balance and serenity despite life's circumstances," explained this striking woman, dressed in a green ensemble.
The book is filled with inspirational stories of people who achieved this remarkable balance, despite facing staggering odds. It fills you with the hope and the belief that you too can do it.
Subject: Celebrating Your Spirit - 14 September 2008
I love this article. Ive never considered why these books create such a stir and have become so historically popular. We all feel ourselves in each one. In addition to the metaphorical or vicarious way our souls are touched by the Chicken Soup series, Ive found that direct positive inspiration is More...
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