GOOD READ: A ROAD TO CHARACTER by David Brooks
You may be familiar with his name as a political analyst for the NY Times and for PBS. For my money, David Brooks’ latest book: A Road to Character is an impressive read and one that stands out as spot on for our work.
Here is an excerpt from the book that indirectly speaks to the benefits of our 40-day practice period or anything you do repeatedly with good intent.
You become more disciplined, considerate, and loving through a thousand small acts of self-control, sharing, service, friendship, and refined enjoyment. If you make disciplined, caring choices, you are slowly engraving certain tendencies into your mind. You are making it more likely that you will desire the right things and execute the right actions.
~A Road To Characterby David Brooks
That’s a great promise and one that we have offered to you ever since we began our work in 2008. For a man who navigates the political agenda with ease and respect, Brooks advises us to give up our search for happiness and shift our focus to Holiness. That is a radical statement for a layman and political spokesman.
There is one other thing I found interesting that Brooks offers and gives his reader something to big think about: forget your resume and work on your eulogy. Both are important, but in the end what your family and friends will remember about you will be your kindness and the wisdom that you shared. Those small things that build your character are what really matters.
Here is a quote from an email that I received from one of our participants during a past Winter Feast. She said her teenage son came to her and said:
“I don’t know what you are doing in there (her room) after dinner, Mom, but it is changing the whole family.”
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Till the next time we connect, we wish you a peaceful life, filled with Love and Light … and anything else your heart desires.
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