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For many who are focused on making New Year’s resolutions happen, it’s around this time that the once steely-willed resolvers start to falter, especially when it comes to the less tangible goals such as love and happiness. While it can seem easier to accomplish the material goals of bigger, better, and more, how do you accomplish inner peace?
The truth is that the more you look outside yourself for happiness, the less satisfied you feel. Happiness is an inner game, but creating that sense of peace can be easier said than done.
Enter May Cause Miracles, a 40-day guidebook to creating happiness by becoming more “miracle minded.” The third book and New York Times bestseller by life coach and author Gabrielle Bernstein is a guided journey to help readers cultivate inner peace and happiness.
As Gabrielle explains it, we can all become miracle workers by shifting our thinking and actions to release fears and let in love. The book simplifies this inner game of happiness by showing readers how to make these subtle, daily shifts through meditation, affirmations and reflective journaling.
The first week sets the foundation for the practice, introducing the main concepts from a Course in Miracles, the inspiration for Gabrielle’s work. Fear and ego create false illusions and keep us separate from who we really are. You can release fear and get present through prayer, meditation, affirmations, and the daily practices outlined in the book.
Each following week focuses on a different area of the reader’s life: self-love, body image, romantic relationships, and finances. The last week transitions from self-reflection to reflection on the whole world and the concept of oneness.
May Cause Miracles lays out a simple, effective daily practice that’s easy for even the busiest miracle workers to take on.
Gabrielle has made it even easier to get started by offering a video series that outlines each of the week’s teaching. You can watch them on gabbyb.tv and learn about her 6-week live course.
What do you do to change your daily mindset?