It's now or never.
You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find eternity in the moment.
Henry David Thoreau
I am currently reading three books.....crazy? Perhaps but I have always done this.....spread myself thin and multi task. Doesn't mean I get any more done just means, I get bored easily. I also need time to digest what I am learning. So I put one down and start another one.
I shared not long ago that I am coming to grips with my anger issues. Please note here, I did not say trying to. Yay my team.
I am reading: The Anger Habit by Semmelroth & Smith. Interesting compiled case studies on angry people and how they "came to not be controlled" by their anger. This book has provided me with the ability to control my reactions to what usually makes me angry. It's a work in progress and will always be. Folks who have been abused usually abuse themselves the most and anger is one of those things with which we abuse ourselves. The cycle is disappointment with yourself for being angry at someone, they don't live up to your expectation (real or imagined) and then you get angry and it just keeps chasing itself. I needed to get off the anger not so merry go round for my sake and for the sake of all that I love and care about.
Because this is a whole family issue not just me...you know the angry one and the ones who are learning anger, I bought the youngers a book titled Mad is not Bad... Good book for allowing anger to be but not control you and how to channel it before it gets a hold on you. The grands are benefitting from our reading and re-reading it.
And the last book is How to Be a Wicked Witch, good spells, charms, potions and notions for bad days by Patricia Telesco. I love it. I know this sounds.....well just wrong. But it is not a karmic mistake causing book. It is solutions to everyday irksome happenings in a way that makes them controllable.
What are you reading?