Ordinary Goodness: The Surprisingly Effortless Path to Creating a Life of Meaning and Beauty

Ordinary Goodness: The Surprisingly Effortless Path to

Ordinary Goodness: The Surprisingly Effortless Path to Creating a Life of Meaning and Beauty ❴PDF / Epub❵ ★ Ordinary Goodness: The Surprisingly Effortless Path to Creating a Life of Meaning and Beauty Author Edward Viljoen – Polishdarling.co.uk A call to action to live a life full of goodness and purpose People often struggle to find a life filled with passion, happiness and just plain goodness This struggle drives many to depression and add The Surprisingly eBook ✓ A The Surprisingly Effortless Path PDF or call to action to live a life full of goodness and purpose People often struggle to find a life filled with passion, happiness Ordinary Goodness: PDF/EPUB or and just plain goodness This struggle drives many to depression and addictive tendencies Author and New Thought minister Edward Viljoen argues that the struggle need Goodness: The Surprisingly Epub à not be an arduous or painful one that through everyday acts of kindness, faith, and compassion we can create peaceful and contented lives Using personal stories, practical tips, and exercises, this book shows us that regardless of our circumstances, we can create meaning and beauty in our lives and in the world Viljoen offers deep insights, showing How caring about ordinary things leads to meaningful and extraordinary life experiences How society s messages about perfection distract us from our ordinary goodness How faith is a muscle that must be exercisedPeople are always striving to live happy and fulfilled lives This book reassures us that this is attainable nothing extraordinary is required.


10 thoughts on “Ordinary Goodness: The Surprisingly Effortless Path to Creating a Life of Meaning and Beauty

  1. Mary Mary says:

    A gentle, approachable book that encourages seeing the good and choosing to be kind.


  2. Stephanie Stephanie says:

    I received a copy of this book in a Goodreads Giveaway.This easy to read, self help book is based on the belief that people and life are essentially good If a person is awakened to this and the divine within them and seeks to lead anoble, positive and productive life, he or she can achieve this by thoughtful self examination and practicing the qualities that the author calls Ordinary Goodness Kindness, Goodness, Compassion, and Faith.Before spending time or money on the book, s I received a copy of this book in a Goodreads Giveaway.This easy to read, self help book is based on the belief that people and life are essentially good If a person is awakened to this and the divine within them and seeks to lead anoble, positive and productive life, he or she can achieve this by thoughtful self examination and practicing the qualities that the author calls Ordinary Goodness Kindness, Goodness, Compassion, and Faith.Before spending time or money on the book, some readers may find it helpful to know that the author, Edward Viljoen pron Full YOON , is a minister at The Center for Spiritual Living, in Santa Rosa, CA, a liberal New Thought New Age ecumenical church organization Though I do not share Mr Vijoen s worldview and did not glean any new insights or helpful takeaways from the book, I will say I admired his personal transparency and storytelling skills Though the information is not unique or new especially to anyone familiar with Buddhist teaching it is delivered in a down to earth style that is most engaging Readers who are interested in self improvement may appreciate the many exercises, personal anecdotes and skillful living examples offered in this book


  3. Barbara Bue Barbara Bue says:

    Edward has once again written a book that is soft on the heart, full of wisdom and easy to read His stories of his grandmother and growing up in S Africa reveal a transparency that is rare amongst authors and spiritual leaders Good exercises and great reminders to simply keep asking the question what is the kindest thing I can do in this moment.


  4. Geoff Geoff says:

    My Recommendation It s an interesting read, but I do have to wonder if he could ve written it or formatted it in a better to understand way I m sure I will pass this on and at the very least will remember it to recommend to others the next time someone says they re interested in meditation and thespiritual side of meditation.My Response Now that I m starting to settle into my new job and have two weeks of vacation when this posts I ll be somewhere between Seattle and Alaska , I m sta My Recommendation It s an interesting read, but I do have to wonder if he could ve written it or formatted it in a better to understand way I m sure I will pass this on and at the very least will remember it to recommend to others the next time someone says they re interested in meditation and thespiritual side of meditation.My Response Now that I m starting to settle into my new job and have two weeks of vacation when this posts I ll be somewhere between Seattle and Alaska , I m starting to catch up on galleys ARCs that I received at the end of 2016 This is one of those books that goes in the pile of I would probably never pick up on my own, but since the publisher sent it and it was vaguely interesting to me I read it I found the concept interesting and the idea of goodness outside of institutionalized religion is something I believe in, so I figured why not.The book itself was easy to read and I enjoyed Viljoen s writing style and the bits of himself he let seep into the book, but overall this was just a meh book for me I ve definitely read books that were muchfocused than this one and maybe that s what it was for me, what felt like a lack of focus.Click here to continue reading on my blog The Oddness of Moving Things I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for my honest opinion, no additional goods or money were exchanged


  5. Genevieve Genevieve says:

    I had a hard time finding my groove in this one But since I love Viljoen s book on meditation, I powered through Had the entire book been like the first half, 5 stars I ll reread it some day and see if my experience is different with a change in expectation It sof a memoir with some fun exercises to help one tap into wisdom and faith.


  6. Muriel Muriel says:

    Wonderful, practical Goodness Guide.


  7. Mary Mary says:

    Viljoen has lots of encouragement for such a time as this It IS up to me to determine what my life is.


  8. Tara Sepulveda Tara Sepulveda says:

    I will be honest This is the first nonfiction book I have read in years, but it came to me at the perfect time It s no secret that the US and the world are having a hard time coming together because politics and opinions have been driving a wedge between people Ordinary Goodness serves as a reminder that we are all connected to each other and this world Viljoen teaches us that it is perfectly okay to have different opinions, the important thing is how we treat people with different and share I will be honest This is the first nonfiction book I have read in years, but it came to me at the perfect time It s no secret that the US and the world are having a hard time coming together because politics and opinions have been driving a wedge between people Ordinary Goodness serves as a reminder that we are all connected to each other and this world Viljoen teaches us that it is perfectly okay to have different opinions, the important thing is how we treat people with different and shared opinions He doesn t point blame at anyone, instead explains that as humans, we need to beacceptable of other humans.The title of this book is exactly what it is about ordinary goodness, and why we should stop focusing on the negative and learn to appreciate the positive He doesn t use any one religion as an example, instead takes auniversal look at it and cites religions from all around the world He also references standpoints from people of all backgrounds and time periods Like I said earlier, this is a non fiction book that is very spiritual and in tune with the world Although there is no plot or story line, the author speaks of his grandmother a lot After finishing the story, I feel like I know this woman and appreciate her as much as her own grandson does I gave this book 4 5 stars because it provides a beautiful viewpoint of the world, and even gives practices and exercises to help achieve apositive mindset, but it felt like I was reading reading the same ideas over and over again towards the end of the book I still HIGHLY suggest reading it though


  9. dirt dirt says:

    Reading a few pages from Ordinary Goodness is a helpful way to start the day You are reminded to look for the good in the world as well as being a champion for the cause There was a great sentence on page 70 that I totally misinterpreted Being too busy in our thinking can I first took the sentence to mean our brain is a thinking can, likening it to a trash can Our thoughts are garbage in the thinking can What does it really mean Read the book.


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10 thoughts on “Ordinary Goodness: The Surprisingly Effortless Path to Creating a Life of Meaning and Beauty

  1. Mary Mary says:

    A gentle, approachable book that encourages seeing the good and choosing to be kind.


  2. Stephanie Stephanie says:

    I received a copy of this book in a Goodreads Giveaway.This easy to read, self help book is based on the belief that people and life are essentially good If a person is awakened to this and the divine within them and seeks to lead anoble, positive and productive life, he or she can achieve this by thoughtful self examination and practicing the qualities that the author calls Ordinary Goodness Kindness, Goodness, Compassion, and Faith.Before spending time or money on the book, s I received a copy of this book in a Goodreads Giveaway.This easy to read, self help book is based on the belief that people and life are essentially good If a person is awakened to this and the divine within them and seeks to lead anoble, positive and productive life, he or she can achieve this by thoughtful self examination and practicing the qualities that the author calls Ordinary Goodness Kindness, Goodness, Compassion, and Faith.Before spending time or money on the book, some readers may find it helpful to know that the author, Edward Viljoen pron Full YOON , is a minister at The Center for Spiritual Living, in Santa Rosa, CA, a liberal New Thought New Age ecumenical church organization Though I do not share Mr Vijoen s worldview and did not glean any new insights or helpful takeaways from the book, I will say I admired his personal transparency and storytelling skills Though the information is not unique or new especially to anyone familiar with Buddhist teaching it is delivered in a down to earth style that is most engaging Readers who are interested in self improvement may appreciate the many exercises, personal anecdotes and skillful living examples offered in this book


  3. Barbara Bue Barbara Bue says:

    Edward has once again written a book that is soft on the heart, full of wisdom and easy to read His stories of his grandmother and growing up in S Africa reveal a transparency that is rare amongst authors and spiritual leaders Good exercises and great reminders to simply keep asking the question what is the kindest thing I can do in this moment.


  4. Geoff Geoff says:

    My Recommendation It s an interesting read, but I do have to wonder if he could ve written it or formatted it in a better to understand way I m sure I will pass this on and at the very least will remember it to recommend to others the next time someone says they re interested in meditation and thespiritual side of meditation.My Response Now that I m starting to settle into my new job and have two weeks of vacation when this posts I ll be somewhere between Seattle and Alaska , I m sta My Recommendation It s an interesting read, but I do have to wonder if he could ve written it or formatted it in a better to understand way I m sure I will pass this on and at the very least will remember it to recommend to others the next time someone says they re interested in meditation and thespiritual side of meditation.My Response Now that I m starting to settle into my new job and have two weeks of vacation when this posts I ll be somewhere between Seattle and Alaska , I m starting to catch up on galleys ARCs that I received at the end of 2016 This is one of those books that goes in the pile of I would probably never pick up on my own, but since the publisher sent it and it was vaguely interesting to me I read it I found the concept interesting and the idea of goodness outside of institutionalized religion is something I believe in, so I figured why not.The book itself was easy to read and I enjoyed Viljoen s writing style and the bits of himself he let seep into the book, but overall this was just a meh book for me I ve definitely read books that were muchfocused than this one and maybe that s what it was for me, what felt like a lack of focus.Click here to continue reading on my blog The Oddness of Moving Things I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for my honest opinion, no additional goods or money were exchanged


  5. Genevieve Genevieve says:

    I had a hard time finding my groove in this one But since I love Viljoen s book on meditation, I powered through Had the entire book been like the first half, 5 stars I ll reread it some day and see if my experience is different with a change in expectation It sof a memoir with some fun exercises to help one tap into wisdom and faith.


  6. Muriel Muriel says:

    Wonderful, practical Goodness Guide.


  7. Mary Mary says:

    Viljoen has lots of encouragement for such a time as this It IS up to me to determine what my life is.


  8. Tara Sepulveda Tara Sepulveda says:

    I will be honest This is the first nonfiction book I have read in years, but it came to me at the perfect time It s no secret that the US and the world are having a hard time coming together because politics and opinions have been driving a wedge between people Ordinary Goodness serves as a reminder that we are all connected to each other and this world Viljoen teaches us that it is perfectly okay to have different opinions, the important thing is how we treat people with different and share I will be honest This is the first nonfiction book I have read in years, but it came to me at the perfect time It s no secret that the US and the world are having a hard time coming together because politics and opinions have been driving a wedge between people Ordinary Goodness serves as a reminder that we are all connected to each other and this world Viljoen teaches us that it is perfectly okay to have different opinions, the important thing is how we treat people with different and shared opinions He doesn t point blame at anyone, instead explains that as humans, we need to beacceptable of other humans.The title of this book is exactly what it is about ordinary goodness, and why we should stop focusing on the negative and learn to appreciate the positive He doesn t use any one religion as an example, instead takes auniversal look at it and cites religions from all around the world He also references standpoints from people of all backgrounds and time periods Like I said earlier, this is a non fiction book that is very spiritual and in tune with the world Although there is no plot or story line, the author speaks of his grandmother a lot After finishing the story, I feel like I know this woman and appreciate her as much as her own grandson does I gave this book 4 5 stars because it provides a beautiful viewpoint of the world, and even gives practices and exercises to help achieve apositive mindset, but it felt like I was reading reading the same ideas over and over again towards the end of the book I still HIGHLY suggest reading it though


  9. dirt dirt says:

    Reading a few pages from Ordinary Goodness is a helpful way to start the day You are reminded to look for the good in the world as well as being a champion for the cause There was a great sentence on page 70 that I totally misinterpreted Being too busy in our thinking can I first took the sentence to mean our brain is a thinking can, likening it to a trash can Our thoughts are garbage in the thinking can What does it really mean Read the book.


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