Emergence: Seven Steps for Radical Life Change by Derek Rydall
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
A perfect book for those who want to merge practical action steps with metaphysical principles. Author Derek Rydall is not shy about sharing his own journey, and never sets himself up as a "guru." His examples are very much rooted in the real world, and understandable to anyone who's searching for more meaning in their lives.
His "Seven Stages of Emergineering" gives the reader a blueprint on how to work through the process. The stages include visioning, creating a plan, and acting "as if" the conditions you desire are already in your life. He includes exercises and meditations to assist you along the way.
I've read a lot of self-help books, and this one stands out. Rydall's sincerity and belief that a better world is possible through self understanding, made this especially inspiring.
One of of the most helpful sections was where he discussed how to deal with habitual behaviors. When we're in a rut it can be hard to get out and make positive changes. Because of this, I found his sections on "kicking old habits" and "finding your emerging edge" to be incredibly motivational. This is the type of book you'll pick up time and time again. (I received a review copy of this book.)
Emergence: Seven Steps for Radical Life Change