I have not been able to put this book down. It was suggested to me last month by a former Professor at Stanford Business School, Dr Michael Ray who introduced creative thinking to their MBA program over 20 years ago. The book “Into the Magic Shop” is written by his colleague at Stanford, Dr James Doty, a globally acclaimed Neurosurgeon.
I have cried in many of the chapters and felt deeper connection to the heart of my coaching , music and visioning. He has written a book that moves into the true part of ourselves our heart, minds and the connection between both. His writing is from the boy who discovered a magical spiritual mentor in his childhood and learnt how to vision to take himself out of an abusive family and a life of poverty, gaining wealth from medical school only to lose it. Then when he regains his true self this leads to a more compassionate and financially abundant life, most of which sits in philanthropic trusts.
His message is that we can ignore the most important connection to our heart and brain in pursuit of money, higher ranking jobs, power and influence. These places can be lonely and empty. When as a substantially wealthy man he loses almost everything, he manages to regain a new life. One where he connects with the Dali Lama and launches Project Compassion.
My message from this beautiful book is both a reminder for myself and to you to:-
- Keep opening your heart in 2018.
- An open heart sends messages to the brain. Not vice versa!
- The importance of keeping a vision alive daily. Take this creation into your heart and bring it into existence at all times.
A simple message that many times can be lost in the busyness of our lives. I feel so fortunate to have found this book through Dr Michael Ray. He is an inspiration to creatives in the business world.
May your 2018 be full of your creative visions that come to life and bring you a world of inspiration, happiness and contentment.
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