I don’t know if you following this blog’s Facebook page, but if you do you might have read how I recently got hold of a book I had been wanted to read for a while. Love Warrior was a book which I got to know of through social media and my book buddy L, who sent me links after videos after links about it and its’ author Glennon Doyle Melton. She also runs Momastery, a blog with a Facebook page, which is inspiring to say the very least. Curiosity got the best of me and I got the book.
Love Warrior is everything every single critic I read said about the book. There are certain books which do not suit everyone. There were periods in my life where I would not have been able to read this book. I started The Secret many times, but for the life of me I could not read it – it made me feel too uncomfortable. And I know that if I had read Love Warrior a couple of years ago, I would not have been able to.
Love Warrior is a flowing read. There are however passages which I found myself reading and re-reading because they were so simply-worded yet so true, and it struck me how sometimes the so-obvious is the last thing to hit us as humans. It starts off with the author narrating the broken-down state of her marriage, but then kicks off in a deeper level, unearthing issues which led her to be the person she was, resulting in some serious changes who led her to be warrior that she is.
I have marked favourite parts of the books. I feel that this is a book to keep, not to lend, but to mark it, scribble on it and make it yours. It is a book to keep for reference, for guidance at times, and to go back to when you need assurance on certain things.
Let me share my favourite quotes. There are many, so many more, but these make the cut:
“You are not supposed to be happy all the time. Life hurts and it’s hard. Not because you’re doing it wrong, but because it hurts for everybody. Don’t’ avoid the pain. You need it. It’s meant for you. Be still with it, let it come, let it go, let it leave you with the fuel you’ll burn to get your work done on this earth”
“Remember, don’t be a lady – be a Warrior. The Warrior feeds all three of her selves: mind, spirit, body”.
And this…God’s words to us:
“You! You are my beloved! I made you and everything you have ever been or are or will become is already approved. Nothing you can ever do will make me love you more, and nothing you can ever do will make me love you less. That is finished”.
My lovely L has now lent me her The Universe Has Your Back and reading the reviews, I have to admit that I’m really curious about starting it.
I think now is my time to read these books. I would not have been able to read them a while ago. But now – yes.
If you can read Love Warrior I urge you to. It’s thought-provoking and raises some really good points for discussion. I’d love to know what you think if you’ve read it!