Book Review of Inspired: 7 Wisdoms of a Soul Inspired Life
by Val Silver
Inspired: 7 Wisdoms of a Soul Inspired Life by Joy Taylor takes readers on a journey to living a happy, purposeful soul-inspired life. Ms. Taylor explains that when the soul leads, the talents and gifts of the personality are used in service to your purpose. Soul-led people are open to receiving, allow things to happen instead of trying to control them, and experience transformation on the inside. They have the courage to see their light and let it shine as they dance with their destiny.
The seven wisdoms are the keys to creating this purposeful life. They help you live in alignment with your infinite soul so you can serve the greater good through all aspects of yourself and feel connected to 'all that is'.
The Wisdoms are:
1. Life is for you: You live in a benevolent, just universe and you are its instrument. 2. You deserve love: You are worthy of respect, acceptance, and kindness from yourself and others. 3. Life is guiding you: Through promptings, intuition, and signs, life guides you in the right direction. 4. Take inspired action: Have the courage to do step toward your dreams and do what you were born to do. 5. Learn as you live: Learning life lessons allows your soul to evolve. 6. Choose gratitude: When you are grateful, you invite the kind universe to support you. Cultivate an attitude of thankfulness for the blessings and challenges in your life. 7. Your purpose is to give: You are here for life. Authentic giving happens naturally as an extension of your heart.
To help you embrace the wisdoms and make them part of your life, Ms. Taylor offers affirmations, activations, applications, exercises, and reflections to ponder throughout the book. She encourages readers to evaluate the evidence of each wisdom in their lives now and to study and experiment with applying them in order to create a soul-inspired life.
I believe this is an important book because unlike just acquiring surface-level knowledge, the quest for wisdom encourages us to go deep into a topic and to make what we learn part of ourselves. Wisdom gives us the ability to think and act with knowledge, experience, understanding, insight, and common sense. Readers who want to deepen their sense of living a fulfilling, soul-centered life will benefit from delving into each chapter of Inspired and interacting with each pearl of wisdom as part of their everyday thoughts and experiences.