Let Your Soul Sing by Ann Purcell
August 19, 2013
Full title: Let Your Soul Sing: Enlightenment is for Everyone
Type / genre: book, non-fiction
Length: 160 pages
Author: Ann Purcell
Revised, 2nd edition out now!
As human beings, we tend to get used to good things and take them for granted. If you have already practiced Transcendental Meditation for some time, you probably walk outside and each cloud in the sky is breathtakingly beautiful to you. Breeze that brushes your cheeks is a heart-warming embrace. You have fallen in love with doing dishes. And it might be that you don’t even think anymore about the time when simple things in life were perhaps not so enjoyable.
One of the benefits of reading Ann Purcell’s Let you Soul Sing: Enlightenment is for Everyone is that the book will remind you just how much your life has changed as a result of your daily meditation. Throughout the book, Ann Purcell revisits the time before she took up the practice of Transcendental Meditation, and reflects on how her outlook on life has dramatically changed.
For a person who is still considering learning Transcendental Meditation, Ann Purcell’s main message is the following: happiness and bliss are not unreachable goals. You do not have to give up your normal everyday life to experience enlightenment. Rather, as Ann Purcell explains, it is the innate natural quality of each human to be enlightened. One just needs to know how to bring this quality to the foreground. And that is what Transcendental Meditation is for.
Ann Purcell has taught Transcendental Meditation around the world since 1973. In this book, she shares her own experience of practicing Transcendental Meditation, gives an easy to digest overview of different levels of consciousness as described by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, covers a range of benefits of Transcendental Meditation as proven by scientific studies and illustrates all the afore-mentioned points by other practitioners’ reviews of their experiences.
One of the very special features of this book is that Ann Purcell uses poems to further communicate the essence of what she is saying. This is a delightful means to evoke emotions and images in a way other than prose. It definitely adds weight to her words. Also, most of the poems used in the book are written by Ann Purcell herself, reflecting her experience in various stages of her practice of Transcendental Meditation. Besides conveying her ideas, her poems also serve as proof of her point that transcending helps to access the reservoir of creativity. After all, it was only after taking up the practice that she began writing poems and songs, with ideas for each just pouring into her…
In conclusion, Let you Soul Sing: Enlightenment is for Everyone is a sweet and personal, yet overarching account of what force of transformation Transcendental Meditation can be for an individual and for the society.
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