Living with Intent Book Review

By: Gloria Marie

“Living with Intent” is Mallika Chopra’a journey to finding peace and happiness. She is a business women, wife and mother. The book beautifully describes her journey while juggling the demands of everyday life. This book is inspiring for all of us who lead busy, hectic lives yet yearn for the time and ways to find more meaning in our lives.

Mallika wanted to find time in her schedule every day to meditate. As a busy person, it was not only the practical part of actually carving out the time, she also had feelings of guilt. Guilt that there were other things she “should” be doing. Her solution was to say no to some activities. She rearranged her priorities to find time not only to meditate, but, also take yoga classes. This small change created a shift in her thinking and in her life. It helped her become more mindful.
She describes incubation as, tapping into silence and stillness about settling the constant chatter in our minds to feel connected to the deeper spirit that lies within all of us. Every chapter gives reflections and practical ideas for living with intent. She gives detailed instruction on meditation, developing a balance wheel of your life, and drawing your mind map.

There are also interviews with other experts: Eckhart Tolle, Marianne Williamson, Arianna Huffington, Andrew Weil, Dan Siegel and of course, her dad, Deepak.
Her steps to living with intent are: incubate, notice, trust, express, nurture, and take action. This book is a guide book to taking those steps. It is the type of book I will refer to often.

Favorite quotes:
“Microintents may seem so small as to be meaningless, but I’ve learned that there’s enormous power in baby steps.”
“But my way isn’t the highway. It’s the quiet country lane, the less traveled back road.”
I have received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

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