“Any behavior we resort to in order to avoid feeling what we are really feeling in any given moment is an addiction.”
Michael Brown’s Alchemy of the Heart is a short but powerful read meant to take its readers on a journey that has them relive past experiences, as well reflect on those experiences.
Alchemy of the Heart goes through the various stages in life on endures and the emotions triggered by those experiences. Rather than allowing us to hide from those experiences, Brown challenge us to take them on head first and reminds us that we are more powerful than out part.
We are essentially ‘re-parenting’ ourselves, as Brown likes to call it, and are taking responsibility for our past but not beating ourselves up because of it. Brown reshapes our image of our world, and our lives, but defining the world to be a reflection of our own actions. This way, we have control of the world because we can have control of our emotions.
If you are looking for a read that is empowering, revitalizing, and eye-opening, this is the perfect option. Michael Brown’s Alchemy of the Heart is an amazing book that challenges its readers to change their perception on life and just live.