"For each of us there is some mission in life if we but find it. All have some definite thing to do, something for which they have been created; and only the doing of this thing will justify their existence here on earth. If we come into the world and occupy space and time without giving back for this privilege, we have not justified ourselves, and our lives in the end are barren." ~ Hay

Friday, December 10, 2010

Book Club List - The Vision Board

The New Year is quickly approaching. It is time to think about those resolutions. I am totally inspired after reading Viktor E. Frankl’s book “Man’s Search for Meaning.” (See November Book Club selection.) With Frankl’s words fresh in my head, “It is we ourselves who must answer the questions that life asks of us, and to these questions, we can respond only by being responsible for our existence,” I’m ready to search for meaning in my own life.
Therefore, I have chosen “The Vision Board” by Joyce Schwarz for my next Book Club selection.  I absolutely love the idea of creating a “Vision Board.”  What a great way to cultivate and develop your inner self.  The vision board is a collage of images that illustrate pleasures that give meaning to your life.  For instance, your favorite quotes, art, poetry, literature, family, friends and activities.  Also, the vision board is a collection of your future goals, dreams, ambitions and aspirations. What a great tool to help you achieve the goals in your life.
“If you are not creating your life, it is creating you.”
The Vision Board - Joyce Schwarz

I highly recommend reading this book if you are seeking some valuable advice on making and designing a vision board.  The Vision Board, by Joyce Schwartz, is an instrumental tool in helping you create the board of your dreams.  I particularly like her advice in three areas.  First, she says not to “rush” your board and to take your time gathering up information.  This is something that shouldn’t be done in an afternoon.  I like the idea of keeping a folder of pictures, inspirational words or thoughts until I am ready to sit down and make my board.  Second, I like her idea of a “vision statement” to accompany the vision board.  She gives suggestions as to how to search within yourself to find it.  I was surprised that her techniques helped me to find my vision statement, something that I hadn’t thought about since I was a child.  Third, she reiterates throughout the book that you should always express gratitude for what you currently have.  I think sometimes we get caught up in what we want that we forget what we have already……..



Joyce Schwarz said...

popChristine, so grateful you choice my book The Vision Board as Inner Beauty Workshops Book of the Month for December, 2010. Your blog readers may enjoy peeking inside and seeing a free chapter by going http://tinyurl.com/thevisionboard and they can also go to www.visionboard.info, the blog for the book and sign up for a free monthly Vision Board Tips Newsletter Thanks so much!

Christine Segal said...

Nice of you to say hello Joyce! I'm anxiously awaiting the arrival of your book. I cannot wait to read it and get started on my own vision board. It is definately a great tool for enhancing your inner beauty. Thanks for writing such an inspiring book!