24 January, 2016

Living with intent: my somewhat messy journey to purpose, peace, and joy by Mallika Chopra

Usually when we start a new year, every one of us makes some kind of resolution; or we look back on the year that has passed and reflect on all that we experienced and achieved. This memoir chronicles Mallika Chopra’s year-long search to find more meaning, joy, and balance in her life.

In this book, we hear not just her story of growing up with her father, America’s leading self-help guru, Deepak Chopra, but also of her successes and failures, and how she inspires others through them. We read of the myriad of wisdom she gathered from leading experts such as Eckhart Tolle, Arianna Huffington and Dan Siegel to name a few. Each chapter focuses on each step of Mallika’s journey and on each piece of her INTENT plan: Incubate, Notice, Trust, Express, Nurture, and Take Action. At the end of each chapter she provides helpful and clear reflection points and practical steps that one can follow to formulate your own thoughts and create outcomes.

With every page, I found myself becoming transfixed with what Mallika had to say. Everything she spoke of resonated on a deeper level of understanding and I found myself nodding along and accepting the truth in her insights. Through her honest and simple writing, mingled with humour as she describes anecdotes from her personal life, I felt as if Mallika had written this book with someone like me in mind. My own journey in life became clearer and focused.

Mallika Chopra’s message, for me, is quite simple: Find out who you truly are and let that person’s strengths shine through and lead the way towards greater purpose and peace.

If you need a book to start a new chapter or just make some kind of change in your life this year, I recommend you read this memoir!!

Title: Living with intent: my somewhat messy journey to purpose, peace and joy
Author: Mallika Chopra

Available as an ebook and eAudiobook.

Recommended by Surani R, Waitakere Central Library, Henderson.
Surani R enjoys reading biographies, travelogues, some non-fiction, and loves fiction that makes you laugh out loud. She also finds comfort in children’s fiction with thought-provoking stories.

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