If you’re not into spirituality or woo-woo, you may want to skip this review.
I talked a little bit about my spiritual journey in my review of Love Wins. During this time of shelter-in-place and global pandemic, I’ve been diving deeper into what I believe. This book helped to lock some pieces into place for me, and for that, I am immensely grateful.
Before I get to the juicy part, I need to lay the foundation.
Because I try to avoid decision fatigue at all costs, when I am ready for a new book, I close my eyes and draw a slip of paper from a basket of book titles. Yesterday, I chose You Are a Badass.
The day before, I was really struggling emotionally. Because of my up and down relationship with the metaphysical, I started to question the Universe. I begged for a sign saying, “Please show me that you can hear me. I need some evidence.”
Cut back to You Are a Badass.
First of all, this book was completely different than I expected. Perhaps because of it’s title and the fact that, for some reason, I thought it was a business book, I imagined down and dirty tips for productivity. Little did I know that it was the perfect encapsulation of some of my favorite self-help and spiritual books put into new words through the fun and funny lens of Jen Sincero. I was pleasantly surprised, given that this book set on my shelf for two years due to my preconceived notions.
Then, the magic happened. I turned to page 95, and a pull-quote nearly jumped off the page.
THE FOLLOWING IS HUGELY IMPORTANT SO PLEASE PAY VERY CLOSE ATTENTION: You have to change your thinking first, and then the evidence appears. Our big mistake is that we do it the other way around. We demand to see the evidence before we believe it to be true.
When the student is ready, the master appears.