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The Path 365: Book Review

The Path 365: Daily Direction for Ladies and Mothers, Witches and Others is simultaneously a thought-provoking, inspiring, and eye-opening book that is as beautiful as it is smart. Written by Suzie Newell and the Gnostic Sentries (I’ll get back to that in a minute), The Path 365 first began as a program that focused on coping mechanisms for women, but quickly morphed into a collection of articulate daily directions and intentions that anyone and everyone could enjoy. Suzie Newell, in collaboration with her talented friends, produced The Path 365 into a book, an app, and an audiobook, a complete treasure trove of resources as she lovingly refers to it. After much deliberation, Suzie and her friends decided to incorporate the idea of Gnosis, which means knowledge of spiritual mysteries; they decided on the term The Gnostic Sentries to refer to and credit her friends for their part.

 

The Path 365The Path 365 isn’t a ‘traditional’ book in that it’s laid out in succinct chapters. Rather, there are 28 sections that house a total of 366 directions. Each direction message contains a unique title, a tag line, a special message, and an intention; the intention poses a question to readers with the goal of getting the reader to create a focus for the day ahead. The Path 365 is atypical in the sense that it’s meant to be read one at a time (a section per day), or two per day, depending on what speaks to you as the reader.

 

We’re All on a Journey

Everyone is on their own journey and path through life; the path represents the day-to-day choices we make on our journey. While seemingly minute choices may appear insignificant, creating a daily habit of choosing compassion over resentment, willingness over avoidance, and self-love over anything can lead to endless possibilities. The Path 365 is essentially a tool that helps you to choose the paths that are most beneficial to you and those that align with your beliefs. Every path is a teaching opportunity; you can learn something from every choice you make. Mindfully choosing positive, self-love affirmations and choices can and will lead you to different opportunities in life.

 

The Path 365 is a gorgeous, thought-provoking read. It’s refreshing to read something that perfectly balances proven, well-researched coping mechanisms with beautiful and often humorous analogies. The honest truth behind the daily message directions allows you to reflect on your thoughts, feelings, and insecurities in an authentic and truthful way. This book beautifully analyzes gratitude, living in and celebrating the present, grace through change, and embracing the unknown through a lens of self-love and worth. I truly enjoyed reading this book and carefully working through the daily intentions; at first, it’s difficult to incorporate these lessons that we know are a more beneficial thought path for us, but with practice, choosing your path from a perspective that promotes self-love and growth becomes natural.

 

If you’re looking for an inspiring, thought-provoking and heartwarming book, look no further. The Path 365 is a gorgeous anthology that will leave you feeling like you just had the best talk therapy session of your life. Find more information at https://www.thepath365.com/.

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