June 24, 2013

Review of “Conscious Calm”

Posted in Book Reviews tagged , , , , , , at 7:00 am by Christine Rice

Conscious CalmConscious Calm by Laura Maciuika is a self-help book that explains how to reduce stress. Most people think stress is caused by outside circumstances. While that is partly true, how your mind reacts to those stressors is what causes the feeling of stress. Therefore, stress is mostly internal. This book teaches you how to internally manage stress so that it becomes less overpowering and so that you are better able to deal with life’s unavoidable stressors.

This book explains how to have more control of your thoughts and emotions so that you can reduce your stress level when it begins to rise. To gain power over your mind takes certain skills, and this book teaches them to you.

First, the book provides an explanation of exactly what stress is. Then each chapter explains methods for gaining an awareness of your stress and decreasing it. Each chapter builds upon the one before. There are exercises at the end of the chapters that will help you evaluate your life based on the chapter topics.

This book provides valuable techniques that anyone can learn and do well to lower the stress they feel. It is a well-written and organized book. It is practical and resourceful, because there are actual remedies for getting to the source of the stress and expelling it. The last chapter helps you to begin to implement the conscious calm techniques in your life.

This is a deep book that deals with the root problem of stress. If you are seeking a true solution to the anxiety and stress you feel, you will benefit from this book and will enjoy the reading. Feeling less stress, no matter what your life circumstances are, is well worth the small investment. You can get your copy of Conscious Calm here. Enjoy!

2 Comments »

  1. leewriter said,

    Hi Christine,

    This sounds like a very good book. It’s my opinion that the most of our stress stems from the ego. It’s the ego (voice inside your head telling you that you’re separate and somehow better and more important than everyone else) that makes you feel like you need to defend yourself, maintain a positive reputation and validate your actions to the world. If you’re truly enlightened, one with everything, you have virtually no stress in your life. As Eckhart Tolle writes, the ego-dominated self has two predominant states of mind: FEAR and WANTING. The ego fears losing what it has and always wants more of everything. That mindset naturally results in a stressful, unsettled life. But if you stand back and realize you aren’t the form and content of your life, that the real you is the one looking and perceiving your life, fear and wanting disappear. Or at least greatly subside.

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    • Thanks for this info, Lee. I’m also interested in learning about the ego, namely how it works and how to let go of it. Can you recommend any books on this?


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