The Paradoxical Commandments

Today I decided to dig around on my bookshelf to see what I could read to help inspire me while I was on the metro to work. I don’t consider myself a “reader” but I have a tendency to buy books with the intention on reading them, but never getting through them or losing interest. So what did I come across? I found a copy of Anyway: The Paradoxical Commandments by Kent Keith.

The Paradoxical Commandments are a simple listing of 10 things/ideas/concepts that help you to live a life that is rich in personal meaning and as Kent explains, “is the kind of life most worth living.” The graphic below states them all but the book explains the meaning behind them.

It’s a small book (only 22 pages). Tiny even, like 5×5. It fits into my purse. I love how he explains each of the commandments in a way that I can understand … and uses real life examples to explain how a person can implement these ways of thinking into their everyday lives. I fully intend to keep reading his book, and work to add personal meaning to my life. After all, it’s the reason I started this blog in the first place.

Have you seen these Commandments before? Where … in what capacity? I read that they have made their way all the way to India and was written on the wall of a Children’s home in Calcutta.

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