I Choose: A LIfe I Love Living

 
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Are you happy? Do you want to live a life you love everyday? What is standing in your way? Maurice Legendre draws from a lifetime of experience in personal growth focused communities and dedicated personal study. Facing these big questions and distilling them down to their essence, Maurice has cut through the shadows to offer useful techniques and tangible insights for everyday use. Through a unique literary technique the reading becomes the practice and starts the process of breaking old habits almost immediately. Maurice offers his courage to face difficult times and interactions, as well as a passionate enthusiasm for happy living. The pages of this book are an invitation to find the confidence and daring to dream big and build that dream from the inside out. I Choose: A Life I Love Living is a journey towards happiness through self-awareness, self-acceptance and passionate choices. “I Choose” is for anyone who wants; 1. More connection in relationships, friendships and to life in general. 2. More satisfying communication with friends, co-workers, and family. 3. Feel in the driver’s seat of the emotional experience, less out of control in intense moments. 4. Confidence to dream big and achieve those dreams, and feel resilient to fear along the way. 5. Feel more light-hearted even when conditions feel like problems. “I Choose” is also for anyone who struggles with; 1. Making a mistake that feels irreparable. Fear of dreaming big or trying something too big in case it doesn’t work out and the fall would be too great to survive. 2. Not being able to trust ones self - feeling like there is a stranger inside. Fear of being out of control when one is experiencing strong emotions and choosing how to act. 3. Not knowing how one feels or how to communicate those feelings. Fearing isolation and disconnection from the people one cares about. 4. Disappointment. Not feeling heard, appreciated or recognized. Fear of not being who one wants to be. “I Choose” uses the following techniques to address those difficult challenges. 1. Maurice establishes a perspective that guides the readers’ experience. 2. Practices and exercises are used to give inspiration, a place to start and a direction to go in. 3. The affirmations and literary style unlock the mind to allow for immediate integration and growth. 4. Using non-judgmental and empowering language, I Choose naturally supports life changes and helps make new choices exciting. 5. A vocabulary of happiness is presented to give solid examples of words that accelerate success. With this book, choice becomes a powerful ally on the path of personal satisfaction. Aided by an understanding of how self-awareness, language, support, self-responsibility, clearing, self-empowerment and experimentation are all tools to succeed. Maurice puts together a functional tool kit to build a happy and meaningful life experience one choice at a time. Want to live a more happy, fulfilling, and loving life? What are you waiting for? The Choice Is Yours!

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Maurice Legendre lives in Asheville, NC. Though raised in a loving family he still struggled with anger and sadness. Believing there must be other possibilities he studied, traveled and wrote this book. HOLD ON JUST A MINUTE! . . . Since this whole literary project is about self-connection and personal honesty, I feel inauthentic impersonalizing my own story here. I would like to share my background with you directly and in my own voice. I understand that it is a little long. Yet if you want to know where I’m coming from and how this book might help you, here it is. Born in San Francisco, I was raised in a community for most of my childhood. From California to Virginia, I lived in rural family sized communities. I have witnessed all my life that we each have different ways of dealing with choices and challenges. I realized that a solution can be reached, not by establishing right and wrong for the group, rather by each person involved finding the root of their truth and presenting that in a way that allowed each to express something meaningful, and to feel heard and accepted. Through this awareness I realized that I can take the same approach to my own inner conflicts and challenges. In fact it is by achieving my own inner resolution that I pave the way for an external solution. In my teens and twenties I became more acutely aware of self-judgments, doubts and fears. While my external experience of high school and college went smoothly I suffered internally with feelings of intense confusion, disappointment and a sense of “not enough.” After college I started changing my internal questions from “why me?” to “how do I change this.” A series of experiences prompted me to dive fully into my frustrations in search of an answer. As I peeled the layers back to find the source of my own personal pain, I began to understand that many of the layers were shared human challenges. This led me to writing I Choose; A Life I Love Living as part of my process. The writing, editing, experiencing, and now offering of this book has been a huge part of my own personal transformation. Even though I still encounter challenges in my life, my process of dealing with them is radically different. I feel that when we each develop self-awareness and acceptance it makes us much more capable of dealing compassionately and wisely with the challenges of our world. My deepest gratitude to all people who courageously choose to know and love themselves.

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