One Moment Changes Everything
By Phil Bolsta
(Atria Books/Beyond Words, Hardcover, 9781582701936, 240pp.)
Publication Date: April 15, 2008
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Spiritual awakenings, whether quiet and subtle or dramatic and breathtaking, are deeply personal events. More than half of us have undergone a spiritual transformation, each unique and life-changing. We may only have a moment or two to act or we may have a few months to sort things out. We may curse the gods or sink to our knees in gratitude. Th e circumstances vary but two things are certain. One, our life is about to change. And two, it's a day we will not soon forget.
Sixty Seconds is an uplifting collection of intimate, heartfelt stories from prominent people who graciously share their personal experiences with the profound. Their moving, life-altering interviews powerfully illustrate that sacred moments of illumination and insight are available to us all.
Phil Bolsta is a freelance writer and coauthor of The Big Book of Small Business, the first business book to blend an enlightened approach to leadership with eff ective business principles. After a dozen years in the investment business, he changed careers to pursue his true calling -- encouraging and inspiring people to live more positive, loving lives. Through his writing and speaking, he has touched and changed countless lives. Phil lives near Minneapolis.
"In the twinkling of a moment, consciousness can shift the axis of a lifetime. Listen deeply to the refl ections and stories of visionary leaders and behold the miracles in your own life. Inspiring and curious, Sixty Seconds reminds us to awaken our own many levels of reality." -- Don Campbell, author of The Mozart Effect, Music & Miracles, and The Harmony of Health
"Many of our most profound life changes happen in the blink of an eye though we don't always recognize them. To recognize them is to be blessed with profound new awareness for a fresh direction in our lives. Th e stories in this book each off er their own magic, perhaps teaching us to open our eyes to life's greatest lessons." -- Hal Zina Bennett, author of The Lens of Perception
"Life is made up of a series of moments, moments that often fly by without notice, vaporizing into the past. And yet, every once in a while, an experience seems to make time stand still. A mere moment has such a profound effect upon our lives that we are changed forever. Those moments are the ones we remember, reflect on, and carry with us. Phil Bolsta has put together a beautiful collection of just such moments, shared by some of the most accomplished and respected teachers of our time. This book, and the moving stories contained in its pages, is absolutely awesome. I love it!" -- Lisa Marie Coffey, author of What's Your Dosha, Baby?
"Wow! and double wow!! is what this remarkable book is! If you want to have an exclamation mark in your understanding of our world by some of the best living thinkers, teachers, speakers, leaders, and contributors to it...read this book now. You will thank me in your prayers for recommending it." -- Mark Victor Hansen, cocreator of New York Times bestselling series Chicken Soup for the Soul®, coauthor of Cracking the Millionaire Code and The One Minute Millionaire
"Phil Bolsta has captured the essence of life-changing and transformative moments from our culture's vision holders. This is a mustread for everyone who knows that life is a series of life-changing moments called the present." -- Craig Neal, cofounder of Heartland Inc., former publisher of Utne Reader
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