Thursday, December 08, 2022

‘Flow not to suffer’, a book that can change your life

Flowing not to suffer, the latest book by Ismael Cala is a true luxury resulting from years of research, analysis and reflection by the author in which he develops a series of life strategies that aim to achieve happiness.

Of course, it might seem too pretentious to tell someone how to be happy. But make no mistake, this is not advice thrown away without rhyme or reason.

In Fluir para not to suffer, Ismael Cala uses all the experience acquired over years of workshops, conferences and other activities that allowed him to reflect deeply on human nature.

Throughout the pages of this fundamental book, I would say, he goes through emotions such as selfishness, greed and apathy and proposes that no matter where we occupy on the social scale, all of us, absolutely all of us, seek exactly the same thing: to be happy and to feel happy. if whole.

During my conversation with the author, I told him that I personally am not a person who believes very much in self-help books, as books of this genre are known, however, I also told him that I started reading the book and was strongly addicted .exercise he proposes to know if we are in balance in our lives.

The exercise consists of placing the different spheres that make up our lives, such as relationships, friendships, relationships with parents, learning, work, etc. Cala proposes that we honestly say how we are in each of the aspects, to know exactly which areas to reinforce.

I confess that I did the exercise and reflected and realized that, in fact, there are many areas of my life that require immediate attention.

In Flowing not to suffer, Cala takes up the teachings of psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihaly, who states that there is a mental state in which external stimuli, including time, seem to disappear. This state is called a flow.

In this book, Cala proposes a new leadership proposal based on the 11 principles of the bamboo leader.

“Each one is a leader of his own life and of his community. That’s why my proposal is to get out of the habit of looking for an external leader to solve my problems, because that just doesn’t work”, says Cala.

From his point of view, leaving our own happiness and solving our problems in someone else’s hands takes away control of our own lives. “We are responsible for our actions.”

Inspired by the observation of bamboo, this versatile plant with incredible properties, the author explains the importance of investing a lot of time in creating a solid foundation for the foundation, which becomes the root, and from there to build and grow towards the excellence in life.

Although Ismael Cala is widely known in Latin America and the United States, for those who don’t know him, let me just say that he is an international journalist, author and speaker. For over five years he had the Show Cala on Nation World News en Español.

Among his books are The power of listening, Life is a piñata, The emotional illiterate, A good son of a bitch, The bamboo secret and Wake up with Cala, among others.

The data

Title: Flow not to suffer

Author: Ismael Cala

Publisher: Diana, 2022

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