Book of the Week: How to be Here

“No one has ever done this before. No one has ever been you before. This exact interrelated web of people and events and places and memories and desire and love that is your life hasn’t ever existed in the history of the Universe. Welcome to a truly unique phenomenon. Welcome to your life. I want you to be here. Welcome to here.”
– Rob Bell, How to Be Here 

This is such a special book. I devoured it quickly and covered it in post-its. 
It’s particularly great for people like me whose minds are constantly stuck in the future. In the figuring-out of life. 
I forever feel as though I don’t really know what I’m doing or what my “purpose” is and that I absolutely MUST figure it all out, in one go, often at 2am. 
How to be Here is a reminder to embrace the journey, however messy, enjoy the process, and take each big thing one small intentional step at a time. 
In the words of Elizabeth Gilbert: “Reading a book by Rob Bell is the literary and spiritual equivalent of taking one of those pills from the “Limitless” movie. Suddenly your brain wakes up. Your soul ignites. Colours appear brighter, and the world seems more dazzling.” 

“Far too often, we don’t start because we can’t get our minds around the entire thing. We don’t take the first step because we can’t figure out the seventeenth step. But you don’t have to know the seventeenth step. You only have to know the first step. Because the first number is always 1. Start with 1.” How to Be Here.