Nathaniel Whitten's book, A Wise Man Taught Me How to Defy Gravity and Now I'll Teach You is an interesting read. The book discusses ways to step away from the daily grind of every day life and how you can discover ways to live your best life now and in the future. There is a chapter on The Joy of Spacing Out and another on finding out what is holding you down in life. Whitten also discusses the importance of developing an "astronaut eye". An astronaut eye, Whitten writes, is "the ability to rise above your present situation in order to view it from a distance, without judgement..." It is the ability to take a step back and watch yourself from afar. Whitten tells us that when we take a moment to view our life in this way, we take a new perspective; one that allows us to make any situation manageable. On this, he shares: "Suddenly, the traffic jam you're in becomes a curious abstraction, the endless meeting at the office a gathering of tiny heads all nodding in sequence, the blank piece of paper a simple square of white without the power to paralyze."
I rated the book 4-stars. I always enjoy and appreciate books that help us live our best lives.
Whitten is also the author of The Do-It-Yourself Constitutional Amendment Kit and Secrets of the SuperOptimist.
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