The Golden Sequence: A Manual For Reclaiming Our Humanity by Jonni Pollard
Published November 1st, 2018 by Benbella Books Inc.
If you feel dissatisfied with your life and helpless to make a change, you are not alone. Many people struggle to make sense of the world and find true purpose. Two decades ago, these same feelings drove Jonni Pollard to seek out a better way of being in the world. A master teacher in India introduced him to ancient Vedic practices that changed Jonni’s life forever; the anxiety that had tormented him for so many years was finally replaced by a deep sense of purpose and fulfillment. Now an expert meditation teacher, Jonni’s mission is to share the knowledge and techniques he has learned to help anyone reclaim their power to live a meaningful and fulfilling life. The most foundational of these lessons is what Jonni calls “the Golden Sequence.” In The Golden Sequence, Jonni shares these eye-opening teachings with readers from all walks of life in the hopes that more people will be able to build happier, more authentic lives. A global leader in the field of meditation and mindfulness, Jonni’s programs have already helped more than 250,000 people across the world. This book is a response to the greatest need of our time—reclaiming the power of our humanity. Through his genuine, essential lessons, Jonni presents a powerful case that the current global crisis we are experiencing is rooted in our disconnection from our true purpose and responsibility of belonging.
This was an interesting book but not one that fully grabbed my attention. I studied meditation during Graduate School and find that I just continue to see the information about it’s benefits over and over again. This book presents Four Golden Insights, which include Life is Sacred, Love is Our Nature, Wisdom is Our Power and Fulfillment Is Our Purpose. The author writes more in depth about these topics over many chapters and I do believe they are topics that are very important and often overlooked in our current society. The author also presents the most common fears of people in our society in a separate chapter, which are also fairly spot on. At the end of the book, the author talks about things that readers need to put into action in their daily lives to see change such as meditating for 15-20 minutes, rising with the sun, moving your body, connecting deeply with the four golden insights, etc. I have to say I just kind of lost interest by the time the author gets to the chapter on The Twelve Ways of Wisdom.
I do believe that some people will really enjoy this book, especially if you are looking for a self-help book that is very structured. I do read a lot of self help books, but I prefer a more relaxed approach. I will say that there were a number of great tips from the author throughout the book, such as meditation and exercise. But then there were steps like memorizing the golden sequence, which just isn’t really my thing. The book is well written and I think that for the right person, this book may help them tremendously.
Thank you to the publisher, Benbella Books Inc. for sending me an ARC of this book.