Every day, Melinda Gates – the wife of billionaire Bill Gates – wakes up at 6:30, read book, practice meditation and yoga. “The Book of Awakening” helps her calm down, find herself again.
Like many successful people, Melinda Gates keeps a daily habit of reading. In an interview with CNBC ‘s Jenna Goudreau , Melinda revealed the book that most impact on her life. It is The Book of Awakening: Having the Life You Want by Being Present to the Life You Have – by Mark Nepo.
Mrs. Melinda once wrote that this is one of her favorite books. Bill Gates’ wife read it almost every day. “Mark Nepo’s book helps to calm me down and focus on myself, especially during turbulent days,” Melinda wrote.
Sharing with The Cut , she said that habit of reading has been formed for a long time. Melinda wakes up at 6:30 every morning, reading a few pages from The Book of Awakening. After that, the female billionaire meditated and practiced yoga.
The introduction on Amazon site, the New York Times best-seller book calls on readers to enlighten, give up negative thoughts, free yourself and live with the reality, the beauty that life offers.
The Book of Awakening was published in 2000. In 2014, the book club Oprah introduced the work and it was well received by readers. Mark Nepo gives readers small but useful information for life.
“In order to write this book, I had to ‘live’ with it,” said Mark Nepo. It was a chance for me to listen and share stories of silent teachers I have met throughout my life. The journey of shaping the work has helped me connect spirit and body, know how to use my heart and see life more serene and lighter ”.
In The Book of Awakening, Mark Nepo opens up the difficulties we live in and folds it into “little nuggets” from an intellectual point, promote us to see life with wide eyes and open mind.
The Book of Awakening is a book told through the words of a poet. He survived cancer and friendship, love, reason of life, and way to awaken joy. That is also the life that author has lived through. In the fight against illnesses, life has changed, becoming more frightening and shorter.
Then, Mark saw life with slow eyes, took in easy trauma, faced it with depth, maturity, and stillness. Everything difficult, hard and happy, happy in life will pass, so why don’t we calm down and look at life more tolerant and gentle? That is the question that Mark poses to the readers, directed to a free and fulfilling life.
The Book of Awakening ‘s 400+ pages are the perfect remedy for anyone feeling confused or disoriented in life.
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