Let There Be Us

A Journey into Yourself

Non-Fiction - Self Help
220 Pages
Reviewed on 06/06/2020
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Reviewed by Ruffina Oserio for Readers' Favorite

Let There Be Us: A Journey into Yourself by JC Ramos Paulino is a thought-provoking, soul-stirring book that asks essential questions about who we really are and provides surprising answers that will set readers on the path to self-realization and redefining their purpose. The book begins with the question: Why are you here? It is a question that most people hardly consider and one that provides a perspective for a life of meaning and fulfillment. The author discusses the systems that have been used to phrase an answer to this question. I particularly loved the author’s take on growth vs the concepts of success and failure and how the growth process aligns with the quest for meaning. In this book, readers are provided with the tools to understand the “why” of their existence, a new approach to identity, and articulates intelligently on a variety of topics like roles and how they relate to the conscious mind and many others.

JC Ramos Paulino is a great writer with the ability to engage readers, helping them understand how they think and why they think the way they do, and the impact of their thoughts on the quality of their life. The author writes with authority on a variety of themes, including how we perceive reality, the right understanding of self-awareness, and how we experience time. In this book, readers will understand the two kinds of consciousness they are exposed to and how to use them to connect to their life’s goal. Let There Be Us: A Journey into Yourself is an insightful book that is filled with lessons and tools for readers. I found it to be a useful tool for redesigning my life, one of the books I needed at this point in life.

Mamta Madhavan

Let There Be Us: A Journey into Yourself by JC Ramos Paulino takes readers on a journey to master the self so that it is easy for them to know themselves and the universe. The universe is evolving, growing, and expanding and, if we actually look at it, the purpose behind life's activity is evolution and growth. The author speaks about how permanent change first happens internally. This book will help identify key concepts that are useful in realizing which aspects need mastery. The techniques and tools offered will assist in development and take readers to the next stage of growth. Everyone deserves to be happy and growth is required to find it. Growth is contagious and the author recommends it to everyone to improve relationships and understand the purpose of life. Learn how to achieve growth and happiness while pursuing desires, among other improvements that will happen in life.

The stories shared make the concept clear and palpable to readers and give them a better perception of how meanings are extracted from daily events. JC Ramos Paulino's words will make readers reflect and understand what exactly is meant by identity and conditioning, and understanding roles. The approach to the subject is structured and detailed and will help readers understand the subconscious mind and conscious awareness, and how mastering the subconscious will help to master the mind. It is also interesting to read about Grunk, the evolutionary mind, and referring him as the sub-conscious. Let There Be Us is a useful manual to all those readers who are on a journey of understanding their own selves and will also make them aware of the role fear plays when it comes to growth, self-awareness, self-definition, self-image, and outlook towards life. It is a good way to analyze the self and see where changes need to be made for growth and happiness.

K.C. Finn

Let There Be Us: A Journey into Yourself is a work of non-fiction in the self-help sub-genre penned by author JC Ramos Paulino. In this insightful and thought-provoking guidebook, consciousness is the central focus, and readers journey with the author to explore both conscious and sub-conscious behaviors that affect not only how they see themselves, but also how the rest of the world sees and treats them. Tackling perspectives, concepts of our own identity, and how we can make self-aware changes for positive effects, the book develops a new way of looking at life and seeking purpose in it through self-examination and expression.

Author JC Ramos Paulino has produced a highly engaging and insightful book that encourages truly deep explorations of personality and how we present ourselves to the world, whether we know of it or not. The narrative style explains complex concepts in a really accessible way, breaking down our perspectives and allowing us to look both inside and outside ourselves. I liked the planning and progression of ideas as the central philosophy of the work expands and deepens, and the chapters were clearly defined with new ideas that were well set out. The guide would be easy to re-read and reference back to and is presented in a friendly manner that never feels judgmental or strict. Overall, I would certainly recommend Let There Be Us: A Journey into Yourself for anyone looking to expand their consciousness and alter their perspective on life for future success.

Eduardo Aduna

Let There Be Us: A Journey Into Yourself by JC Ramos Paulino is an intelligent look at the factors that impact our sense of self and an enlightening guide on how to break free from the things that hinder our growth and prevent us from experiencing all that life has to offer. Told in a matter of fact tone, Let There Be Us manages to explain interconnected concepts in a logical, concise, and engaging manner. Most motivational and self-help books fall into the trap of blithely imposing their tenets onto the reader, which inevitably leads to disengagement and loss of interest. In Let There Be Us, the author makes it a point to draw in the reader and to make them think, visualize, and reflect on the concepts introduced in the book.

JC Ramos Paulino also deftly uses examples to help break down complex ideas and unique perspectives into a more relatable context. Concepts of identity, self-awareness, prescience, growth, and reality follow a logical flow that engages the reader and makes them build upon the lessons gleaned from each previous chapter. Let There Be Us is a must-read for those looking to delve into their own identity and for those yearning for a guide on how they can grow into their true self and empower their actions to shape the environment and reality around them. For the knowledge it imparts, and the way it imparts this, Let There Be Us is an exemplary read, one that readers can tap into as a catalyst for positive change in their own lives

Lesley Jones

Let There Be Us: A Journey into Yourself was written by JC Ramos Paulino. Every once in a while we find ourselves stuck, wondering which path to take in life. Our lives seem to be one long treadmill, trying to survive each obstacle as they descend upon us. When you get caught up in the daily grind, it is difficult to stop and consider who you are, what is your purpose and true identity. If you are at a crossroads in your life then it is time to have a new framework and strategy, to step off the treadmill and rediscover yourself. Throughout this guide, you will be be given the tools and techniques to build a solid foundation for change. Knowing how you arrived at your present situation is key to enable growth and a fresh start. Most of your untapped potential is your subconscious mind and when you can understand this, then you are on your way to discovering your true self.

I have never read a book that has touched me in the way Let There Be Us has done. The explanations into the subconscious and conscious mind were so enlightening and helpful. The author has such a masterful way of using relatable stories and analogies that make everything so easy to understand and memorize. There are many exercises that will change your perception immediately, and my particular favorite was Halting Your Pseudo Time. The definition of self and how we must always grow to achieve our life's purpose was uplifting. Throughout this guide, I felt the dark clouds of uncertainty lifting, everything made sense and by implementing the techniques, I had a clear map of where to take my life.

Let There Be Us: A Journey into Yourself is detailed and exceptionally researched. Although the subject matter of the subconscious mind can seem daunting, JC Ramos Paulino has broken everything down into manageable pieces that are so simple to achieve. I loved the section on positive and negative reinforcement, the definition you place on success and failure, and when your conscious desire clashes with your subconscious beliefs. You will definitely see stress, obstacles, and your life in a new light. There are so many "aha" moments in this book, but the one that is now on my office noticeboard is this: "Identity guards the doors of your perception." The content was life-changing for me.