The Valley Spirit

Living a Tao-inspired Life

Non-Fiction - Inspirational
153 Pages
Reviewed on 09/27/2021
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Reviewed by Susan Sewell for Readers' Favorite

Do you suffer from anxiety or depression? Maybe you feel like you need to let go, but you don't know how? Learn how to stress less and live a life of fulfillment and joy in the spiritual book, The Valley Spirit: Living a Tao-inspired Life by Stephen Altschuler. We are living in a time of lecturers instead of listeners. We struggle with making sure that everyone understands the Principle of The Matter, creating further imbalance, instead of listening to what the other person's soul is attempting to communicate. Practicing Taoism helps us reconnect with our heart center, allowing our spirit to shine again with love. Imparting practical, everyday guidance on using Taoist principles, this book reveals the simplicity of applying the basics in easy-to-understand and concise chapters: mastering letting go, becoming more flexible, and learning the graceful art of compassion. Release the struggle of life and embrace a new, gentler way of thinking.

In 56 short essays, The Valley Spirit: Living a Tao-inspired Life by Stephen Altschuler articulately describes how best to live a Taoist life. Sometimes tearfully devastating, other times funny, I instantly connected with the message. Stephen Altschuler's inspiring account explains how mental illness is caused by a heart-mind disconnection, creating a split. I appreciate how Mr. Altschuler shows how he healed himself from issues such as severe anxiety attacks, agoraphobia, and more, by using the principles found in this book. I recommend this empowering and informative book to those who are searching for healing in their lives.