Eckhart Tolle, wildly popular author of the bestselling book of spiritual guidance, The Power of Now, aims to help readers reach their greatest potential in the here and now by supplying help from otherworldly entities, as well as adding plenty of his own down-to-earth guidance. Ping Li, author of Awakening: Fulfilling Your Soul’s Purpose, is on a similar mission. For those open to exploring their spiritual evolution, her book is a substantial offering.
What makes Li’s book a stand-out is not only its range of wisdom, but its abundance of practical, step-by-step instructions. She promises, “This book will show you a way to align your path with the path to your soul’s light.” Li doesn’t disappoint. From the opening section, which introduces the reader to the concepts, principles and laws of the universe, to the following ones that deal with seeking and finding one’s true nature and then aligning it with the “source of the universe,” Li stays focused.
Her practical instructions include daily meditations, journaling, and mental exercises. For instance, “Start your journaling with gratitude,” she writes, “for your free will always makes the highest choices that are the most important for your heart, your soul and everyone involved.”
Although Li’s prose is lively and easy to follow, the book is not a walk in the park. This is a guidebook for those seriously seeking to discover their soul’s purpose on earth. It requires commitment and a steadfast willingness to follow a daily regimen of deepening exercises. But for those with spiritual stamina, there’s a real pay-off. Awakening is at the end of the road.