Dr. Bernie Siegel--revered thought-leader, retired surgeon, and prolific author--offers meaningful life-lessons inspired by the significant quotes pulled from his notebooks.
"Make your own Bible. Select and collect all the words and sentences that in all your readings have been to you like the blast of a trumpet." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Dr. Bernie Siegel is the author of many books on the healing power of the body and the spirit, but this time he wants encourage readers not only to learn from his life and advice, but to create their own manuals for living as well. With the quotes that have filled the pages of his journals and the lessons he has gleaned from them over the years, this book serves as inspiration for readers to assemble their own book of collected wisdom--and their own understanding of the answers to life's big questions.
For as long as mankind has populated the earth, we have looked to nature, elders, philosophers, and prophets for answers to questions about God and life and death and why we are here. We piece together belief systems from the messages that resonate most deeply: scribbling down a Bible verse on a post-it on the fridge or an affirmation on the bathroom mirror each morning. Whether speaking with patients, reading the words of great thinkers, and in conversation with God, Dr. Bernie Siegel has recorded the most meaningful quotes and lessons, and now he shares them with you.