How to Dance with the Universe by Goran Spasa

How to Dance with the Universe

Optimism with Open Eyes
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KIRKUS REVIEW

A Serbian-born engineer, now based in Vancouver, shares his views on how to have a harmonious, successful life in this hybrid self-help guide/memoir.

For Spasa, dancing is an apt metaphor for how people must respond to life: they must get into rhythm with the vibrations of the universe (which he sees as spiritual, collective energy, or what others define as God), requiring a special effort and focus, including an ability to adjust. In this debut guide, the author discusses his ideology within the context of his own life challenges, which include a failed first marriage, several critical health issues, and a fluctuating international computer/engineering career, acknowledging, “misery is the best motivator for moving upwards.” He emphasizes that one must embrace the concepts of abundance and the law of attraction yet also “to be optimistic with open eyes,” i.e., still attain education and training, be aware of and manage underlying fears, and fight inertia. He offers a “life energies” diagram showcasing the interplay of capacity, personal capabilities, and “objective problems” and details “eight pillars” of wealth management, stressing the value of home equity lines of credit. He also refers to his visit to John of God in Brazil, providing a replica of his photo that reveals an array of orbs surrounding that famed healer. Directing readers to more material available on his website, Spasa notes, “It is my hope that you will take the active role and slowly take the lead in your personal dance with your God, or my Universe.” Spasa brings a lot of heart and humility to his narrative, admitting, “I could never have imagined that I would have the strength and burning desire necessary to write a book.” His overarching message to be prepared as well as positive is effectively conveyed. He provides an illuminating example from professional tennis, where mental and spiritual strength can only boost essential foundational training. But the author’s far-reaching discussions at times become too digressive, including the mention that 9/11 “came right in the time to cover the gap for NATO existence.” 

An impassioned plea to fully engage in the dance of life.

Pub Date: Feb. 2nd, 2016
ISBN: 978-1-4602-7134-6
Page count: 210pp
Publisher: FriesenPress
Program: Kirkus Indie
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