What if being happy in this reality was just a choice? By the evident unrest presented all around us, it doesn’t appear to be that simple. If it were, wouldn’t we all have chosen it by now?
In Choosing Happiness, Rüdrani Devi explores the many reasons why we might not choose happiness and offers ten key tools, along with many others from the Access Consciousness(R) movement, that helped her navigate choosing a journey to happiness, sometimes against all odds. She shares how her entire life had been about being positive, choosing joy over sadness, and being the proverbial half glass full gal; although deep down she knew somehow, it wasn’t authentic happiness. Using examples from her own life’s journey, Devi illustrates how these tools changed her awareness to what else was possible to create the authentic joy she truly desired in her life. Although admittedly not always easy at first, Devi devises that these tool are so incredibly simple, that anyone using them can choose to create their life as the exuberant, joyful being they truly be. You just have to be willing to choose it.
Are you willing to be happy? Could happiness be yours simply by choosing it? According to Devi, it can be. This book is an invitation to consider all the infinite possibilities available to you in creating the happiness you’ve always desired. The only question remaining now is, will you choose it?
“For all those that have dared to DREAM!” is the dedication healer and author, Rüdrani Devi offers to the Souls that would know what it means to journey down a road that may never be realized, but try anyway. After the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India nearly took her life, Devi was told she may never walk again, much less return to her beloved passion for running. Raw and painfully intimate at times, Devi reveals her frustrations of healing a broken body after her husband announces only ten months after the life-changing incident that he needs a do-over and is suddenly gone offering no support. Now dealing with a broken marriage as well, she pledges to herself to finish what she started which is to train for and run the Boston Marathon.
“For the Love of Running” recounts Devi’s extreme tenacity and unwavering discipline, as she sets about accomplishing an unfathomable goal to reach her bucket-list dream of running her tenth and final marathon. In doing so, she would re-build her body, her life, and most importantly, her confidence in a way that not only would bridge the gap to a new normal, but she would end up finding her authentic Self along the way. Devi’s story of overcoming such adversity against all odds gives readers hope that in following even our most impossible dreams and digging deep within our Souls, we can emerge more fulfilled than even we thought possible. Now with a foreword by Kathrine Switzer and a page of never-before-seen photos. Rüdrani Devi is also the author of “Soul Survivor, A Healer’s Pilgrimage and Homecoming”, a companion volume to this memoir.
“Soul Survivor” does more than detail the tragic terrorist events in Mumbai, Thanksgiving of 2008; it also documents Devi’s long and grueling road to recovery. In this absorbing memoir, the holistic healer weaves intimate pieces of her own history, both before and after her time in the headlines, throughout the comprehensive retelling of a trip to India that went terribly wrong.