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Book review: 'Silent: The Power of Silence' by Gregory Malouf

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In his first book “Silent: The Power of Silence” Gregory Malouf introduces the principles that he learned on his way to healing and self discovery. His childhood was filled with abuse and trauma yet he grew up to be a successful businessman and entrepreneur. Despite his success he couldn’t enjoy his life and he never felt he had enough. Eventually he changed his spiritually empty life into one filled with love, peace and abundance. He recently released an extended and revised version of the original book.

He starts this personal journey in Chapter 1 titled “What a Journey…Thank God It’s Over” by recounting his deeply traumatic childhood. As an adult he became curious as to why people who had the exact opposite experience as he did felt just as depressed and lonely as he did. He came to the conclusion that there are two types of people: the over nurtured and the under nurtured. The one thing they have in common is that they cannot live in the moment and enjoy life because they become separated from their inner Self. The inner Self is defined as “the perfect, all-loving, imaginative, and highly creative being we are born as when we enter physical form.”

The rest of the book is dedicated to ways people can discover and nurture their inner Self. Standout chapters include:

  • Chapter 5 – Soundproofed Words - these words block people from hearing loving words spoken by others because at one time the meaning behind them lead to disappointment.
  • Chapter 10- People Pollution – describes the ways people project onto others what they don’t like or feel they lack and that causes them more pain and suffering.
  • Chapter 14 – Swimming in the Sky – goes into the positive aspects of daydreaming and finding time for pleasant and relaxing hobbies and activities.

“Silent: The Power of Silence” by Gregory Malouf is a deeply personal and insightful guide for people who genuinely want to make a positive change in their lives. He shares with readers what worked for him using examples from his painful past. These include lifestyle changes combined with activities like meditation and reflection and he’s hoping they work for others.

“The power of silence is the vehicle for forgiveness, for loving messages we send out into the world with which we create more peace and joy.”

*A copy of this book was given for an honest review. The opinions expressed in this article are solely the author’s.