- Paperback: 253 pages
- Publisher: Hay House Visions (Sept. 17 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9781401941253
- ISBN-13: 978-1401941253
- ASIN: 1401941257
- Product Dimensions: 15.4 x 1.7 x 22.9 cm
- Shipping Weight: 363 g
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,484,938 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Pushing Upward Paperback – Sep 17 2012
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Pushing Upward is brave writing, a young woman's journey toward her dreams, avoiding traps and falling into them, slipping back and finding the grace and will to go on—and so it reflects on our own journey and makes us braver, too.
-- Gerald Dipego, Screenwriter/Novelist, Phenomenon, Message in a Bottle, Instinct, The Forgotten
About the Author
Andrea Adler is an international speaker and workshop presenter. Known as the "metaphysical marketer," she is also the founder of HolisticPR.com. For more than 20 years, Andrea has supported entrepreneurs, small-business owners, and cultural creatives in understanding holistic/spiritual methodology, inspiring her readers and audiences to become initiated into the Science of Spiritual Marketing. Pushing Upward is her breakout novel.Websites: www.PushingUPward.com and www.HolisticPR.com
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"Concerning all acts (and creation) there is always one elementary truth, ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans; that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favour all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings, and material assistance, which no man could have dreamt would have come his way."
"I have learned a great respect for one of Goethe's Couplets:
Whatever you can do, or dream, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it."
W. H. Murray, leader of the Scottish Himalaya Expedition
Read the book, and consult the I Ching. These days I am using Yi Jing app on the iPad that makes several translations available.
This is a peek behind the curtain. At a real human being. In real human situations. Trying to remain a real human being, while hopefully "making it" -- whatever that means.
And it's all the little things she does that reveal her true human heroism on the path. Like dealing with mashers and crashers and jealous punks, without being cruel or exploitive or unduly and self-sacrificingly virtuous back at them. Like trying to find her moral bearings, with a little help from her friends, particularly her older mentor Emma, who is not perfect either but has knowledge and wisdom and compassion, and the I Ching, in all its trenchant and inscrutable ancient wisdom made trendier and more popular in this the post-Hippie Era.
Ultimately, this is a true story. As true as it gets. It's the story of a wannabe actress but also all of us wannabe stars strutting our brief turn on the stage of life, seeking the glory but sometimes missing the truth and love right in front of us. And no great drama or violence or madcap escapades will be found here. Only a real look into the heart of a real human being trying to live herself a real human life while searching for meaning in the land of glitter, or at least validation where rejection and a contagious fear of anonymity are the norm.
The lucky thing is, she finds herself a teacher who teaches her to value herself. And others. All others. And, as such, she learns a valuable lesson. Indeed, probably the most valuable lesson one can learn in life. And so she becomes more human. And we become more human. And so this book stands out.
Thank you, Andrea Adler for baring your soul. Thank you, Hay House, for seeing the deep meaning in this offbeat non-genre work. And thank you, God, for creating us imperfect, tragi-comically innocent human beings who at our best are able to appreciate this story as delicate as the fall of a cherry blossom, as meaningful as the roll of the I Ching coins in the reading of your life.