Waking Spirit Book Review
Prose & Poems the Spirit Sings
About the Author: Shirley Cheng, daughter of Juliet Cheng, was born in 1983, in Albany, New York. Shirley’s birth was the beginning of a new world for both mother and daughter. Shirley was diagnosed with severe juvenile rheumatoid arthritis at only eleven months old. Shirley Cheng's life consisted of many years of hospitalization which caused her ability to receive an education a major delay. Shirley did not start her schooling until she was eleven years old. It took her only 180 days to master grade levels in all areas, and was then transferred to a sixth grade class room. When Shirley was seventeen, she lost her eyesight due to the intake of digestive enzymes, even more reason for her to feel like giving up, but it only challenged her to strive higher and higher.
Through Shirley’s own words, she inspires many saying, "Although I'm blind, I can see far and wide; even though I'm disabled, I can climb high mountains. Let the ropes of hope haul you high!" Shirley Cheng's self-esteem is truly glowing through her continuous smiles and words as you read her story.
Shirley wrote three books at the age of 20 years old. Here are just a few more achievements that Shirley has managed to earn:
-co-authored a self-improvement book with Jack Canfield & John Gray, Bob Proctor, Alan Cohen and Richard Carlson, entitled "101 Great Ways to Improve Your Life, Volume 2"; Author of "The Revelation of a Star's Endless Shine"; Author of the book, "Dance with Your Heart", and also Author of the book "Daring Quests of Mystics".
-is an advocate of parental rights in children's medical care, aide/care giver monitoring and screening for students with special needs and people with disabilities, and world peace.
-tied for 1st place in the second Annual Be the Star You Are!™ national Writing Contest, garnering her a third live appearance on the nationally syndicated radio program, "Be the Star You Are".
-Plans to attending college at Harvard University, where she plans to earn doctorates in microbiology, zoology, astronomy, physiology, and pathology after a successful eye surgery.
Here is another quote from Shirley that will bring you to another sweet side of Shirley Cheng's personality: "I've made it one of my life's missions to touch as many people as I possibly can to bring humor, hope, and healing", says Shirley, whose personal motto is "A dancing heart teaches true".
About the Book: "Waking Spirit: Prose and Poems the Spirit Sings" Waking Spirit is a thought provoking book of Prose and Poems in attempts to reach readers through the authors inner heartfelt inspirations in how she sees life and how she lives life and endures the obstacles put forth to her.
Waking Spirit, will teach you how to dance with your heart, how to find self-acceptance, you will also learn how to look at what you have already been given in your life instead of focusing on what you have not yet received. This book proves that a positive outlook does bring positive results; the type of results so many of us are searching for. The poems that you will read will reach your mind on a new level of understanding. The simplicity of the words you will read deliver very clear and easy-felt newness to its readers, allowing them to open their minds to a fresh feeling of self-worth.
You will also share a few moments with Shirley Cheng through her quotes such as:
"You are the creator of your sunshine and the bringer of your storms."
"Scorn not those with no feet, for birds do not scorn you who have no wings."
"Be your own true best friend and you will become a true best friend of the world." (my favorite)
These are just a few amazing thoughts to ponder in your daily affirmations. "Waking Spirit" will open its readers eyes to what really means true life. Through her writings in this book Shirley Cheng shares how she can enjoy all of life's treasures, with no remorse in the face of her many challenges.
Womensselfesteem.com highly recommends, ”Waking Spirit” as a true book of affirmations for every person in every walk of life. Womensselfesteem.com would like to thank Shirley Cheng for sharing a part of her life with her readers.
Personal Note from Dorothy:
Shirley is an excellent thought-provoking writer and poet with a charm and intelligence that would make anyone envious. Shirley's ability to see life in such a positive way has left a lasting impression on many of her readers, myself included. Her inspiration and never ending strive to see all good in life is rare and commendable and should be used as a definite positive thought when one feels that things are just not fair in their lives. Her age and illness has never stood in her way of succeeding and embracing everything that life has to offer. Shirley, it was a true pleasure reading yet another one of your wonderful books.
For more information on Shirley Cheng
Publisher: Dance with Your Heart! Publishing
Pages: 135 Soft Cover
ISBN#: 13: 976-0-6151-3680-6