To Hold The Sun

To Hold The Sun➳ [Reading] ➶ To Hold The Sun By Chas Watkins ➩ – Bluevapours.co.uk An award winning book that can change your life This delightful and engaging story outlines the experiences of a young, poor, and disillusioned reporter who is enticed to do a series of articles about An award winning book that can change your life This delightful and engaging story outlines the experiences of a young, poor, and disillusioned To Hold PDF/EPUB or reporter who is enticed to do a series of articles about Paul, an unconventional philosopher and motivational speaker In lieu of payment, he gets to travel to and dive on Roatan, arguably one of the most beautiful, pristine islands in the Caribbean Through a series of meetings, the reporter gets to know Paul s innermost philosophies He learns an alternate way of living from a man who strives to perfect handstands on a dock and practices the art of happiness The author developed the book as a guide to help his children live their lives in a way that would allow them to enjoy the journey Drawing on wildly diverse disciplines including stoicism, neuroscience, skepticism, behavioral economics, and spirituality the reader is taken on a journey that exposes the author s philosophy of life He demonstrates that happiness is indeed a choice All places detailed on Roatan exist and are beautiful than described Photos are by kind permission of Shawn Jackson So much than just an original, engaging, and consistently entertaining story, To Hold The Sun can be viewed by the reader as a kind of guide or blueprint to live life in a way that would enable an appreciation of the journey and not just the destination An expertly crafted work from beginning to end, To Hold The Sun is enthusiastically recommended reading and will prove an enduringly popular addition to community library collections Midwest Book ReviewChas describes the spiritual warrior s journey in way that makes you want to come along, roll up your sleeves, and do the work required to become the best version of you there is Timber Hawkeye, Buddhist Boot Camp.

Chas Watkins was born and raised in England and is a naturalized Australian His children are all American, which he finds very confusing To Hold PDF/EPUB or He moved to Roatan nine years ago He has an unused degree in electronics from Hull University in England and has somehow managed to work for many fine and good companies without being firedAfter the raging madness of the dotcom world in California, he moved to Roatan to settle with his family Chas currently pretends to work as a Realtor and Radio DJ He reads an awful lot, watches the sunrise and sunset every day and consumes way too much coffee He runs on the beach in the mornings, practices handstands, and lives happily on Roatan with his cat Gary and the children who have not yet deserted him Even on his best day he is nothing like his character Paul, but strives to be so Occasionally he likes to dance as if no one is watching which is ironic as his dancing makes people stare If you are really unlucky, you may meet him, and whatever you do, don t offer him a drink as he is a very rude and uninteresting person.

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    iOS for the iPad is the biggest iOS release ever Roatan, arguably one of the most beautiful, pristine islands in the Caribbean Through a series of meetings, the reporter gets to know Paul s innermost philosophies He learns an alternate way of living from a man who strives to perfect handstands on a dock and practices the art of happiness The author developed the book as a guide to help his children live their lives in a way that would allow them to enjoy the journey Drawing on wildly diverse disciplines including stoicism, neuroscience, skepticism, behavioral economics, and spirituality the reader is taken on a journey that exposes the author s philosophy of life He demonstrates that happiness is indeed a choice All places detailed on Roatan exist and are beautiful than described Photos are by kind permission of Shawn Jackson So much than just an original, engaging, and consistently entertaining story, To Hold The Sun can be viewed by the reader as a kind of guide or blueprint to live life in a way that would enable an appreciation of the journey and not just the destination An expertly crafted work from beginning to end, To Hold The Sun is enthusiastically recommended reading and will prove an enduringly popular addition to community library collections Midwest Book ReviewChas describes the spiritual warrior s journey in way that makes you want to come along, roll up your sleeves, and do the work required to become the best version of you there is Timber Hawkeye, Buddhist Boot Camp."/>
  • Paperback
  • 174 pages
  • To Hold The Sun
  • Chas Watkins
  • English
  • 19 July 2017
  • 1489507647

10 thoughts on “To Hold The Sun

  1. Emily says:

    I love it when I stumble across a book I ve never heard of, and probably would never have read, except by chance or serendipity When this occurs I feel that it just might be the universe giving me a gift I need at that particular time In this case that was certainly true I found this slim gem in our Airbnb in Mexico, and grabbed by the cover and the Roatan setting I love the Caribbean , I instantly knew I had to read it Very different from my usual fiction choices, this is a somewhat spirit I love it when I stumble across a book I ve never heard of, and probably would never have read, except by chance or serendipity When this occurs I feel that it just might be the universe giving me a gift I need at that particular time In this case that was certainly true I found this slim gem in our Airbnb in Mexico, and grabbed by the cover and the Roatan setting I love the Caribbean , I instantly knew I had to read it Very different from my usual fiction choices, this is a somewhat spiritual philosophical story on living a happy life Since I ve just had a major lifestyle change, it spoke to me at the perfect time The island setting and the two characters reporter interviewing a motivational speaker provided the perfect vehicle for some incredible words of wisdom Written as a gift for his children, Chas Watkins has given all his readers a gift as well

  2. Aditi says:

    Thanks to Good reads for choosing me as a First Reads Winner.It was a nice little inspiring story that will finally help you guide to enjoy the passage of life, especially for young children.The writing was quite fresh and engaging and I loved the author s approach of depicting how we humans should live our lives and ultimately finding joy in the whole process.The author has even tried to justify his stories by pouring so many philosophies of life, which will ultimately enlighten you mind to liv Thanks to Good reads for choosing me as a First Reads Winner.It was a nice little inspiring story that will finally help you guide to enjoy the passage of life, especially for young children.The writing was quite fresh and engaging and I loved the author s approach of depicting how we humans should live our lives and ultimately finding joy in the whole process.The author has even tried to justify his stories by pouring so many philosophies of life, which will ultimately enlighten you mind to live life in a happy way If possible, do give a read to this motivating self help book

  3. Amberr Meadows says:

    Self help books aren t my thing, and finding most of them to be trite and laden with mundane clich s, I ve finished perhaps a fraction of them before throwing them down in disgust The beautiful thing about Chas Watkins To Hold the Sun is that it isn t a self help novel in even the loosest sense of the genre, but rather a brilliantly rendered fictional story that is life changing to those with open minds and hearts.An unhappy reporter who s read all the latest self help books without achieving Self help books aren t my thing, and finding most of them to be trite and laden with mundane clich s, I ve finished perhaps a fraction of them before throwing them down in disgust The beautiful thing about Chas Watkins To Hold the Sun is that it isn t a self help novel in even the loosest sense of the genre, but rather a brilliantly rendered fictional story that is life changing to those with open minds and hearts.An unhappy reporter who s read all the latest self help books without achieving happiness receives an assignment to come to the beautiful island of Roatan, Honduras, to interview a somewhat eccentric, but brilliant, man, Paul, who has discovered what most of us find difficult or impossible to believe happiness is a choice, and we can all find happiness regardless of our circumstances.As the week of interview sessions progress, Paul assigns different exercises that change the way emotions and feelings are explored, how to approach life with differing perspectives and ultimately how to achieve results incrementally and permanently Paul s goal is to hold the sun by perfecting a one armed handstand, but holding the sun is also a metaphor applicable to anyone at any stage of life.As I read the book and re read some of the most important paragraphs, I found myself fascinated and began contemplating just how I might hold the sun myself I ve taken the wisdom in this novel and begun applying some of the most fundamental teachings to my own life I feel as though I m becomingenlightened by doing so, and maybe that seems hokey, but you ll have to read To Hold the Sun to appreciate what I mean For me, to hold the sun is the achievement of my ultimate goals, and this book has played a pivotal role in helping me free myself from a static state of being topurposeful living, and it feels fantastic I highly recommend you get your copy of To Hold the Sun, and I d assign itthan simple stars if I could

  4. Stephen says:

    felt this book wasself help than a travel book as i don t usually read self help books myself was interesting up to a point.

  5. Lawrence Forns says:

    Highly recommended for all, this book inspired me Well thought out, well researched and well written, To Hold The Sun is a true gem.To Hold The Sun was originally thought of and written by the author for his children, in part at least to use his writing to pass onto them his insights and to inspire them The story follows the narrator, a writer in his own regard, who is given a somewhat different assignment by his editor The story unfolds for the reader as the narrator pursues this assignment, Highly recommended for all, this book inspired me Well thought out, well researched and well written, To Hold The Sun is a true gem.To Hold The Sun was originally thought of and written by the author for his children, in part at least to use his writing to pass onto them his insights and to inspire them The story follows the narrator, a writer in his own regard, who is given a somewhat different assignment by his editor The story unfolds for the reader as the narrator pursues this assignment, becomes inspired along the way, and proceeds to use the things he has learned to move himself into a better life and become a better man.A self help book this may not be, but I feel in having read this book that I have learned a few things right alongside of the narrator I personally have not ever done well in reading any of the so called self help books that you can find anywhere and everywhere. I find them mostly to be a bit holier than thou and have never really been able to get even half way through before I get frustrated and put them down, never to return.By using the story, setting, and very island feel of living, the author put into place for me a setting where I could follow along on the narrator s learning path and in doing so, the author has done for me a great service I enjoyed this story, the settings, and the pieces of gold the ideas and enlightenments to help anyone become a better person that the author included in his book, and I found myself breaking from my reading to do the exercises the narrator found himself up against.Thank you Chas Watkins for sharing this with your children, and allowing me to tag along Well done, Sir, well done I received this book for free, courtesy of GoodReads First Reads

  6. Pat says:

    The reporter of this fictional story has an assignment to conduct a series of interviews, with Paul, on the picturesque Caribbean Island, Roatan Paul and the reporter, talk about approaches to life and how to be happy and healthy.Below are only some of the topics presented.Paul starts with explaining steps in visualization exercises to replace negative emotions and later discusses meditation in greater detail Also, Paul explains that the best way to bring about change is to make accomplishment The reporter of this fictional story has an assignment to conduct a series of interviews, with Paul, on the picturesque Caribbean Island, Roatan Paul and the reporter, talk about approaches to life and how to be happy and healthy.Below are only some of the topics presented.Paul starts with explaining steps in visualization exercises to replace negative emotions and later discusses meditation in greater detail Also, Paul explains that the best way to bring about change is to make accomplishments one at a time Each success will have a ripple effect He explains ways to lessen the need for willpower by creating habits He uses health and lifestyle in his examples.Paul presents the reporter with questions guiding him to be introspective about his beliefs and discusses the concept of free will.Paul then discusses foundation principles These are basic principles, that if we understand and accept, are meant to help us build the positive changes we all want in our lives p 59 Conscious Growth p.59 You can t control what happens to you, so condition yourself on how to react p 62 Frame the situation correctly and ask empowering questions p.77 78 Time will change us, so choose the change p 91How to deal with biases that affect us, such as when shopping or watching the news are discussed.Additional extra points are discussed Simplify your life Wants are not needs p 129 Embrace difference Live with contradiction p.130 Live without regret Mistakes are just growing pains p 131 Health matters Exercise each day, eat well and sleep p.132 Be selfish By serving others p 133 If you are struggling with negative emotions or the inability to make lifestyle changes, this book is encouraging and provides helpful methods and strategies It is written in a conversational tone Many examples and analogies are presented We also get a feel for the beautiful island, Roatan as many aspects of it are described My paperback copy of the book included black and white photos of the island before each chapter as well Roatan looks sounds like a wonderful place to visit or live and go diving The author Chas Watkins wrote this book as a guide for his children and has generously shared his advice with others I would like to thank Chas Watkins and iRead Book Tours for providing me with this book free of charge for review.My Book Blog

  7. Layle says:

    To Hold the Sun tells the story of a jaded young reporter who travels to a Caribbean island Roatan to interview Paul , a philosopher who is living on the island He is not getting paid for the work which tells us that perhaps his career is on the skids and hopes to generate a series of articles that will revive his career and justify the cost of the trip From these humble expectations, the series of interviews he conducts become in fact a series of life lessons, taking the journo on his To Hold the Sun tells the story of a jaded young reporter who travels to a Caribbean island Roatan to interview Paul , a philosopher who is living on the island He is not getting paid for the work which tells us that perhaps his career is on the skids and hopes to generate a series of articles that will revive his career and justify the cost of the trip From these humble expectations, the series of interviews he conducts become in fact a series of life lessons, taking the journo on his own exploration of spiritual and intellectual contentment and the pay off is greater than he could have imagined Each chapter details one of the reporter s interviews interactions with Paul which become a series of lessons on Paul s life philosophy consciously living in a way that promotes happiness and positive emotions as opposed to self defeating and negative ones The book is well constructed with a story line engaging enough to bring the reader along through the lesson component and want to keep reading The characters are sympathetic, relatable and the dialog flows with a natural ease quite a feat considering this is the authors first novel he even handles Carib english dialogues and accents with a deft touch that gives the impression of having been edited and published before The life lessons embedded in each chapter are relevant in that they address issues that all of us have struggled with whether we are self aware enough to admit it is another topic and one that is addressed early in the book More importantly the tools means to address these issues are presented in a way that seems eminently logical and implementable, likening our emotional and mental responses to that of a physical responses Just as we can exert self control over and train certain muscles in our body to achieve goals in a efficient way, we can condition our emotional and mental responses to similarly positive ends I normally like to read book cover to cover but with To Hold the Sun I found myself pausing after each chapter to fully absorb the lesson contained within and even put it into practice And guess what It works This is a thoroughly enjoyable and absolutely usable guide to living life with greater happiness and contentment

  8. LuAnn says:

    I don t know if my parents ever learned to really enjoy life Not that they were sad, morose people they were just so bound by responsibility, and being what they felt was expected of them I think my father was beginning to catch a glimpse of the possible then he had a stroke at the age of 47 Not that all responsibility is a bad thing It s necessary But there s a reason they say all work and no play makes Jack a very dull boy.What Mr Watkins has done is shown us one way to begin cel I don t know if my parents ever learned to really enjoy life Not that they were sad, morose people they were just so bound by responsibility, and being what they felt was expected of them I think my father was beginning to catch a glimpse of the possible then he had a stroke at the age of 47 Not that all responsibility is a bad thing It s necessary But there s a reason they say all work and no play makes Jack a very dull boy.What Mr Watkins has done is shown us one way to begin celebrating life and enjoying it while we are here on this rock.Many of us seem to be motivated by negative emotions fear, anger, and the like One of the first lessons Paul Haletine shared with Mr Watkins was how to manage those emotions, using a very personal experience Seems at an informal gathering the previous evening, Chas was mispronouncing the host s name for most of the evening he was actually calling the man a dog So, Chas was ahem a little embarrassed and maybe aggravated that they had let it go on so long Suffice it to say, by the end of the exercise, Chas was no longer feeling a bitter sting.The closer I got to the end of the book, theI felt like I was going to have to return from my own island vacation ok, I know it was a working vacation for Mr Watkins I didn t want to go So I determined to go through the book again and work through those lessons and exercises for myself To Hold the Sun is part how to and part WOOHOO Let me explain The book gives some very practical and useful instructions on how to do things that make our lives a lotenjoyable Sun is also part sheer and joyful celebration of life I want both of those things I needhow to andwoohoo in my life Thanks go Mr Watkins book, I now have one way of getting those very things

  9. Nicky says:

    What an amazing book The worst part about it is that it ended The author provides great insights into how to live a happier life and I did not want that stream to stop flowing I am already looking forward to the next book.This book doesn t just show you the path, but it also instructs simple and easy steps for you to retrain your brain to follow this path And its a fun read at the same time Congratulations to the author.And no, you don t necessarily need to do handstands to find this happin What an amazing book The worst part about it is that it ended The author provides great insights into how to live a happier life and I did not want that stream to stop flowing I am already looking forward to the next book.This book doesn t just show you the path, but it also instructs simple and easy steps for you to retrain your brain to follow this path And its a fun read at the same time Congratulations to the author.And no, you don t necessarily need to do handstands to find this happiness

  10. Dorita Kesley says:

    Very different type author book for me I was expecting a lite weight easy read, one of those chic flick type of Islands, beaches. sun and a little weird mystery maybe I got a experience of a lifetime, turning me inward, learningabout myself than ever before A rare book, a fun, easy read that absolutely pleased my need for an interesting quest I received this book free as part of a program to read and reveiw And I am so thrilled with it My only regret is that it was a ebook, I wish I Very different type author book for me I was expecting a lite weight easy read, one of those chic flick type of Islands, beaches. sun and a little weird mystery maybe I got a experience of a lifetime, turning me inward, learningabout myself than ever before A rare book, a fun, easy read that absolutely pleased my need for an interesting quest I received this book free as part of a program to read and reveiw And I am so thrilled with it My only regret is that it was a ebook, I wish I had a hard copy to have on my coffee table

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