Pathways to Wholeness: Book Review

Book review by Michelle Jacobs

“As we practice our meditative breathing and our walking meditation, we gradually reawaken to our own inner wisdom.”

Nestor begins this mindfulness guidebook with her own personal story and journey to find a pathway out of her painful childhood through tai chi, meditation, journaling, and walking. What begins as a foray into personal healing and transformation ends up becoming her life’s work. She deepens her own daily practice, studies the masters, and shares her expertise in this wonderfully accessible resource. 

Nestor provides a framework with clear instructions and examples for achieving mindfulness through practice. She also introduces walking meditation as a way to invite awareness. Once these structures are in place, they become the foundation for “Enriching the Journey.” Nestor gently offers instruction for mindful breathing, walking consciously, and maintaining focus. These powerful practices can transform lives by reducing stress and awakening inner joy and peace. 

Nestor’s intimate writing style is effective and soothing. Her suggestions, guidance, and advice are like open palms of welcome and an invitation to personal growth. Each chapter is a beam of peaceful light beckoning readers into a calm space of clarity and purpose. Anyone beginning a spiritual journey through mindful meditation or hoping to enhance their meditative practices will find inspiration in these pages. Nestor details practices that are accessible and actionable for anyone on a pathway to wholeness. 

Quieting the mind grows more challenging as the world becomes more frantic. Often, just living in modern society results in a hectic state of the soul that is nagging and constant. But there are proven methods for facing the chaos. Nestor’s experience and wisdom are distilled in this guide and will help readers use meditation and walking to achieve balance. Over time, with practice, the journey will lead to a place of peace and achievable transformation. Nestor’s practical and inspiring guidebook is well worth reading. 

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