Friday, October 26, 2012

A New Language for Life (GIVEAWAY, Guest Post, Excerpt) by Dr. Louis Koster


A New Language for Life: Happy No Matter What!
We live in a world of change, an exciting new era. To meet the demands of this new era, we too must change. In fact, we must radically change the way we view ourselves. A New Language for Life is a new and innovative approach to how you view yourself and your life. Making a commitment to be happy, no matter what, A New Language for Life will lead you on a pathway that will enable you to align with your true nature, transcend the limitations that language places on you and restore yourself to the oneness of being--the place of authentic happiness and higher awareness. This new awareness enables you to reclaim the power of language and manifest your most heartfelt desires. A New Language for Life shows you how to transform your life from a place of higher awareness, to trust yourself and life, and to experience an overall sense of peace and well-being--no matter what. It will help you eliminate depression, lethargy, stress, unhappiness, and even ordinary bad moods. This clear, engaging book provides a direction to those who are stuck, unsure, at crossroads in their lives, or believe that there is more to life than what they are now experiencing. Unlike other books, A New Language for Life builds on who you actually are, the essential you, so that you can be happy and reach your full potential--no matter what.

Dr. Louis Koster


Dr. Louis Koster is a distinguished humanitarian who served for over ten years as a surgeon for Doctors Without Borders. He worked in the war zones of Bosnia, the Sudan, Angola, Liberia and with Afghan refugees in Pakistan, and Cuban refugees in Guantanamo Bay. For his humanitarian efforts, Dr. Koster has received numerous awards and has appeared on radio and TV.

As an international expert in public health, Dr. Koster has had the opportunity to observe first-hand the languages of the world. With an ability to speak six different languages, he brings his wisdom and a new language for life to groups and organizations globally.

For the past decade, the Holland native has practiced medicine in Australia, where he lives with his wife and daughter. A New Language for Life is his first in a planned series of books.

Guest Post

Delighted to be here at One Story at a Time, Donna. Thanks for sharing your global blog following and for inviting me to discuss how my book came about.

I wrote A New Language for Life because I felt entrapped by the circumstances of my life.  At some point I realized that there was nowhere else to go. I knew that the way I viewed the world had to change—it was a defining moment.
I realized that if I considered life as fundamentally good, I may as well trust that what was occurring in my life was exactly that rather than condemning it. I then made a commitment to be happy and content, no matter what the circumstances of my life. This commitment became a passage of awakening and higher awareness that allowed me to transcend the circumstances of my life and reclaim my capacity to manifest as my true intentions. I then became willingly compelled to share this message of awakening and inner peace with others.
Circumstantial entrapment is the human experience without exception at some point in every person’s life. In A New Language for Life, readers are invited to dwell on two powerful affirmations--The Choice and The Insight, which by their own unique design, allow awakening and awareness without changing anything about the circumstances in your life. 
The Choice and The Insight release being from its entrapment in language and allow readers to experience an authentic freedom to just be and be present again to the true joy of life.  Although this may be difficult to describe, it is both timely and quick in practice.
We live in a world of change, an exciting new era. Readers learn that our default way of being is insufficient to deal with our current challenges. To meet the demands of this new era, we too must change. In fact, we must radically change the way we view ourselves. A New Language for Life is a new and innovative approach to how you view yourself and life. Making a commitment to be happy, no matter what, A New Language for Life will lead you on a pathway that will enable you to align with your true nature, transcend the limitations that language places on you and restore yourself to the oneness of being—the place of authentic happiness and higher awareness. This new awareness will enable you to reclaim the power of language and manifest your most heartfelt desires. A New Language for Life will show you how to transform your life from a place of higher awareness, to trust yourself and life, and to experience an overall sense of peace and well-being—no matter what. It will help you eliminate depression, overwhelm, unhappiness, and even your ordinary bad moods.  
The ideas in my book will provide direction for those who are stuck, unsure, at cross-roads in their lives, or believe that there is more to life than what they are now experiencing.
A New Language for Life shows you how to weather the winds and storms of life from a deep and abiding source of inner peace that is always with you.

You can connect with Dr. Louis Koster at  http://www.louiskoster.com/virtualtour


Excerpt

BEING TRUE TO YOURSELF

People are unhappy, frustrated, unfulfilled. They want more from life. Most don’t know what to do about it, and many of the solutions they try only make their situations worse. Not only does their unhappiness ruin their lives, but it can spill over and infect their friends, families and their communities. Their feelings set a tone that can drain their vitality and dominate their lives. It is not surprising that most feel trapped, discouraged, and depressed.

I believe the reason people are unhappy is because they have forgotten how to trust themselves. They don’t trust themselves because they don’t know how to be true to themselves. Instead of living authentically—doing what feels right and natural to them—they listen to other voices, other language, that tells them what to do and how to feel.

The fact that people don’t trust themselves has a lot to do with language and how they experience themselves through the language that shapes their lives.

When I use the word “language” in this book, I’m not just referring to speaking another tongue such as Italian, French or Japanese.

I’m referring to all the influences we have been exposed to that shape who we think we are, or who we think we should be. For example, the messages we received from our family, friends, cultures, education, and religions. I call them our birth languages.

The impact of language

Although we usually don’t think too much about it, language plays an enormous role in our lives. From early childhood, it shapes our thoughts, feelings, actions, and our sense of who we are.

Our birth languages are imbedded with customs and rules that are often unique to all the various groups. We are expected to accept and follow these customs and rules, and pass them on. Our birth languages create expectations that we feel compelled to fulfill. These languages influence how we view ourselves, what we feel and how we act. They can divide us from life, and from each other.

All too often, the messages we receive from our birth languages, and the way we define ourselves, do not feel comfortable to us; they don’t seem to fit. Rules that our birth languages convey, address the needs of other people and other times, not always ours. When we feel that a language does not reflect us, it separates us from our family, friends, community, and most important, from life.

Our solutions often amplify our problems

As a physician, I constantly see people grasping for solutions. They try to solve their problems in many ways, including changing their lives, acquiring things, throwing themselves into their careers, or stockpiling material possessions. Or they may think that if they get rid of people or things in their lives, it will give them peace. Others try to suppress their feelings and pretend that they don’t exist. Usually, none of these solutions work. Paradoxically, the solutions we bring to our challenges often amplify our problems.

Changing the view you have of yourself

I believe that the answer is in making a commitment to be happy, fulfilled, and content, no matter what the circumstances of our lives are. This commitment allows you to radically change the view you have of yourself, which leads you to express yourself and experience life in a new way. It allows you to find that unique core within yourself and access it through your own language. A commitment to be happy, no matter what, brings you to a place of oneness of being, where you experience an authentic freedom to be, and your language communicates who you are. You no longer feel entrapped and say, “I can’t,” or “I’m not capable.” You say, “I can.” “I am capable.” “I do have the power to manifest life as I am.” I call this new awareness and this new way of language expressing yourself and experiencing life, A New Language for Life.

Changing the view you have of yourself, changes your language

A New Language for Life is generated from you and reflects you. It breaks with the tradition of your birth language which is descriptive in nature and leaves the essence of who you are untouched. It’s a language that renews you to the essence of your being when you are stuck in life and riddled by challenges. It connects you from a place of authenticity and enriches how you relate to others. It also brings you solutions that do not alienate and separate you from life.

A new way of experiencing life

A New Language for Life transforms your relationship to language itself. Unlike your birth language, it doesn’t tell you what you should do. Instead, A New Language for Life introduces you to a new way of experiencing life. Rather than merely labeling, representing, and describing, A New Language for Life brings about a new openness, where language reveals the essential features of life in all its infinite possibilities—including those we never knew and many that we’ve overlooked.

Reclaiming the power of language

A New Language for Life will lead you on a pathway that will enable you to align with your true nature, transcend the limitations that language places on you and restore yourself to the oneness of being—the place of authentic happiness and higher awareness. This new awareness will enable you to reclaim the power of language and manifest your most heartfelt desires.

A New Language for Life gives you a clean canvas. As the artist, you hold the brush and are free to paint your version of life.

Living A New Language for Life makes you present to a profound sense of peace, and enables you to trust yourself and life. A New Language for Life changes the way you view yourself and the language you use shifts to become more gentle and wholesome. It breaks the shackles of your birth language so you can move forward, enjoy life, and grow.

In the following chapters, you will discover how making a commitment to being happy, no matter what, will help you find your unique core, which lets you be true to yourself and conquer life’s challenges. It allows you to reclaim the true joy of being and raise your life to a higher level of awareness.




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2012 Virtual Tour Itinerary for
A New Language For Life:  Happy No Matter What!
By Louis Koster



October 13
Tour Itinerary at Literature & Fiction Blog
Review by Irene Roth at Blogcritics

October 14 Review by Irene Roth at Roth’s Book Reviews

October 15 Review by Laura Strathman Hulka at Readerwoman Blog

October 16
Review by Dr. Grady Harp at Powell’s
Interview and excerpt at Book Promo Central

October 16 - October 29 Three international ebook giveaways at Library Thing

October 17 Podcast with Big Blend Radio

October 18
US paperback giveaway at Curled Up With A Good Book
Review by Barbara Bamberger Scott at Curled Up With A Good Book

October 19 Review by Viviane Crystal at Crystal Book Reviews and at The Best Reviews

October 22 
Interview at Alpha Chick
Highlighted Title Listing at Independent Publisher

October 23 Review, video & excerpt at Spiritual Lounge

October 24 Excerpt at Your Awakened Self Blog

October 25 Review by Helen Gallagher at New York Journal of Books and at Open Salon

October 26 Author essay, excerpt & giveaways at One Story At A Time

October 28 Podcast with Where Am I Going Radio

October 29 Interview at Literature & Fiction Blog

October 30 November 12 Three US paperback giveaways at GoodReads

October 31 Review by Christine Zibas at Digital Journal and at Bookpleasures

November 1 Review by Irene Conlan at The Self Improvement Blog and at Ezine Articles

November 2 Review by Gloria Oren at Gloria’s Corner Blog

November 5 Excerpt at Night Owl Reviews Blog

November 6 Interview by April Pohren at Blogcritics

November 7 Interview by Cheryl Malandrinos and giveaway at The Book Connection

November 8 Podcast with Conversations Live Radio

November 9 Videos at Preview The Book, Flickr, Photobucket, & Daily Motion

November 12 Review by Darin Godby at Luxury Reading and at Book Blogs Ning



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11 comments:

  1. I'm intrigued by this book...our family is going through some upheavals at present, and tho Dr. Koster seems to approach it in a secular way, I think he has hit on what Paul said, "in whatever state I am, to be content." I would very much like to win this book and read it!

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  2. I follow your blog with Google Friend Connect!

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  3. What a great concept, one I fully support, I think it should be injected into politicians and lawyers at the start of their careers, What a wonderful world it would be, be well as always a good post, agman

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    1. I can always count on you to pull no punches! You are so right! Thanks for stopping by.

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  4. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity. I would like to read the new language of life. Hugs

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    1. Thanks Katherine for stopping by and commenting. Happy Birthday November 1!

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  5. Happy No Matter What is my choice. I try to do this daily, sometimes it works, sometimes not so much.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

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  6. Forgot, I follow by email, google+ and facebook.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by Marjorie and for taking the time to comment.

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