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Shining Bright: Quotes & Images to Inspire Optimism, Gratitude & Belief In Your Limitless Potential


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Be inspired to shine bright by 70 of Tao Porchon-Lynch's favorite quotes matched with original images from her travels in this beautiful, award-winning book.


How would it be to live each day full of optimism, gratitude and belief in your own limitless potential? Born in 1918, Tao Porchon-Lynch showed us what is possible as she crossed the globe, taught yoga, shared insights and did ballroom dance competitions. Dr. Deepak Chopra called her "a mentor" and "an example of Ageless Body Timeless Mind."  Shining Bright: Quotes and Images to Inspire Optimism, Gratitude & Belief In Your Limitless Potential is Tao's inspirational gift book which won the prestigious IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award in the gift category as part of the 30th annual competition. Embedded in this little book is the essence of who Tao was--the thoughts and words that kept her spirit enriched and alive.

Tao's light, along with her words of wisdom, is her present to us.  So, we thought it would be fitting to put her insights in the form of a gift book--just the right size for you to carry with you and be reminded of your own possibilities. It is a perfect dose of inspiration to give loved ones and colleagues. We chose seventy of Tao's favorite quotes and matched them with original images from age 96 to 99. These are not from staged photo shoots. This is Tao in motion doing what she loves. In order to witness the scope of her escapades, we've indicated when and where each photo was taken--from Dubai and Mumbai to Slovenia and Montenegro.

You will notice that the book is infused with snapshots of Nature. While most people pass through life with their heads buried in technology, Tao sought a connection with the world around her. She took time to interact with the birds, feel the breeze over the ocean and dance with the sway of the trees. She drew energy from the Universe and lived the Oneness that underpins her philosophy.

Tao's award-winning autobiography, Dancing Light: The Spiritual Side of Being Through the Eyes of a Modern Yoga Master, took us on an incredible odyssey through 20th century history from marching with Mahatma Gandhi and helping Jews escape the Nazis in World War II to being an actress, model, producer, publisher, dancer and yoga master we see today. Many asked about a sequel since Tao's life was still so full. Shining Bright IS the sequel. At an age when most people would have slowed down, Tao was ready for the next adventure. From when she used to "listen to the grass grow" as a child, she learned how to tap into the core essence of life, what she calls the "Eternal Energy." This Life Force was her adrenaline. Despite three hip replacements, she seemed to have boundless vitality. 
In many ways, Shining Bright is a love letter to life--an invitation to live fully expressed. Open a page and meditate on it. Allow Tao's energy to leap from the book and into your being. As Tao demonstrated, you have the power within you to craft a vibrant life. Don't wait to start your great adventure. Take flight and see the world. Interact with the Living Universe. Hug a tree. Go whale watching. Do yoga with your dog. Take up ballroom dancing. Start the business that is in your dreams. Whatever stirs your soul, do it today. Put the intentional thoughts in this book into conscious action. Consult with your mind and lead with your heart. Live your Truth and share your Light. Be grateful and live each moment to the fullest. Choose joy and live SHINING BRIGHT!

On February 21, 2020, Tao died peacefully at the age of 101 on the Hindu Festival of Maha Shivaratri, the "Great Night of Shiva," when Shiva dances in heaven. It's said to be the "brightest night of the soul where the yogi attains Nirvana." Watch the tribute video:

Give the gift of inspiration to yourself and others. We have a vision of giving Shining Bright books to senior centers across the U.S. to help re-define aging. If you would like to support this project, reach out.

If you haven't already, get Tao's award-winning autobiography, Dancing Light. If you want to experience Tao's yoga teachings, check out Master Course with Tao Porchon-Lynch and Stretch & Relax with Tao Porchon-Lynch.

Publisher: Power Living Enterprises, Inc.; 1st edition
Release Date: November 17, 2017
Product Dimensions:
 6 x 6 inches
Weight: 0.60 pounds
Pages: 160
Binding: Smyth Sewn

Quotations, Motivational, Inspirational, Self-Help, Gift 
Cover Image: From an original Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy photo.
Formats: The Hardcover format is currently available. 


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