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People may shy away from this book because of the implications associated with the word "channel." The word "channel", as it is used here, simple means clearing the mind so as to allow the universe to give the answers you seek. Many would understand this process as a component of meditation.
Regardless of the linguistics, this book is a must read for anybody interested in meditation or channeling. There are many “how to" books, but this is one of the few that will answer all of the questions you have on the subject. This book sets the standard.
The inside flap does a far better job of describing what Live Happy is all about, so rather than re-invent the word, I will defer to the author, Deborah K. Heisz’s own words, ‘Live Happy brings together eye-opening findings from the science of happiness with illuminating real-life stories, empowering us with easy, practical steps we can take deeply fulfilling, joyful lives.’
There are 40 very short stories in total, from a diverse group of people–some of whom you might recognize: Alanis Morissette, Arianna Huffington and Shawn Achor– whose life experiences are interwoven into a discussion pertaining to one of the “Ten Practices for Choosing Joy.” The “Ten Practices for Choosing Joy” make up the ten sections/chapters of the book and they are follows:
10) Giving back
In addition to the stories included with each of the ‘practices’, the chapters contain: ‘Happy Acts’ and ‘Get Happy’ activities, which are simple and useful activities to help you get your happy on. Suggestions based around: smiling more, active listening, counting blessings, scheduling time for fun, random acts of kindness etc. Generally, I believe that even though many of the ‘Happy Acts’ are likely familiar to most readers, I think the acts can be easily implemented and should improve our lives - IF we actually do them.
Finally, each ‘practice’/chapter ends with some of the scientific basis for implementing that specific ‘practice’ into our lives. I found the scientific discussions informative and not overly intellectual and they add a sense of purpose to why we should be implementing activities for a happier life.
When all is said and done, I found Live Happy easy to read, enjoyable, and I appreciate the practical tools/exercises–backed up with scientific research–the author provides. Some of the stories that are included were very uplifting and serve as a great example of how people can overcome their challenges or, in some cases, how they can live in very uncomfortable/terrible conditions and, nonetheless, remain positive and happy.
Having listened to Bruce Lipton speak at the annual IONS (Institute of Noetic Sciences) conference I was excited to read this book. Bruce has a knack for taking the information obtained from his scientific background in Biology and making it understandable to someone who has no education in the field of Biology.
The format Bruce uses, as well as his style, is very user friendly and this made for an enjoyable read. As for the material itself, I found that I learned a great deal about the field of Epigenetics and it is refreshing to hear another voice disagreeing with, in my biased opinion, the deterministic views coming from the choir of the majority. I am no expert in the field of genetics; however, anytime I hear that scientists have found "the answer" I shudder. The fact that DNA sequencing was supposed to be the holy grail of all things living is no different than when the world was flat and at the center of the universe. I do not dispute the fact that DNA research and the field of genetics is important, but when part of that conclusion says that Mother Nature decided to make 96% of that DNA useless (junk DNA) I tend to believe that there is more to the situation than what we are perceiving or what we have the ability to measure. Perhaps the beleifs of genetic determinism are incomplete, perhaps we need better tools, and perhaps the final word on DNA has yet to be written; however, one thing is certain, the fact is that we don't know everything there is to know and we will only expand our awareness by being open to new ideas.
Science is about discovery and a desire to get to truth, yet it seems that many "so-called" scientists are no different than the religious zealots that burned people at the stake 500 years ago. Anyone remember Giordano Bruno? So, what does this have to do with the Biology of Belief? Well, in this book Bruce goes against the deterministic view and says that it is not only genetics that shape our inner world, it is the environment as well. This book is one of self-empowerment because it says that you arent just a machine following orders that came from pond scum 700 million years ago. You have the ability to transform your outer world and INNER world.
Certainly empowered people are healthier and harder to control then their unaware counterparts and they use less pharmaceutical interventions. Hmmm, so by being aware of our power we take money out of the pharmas pockets, who are the ones providing so much of the funding to the scientific quacks. No wonder the mainstream scientists resist work such as this, its their pocket book stupid (you need to read the book to get the gist of that last statement). In the end, ironically perhaps, the quasi-scientists of today will go the way of their ancestors and go extinct because they refuse to look at the facts, to adapt to the environment and view new ideas with curiosity rather than dogma. Perhaps the title of Bruces next book could be something like, Did Dinosaurs wear lab Coats?
Having attended an annual conference of IONS (Institute of Noetic Science), I had the pleasure of meeting Dean Radin. I mention this because Dean’s speaking style and demeanor are also reflected in Supernormal, his most recent book, and these qualities are what make his work interesting and informative. Contrary to what seems to be the standard stereo type of scientists, Dean, Bruce, and the other scientists at IONS have an uncanny ability to make scientific research and technical information more palatable to those who do not have a scientific background.
As for the book itself, Supernormal is a wonderful blend of scientific research and all things yoga. Dean uses his skills and scientific background to investigate the claims appearing in the ancient Yoga Sutras. Originating around 2000 years ago and compiled and recorded by Patanjali, the Yoga Sutras discuss more than just the standard, physical aspects of yoga, they also discuss mental/meditation practices that enable the practitioner to activate extraordinary powers. Of course many believe that such feats of super human abilities are simply the stuff of exaggerated legends and delusional observations. With standard, repeatable, scientifically based experiments Dean demonstrates that many of the superhuman feats found in the ancient text are indeed possible. Certainly no claim is made that all of the feats can be substantiated; however, there does appear to be a growing body of evidence that supernormal abilities do exist and they are not exclusive to a select few. It has been demonstrated over and over again that pre-cognitive abilities, psychokinesis, telepathy and various other abilities are inherent in everyone, it’s just that these abilities are not as developed as they are in those people who practice certain mental and physical techniques.
With modern research in hand Dean shows the reader that it is often the illogical and biased views of a small group of skeptics, who have not kept up with modern research, that use their own personal limitations/biases/agendas to deliberately cast doubt on the research being done at the frontiers of human development. Rather than view the new research with an open mind and stretch the boundaries of their knowledge, they seem to prefer the comfort and certainty that living on a flat earth provides. In my biased opinion, a true scientist is fascinated by the unknown and he/she is motivated to explore new frontiers. I believe that Dean shares these views and he is indeed living the wise words shared by Rumi so long ago, “Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.”
Daily Gratitude: 365 days of Reflection - Photos and Wisdom to Enrich Your Spirit is the third installment in a series created by National Geographic and, like the two previous books, Daily Calm and Daily Joy it showcases 365 fantastic photographs with an inspiring daily quote.
The pages in these books are not labeled with page numbers, rather the books are arranged in a daily calendar format, labeled with the month and day--commencing with January 1 and ending with December 31'and there is no year given; therefore, the book can be used indefinitely (for the sticklers, February 28 and 29th are included as one entry).
The photographs are the quality you would expect from National Geographic, with some taking up a full two pages and others taking up merely a portion of the page.
Just as with the photographs, the words shared on these pages will touch you at a very deep level and inspire you to see the world with new eyes. The quotes come from many notable people throughout history, such as: Henry Ford, Oprah Winfrey, Khalil Gibran, Robert Louis Stevenson, Desmond Tutu, Virginia Woolf, Oscar Wilde, Sigmund Freud, Michael J. Fox, C.S. Lewis, Friedrich Nietzsche, Thomas Moore, Winston Churchill, Aristotle and so many more.
Randomly opening the book to seven different pages I came up with:
‘We can choose to hate the rain or dance in it.’ -Joan Marques
‘may my heart always be open to little birds who are the secrets of living’ -E.E. Cummings
‘If light is in your heart you will find your way home.' -Rumi
‘The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it.’ -Ralph Waldo Emerson
‘Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.’ -Zelda Fitzgerald
‘I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.’ -Louisa May Alcott
‘Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom’. -Marcel Proust
In addition to the stellar quality of the content in this book, the physical production is also second to none. The pages are made from glossy, high-quality paper; the spine is very solid and well bound and there is even a bookmark ribbon to help you keep your place.
If you are looking for the daily dose of inspiration, the combination magnificent photos and insightful/inspiring quotes that you will discover in Daily Gratitude: 365 days of Reflection would be perfect for you. Furthermore, this book, and the others in this series, also make for a wonderful gift that can be enjoyed by friends and loved ones all year long (actually for many years because there is no specified year).
With a wonderful, light-hearted attitude, Peter McWilliams shares his thoughts, and quotes from many of the greats in history, as he discusses how our thoughts form our reality. Indeed, from the very first sentences in the book we get the essence of everything that the author is trying to say,
“A simple thought. A few micromilliwatts of energy flowing through our brain. A seemingly innocuous, almost ephemeral event. And yet, a thought—or, more accurately, a carefully orchestrated series of thoughts—has a significant impact on our mind, our body, and our emotions.”
On this journey to help us purge our mind of negative thinking, all aspects of life are discussed and no excuse is left undisturbed. Life-threatening illness, the death of a loved one, failed relationships, addictions and many other “reasons” for negative thinking are all addressed, as are the negative emotions that are often associated with some of life’s most trying circumstances.
Simply bringing our negative thoughts into the light of awareness is not enough, so Peter emphasizes the steps we can take to focus on the positive aspects in our lives. Pro-active steps to better thinking include: meditation, visualization, using affirmations, having an attitude of gratitude and learning forgiveness.
This is quite a lengthy book, and the information is quite extensive, so if you’re expecting a quick read this might not be what you are looking for. On the other hand, if you truly want to make your life better, and if you are truly interested in reading a book that will help eliminate stinkin’ thinkin’, then this could be precisely what you need to read.
Sonia Choquette’s book, The Time Has Come…To Accept Your Intuitive Gifts is an uplifting, little treasury of her personal quotes, with a smattering of related quotes from various other prominent people throughout history, all pertaining to intuition.
Some of her profound thoughts include:
- “An intuitive insight is almost always better than any answer your ego could come up with on its own.”
- “If you accept that you are Divine, your sixth sense makes sense. If you reject your Divinity, then nothing makes sense.”
- “Intuition doesn’t compete with reason—it compliments it. They’re natural partners and designed to work together. The key to their compatibility, however, is to not confuse the faculty of reason—also a gift from Spirit—with the blathering of the ego, which bears no gift at all.”
Some of the supplementary quotes are:
- “Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish.” - Euripides
- “Intuition becomes increasingly valuable in the information society precisely because there is so much data.” – John Naisbitt
- “The power of intuition will protect you from harm until the end of your days.” – Lao Tzu
with numerous other quotes from the likes of Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Albert Einstein, Robin Williams, Mahatma Gandhi etc.
In addition to the profound words, the book is made even more useful because its small physical size makes it very convenient to take it along in a purse or perhaps an inside coat pocket. Then, when you need that quick quote of inspiration, or when you need to remind yourself that your intuition needs to be heard, this book will be close at hand - or close at heart.
Really well written! Have noticed huge changes within our family! What a blessing!!!
In general, I am a big fan of Bob Proctor’s books and audio programs and, while I did like The ABC’S of Success, I would say that I prefer another book that he wrote, You Were Born Rich.
Regardless of my personal preference though, The ABC’s of Success provides readers with 67 success principles that are conveniently organized in an alphabetical fashion (A-Z with only a few of the more uncommon letters, such as X, Y, Z, being omitted). This astute reader is, of course, aware that there are far fewer than 67 letters in the alphabet and they will discover that numerous letters, such as ‘A’ and ‘C’, receive preferential treatment and these letters are used in more than one topic.
A small sampling of the topics included:
Each of the topics is covered in as few as two pages and the content is comprised of Bob Proctor’s personal insights, some anecdotes or some introspective questions, and then each topic ends with a few relevant quotes.
One minor shortcoming for me, that may or may not be relevant for other readers, is that many of the quotes are unaccredited and I’m not sure if these are from Bob Proctor himself, or if the source is unknown.
A few the quotes/insights that I found poignant were:
“Your results are a physical or outward expression of the inner conditioning in your subconscious mind.” - Bob Proctor
“Correction does much, but encouragement does more.”- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“The secret of happiness is freedom… And the secret of freedom is courage.” No source provided
“Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.” No source provided
“Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt.” - William Shakespeare
“The highway to success is a toll road.”- Bob Proctor
In general, I like the fact that a person can open up to any of the topics and read that section without having read previous sections and I appreciate the fact that many of the sections can be read in a matter of minutes; however, as with so many things in life, the positives can also be a negative and the fact that some of the sections are so brief means that there is the potential for some readers to be left wanting.
Readers looking for a book on success that is easy to read and covers a broad spectrum of information will very likely find their needs met with The ABC’S of Success. On the other hand, readers who are looking for in-depth discussions on a particular aspect of success might not be satiated with this book.
The main reason I like Deepak Chopra’s latest book, The Future of God is that it stands as a viable alternative to the “militant atheist’s” bible, the God delusion. Indeed, even though Deepak does not make the statement himself (at least I have not read specific words to that effect), it seems to me that The Future of God was written as a direct response to the “avowed enemies of faith.” As such, many references are made to the militant atheist tribe and their self-proclaimed conquistadors.
Deepak does clearly state in this book that he has no issue with those who have no faith in a higher power, he simply takes exception to the fact that, ‘This disturbing movement centered around Professor Richard Dawkins cloaks its vehement, often personal attacks in terms of science and rea-son… I have no harsh things to say about atheism without the militancy.’
Building from there, Deepak incorporates three stages of personal development that one progresses through on the path to God: unbelief, faith and finally knowledge. In other words, “They are stepping-stones from ‘No God’ to ‘Perhaps God’ to ‘God in me.’” The first stage of ‘Unbelief’ is characterized by reason and doubt and individuals, atheists, take the position that the physical is all that there is. The second stage, ‘Faith’, is when individuals hope that God is real and while this can be a positive influence, there is also the negative side of faith which is fanaticism. The third and final stage, ‘Knowledge’, is the stage where we are able to assert unquestioningly to ourselves that God does exist. The transition from stage to stage is not a clear cut, well-defined process, rather it is a gradual progression and it is bi-directional, in that while progress can be made, there will also be times when we can also digress.
Woven into the three stages are: numerous references and discussions that have taken place with said militant atheists, statistics about the state of religion and faith, anecdotal stories about the power of faith and various scientific discoveries pertaining to the nature of reality.
If one truly looks at the “facts”, the “hard questions” have not been solved by science and to discount a potential cause, simply because it does not fit into one’s belief system, is certainly not science, it is dogma. For those who do not wish to open their eyes, the world will always be dark.
So, in the final analysis, an ardent militant atheist would likely not enjoy this book, nor would any religious fundamentalists because, The Future of God is written to encourage a deeper exploration of the mystery of existence. As evidenced by the prolific endorsements from some of the world’ s leading professors, in many diverse fields, it is apparent that this latest book from Deepak not only provides readers with a philosophical view of faith, but also one founded on leading edge science - rather than the pseudoscience advocated by the naysayers. If you already know all the answer to the mysteries of life, then you won’t enjoy, or benefit from, this book. If, on the other hand, you feel that God doesn’t have to be an old man with a beard sitting on a cloud, if you feel that there is ‘something more’, if you are curious about the nature of reality and you are open to possibilities, than this could be the book you are looking for.
Ok, to put this in perspective, this book has been on the market for about 115 years!!, and it is still widely published to this day. Ralph was/is regarded as one of the original founding voices of the New Thought movement, and with books like, In Tune with the Infinite, it is easy to see why.
Unlike some of the other books from this era & in this genre, such as Prentice Mulford’s book, Thoughts are Things, this book is linguistically easy to read.
That being said, the main premise of this book is very similar to others in the genre with the belief that our internal dialogue and beliefs are manifest in the external: essentially our thoughts create our reality, “…so far as the physical life is concerned, all life is from within outwards.” Thoughts are forces and when we realize the power within us and truly believe in that ability, then we can create a reality that we want rather than live in the reality that appears beyond our control, “Thoughts are forces, subtle, vital, creative, continually building and shaping our lives according to their nature. It is in this way that the life always and inevitably follows the thought.” This of course means that we need to take responsibility for our thoughts and for the outcomes that come as a result of them, an idea that many people do not wish to entertain because it is far easier to place blame on external forces.
Compounding the problem is that fear thoughts will bring with them consequences that are in opposition to what we desire. We manifest what we think about not what we want.
“The mind is everything, what you think you become.” Buddha
For those reading my other reviews this may be redundant; however, I add it here for those that have not read my reviews from similar authors: if you are deathly allergic to some of the labels/terms associated with religion, terms such as God, Jesus or spirit, then you might not enjoy this book, nor the other New Thought Books with similar messages. In order to have a conversation about the unseen world, the world of cause, we need to get over the dogma associated with the formal religions and see these labels simply as terms of reference for meaningful discussion. We can substitute any label we like, the essence remains the same.
Personally, I did not find this book to be ‘preachy’ or in any way advocating organized religion. The concepts on these pages, as with the other books in this area, if applied, have the power to transform our lives by allowing us to reclaim our power from the external. Of course this requires that we are honest with ourselves and that we take responsibility for both the ‘good’ and ‘bad’ alike.
I want to state right at the outset, and although this is obvious to many, it seems that some people know that this is an autobiography, yet do not UNDERSTAND that this is an autobiography. What I am saying is that previous books written by Wayne Dyer focus on an idea, issue, etc. in which some personal experiences are shared. This book is about Wayne’s journey through life and that necessitates a frequent use of "I." Personally, I did not find this book self-aggrandizing, and people who read biographies can likely relate to the style in which, I can See Clearly Now, is written; however, people that expect this book to be written in Wayne’s traditional style need to be conscientious of this "different" perspective.
Now that the caveat is out of the way, for those familiar with Wayne’s work, you will find numerous stories and anecdotes that he has shared during his 40+ years or writing and sharing...it’s hard to believe that Your Erroneous Zones came out in the mid-70’s!!! Many of the stories and personal experiences that have been shared during Wayne’s journey are finally compiled in one place, in a chronological order, that is easy to follow.
Wayne starts out with the early days in Detroit where he lived in an orphanage, his days in school and then he progresses through his post-secondary years, his time in the navy, and then through the creation of his 41 books. Along the way Wayne shares the encounters he has had with some of the significant “change agents” in his life, people like: Mother Teresa, Ken Keys Jr., Viktor Frankl, Guruji, Edwarda, Abraham Maslow and so many others. The names however, are not as important as the messages that came with them. It seems that every time a new person intersected Wayne’s path there was a new unfoldment, a new way of seeing the world. Some of the encounters were pleasant, some not so much, yet all the encounters contained new seeds of experience that helped Wayne expand his consciousness.
As his consciousness grew so too did his writing evolve from the physical/cerebral world into the world of the subconscious/spiritual . Going from Your Erroneous Zones to his later books, such as The Power of Intention or Wishes Fulfilled, there is a definite shift. I would concur with Wayne’s own conclusion that there is a Divine hand in this process and that all of the events in his journey have “conspired” to carry him along the path that he needed to travel to fulfill his dharma. Although hindsight is the rest stop we don’t get to enjoy until after the bumpy roads are behind us, the fact that we can “see clearly”, even after-the-fact, is a blessing that we can share with others as they travel on their own bumpy roads. The fact that Wayne is sharing his road map is the most significant aspect of I can See Clearly Now: the reader gets to share in experiences that can connect us on a universal/soul level. In other words, Wayne candidly shares his experiences AND these then form the foundation of an idea/concept/lesson that others can benefit from.
I am grateful that Wayne wrote and shared I Can See Clearly Now. From the perspective of a curious onlooker - I enjoyed reading about Wayne’s personal journey thus far - and I also enjoyed this book from the perspective of a student of life – learning as I go.
To emphasize some of my previous ramblings, I Can See Clearly Now is definitely written from different perspective than Dr. Wayne Dyer’s other books: this is an autobiography. If you have read and enjoyed Wayne Dyer’s other books AND you are curious to learn more about his personal experiences then you will likely enjoy I Can See Clearly Now. On the other hand, if you are looking for a book that is exclusively a “how-to” book, or simply another book from Wayne Dyer that is written in the same style as his earlier books, then I Can See Clearly Now might not be the book you are looking for.
As a side note, ironically and synchronistically perhaps, before the release of “I Can See Clearly Now” was announced, I was reading another book by Dr. Dyer and thought that it would be wonderful to have more insight, in a chronological order, into Wayne’s life. Well, it is said “Ask and ye shall receive” and perhaps one could even take that a step further and say “Think and ye shall receive” because in this case my thoughts were answered and I now have the book I had hoped for.
While I enjoyed, and learned a great deal from, Living without Fear, I think the title might be a little misleading because this book only discusses the topic of 'fear' indirectly ' as a byproduct of not understanding our connection to the Universal/Source/Divine/God (insert whatever word you prefer, they are used interchangeably within this book). By giving our power away to another person/entity we can become fearful in our powerlessness; therefore, Ernest focuses his writing on re-affirming our own inherent power: power derived from being a part of the Universal source rather than merely a servant of it.
In other words, when we are in a state of fear the way to overcome that situation is not to beseech, beg or bribe an external power for help, but rather, as Ernest Holmes suggests, we should accept that we are one with the higher power and work with that power through a 'spiritual mind treatment' to resolve the challenges we face. A 'spiritual mind treatment' is, ''...based on the theory that we are surrounded by a universal Law'a creative medium which is receptive to our thought and acts upon it automatically in an intelligent manner.' Furthermore, 'We do not change the nature of Reality through prayer, and it would be superstitious to suppose that we do or can. But, through prayer and meditation we enter into the nature of Reality and partake of this nature.'
If you are someone who believes that we are separate from the Universal Source or that the Universal Source is a distinct entity that needs appeasement, then it is likely that this book will not be to your liking (nor would anything else written by Ernest Holmes); however, if you can relate to statements such as:
'...the Law of Cause and Effect governs everything. There is nothing which can hinder Law from working. It is never a question of how much the Law will work, but always how well we can use It. We can constructively use It to the degree our thought and belief will let us, no farther, but always as far.'
'Thoughts are things.'
'We must learn that we can transcend our previous experiences; that we are bigger than we know; that beyond the finite is the Infinite.'
'It is impossible to separate the mental from the spiritual.'
'Just as there are laws of matter, so there are laws of mind, for what is true on one plane is true on all' If certain factors in physics produce certain results, then certain mental factors will produce certain results.'
then you will resonate with the rest of the ideas discussed in 'Living without Fear.'
If you are looking to learn more about the specific topic of 'fear' in its many forms and manifestations, there are some other wonderful books that you might consider, including: Thich Nhat Hanh's book, Fear; Susan Jeffers books, Feel the Fear and do it Anyway and Feel the Fear and Beyond.