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The Strangest Secret by Earl Nightingale

If I were to tell you that I found a book that has the potential to change your life if you read it and applied it to your life, would you believe me?

Would you buy the book asap and read it, no study it intensely?

I guess you might be one of the many who doubts these words.  I can only hope that your curiosity would get the better of you and that you will get this book, read it to be able to verify whether my conclusion is true or not.

Whatever the case may be, whether you believe me or not, I am here today to tell you that there is indeed such a book, and that this book will change your life and help you achieve whatever it is you desire.  If you are to read it and use the ideas and teachings contained inside this book, The Strangest Secret by Earl Nightingale, your life will surely change.

Here follows The Strangest Secret by Earl Nightingale review by me, Marlene W.  

The truth contained in this book is as relevant today as it was several decades ago when Earl Nightingale wrote the book, The Strangest Secret.  This book brings to you simplified techniques that anyone who desires to succeed in anything can use to easily accomplish success.

Although the teachings and techniques, all the ideas may sound simple, really easy and uncomplicated, jet when scrutinized it becomes apparent that all these are workable, usable and practical.

Earl Nightingale makes a very powerful statement “we become what we think about” then he goes on to quote great men throughout history who all hold this same view and achieved great success in various fields, men such as William James, Marcus Aurelius, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Vincent Peale.  In other words, he is saying that if you and I believe strong enough, with unwavering rock solid faith, that you and I will succeed, then we surely will succeed.  On the other hand if we believe in our own failure, then we surely will fail.

What we think about ourselves, I mean that which we label ourselves to be, whether we are really good at something or not, we will inadvertently become good or bad at that thing, whatever it is we believe ourselves to be, that we will be.  In other words, if we think in positive terms, we will achieve positive results for ourselves.  Does that make sense to you at all?

He also states in his book that “success is the progressive realization of a worthy ideal”.  Wow that is a mouth full.  What I understand from it is, whatever you want to become, your true desire deep inside your heart, if you worked hard at it, and realize it, then you will become successful.

Is this not also an indication that you and I should find something worth living for?  I think so.

He also stress on goals a lot and encourages us to set goals for ourselves.  We must set goals and work hard towards achieving these continuously in order to become successful.  Every day, every day, every day.  We have to keep working towards our goals every single day.

In his book, The Strangest Secret by Earl Nightingale, he also explains to us about the value of things.  He compares that which we get for free, with that which cost us money.  The interesting thing he says is that we tend to put a higher value to things that costs us money, rather than those things given to us for free.  Examples of these free things is the mind of man, love, family etc.

He emphasizes that we have to realize that everything that is priceless to us, like our mind and the power we have within ourselves, that which cannot be replaced, that is of true value.  Anything that can be obtained or replaced by money does not hold true value at all.  This is a very interesting point of view, one which I wholeheartedly agree with.

The majority of people on earth only use about 10% of their brain’s potential.  Imagine if you can use double that?  What do you think you will be able to accomplish?  The possibilities are endless, borderline miracles I would say.

We all have to pay a price for success, this means there are a few things we need to do in return for our success.  Let me give you a few examples, which I have learned from the book.  I personally like all these a lot, and I make extra effort to implement them in my everyday life since I had the opportunity to read this amazing book.

“Every action has a reaction”

“We become what we think about”

“Your limitation are self-imposed”

“You force all your courage to think positively on your problems”

“Save at least 10% of what you earn” Imagine that, if I had saved 10% of everything I’ve ever earned, I would indeed be rich today.

“Take Action – ideas are worthless unless we act on it”

How I wish I knew all these things, all he teaches in his book, about 20 years ago.  My life and me myself would have been completely different from what it is today.  I am making sure to teach my son everything that I learn on my journey now.  To make sure he get a better start in life than I did, with less headache stress and pain.  I went through some really tough times.

If you have children, maybe you should consider doing the same.  If all of us taught this valuable life lessons to our children, then we would have a better stronger more positive generation that takes the world over from us.

But to get back to The Strangest Secret by Earl Nightingale review by me, I want to tell you about the thirty day challenge he puts out to us at the end of the book.  I take this as a way to get started, and to devote yourself to do what he teaches you for 30 days in order to make it a way of life.  This way your life will surely change for the better, and along with it all it will become the new habit.

I decided to take up the challenge and to go through the 30 day challenge.  He poses certain questions and tasks to us, which we have to accept and do every day for 30 days.  Let me elaborate.

What is it that you really want?  Is it money?  A certain job?  Whatever it may be, be specific, be clear and concise when defining what you want, then think and feel positive about it all the time.   No matter what, keep at it as if you are crazy and know no other way.

Stop thinking about your fears, instead replace your doubts and fears with positive thoughts and goals. Doubt and fear hold you back.  Makes you attract that which is blocking your way to success.

Do more than what is expected, do more than you have to in everything.  Do more, but also be more.  Give more, and smile more.  I am serious, smiling is good for you, trust me.

The more you decide and think about what it is you want, the closer you will get to be to your goal.  Don’t you worry about how at all, just know and keep at it and you will see the changes happen automatically.

Although it might be hard, to do this for 30 days without failure, maintaining this way of thinking and doing for 30 days will show you it works, and you will probably find yourself wishing that you have found this book, The Strangest Secret by Earl Nightingale much earlier in your life, everything would be so much different… I know.

I am taking the 30 day challenge, I will give you an idea of how my journey changes over time.  I am so excited!

 

Day one of the thirty day challenge.

I put in all effort till I was good and tired.  So I read the book.  I liked it a lot.

Inside the book there is a challenge.  After I read the book, while I was writing my thoughts down on it, it struck me that the challenge is actually a brilliant idea.  Just there and then I decided to take up the challenge, but you already know that.  So lets keep going.

Today I did more.  Just more in everything I did.  More effort.  More of me.

My thinking cap was on today. Yeah.

In the book he discusses the aspect of God.  He has a really interesting point of view about who, where and what God is.  Irrespective of what religious belief you are.  We all belief in some higher power that we pray to for help when the poop hits the fan.   My point is, this point of view is very much the same as my belief that I grew up with.  To me that’s very interesting.  We’ll get back to this topic some time later.  I am still pondering it over.

I also realized today that attitude makes an enormous difference.  Yes, it does, attitude makes or breaks any situation.  A happy positive cheerful attitude changes so many things. And all of it for the better.  The stuff you and I can be proud of.

Today I started this book review, I don’t know what else to call it.  As well as the one by Napoleon Hill Think and Grow Rich (It is still a work in progress).

Day two of the thirty day challenge

Started with a bang!  We overslept by almost an hour.  But, we somehow managed to be 5 minutes early for school and 5 minutes early for my nieces work.  Phew, it was such a rush.  We all were in a happy cheery mood and we just worked so well together.  I haven’t overslept in years!  And another thing, when I was dropping Niece off at work, my car battery died, the car wouldn’t start….

Oh my word… we had such a laugh, it was hilariously funny.  So our day started with some small bad luck, we had so much fun, we enjoyed the moment immensely while otherwise we would not have had this experience had it not been for the battery that died on me. How fortunate are we?

So the question here now is how does this happen?  How is it that the very next day, after you make a positive life enhancing decision everything seems to go wrong?

I have a theory, it’s simple.  It’s the devil.  I made a positive decision yesterday, I decided to take on the 30 day challenge and do my utmost best in all aspects of my life to change my life.  Certain areas of my life is in dire straights, so much so that a miracle is much needed, and that is exactly what I am looking to accomplish, which this book promises.  I am going to test this 100%, give it my all for the next 29 days still to come.

Yesterday was a really good start, today so far it’s been good, although I hit a few rough patches, my attitude was not affected, my attitude towards it all was great and cheery and positive.  Years ago, when I overslept I would breath fire and be a monster all day, but today is a whole different story and I feel so good.  I am proud.

Life is awesome and worth living.

 

Day eight of the thirty day challenge

The last few days have been good.  A few bumps here and there, but nothing major.  I have been thinking a lot and I realized a few things which I want to share with you.

You get up every day, you have a routine to get yourself ready for the day.  You take time to get yourself ready to face the world.  You don’t just get up and go out.  I am talking about washing, brushing teeth, dressing etc.  Its a ritual you do every day, the same should be done for our mentality.  Our attitude.  We have to make time in the morning as well to freshen up and revive our attitudes and our goals we are working towards.

I find it helps to keep the important stuff fresh and on the forefront of my mind the entire day.  I am a lot calmer and I don’t fret over the small stuff at all.  I feel kinda proud of myself.  I like this side of me a lot.

It’s a sad day today, my dog died unexpectedly last night.  I only saw signs of him not being all too well two days ago.  What I experience today with this thirty day challenge is sadness.  I am sad but I seem to be able to control the sadness.  It’s not controlling me.

Among all this I have a question today.  In his book, The Strangest Secret by Earl Nightingale, he gives us reason to believe that God is not a physical being somewhere, he proclaims that God is within each of us.  I do agree with his theory, but then, I have to add, that I grew up in a religion that believes very much the same.

To get back to the point, if God is within us, then where will the devil be?  Or the evil side of whatever your belief is.  I have the utmost respect for all religious beliefs.  None the less, interesting question don’t you think?  Would that mean that the devil is inside us as well?  Another interesting question…  Leave me a comment, your view on this subject would be greatly appreciated, thanking you in advance, you are awesome.

Earl Nightingale does reveal what the secret is in his book The Strangest Secret.  What is even better than the secret being revealed, he gives us the exact ways as to how to apply this strange secret in our lives.

 

Day eleven of the thirty day challenge

Its a bunch of people together, people with the exact same goal and mindset at that very given time.   True happiness, true peace and true tranquility.  In most even the emotions are exactly the same.  Power in its biggest form.

All that potential power, all those powerful minds all focusing mind body and soul on the exact same thing.  How much potential power to you have their all in one place. Extraordinary.  I only realized this today.  I have been a part of such a magnificent community all my life and I only realize this now.

Its a tad bit of a disappointment that it took me so long to figure out.  But I have to say, I am impressed, I did it before 40.  I now know something I didn’t know before. Yeah.

Its strange that your eyes can be opened in life to new amazing experiences.  I told you earlier in this page that I found something I love by changing my attitude towards this specific thing.  Its got to do with music.

Due to my eyes being opened to this music, I saw and learned more than one valuable lesson.  I learned that I have an amazing support system that I can tap into and use anytime I want.  But I also learned that I am part of an amazing support system where I can help other members achieve their goals and desires as well.

There is something else I’d like to share with you today.  My Dad has a saying that you can break one match easily in half.  But the more that matches become the more difficult it is to break them.  Someone else I heard speaking said the same thing just in other words.

He used the example of reeds.  One reed is easily broken, but a bunch of reeds will surely give you a hard time doing the same, a real hard time. This is a great example of our strength when we stand together, with everything we’ve got.  What can be stronger than that?  Do you also see God working through people this way?  To me it makes complete sense.

What is it that you really want?

Stop thinking about your fears.

Do more than what is expected.

Do you remember the above from the beginning of this page.  I thought I needed a refresher.  Therefor post it so I can see it for the next few days when I log on.  Just a subtle reminder to me.  To keep fresh in mind, to keep my eye on the goal.  I think I am doing really really good.

You know what I did?  No you don’t, but let me tell you.  I wrote these three phrases on a piece of paper, and stuck it with press stick to the wall right in front of my loo.  When I look up I look at it.  To me this works really good.  It’s worth a try, don’t you think?

 

Day thirteen of the thirty day challenge

Today is month end.  This is usually the worst time for me.  Its the time when I realize the month is over, it’s the time when bills have to be paid and its the time of the month that gives me an idea of how the month ahead will be like.  How much money I’ll have to get through the month ahead.  As I am going through a very rough patch in my life I usually break down, when worry and stress takes over.

I am feeling stronger and more positive than the previous months.  It’s been a year since I started to sink into a deep dark hole.  For the past year I’ve tried to get out of this horrible place.  I am still in a place of dire finances.  Not being able to see where the next months meals will come from.

I am strong and I am proud of myself for not breaking down.  Giving into the negativity.  Maybe tomorrow I will see the light and something will change.

Hopefully I can just keep this good up and more upwards from here.  Maybe things will be different come the next end of the month.

 

Day sixteen of the thirty day challenge

Halfway into the challenge and I broke down.  What a miserable feeling.  What a horrible place to be at.

I feel broken and defeated.  I see no light in the deep dark tunnel.

It’s all too much for me today.  I made it good for the past few days, but something just snapped in me today and I failed.

I failed the thirty day challenge and I failed my son.  It’s worse than ever!  I feel depressed and I see now way out.

How do you stop or overcome this horrible situation?  I sure don’t know how. I don’t know how to fix myself today.  It’s all just too much for me to bear.  I am so weak today and I can’t stop crying.  It seems to come from a place which I have no control over.  How does one get into this?

All these thoughts and questions going through my head.  Times like this I feel completely and utterly alone.  As if there is no one out there that feel the same or understands what I am going through.  I question my faith, my believe and even question the existence of my God.  How would my all powerful God let this happen to me when I give my all to Him and his Church?  Does my almighty God not have interest in me or my life?  Do I depend and believe in something that does not exist?

I as a parent love my child so much I would never let my child suffer this way.  Or am I being punished for something I don’t know I did?  Do I not serve a God or love and forgiveness?  If so, why this harsh punishment?  I would never punish my child this way no matter what.

The questions haunt me, why why why?  But I have been taught all my life to never ask why.  Never question God or my circumstances.

Just when I think things are turning and getting better then three horrible things happen to put me right back where I was or even in a worse place.  How do I get out of this and move a little up.  A little bit in a better direction.

I am a good person, I do good unto others.  I am always a little ray of sunshine, positive and inspiring towards others.  Picking them up and helping them be better.

I seem to have a constant fight, a battle I fight with a solid brick wall.  I failed.  I have to start again, from day one.  Today I’ll break down and I’ll give in and get it all out.  I’ll sit in my corner and I’ll give into sorrow and self pity.  Tomorrow I’ll start again, from scratch at day one and I’ll fight again.  But today I am not strong enough.  I will fight again.

 

Day seven of the thirty day challenge ~ The second attempt at my endeavor.

I’ve made educated decisions.  This is a huge stepping stone for me.  I used to react on impulse all the time.  I never just took a minute to think for a moment.

This past week I made educated decisions.  I am so proud of myself.  And I can honestly add that everything I did that the book The Strangest Secret by Earl Nightingale told me to has turned out to be easier and more effective than the first try.

I am in a state of complete euphoria.

All I can say about this awesome book at this stage in my personal path to enlightenment is that it’s working for me.  I can see the changes in my life.

Update 28.04.2017

I did not realize it the first time around, there is 3 things he outlines that I have to do a few times every single day.  Write your goals down, get rid of your fears and be better at everything every new day.

It is important to write your goals down.  To carry them with you and to read them each time you are able to, being cheerful, relaxed an positive while doing so.  Not fake, genuine.  You do this every morning upon waking up, as well as at night in bed just before falling off to peaceful sleep.

You become what you think about, therefor it makes sense, the more you think about what you want, the faster and quicker you will manifest this in your life, and in yourself.  Your goal must be a smart goal, having smart goals are essential to your success.

S – Specific and Significant

M – Measurable and Meaningful

A – Attainable and Action-Oriented

R – Relevant and Rewarding

T – Time-bound and Track-able

Goal setting is a powerful process about your ideal future, and for motivating yourself to turn your vision of your desired future into reality.

Keep a mental attitude that failing is not an option, it is impossible to fail.  Remove doubt and fear from your mind.  Simply replace destructive thoughts and feelings with constructive ones.

Your success is a direct indication of the quality and quantity of service you offer.  Always aim to help others first and foremost.  The rest falls into place automatically.  There is not such thing as something for nothing.  This is a true natural law.  Don’t ever let anyone tell you different, you have to offer something of true value in order to receive something of value to you.  Quality service comes first, after that comes the money.

Stick to it and do it for 30 days, if you fail and you fall into negativity.  Stop. Take a moment to reflect on what you want and then start the whole process over again.  Never ever stop trying.  As long as you continue you’ve already won a big bunch, one you quit, it’s done, then you’ve lost.

My inner thoughts on this phenomenal book The Strangest Secret by Earl Nightingale.

 

I hope you found this post helpful. If so, please feel free to share it with the important people in your life, (and the less important ones too;-) they may all find value in these written words, and if you have any questions or comments please leave them below.  I’d love to hear from you.

And as always anytime you need a hand you can email me at  marlenew@confessionsofareadaholic.info

Always remember every day holds the possibility and the promise of a miracle. 

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Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

It’s an amazing book.  Easy to read, and easy to understand, both intellectually and emotionally which is very important.

Probably the only book you’ll ever need to read to know exactly how to succeed with anything.

Whatever it may be that you want to change or better yourself or your life, this is the answer to your prayers.

Napoleon Hill uses many stories to illustrate his points in the book, stories we know, things we’ve heard of, and learned about in school.

Most of these stories were brand new to me, let me explain.  After I read the book, and saw in the stories how these people used these principles described to make phenomenal changes and successes of their lives.

People with stories and situations just like yours and mine.

Ordinary people who went on to achieve amazing results. 

This stuff is powerful, life changing information.  I discovered this book a few months ago, and since then I have read this book a few times, and I will still continue to do so in future too.

I have seen remarkable changes in my own life since.  Changes in myself.

From all the thousands of self help books on the market today, this book Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill remains the towering giant over them all.  He has helped thousands of people from around the world, and still continue to do so, all whom have had the privilege of reading this book, to achieve their dreams and achieve amazing success in various aspects of their lives.

These principles have been tested by thousands and stood the test of time because what is written inside is the truth.

The fact that everything, no matter what, starts with an idea in the mind of man. The mind of man is more powerful than anything else in the world.  Everything, every aspect of your life starts in your mind, with a thought, an idea.

Your thoughts are powerful.  You have within you greatness, you have within you extraordinary power.

You can train and strengthen your mind to lead you to unimaginable conquests.

You can have anything your heart desires.

Throughout the entire book I see lessons in attitude.

Change your mind and you change everything.

Your mind meaning your thoughts, feelings, emotions and attitude towards everything.  And of course you have to get off your (whatever you sit on) and do something.

Take action.  Right now.

End all destructive behavior.

What is destructive behavior you ask?  Well, I’ll say it is anything you do that stands in your way of achieving what you want.   You want to gain something right?  Well, sometimes you have to loose something first in order to move forward.  Destructive behavior, that’s exactly what I am talking about.

What if you have a little bit of a bad habit, which might be frowned upon by some.  But it gives you imagination, it gives you quiet and calm.

I am talking about a glass of red wine at night, writing in the dark by one candle light.

All these self help books say to exclude things like alcohol and drugs.  The drugs I fully understand and agree with, but would you agree that a glass or two of a good quality wine assists the creative juices in flowing?

I have read this book a few times.  It really does what it promises if you add effort to it.  The information and help, not just any help, (in dept detailed help), helped me to make changes in my life that is wonderful.  I am calm and collected at all times.  I am peaceful and I have no stress.

I live a wonderful, happy, free life.

I must admit tough that I am still working on a few things, not all is perfect like I want it to be, yet, but I am getting there, one step at a time.

I hope you found this post helpful.

If so, please feel free to share it with the important people in your life, (and the less important ones too;-) they will all find value in these written words, and if you have any questions or comments please leave them below. 

I’d love to hear from you. 

Thank you 🙂

Get your copy of Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill here and start today

And as always anytime you feel like it you can email me at  marlenew@confessionsofareadaholic.info

Always remember every day holds the possibility and the promise of a miracle. 

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7 Books To Enrich Your Life

A list of books I’ve read.  Self help books that enriched my life.  Each of these has been an amazing addition and truly added value to my every day life.

If you have been so fortunate to have read some of these, please let me know your thoughts, if not then I suggest you take a look at some, read my thoughts, feelings and experiences with each and see if you think you will also find value.

 

The Miracle of Your Mind by Joseph Murphy

This is a very good book indeed, a masterpiece by Dr. Joseph Murphy.  If you suspect or believe that your mind is all pervasive and powerful, you will enjoy this book immensely.  There are beautiful lines and examples found in this book to illustrate the power of your conscious mind over your subconscious mind.

Very well written and I love that with all of his examples as to what to do, it starts by you sitting, relaxed and focused on the power within you, then you start with whatever it is you want to ask or achieve.  Always relax body and mind first.

You can get a solution once and for all for every problem or situation that you want to change if you keep depositing positive, joyful and harmonious thoughts and feelings into our subconscious mind.  Facing and eliminating fearful and doubtful thoughts.

I love the book, I’ve read it more than once and I’ve implemented many of the techniques state in the book in my own life.  My results are great.

Find out what your hidden or unknown abilities are, it can do wonders.  I strongly recommend you read this book at least once.  It is easy and quick to read.

To read more on my ideas and experiences with this book, follow the link above.

 

 Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill 

One particular chapter in this book is not written or spoken about by many.  The chapter on Sex Transmutation is a really interesting chapter.  It’s interesting because it’s about the most controversial topic known to man.  Whatever…. I am talking about it today.

If you follow the link above it takes you to another article I’ve written on the book Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill.  In that article I do not discuss Sex Transmutation at greater length but I do elaborate on a lot of the other principles.

The way I understand it is when a person has sex, there is this whole atmosphere, the feelings and emotions, the sexual tension the mindset and the connection with another person who is in the exact same state of mind, on the same wave length as yourself.  All this energy you can “change” (hence the transmutation) or channel into your desires which makes for great results.  In other words, making love to your desires, simple and easy right.  Yeah, it sure sounds easy.  There is a catch to it though…

The question that now arise in my mind is how do I do this?  Sexual energy is desire.  In other words sexual desire energy is at play.  This is an extremely strong powerful energy.  In the words of Napoleon Hill:

“When driven by this desire, men develop keenness of imagination, courage,

will-power, persistence, and creative ability unknown to them at other times.”

You transform mediocrity into genius by re-directing your mind from thoughts of physical expression to thoughts of another creative effort, for example your goals, to create the life you desire.

You must harness this creative energy, whilst concentrating on your vivid picture of your goal or goals.  I take one at a time.  I make love to it as I would to my lover.  I use the “cuddling” time after to be passionate towards my goals.  I see it, I feel it, I draw it closer and I make love to it by means of a vision I hold in my mind.  With my eyes closed.

You can have your heart’s desire if you desire it bad enough.  I feel that the topic needs to be understood by more people to make the world a better place full of riches, love and creativity.  What a happy place the world will be then. 

My way of doing it is not completely as easy as just that.  In order for it to be effective it must be build up energy, therefor there must be no release.  Yes you understand correctly, no orgasm, no release.  No I direct this build up of sexual energy and I focus vividly on my goal.  Whatever it is I want to achieve or change.

Trust me when I say intimacy without traditional orgasm results in the greatest experience.

I have to add, before I forget to mention, one very important factor we all need to remember and always adhere to.  Abstinence from masturbation is crucial.  No more masturbating ever, and porn together with it.  I never knew it’s actually really really bad for you and for your life and whatever you want to achieve.  Really bad.

Once you master the art of sexual transmutation you will never look back…

 

The Strangest Secret by Earl Nightingale

The strangest secret is you become what you think about.  Really?  Just that?  Yes, just that.  Easy right, you become what you think about.  Apparently for me it’s a bit harder than just that.  I seem so have real difficulty in achieving some with just my mere thoughts.

That got me thinking that there must be something I am doing wrong.  Or something I am leaving out.  Not far into this book I realized my first mistake being goals.  I have goals. I have great goals, my problem is I don’t write things down.  I am a lazy writer, I don’t like it much.  But having goals that’s written down is an essential component to make it all work.

It’s a valuable lesson to me.  One that should not be considered lightly.  I tried it and I saw real great success in it.  I have these little colored post-it’s all over the house.  On the bathroom tiles, on the fridge on the back door, in my home office on the wall…. I have them everywhere.  Now my rule is to read them when I am there.  When I brush my teeth and going out the back door, every time I would read them, close my eyes, see it in my minds eye and smile adding a great feeling to the moment.

So, we become what we think about.  In other words, my life is what my thoughts make of it.  Interesting isn’t it?  It is surprising that many Christians suffer more than they should, it is mentioned in the Bible a few times.

The mind can be compared to a garden.  That which I plant in the garden will grow.  Be it trees or flowers or herbs, even poisonous plants, that which I plant that will grow.  See your thoughts as the seeds, and the your mind the garden.  The thoughts you plant in your mind are the thoughts that will grow, in your life and all around you, in everything you touch. This is also referenced in the Bible as as ye sow so shall ye reap.

I find it interesting how many of these things we must do and learn to do to change our lives are also written about in the Bible.  Spirituality changed a bit for me, my spirituality got deeper and stronger.  Many things especially stuff written in the Bible started to open up and I have a clear understanding which I didn’t have before.

I have written another article about the book The Strangest Secret by Earl Nightingale.  Follow the link above to read more.

 

The Easyway to Stop Smoking Book by Allen Carr

If you think The Easyway to Stop Smoking book by Allen Carr is just a bunch of tips telling people how to quit smoking you are way off track, there are a lot more to this book than you may think.  Smokers that cannot quit is in a maze, they try but they have no way of escaping the smoking monster.

Allen Carr supplies in his book all that is needed to get free, he gives the exact method to get out.  Follow this to the t and you will be free.  But fail to do so, may result in you never ever getting rid of this horrible monster.

If you are thinking about, or serious about quitting I strongly recommend you get your hands on a copy and read it asap.  Before you change your mind.

The easy way to be free from smoking is this way.  They say it’s never easy, but believe me when I say this, this one is.

What caught and held my attention was the way he described smoking as being a little monster.  I have a vivid very real picture in my mind of this monster my imagination has come up with.  It’s a horrible pink color, (I don’t like pink very much), with horns and thorns with the ugliest face with an expression you just want to smack off…a satisfied look that he has won me… That mental image made the change happen within me.  I crushed that little ugly monster for good.  He will never find his way back again.

Over 30 million people around the globe’s lives were changed with this little book.  This is powerful stuff.  But not only smoking, apparently it helps with other abuse problems too, drugs, alcahol, weight problem and more.  I would never have thought this, but when I think about it for a moment, I can see how it can be extremely useful to any unwanted habits.  Just apply the same thing to whatever it is you want to overcome and I see now way how it cannot work.

How awesome is this, the easyway to stop smoking book can help you overcome your weight issues too.  That is incredible.  For someone who has truly been struggling this can be the way out.  I was a victim of a weight related issue for many years.  I have since overcome it, but I can see how the idea in this book can really be of tremendous help.  This could be the answer you have been looking for.

I am a happy non smoker and I will never go back.  You can read more on my very own thoughts, feelings and experiences after reading this great book Easyway To Stop Smoking by Allen Carr right here just follow the link.

The Game Of Life and How To Play It by Florence Scovel Shinn

The results came quick, within a few days.  Within the first few pages of this great book The Game Of Life and How To Play It by Florence Scovel Shinn she tells the story of how she wanted a rose tree.  She asked to receive, stated and intented, did exactly what she teaches us to in this book, and just like that, she got her rose tree just as she wanted.

This is a great example of how powerful our words and thoughts are.  The advice is solid and true.  Thoughts and words become things.  Follow the principles and just let go.  It works every time.  I tested it out myself.  I also taught some to my son, he is 7 and he is getting results.  He has improved on his overall class attention and performance, and he sorted out some bullies by practicing the rules like she teaches us to.

It’s easy, anyone can do it, it’s easy to do and easy to understand.  Also easy to apply into your everyday life.  It’s like a manual of how to transform personally, it’s a easy and simple to follow book on the real power we all have within us.

To win the game of life, we need to know how to play this game.  Study and practice the principles, the rules of the game in this book and you will find prosperity, you will be able to solve complex problems, you health will be better than ever and you will achieve great personal relations, all because you will have the know how of how this game works, how it’s played and you have a map, the The Game Of Life and How To Play It by Florence Scovel Shinn.

Follow the link to read more on my thoughts and insights about this great book The Game Of Life and How To Play It by Florence Scovel Shinn

 

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Miracles by Stuart Wilde

I came into contact with this book.  I didn’t know the author at all.

  Stuart Wilde???      Who is he?

Anyway it doesn’t bother me too much.

I am intrigued by the name of the book so I started to read.

Within the first 10 minutes I was hooked. 

I have a saying I like to use.

It goes:

“Every day holds the promise, or possibility of a miracle”.

I am not saying this book is the only one and the true one, but it’s got something that I have come across before in different ways and different occasions.

Something extra ordinary. 

That can only mean one thing, if more than one knows this and it works for them, there is definitely something true in it.

I’ve come across the same message in the book Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill as well.  Just one such example.  Follow the link and read my thoughts on that amazing book.

I found it very interesting, and very appealing.  I ended up reading this book by Stuart Wilde 4 times.  And I am sure going to read it again.

One thing that struck me about this book, is that Stuart Wilde shows you that to create miracles, you have to be very clear about what it is you want.  Your dreams, your desires, your life and your future, you have to be clear and concise.  If you don’t know exactly what you want, how should the universe or the Higher Power or anyone know what to get you?

You have to be forthright and act as if you have already obtained whatever it is that you desire, the energy you create are so powerful and so strong that the Universal Law gives you whatever you desire.

You have an immense power within you, you just have to believe it and know how to tap into it.  This power is impartial, unemotional, indestructible and infinite.  It is the same power that history  miracle makers used, and it is still ready and available, at our fingertips to be used today.

The Universal Law has limitless potential, this power is at our disposal and can be used to work miracles in our lives every day.

This is a great little book, the information is straight forward and to the point.

It is so short and simple, but gives you a lot to think about. This book is a keeper.

What I liked about this book was it’s simplicity, it’s a blueprint for creating miracles.

Click here to get your copy of Miracles by Stuart Wilde.

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6 of my Bucket List Books

This page changes from time to time.  As I read these wonderful books I will replace it with a new interesting wonderful book.  Each of course gets their own special spot amongst the ones I’ve already read.  I love reading and I absolutely enjoy the fact that I can read all my favorite books and share my thoughts, feelings and insights with you.  Of how my life has been influenced and changed by the amazing words in each.

Here follows the list of the top books on my bucket list.  This is my book bucket list by the way.  This is a list of books I want to, but haven’t yet had the privilege of getting into.  Not yet have my hands had the opportunity of touching the pages.  Not yet heard the delightful sound, the crack when the cover opens for the very first time.  When I slide my hand across the first page, just to feel the book.  Each book has a different vibration, a different feel to it. a Different life.

So, here follows my list:

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The beautiful inspirational poem The Invitation by Oriah Mountain Dreamer is truly a work of art.

Beautiful beyond words.

My favorite line in the poem is:

“I want to know if you can be alone with yourself and if you truly like the company you keep in the empty moments.”

It truly is a beautiful deep powerful poem.  I can relate to the complexity of life it describes.

The constant search for deeper meaning in my life.

I can identify and relate with the ordinary woman,

whom embraces the joys and sorrows of life,

while challenging herself and those around her to live life more freely, to the fullest.

Why do I access the person I truly are so infrequently?

When I stop fighting life, the strength will find me.

The strength to do whatever needs to be done.

Although consciousness is not your ticket to a problem free life.

Troubles, heartaches and pain will still occur, I should embrace the opportunities they present, rather than being victimized by it.

This beautiful inspirational poem The Invitation by Oriah Mountain Dreamer addresses the widespread superficiality of our time.  This book takes the poem and digs deep into the heart of the poem exploring each theme.

She describes the poem as “a declaration of intent, a map into the longing of the soul, the desire to live passionately, face to face with ourselves and skin to skin with the world.”

 

 

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What appeals to me:

She promises to introduce a new approach to decision making, a tool with which to reclaim my life.  No matter what I am indecisive about, big or small challenges.  If you are having trouble, start with ten.  What intrigues me most is this, it obviously helps her, would it work the same for me?  How does it work exactly?

I am open to exploring all ideas and possibilities.

Start with 10.  How will this decision affect me and my life in the next 10 minutes, then what about 10 months? And then ultimately how will my next decision affect me and my life and all others around me over the next 10 years?

These are amazing questions.

So, sitting here thinking to myself.  If only I take the chance to take a moment and think about my choices, my decisions to react to something.  If I consider the after effects for the next 10 minutes, and what effect it might have in 10 months… you get the idea.

This 10 minutes 10 months 10 years is a process.

The first step is a question, the next stem entails collating the information then analyze everything.  Its a good process for someone like me who tends to react impulsive and usually not in an acceptable way.  I figure if Suzy Welch  teaches me to apply steady discipline to replace the chaos with certainty.  The confusion with clarity and all guilt with feelings of joy.

Ten Minutes Ten Months Ten Years by Suzy Welch promises to be a chatty book, filled with true life examples.  Examples like you and me, that teaches the simple, yet effective way to approach decision making in all areas of life.

I am intrigued to find out more….

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The next book on my list is an interesting choice.  It most definitely will not appeal to everyone, just a few.  But for those who are interested, it is crammed with stimulating ideas, and case studies of both hetero and homosexual relationships.  Best to be read by both partners, or alternatively read to one another…

A refreshing easy to read book that takes a look at the issues of married eroticism.  Might the security, routine and stress of a couple be the ultimate passion killer?  Do you feel that intimacy with the same partner can become limiting?  I for one do, so I am looking to be proved wrong on this aspect of life as a couple. 

Habit and certainty kill desire.  But how can we live comfortably with all the elements of unpredictability and risk that are essential for healthy eroticism. 

Adding children in to the equation makes it easier to loose your erotic self in a very short time.  Luckily for all of us who’s eroticism in a long term relationship is important, we can learn a lot from this lovely book: 

Mating in Captivity, Unlocking Erotic Intelligence by Esther Perel. 

  It’s about erotic intelligence, and takes a look at how married intimacy can be both dirty and exciting. 

A definite must read.

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You know those times, when you find it hard to believe that your God would let this happen to you?

Times when you doubt whether God even exist…

Times when the hurt is so much, its unbearable.

After his son died of progeria at the very young age of 14, Rabbi Kushner wrote this book, When Bad Things Happen to Good People for all those who wants to go on believing, in spite if all the bad that happens to us.

This book is for those of us whose anger at God makes it hard to hold on to our faith, we experience difficulty to be comforted by religion.

We all need help, at some point in our lives to deal with all the apparent unfairness of the suffering in the world.  We need help in an accessible way that helps people of all spiritual persuasions to make peace and accept loss, heartbreak and tragedy.

We all suffer, but it’s in how we respond and react to trauma that determines whether we heal, although we keep the mark as a reminder, or whether we stay wounded, never really getting over it.

It’s not God that does this to us, nor allows it to happen, we must find acceptance in what is.  Many times, things just happen, for no apparent reason at all, just some bad luck, bad people or maybe just some simple inevitable consequence of the natural universal laws.

But we have the power.  The power of choice, we can choose to blame others, or to blame God.  If we can rather try to find meaning in our suffering.

Over four million sales of When Bad Things Happen to Good People by Harold Kushner”, suggest that this book offers a constructive way to work through the pain and suffering.

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I want to acquaint myself with the You can Heal Your Life book by Louise Hay which has been a bestseller for many years.  A self help classic which emphasized personal responsibility and the power of choice.  Our thoughts become our reality and we are all inclined to repeat family patterns of interaction.  We all suffer from various degrees of self hatred and guilt.  This kind of mindset creates more and more negativity in our lives and in our bodies.

Universal intelligence takes us at face value, it gives us what we ask for and expect to receive, and reinforces our believes.

We all have creative powers which we can use for growth and self healing.

The key idea is that life is simple and easy.  That what we give out, that we get back.  In other words, that which you sow in your life and the world around you, that is what you will reap, or get back from life or the universe.  Whatever it is that you think and feel today, this is what will shape and mold your tomorrow.

Today and the rest of your life is in your hands, if you understand how your thoughts and feelings manifests your reality this gives a new appreciation of the significance of everything we think and feel and do

I see it’s been republished with bright, beautiful illustration in full living color and exquisite typography.  Each page promises to be a work of art by artist Joan Perrin Falquet.

This book is a beautiful object, every page written on soothing, glossy watercolors for you to feel happy while reading.

The message that we are each responsible for our own reality and disease.  Which is actually meant to be “dis-ease”.  We make ourselves ill by thoughts of self-hatred.  These being conscious or subconscious.  Most of which has been instilled in our subconscious mind by our constant wrong conscious thinking and feeling.

This book by Louise Hay includes a directory of ailments an emotional causes for each, with corresponding affirmations to help overcome the illness and change your subconscious thinking which changes your life.

The author is an amazing person, overcoming childhood abuse and childhood rape as well as cancer.  Anyone with a history like hers who rose above it all knows what they are talking about and are worth the read, I think, although many describe her as being a charismatic charlatan.

This might not be the ideal reading for all, it may wrongly be construed as ableism, fat phobia and victim blaming.  I am also a believer that not dealing with past trauma, and negativity on my part plays a role in my life.  In all major aspects of my life, my health, my wealth my freedom and my happiness.

I can create or heal any sickness within my body.  I also choose people and circumstances in my life and more.

The book promises to be an entertaining read with good suggestions on how to overcome trauma as well as the all too great importance of forgiveness.  It makes the connection between physical health and psychological and emotional health.

Although I have come across many contradictions in people’s thoughts about this book.  I would like to read it to see for myself what all the fuss is about.  Some say her arguments are odious, and some found great value in what she wrote.

I believe it could bring some emotional relief by using the processes that have been supplied, but I also believe it can bring many a sense of guilt and self=blame regarding the tragedies of their lives.

If you do read it, read it with an open mind and an open heart.  Never blame yourself for your disease or bad habit or situation you find yourself in, but see a way to heal and change whatever needs to change.  Blaming yourself for anything cannot bring on anything good at all.

I am definitely reading this one soon, just to see what all the fuss is about.  To me it’s mind boggling how a best seller for so many years can get so much hatred. For me this one is a definite must read.

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The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra is a pocket size practical guide to the fulfillment of your dreams.

It portrays the idea that personal success is not the outcome of hard work, big plans or ambition, but rather the understanding of our basic human nature as human beings and how to follow the laws of nature.

When these laws are applied and followed in our lives, we can create everything we want, because the same laws nature uses to create can also bring about the fulfillment of our deepest desires.

The seven laws are as follows:

  1. The law of pure potentiality
  2. The law of giving
  3. The law of karma
  4. The law of least effort
  5. The law of intention and desire
  6. The law of detachment
  7. The law of dharma

These are the laws of nature, of spirituality, but also the laws of life.

Everyone I know, who has read this book has been helped by it.  These are not wasted words and anyone of any faith can profit from this book.

It’s practical advice about living, with spiritual teachings which compliment and support spirituality makes this a recommend read for anyone of any religious views.

This is a wise book which gives real great advice, a practical guide to the fulfillment of your dreams.  This is a book to be read and cherished, for within these pages are written the secrets of making all your dreams come true.  Apparently.

Based upon natural laws that govern all of creation, it offers a life altering perspective on the attainment of success.  Whatever success for the reader may be.

We come to understand our true nature, and we learn to live in harmony and love with natural law, a sense of well being, good health, fulfillment in relationships and abundance spring forth easily and effortlessly.

This sounds like a book I will want to read and refer to again and again as its teachings into the seven simple, yet very powerful principles can be easily applied to create success in any and all areas of my life.

A groundbreaking book that blends physics and philosophy, as well as the practical and spiritual, with dynamic results.

This book appeals to me because of the 7 laws.  I’d love to know more about these, and what each law entails.  That is the reason I would like to read this book soon, very soon.

 

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