Monday, December 31, 2012

The Secret is within the Subconscious

A few years back, Rhonda Byrne's book The Secret was the rage. Everybody (but Everybody) was raving about the book. All the dreams of yours, it was said, will come true if only you'll read the book. Finally, I too  had to read it and it was in that spirit that I bought the book along with Dr. Joseph Murphy's The Power of Your Subconscious Mind... and promptly placed them on the shelves and there they roosted...




















Till today when I had to read them for finishing a challenge. I don't know whether it was the power in the books or just the dreadful thought that they will continue to roost some more that gave me the determination to finish them in a day. But read them I did on this last day of 2012 (with active support encouragement of hubby dear) and am so glad.

Like all Self-Help books, the books focus on the energy within oneself. and the power of positive thinking. Apparently, the more we think negatively, the more things will go wrong because we will attract the negativities  present in the universe.

There are certain good points in both the books: the need to meditate, the need to let-go of corrosive memories and thoughts, the need to focus on what you really want, the need to prepare for the day in advance, the need to show gratitude, the need to convey the correct things to your sub-conscious, the need to have happy thoughts...so and so-forth.

There are a few practical tips that are worth following. Since there are quite a few areas in my life where I need to be more organised and disciplined, I'll be emulating those tips in the New Year.

Have a very Happy New Year everybody.:)

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First Line: I have seen miracles happen to men and women in all walks of life all over the world.

Title: The Power of Your Subconscious Mind

Author: Dr. Joseph Murphy (revised by Ian McMahan)

Publication Details: NY: Bantam Books, 2001.

First Published: 1963

Pages: 279

Other books read of the Same Author: None

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First Line: The Secret gives you anything you want: happiness, health, and wealth.

Title: The Secret

Author: Rhonda Byrne

Publication Details: NY: Atria Books, 2006

First Published: 2006

Pages: xv + 198


Other books read of the Same Author: None



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The books can be purchased online. I bought them from a shop at South Ex.

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Submitted for the following challenges: Mount TBR, New Authors, TBR pile, Unread Book


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