Review From User :
Have you ever thought about some of your BEST $1.00 purchases. 99 cents to be exact
My dollar spent and 2.5 hours of my time reading this book....was a valuable purchase.
I already shared my thoughts with a friend this morning - even debated about writing a review.... but let me give it a try.
I felt energized from reading "Thoughts Are Things".
It was a great antidote (reading about our material mind vs. the Spiritual mind), ......
after recently reading about a man's mind that was suicidal, in "Halibut on the Moon", by David Vann.
I told my friend Sharon, ( thank you Sharon), this morning how this recharged my inner strength and power. It's not that I have 'never' heard some of the concepts in the book....but by being presently engaged with these enlightened ways of being, and thinking, I felt myself RISE UP... [I bet you want to say, "you go girl"]....haha!
I became clear - I DON'T want to spend the remainder of my life feeling as if age - old age - sickness - and slumpy-negative-moods are inevitable. It's just NO FUN!
I was reminded AGAIN....about the power of our words- and the difference we CAN make to experience the gifts of life. My muscles instantly felt stronger and my chubby fatty spots on my body melted away. [ I know everyone would read this book if their fatty spots instantly melted away]......
DON'T MIND ME....I'm in a goofy mood. ITS THIS BOOKS FAULT!
Getting serous now....(ha)...
The book talked our our two selves. Our lower self can only live and exist as men and women have lived and existed before us. The higher self craves freedom from the limitations, pain and disabilities of the body.
Much more is said about our lower and higher selves.....and as we follow along - it's as though our ( WHATEVER MIND WE ARE LISTENING WITH), is really getting it....
It all sounds abstract, yet at the same time we understand, are getting it. We are like a magnet to THIS INVISIBLE SOMETHING - WE JUST KNOW! It's EMPOWERING.
The author talked about the material mind and how it judges entirely from a material or physical standpoint.
The physical mind sees the body as an instrument for the mind or real self to use in dealing with material things.
The material mind becomes sad when we think about our body decaying.
"The spiritual mind attaches little importance to decay.... knowing in such decay that spirit or the moving force of all things is simply taking the dead body or the rotten tree to pieces, and that it will build them up again as before temporarily into some other new physical form of life and beauty".
The author has a lot to say about raising children - ways they come into the world with their own 'self'. He talks about older-parents who are supported by their adult children. He says that if the adult child is merely giving from a sense of duty, the parents have their spirits wounded and starved because they 'feel' they are endured
encumbrances. Unless real love goes with the gift or service - everyone is suffering.
"Genuine heartfelt love is literally life giving".
Prentice Mulford....( first book I've read by him), offers valuable powerful motivating advice ( for lack of a better word).....to contemplate. This is not a 'foo-foo-touchy-feely'...book. Very sound insightful wisdom.
Mulford has A LOT to say about all the important things in life.......a child's mind, sickness, uncompromising opposition, our thoughts and how to manage them, thinking negatively, blame, aging, happiness, the protesting mind, suffering, success, worries, hindering thoughts, moderation, eating moderately because great pleasure comes from moderation, gentleness, kindness, loss, grief, death, healing, and love....
Mulford says, "we need to be careful of what we think and talk. Because thoughts runs in currents as real as those of air and water. Of what we think and talk we attract to us a current of thought. This acts on your mind or body for good and ill".
He also talks about our relationship to nature.
"Trees are always giving out an element of life as necessary to man as the air he breaths.
"Communion with nature is something far above a sentiment. It is a literal joining with the Infinite Being. The element received in such joining and acting on mind and body, is as real as anything we see or feel". LOTS MORE ABOUT HOW CRUCIAL NATURE IS TO OUR WELLNESS!
This small book is PACKED FILLED WITH VALUE ...
A READER COULD HIGHLIGHT SOMETHING ON EVERY PAGE
THIS WOULD MAKE AN INTERESTING BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION. It would bring out personal conversations of everyone's life journey.
I think most us us DO KNOW when we are being self damaging - too critical of thyself or another. We also DO KNOW when we CHOOSE TO RISE OURSELVES HIGHER....but I'm not so sure we are confident in re-directing negative thoughts easily.
HECK....I COULD write pages on this book. It was written in 1908. A man ahead of his time.
Buy your own copy if interested. It's a quiet gift for YOURSELVES. ....
Nobody calls you 'Dear Sugar'....as Cheryl Strayed did so lovingly in "Tiny Beautiful Things"....but if you liked that book - ( I loved it) - then there is a great chance you'll like this too.
I FEEL KINDA POWERFUL TODAY. I'm also satisfied with daily accomplishments ......(exercise, diet, work chores done, inner voice is happy....even time for an hour soak with my Audiobook companion..
This book contributed to my well being!!!!!!!
Wishing wellness and joy to all my friends - and to those who aren't!
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