There are some really great golden nuggets of wisdom in this book… but, like gold, you will have to sift through a lot (in this case words) to get to them. Once you filter through the codewords and mental runarounds you will find your hidden gold though. If you are into spirituality, meditation, Laws of Attraction, Science of Mind, etc. this book has some thoughts that will probably bring you to deeper understanding, and for that it is very much worth the effort. If you are a newbie to any of those though… I'd start with some of the more mainstream teachers and come back to this; the foundation of knowledge will help you to navigate the waters here a bit more.
That said, here are some nuggets for you:
He discusses how our emotions influence our thinking, which influences or actions, then explores the question, what "holds sway over our emotions?" Answer: Our inner security. He says:
"Whether we are aware of how secure we are or not it still holds sway over every thought, word, and action we perform…
...inner security is based on perception."
What a great concept to embrace to take back your personal power over your feelings of security. It is your PERCEPTION of your security that will influence your feelings, thoughts and ultimately actions. So how do you perceive the situation to get unwavering security? Through "Pure Awareness" - and pure awareness can help transform your life from the inside out.
By tapping into that pure awareness we can get in touch with our higher self or Eufeeling. Dr. Kinslow defines Eufeeling as "a perception of wholeness, of the first glimmering of awareness of the mind… the lens through which pure awareness creates… Eufeeling and Self are synonymous." (See what I mean about codewords?)
"Eufeeling anchors your awareness at the deepest, most silent level of your mind, where thoughts are created… As soon as you are settled in the bliss of Eufeeling, you actually become witness to creation. As soon as you are comfortable with your role as witness, you will lean how to create from that most subtle and powerful level of life deep within the mind…
…all created forms emanate from Eufeeling, emanate from your vital essence, from you!"
A large part of this book is teaching you how to get to that Eufeeling. (So again, if you are a Laws of Attraction or Science of Mind person, you may want to check this book out.)
"You may have been told that you are responsible for everything that is happening to you. You may believe that your suffering is indeed your fault. But I see this another way. Whether you suffer in this world depends entirely on your perspective. The problem here is that we think we can create a better life for ourselves. This is an illusion. This is the distorted reflection of the mind through ego, not the clear reflection of pure awareness through Eufeeling.
The reason we can't create a better life for ourselves is that it is already perfect. The problem is that we don't recognize that perfection…
…When we suffer, we are actually in a better position to see through the illusion of cause and effect. Someone who is suffering knows that what they are doing is not working. They are more likely to give up the idea that they are in control...
…Life is not about trying to see things in a positive light. Life is the positive light. Ultimately, life is about accepting what is exactly as it is…
…Life flows its own laws and invites us along for the ride…
… In actuality, life… is in control. When we harmonize with those forces, life becomes an effortless flow. When we fight them, living becomes a struggle… What life has in store for us is never what we think. Our thinking is rarely grand enough. Life has more to offer us that we can imagine. So, the best idea is to stop struggling with the idea that you know what is best for you and the rest of the world, and let life take the wheel."
Don't think there is no action to be taken in your life though! He point out later that:
"When individual awareness expands to universal awareness, individual action is guided by universal wisdom."
You are just getting in the flow, letting go of attachments and seeing the perfection of life. (At least that is what I am getting out of it right now.)
So what about desires, huh?
"When we are aware of Eufeeling, we still have desires, but they cannot grab hold of us; they cannot constrict our minds with harmful emotions…
… [the process] breaks the desire-action-desire cycle, because it satisfies the primal desire to feel whole and beyond harm."
"It is awareness at the Pure Eufeeling level that makes you the creator of your life. Or more accurately, you become the primal witness beyond the will of ego. Here, you are simultaneously the creator, the creation, and the unbounded awareness within and beyond both."
"When experiencing Pure Eufeeling, you can do no harm. If you want something that is supported by the laws of nature, you will get it… If you want something that is not right for you, something greater will be offered in its place...
… prepare you to receive without resistance for what is offered."
As I mentioned, some really great thoughts here. Lots to learn here. The above are just a few of the powerful thoughts hidden in this book. As an aside, I would read it in conjunction with Deepak's "Seven Spiritual Laws of Success" I think the two compliment and add to one another nicely.
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