This excellent book is divided into 2 parts: The disease and the cure, and the latter consists of 3 sections: Accentuate the positive, Eliminate the negative and Latch onto the affirmative. It explains the fight or flight response, the effect thoughts have on the body, and the question of death.
It also deals with mourning, how to focus on the positive and has a useful section on depression. Suitable quotes by inter alia Freud, Santayana, Voltaire, Emerson, Russell, Shaw, Anais Nin, Epicurus, Whitman, Keller, Hippocrates, Oscar Wilde and Maria Montessori enhance the text and help to explain things.
I would not say that it is absolutely the best self-help book I've ever read, but it casts welcome new light on this thing called "common sense." It is a pleasure to read and I highly recommend it.
Peter McWilliams – Life 101
Created on Thursday, 26 March 2009 21:23
Three things about this book that stand out:
1. At first glance, it may seem like very deep philosophy but the authors use a writing style that makes it difficult to accept this as serious philosophy. The authors have a unique writing style where it feels like they are someone you know well that are telling you this stuff at a […]
Karen Horney – Our Inner Conflicts
Created on Thursday, 26 March 2009 21:16
Karen Horney is one of the greatest of the Post-Freudian psychoanalysts. Horney's concepts of the root causes of neurosis, a basic anxiety, a sense of lurking hypocrisy , an idealized self image, conflicting impulses, are ingeniously insightful and, I have found, correct.
Her paradigm is very useful for understanding human […]
Peter McWilliams – How to Survive the Loss of a Love
Created on Thursday, 26 March 2009 21:02
One of the most directly helpful books on the subject of loss ever written, the first edition of this comforting and inspiring book, published in 1976, sold nearly two million copies. This completely revised and expanded edition encompasses not only the medical and psychological advances in the treatment of loss, but also the […]
Jon Rappoport – Making Your Work Known In The World
by Jon Rappoport
October 27, 2015
What I’m talking about here are your most profound desires and goals. And often you have to search for what those are, because they don’t just pop up.
That’s the kind of work I’m referring to—the work that comes when you launch projects and enterprises that directly reflect those […]
David Lynch: Consciousness, Creativity and the Brain
Created on Friday, 16 December 2011 18:33
In this presentation award winning writer, director, and producer David Lynch discusses his films, his 30-year relationship with Transcendental Meditation, and its role in his creative process. He is joined by physicist John Hagelin, who was featured in the documentary 'What The Bleep Do We […]