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High Hopes for an Absurd Book
on August 29, 2012
For those of you in the Western world who have toyed with Eastern culture seeking balance, solutions or a new way of thinking - I can relate to you. When I picked up this book, I had hoped that I could indeed apply the Tibetan Art of Positive Thinking to my life.
I gave this book an honest try. Let me present a brief snippet here for you to make your own judgement. This takes place on page 19 of my edition.
"I too have used thought energy once in this way, to stop an extremely violent situation. I saw a man draw a knife in a jealous rage, as his girlfriend stood talking to a friend. I knew that he was in danger of harming her, or someone else, so I used the power of thought energy to prevent him. Astonished, he dopped the knife, unable to understand why he suddenly felt his violent urge disappear."
Let's keep reading. There might be some practical applications to this book that I can use in my life. How should I use positive thinking to stop overworking? There is a solution, found on page 84.
"Sit quietly and for several minutes visualize a fire, burning all the negative energy out of your office and leaving it pristine and cleansed, ready for new, skillful thought energies to fill it. Repeat this daily until you no longer feel the energy of your workplace pulling you. Once you are freed from this, you will be able to change your lifestyle and refuse to overwork."
It is recommended to practice this thirty minutes per day. If anyone out there has the energy, it may be worthwhile to calculate the amount of meditation recommended in this book on a daily basis. I would guess it is no less than 4-6 hours.
Please do not buy this book. If you are truly interested, I will send you my copy - for free.