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- Publication date : January 1, 2006
- File size : 2526 KB
- Print length : 274 pages
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- Publisher : Hay House Inc.; 1st edition (January 1, 2006)
- Language: : English
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This book reads like it's in another language. For example, the word "intention" in the common vernacular means a thing intended, an aim or a plan. In this book, Dyer defines "intention" as a field of energy that flows invisibly beyond the reach of our normal patterns. He also defines it as "the source," it's "pure, unbounded energy."
Later in the chapter, he writes that intention has a mind; "Our individual thoughts create a prototype in the universal mind of intention." He personifies this pure, unbounded energy (Intention) by stating it has a mind, but it's unclear if it has a literal mind of its own or if this has some other esoteric meaning. He says that if a thought is left undisturbed in your mind and in "the mind of intention" (pure, unbounded energy) it will germinate into reality in the physical world. Well, to the normal mind, the first question that comes to mind (no pun intended) is--does intention have a mind like my mind? Is intention an intelligent being who thinks? How can I know whether my thoughts are in line with Intention's thoughts? Would intention let me know? If my thoughts do not germinate into reality is that my way of knowing that my thoughts were not in line with Intention's thoughts? How can I communicate with Intention to know what his/her thoughts are so I can think the same thoughts as him/her? The entire first chapter is esoteric and weird, to me.
I assume that the writing style is what makes the book so confusing. For example, there is a sentence that reads, "Know that your thought or prayer is already here." Well, this can cause some confusion. Of course I know that my thought or prayer is already here, I just thought it or prayed it. I think the more accurate, clearer sentence would be, "know that whatever you are thinking about is here or whatever you prayed about is already here." These small nuances would make a huge difference. I think people who may have followed Dr. Dyer know what he means. But for someone who is just now reading his books, you may be as lost as I was reading this book.
Last one. In chapter one, he suggests repeating the word "intent" repeatedly when you're in a state of anxiety. For this to do something for someone, there must be some sort of meaning to this word that would address the anxiety. If a person believes and knows the word "anxiety" to mean "a plan" then there is little to no chance that repeating this word would relieve the anxiety. I can see someone reading chapter one and in a stressful moment repeating "intent" only to grow more anxious when he or she realizes their anxiety is not going anywhere.
This book was not for me and I cannot recommend it to anyone seeking more insight into manifesting a life they really want.
For me, what made the difference this time reading Dr. Wayne's book: I was ready to receive his powerful message. If you're at that place in your life, ready for remarkable changes, this book is a wonderful vehicle to help you reach your destination.
RIP Wayne! I'm so glad I saw your last lecture in Massachusetts before you passed. Thanks for helping me to learn, laugh and forever changing my life for the better in thoughts and actions. I try my best to play forward to others what I learned from you.
It is a feast of the soul that macs I know for sure. The big star of course is Wayne Dyer himself.
Perhaps for that reason, it’s also one of those books that might take you six months or more to read, as it’s a form of spiritual medicine perhaps best appreciated in small doses. Which is not to say you can’t sprint through the book, but it’s been my experience that Dwayne’s books are better for daily tune-ups, served up in small bite size chunks than read end to end in one sitting. But that’s just me.
I prefer to take one of the many brilliant thesis-like ideas in the book, presented in one or two paragraphs and meditate and reflect on that for a few days. But however you get through The Power of Intention, it’s time well spent.
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In contrast to The Secret it draws largely on religion and so would not be suitable for an atheist or other Faith's. I think it's a good book to get you to change your outlook and be more positive. Yet falls short of the purpose people bought it for, which is to harness the laws of attraction.
He tells us not to be ambitious, but every book he wrote was just that. I am sure as an author he researched his competition and may have borrowed ideas from other books. That all goes against what he tells you to do in his book.
His books resonate with me, and make such good sense.
I set my power of intention back in February - and the results were rapid.
Buy this book - you won't be disappointed.
The book is well written and explains the concept of 'intention' as something that starts within. he talks a lot about energy and frequencies, often quoting the work of David Hawkins (author of Power Vs Force'), The author uses personal stories and quotes other researchers in proving his point.
If you are into things like the "Law of attraction', this book offers great insight into how that all works. I liked the fact the book was written from a Christian perspective and that it underlined the importance of God in our lives.
If I were to summarize this book in fewer words I would say it's about how to win in life, with God on our side.
Update: I have just finished reading this book and I have to say it works. I have already given up smoking without the use of patches. Hoping to get my dream job and meet the right one very soon.
A positive change has happened since reading this book.
I would also recommend you read Handbook to Higher Consciousness or any other book by Ken Keyes.