- Hardcover: 63 pages
- Publisher: Four Star Books (1993)
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0006R6HY0
- Package Dimensions: 7.2 x 4.4 x 0.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 5 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #899,069 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Something you should know: The fulfillment of your heart's true desire Hardcover – 1993
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Grants Pass, Oregon: Four Star Books, 1993. Modern Reprint. Hardcover. Near fine. Modern Reprint. Hardcover. 7 1/8" x 4 3/8". 63pp. Maroon faux/leatherette hardcover with gilt lettering and designs. Bright, clean, tight copy. In Ken Roberts' book A Rich Man's Secret, there is a fictional rich man named Clement Watts whose "secret" is the central mystery of the story. Near the end of the story a wise old woman named Minnie states that Clement "published a little book he made sure every one of his hundreds of employees received. He called it 'Something You Should Know.' " This is that "little book.
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This is that "little book."
If you really like "A Rich Man's Secret" (as I do), you'll want to pick up this book, as well as the audio set "Rich Man's Secret--The Course," along with another book ghost-written by Ken (that seems to have been a writing exercise Ken did to prepare himself to write "A Rich Man's Secret") entitled "A Chance Encounter?" (author unknown).
As far as "Something You Should Know," it is a further elaboration on the central theme of this whole series of books by Ken: that "your mind is not your friend" and that you need to learn how to "step outside" of it and simply observe it in operation. As you do so, you'll open yourself up to a Higher inspiration that lies outside the limitations of your mechanical (and self-defeating) mind. "There is nothing to do. There is only something to see. Now is How." While Ken claims his sources are Guy Finley and Vernon Howard, I need to say again that Ken expresses these esoteric truths far more clearly than either writer (or lecturer) ever did. Ken is also great for throwing in a lot of quotes from the great writers (such as Shakespeare, Thoreau and Longfellow) and from the Bible to supplement his lessons.
Strictly speaking, Ken's work here is in the same ballpark as "The Power of Now" and with the various spin-offs of Werner Erhard's est movement, such as Shya and Ariel Kane's "Instantaneous Transformation" books and tapes (such as "Working On Your Relationships Doesn't Work") and Benjamin Zander's book "The Art of Possibility."
At the same time--for me--I find Ken's work more direct and to the point. Other writers tend to get chatty and fill up page upon page with distracting side discussions--or at least that's my experience of them.