AUTHOR: Louise L. Hay
WHERE TO BUY: Amazon click here to buy
TAGS: affirmations, positive thinking, overcoming limiting beliefs, changing thinking, body and mind connection
It was a time in my life when I needed a boost, a kick to believe that everything will be fine. And I found this book then! Great timing! It gave me a hope and strength to change things and move forward. Thanks Louise!
It is a great book! Over 30 million people purchased it since the first edition and lots of people were inspired and empowered by it. This edition is a bit special, beautifully published with amazing illustrations, it’s a pleasure to read!
The thought we think and the words we speak create our experiences
Louise L. Hay explains in this book how limiting beliefs and thoughts are ofter causes of our troubles and even diseases. She leads you through your personal assessment and shows how you can change your thinking and attitude to yourself and life to improve the outcome. Think for a moment about it… We all heard about mind and body connection-your thoughts and your self beliefs cause effects in your body. Louise reckons that all illnesses can be traced to us not loving ourselves enough. She teaches how we can change it and what to do to get our self love and acceptance back.
As she states in the introduction to the book, these are some points of her philosophy:
We are each responsible for all of our experiences.
Every thought we think is creating our future.
The point of power is always in the present moment.
Everyone suffers from self-hatred and guilt.
The bottom line for everyone is, “I’m not good enough.”
It’s only a thought, and a thought can be changed.
We create every so-called illness in our body.
Resentment, criticism, and guilt are the most damaging patterns.
Releasing resentment will dissolve even cancer.
We must release the past and forgive everyone.
We must be willing to begin to learn to love ourselves.
Self-approval and self-acceptance in the now are the keys to positive changes.
When we really love ourselves, everything in our life works.
Affirmations play big role in this book. If you don’t know what they are- they’re just powerful statements which reinforce our positive thoughts and attitude. Usually affirmations are written in present tense and in first person, intensifying the feelings that what you reading/talking about is actually happening right now (e.g. I love myself, I’m at piece, All is well). Every chapter of the book starts and finishes with beautiful affirmation.
“If you want to clean a room thoroughly, you will pick up and examine everything in it. Some things you will look at with love, and you will dust them or polish them to give them new beauty. Some things you will see that need re nishing or repair, and you will make a note to do that. Some things will never serve you again, and it becomes time to let those things go. Old magazines and newspapers and dirty paper plates can be dropped into the wastebasket very calmly. There is no need to get angry in order to clean the room.
It is the same thing when we are cleaning our mental house. There is no need to get angry just because some of the beliefs in it are ready to be tossed out. Let them go as easily as you would scrape bits of food into the trash after a meal. Would you really dig into yesterday’s garbage to make tonight’s meal? Do you dig into old mental garbage to create tomorrow’s experiences? If a thought or belief does not serve you, let it go!”
“When a little child is learning to walk or talk, we encourage him and praise him for every tiny improvement he makes. The child beams and eagerly tries to do better. Is this the way you encourage yourself when you are learning something new? Or do you make it harder to learn because you tell yourself that you are stupid or clumsy or a ‘failure’?”
“It is essential that we stop worrying about money and stop resenting our bills. Many people treat bills as punishments to be avoided if possible. A bill is an acknowledgment of our ability to pay. The creditor assumes you are af uent enough and gives you the service or the product rst. I bless with love each and every bill that comes into my home. I bless with love and stamp a small kiss on each and every check I write. If you pay with resentment, money has a hard time coming back to you. If you pay with love and joy, you open the free- owing channel of abundance. Treat money as a friend, not as something you wad up and crush into your pocket.”