The Silva Mind Control Method by Jose Silva
This book could be easily put in personal development and meditation book category as it covers both.
Since The Silva Mind Control Method was first published, over one million people (including top celebrities) have graduated from Mind Control training to use their minds at a deeper and more effective level.
The book is based on the 4-day course designed by Jose Silva. It basically teaches you how to relax and achieve lower frequency of your brain called alpha level which can be use for meditative purposes. In this state of dynamic meditation you are taught techniques which let you use your mind in a more efficient way (see my review on Silva Method home course).
Probably the most important and basic techniques are relaxation techniques. Silva explains that by being stressed we cut off from all creative thinking and have a hard time focusing on anything. By bringing the brainwaves frequencies down, you can improve your creativity, intuition and connect to your genius.
The book teaches you, through controlled relaxation, balanced use of both right and left brain hemisphere. During the training you learn skills to gain control over your own mind so that you can consciously expand your limits, overcome negative programming and continue to grow. By regular practicing of Alpha level you will be able to also give your body precious time to restore itself to optimal health and help yourself to really relax.
Few quotes by Jose Silva
“May the rest of your life, be the best of your life.”
“The greatest discovery you’ll ever make, is the potential of your own mind.”
“The discovery that human intelligence can learn to function, with awareness, at altered levels of mind, will go down in history as the greatest discovery of man. It is sure to change our concepts of psychology, psychiatry, mind, and the subconscious.”