Probably more than a year or so ago, I was reading an interview in a magazine with the founder of online luxury goods site, Net-a-Porter. In it, she was talking about some of her favorite things and I clung to the mention of a book she said was invaluable to her. I kept a note of it in my phone that I suddenly revisited this summer. This was the first book I read during my "soulfari" and one I consider to be one of the most important. And now, after reading some of my other "important" books that I've recently shared, I've revisited this one and the notes I took on it. Everything is related and the themes and messages are becoming clearer. You know, those aha moments. The book will take you through the process of creative visualization, which involves greater awareness of your thoughts and feelings, and how to properly channel that awareness with purpose and intention. But I'd like to share some key messages that resonated with me:
"The process of change involves exploring, discovering, and changing our deepest, most basic attitudes toward life."
"Thoughts and feelings have their own magnetic energy that attracts energy of a similar nature."
"When we are negative, fearful, insecure, anxious...we attract the very experiences, situations, and people we want to avoid."
"Law of Radiation and Attraction: Whatever you put out into the universe will be reflected back to you."
Here's a really important thought process to look at, because I believe many of us have this wrong and it hinders the way we view happiness in our life:
"Being, doing, and having are not in conflict...they exist simultaneously. "
Most of us think we need to have more in order to do more, and then we'll be happy. WRONG. We need to be who we really are, and do what we need to do, in order to have what we want. Most of us view happiness from a great distance because we're waiting until we have more money so we can buy more and do more, which we believe will make us happy, then and only then.
This is a powerful book. I highly recommend it.