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5 Things You Need to Know From Norman Vincent Peale’s Book: The Power of Positive Thinking

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The Late American Minister and Author, Norman Vincent Peale (1898 – 1993), is known for supporting the concept of positive thinking through his bestseller, The Power of Positive Thinking.

I read the book a few days ago, and it gave me faith and hope in life. I also learned the importance of positive psychology from it. I hope you’ll read the book because it will make you a positive, prayerful, and purposeful individual.

I thank you for giving me the opportunity to share with you the main lessons I learned from the book.

  1. The Best Way to Overcome Self-Doubt is to Build Faith

Norman Vincent Pearle writes that self-doubt is the biggest killer of your dreams, but the good thing is that you can overcome it by filling your mind with faith. According to him, you fill your mind with faith by praying constantly and trusting in God’s help and guidance.

  1. You Cannot Succeed in Life if you Don’t Believe in Yourself

Norman believes that people who trust in their abilities usually succeed because self-confidence leads to self-realization.

Besides this, Norman teaches that those who don’t believe in themselves fail because the lack of self-confidence prevents the development of faith and hope. And without these two virtues, one cannot succeed.

Also, he claims that the lack of self-confidence leads to failure because it makes you fear to grasp big opportunities and take huge responsibilities.

  1. You Can Practise Attaining Inner Peace

Norman teaches that you can attain inner peace by doing the following.

  • Thinking peaceful thoughts.
  • Visualizing peaceful images.
  • Practicing silence for 15 minutes every day.
  • Affirming peaceful words such as, ‘serenity.’

 

  1. There is a Formula for Effective Prayer

Norman believed prayer is the greatest power because it opens your mind to the Creator. In the book, he teaches that the most effective formula for prayer is to prayerise, picturise, and actualize.

You prayerize by praying consistently. You then picturize by continually taking time to visualize the success of your prayers. Lastly, you actualize by working hard and wisely.

  1. ‘You Will Get the Best if You Expect the Best’ – Norman Vincent Pearle

In the book, Norman writes that you will always get the best out of life if you expect the best. Expecting the best activates the Law of Attraction by making your mind emit a magnetic force that brings the best to you.

Concluding Remarks

From the Power of Positive Thinking, we learn that we can achieve success if we build self-confidence, attain inner peace, pray, and expect the best.

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4 Comments

4 Comments

  1. Sheila

    April 15, 2018 at 8:08 am

    This is a great book, it’s my current read.

    • Isaac Wechuli

      April 15, 2018 at 8:13 am

      cool. keep reading, it enlightened me that a positive mindset really works

  2. Jeanine Byers

    April 29, 2018 at 9:55 pm

    What I love is that it validates a couple of things I am doing already – I have been trying to meditate but sometimes my mind wanders terribly. This is a great reminder that just sitting in silence for 15 minutes can be very powerful. Also, I pray and then visualize it coming true. Neat!

    • Isaac Wechuli

      April 30, 2018 at 5:15 am

      So powerful.apart from calming my mind, I also get blog post ideas by practising silence for 15 minutes

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The Vegetable Man, the Animal Man, and the Natural Man: The Ancient Secret Wisdom of the Kabbalah

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The Vegetable Man, the Animal Man, and the Natural Man: The Ancient Secret Wisdom of the Kabbalah

The Kabbalah was a school of thought – in Jewish mysticism – that wanted its members to achieve oneness with the Creator. As well, it encouraged members to discover their full potential and live a fulfilling life. However, it was hidden from the public, and only a few individuals understood its teachings.

For this reason, great authors, for example, Shimon Halevi, have tried to simplify the Kabbalah so that we understand its secret esoteric teachings. In his book, The Way to Kabbalah, Shimon explains the Kabbalah’s teachings in a simple way.

Although the book has several teachings, I loved the teachings about the vegetable man, the animal man, and the natural man, and something forced me to share them with you.

The vegetable man, as Shimon puts it, ‘is any individual that aims at living a secure and regular life with minimal disturbance from outer and inner worlds.’ He dwells at the vegetable level of existence since he is mainly concerned with excreting, reproducing, eating, resting, and breathing. This man chooses the safest path and avoids risky paths because he yearns for security. For this reason, he will die in the city he was born, and he will adhere to his parents’ life plan.

On the other hand, the animal man is an evolved being. He has strong willpower and loves shaking the world with amazing discoveries. Just like an animal that wants something, the animal man will ignore pain so that he achieves his objectives. Moreover, he possesses high levels of perseverance and determination, and as Shimon writes, ‘he has an objective beyond comfort and pleasure.’  This man creates empires and uses his dreams to change the world.

Both the animal and vegetable man have big dreams. The main difference between them is that the animal man fights for his dreams, while the vegetable man chooses security over going through the risky and competitive path of dream chasing.

The natural man possesses the powers of the animal and the vegetable man. He is a powerful being, for he has power over both living and non-living things. Shimon refers to him as ‘The Spearhead of organic life.’ This man knows that he creates his own reality, and understands that the Spirit of God dwelleth in him.

Human beings are destined to be natural men. We were created to rule the earth and gain dominion over everything. Also, we were put here to develop our spiritual, physical, and mental powers to their full potential so that we become gods on this planet.

However, most people act like vegetable men. Although they want to develop into animal and natural men, they are afraid of the narrow path that leads to these states of being. They thus prefer a normal and less risky life. Eventually, they die wishing they worked on evolving into the animal and natural man because they realize that a normal life is a boring and an unfulfilling life.

PEACE BE WITH YOU

THE END

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The Secret History of the Illuminati

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The Secret History of the Illuminati

‘It should be understood that the doctrines and philosophies expounded by the Illuminati predate it by millennia. These traditions and beliefs can be traced back through the Freemasons, Rosicrucians, Knights Templars, Mystery Schools of Greece and Egypt, to ancient Sumer and their accounts of the possibly extraterrestrial Annunaki (Jim Marr; Illuminati: The Secret Society That Hijacked the World).’

Recently, I posted a book review of Jim Marr’s book: Illuminati; The Secret Society that Hijacked the World. Today, I’ll share with you Jim Marr’s amazing thoughts on the history of the Illuminati.

According to Jim Marr, the Illuminati stole its secret knowledge from ancient secret societies. These secret societies stole this secret knowledge from an advanced ancient civilization known as Sumer, which received the knowledge from extraterrestrial beings known as The Annunaki.

These secret societies were not evil associations. They all believed in God, and they claimed to understand the hidden mysteries of the world. Besides, they referred to themselves as ‘The Chosen Ones’ since they believed they were the keepers of hidden spiritual knowledge. However, they hated the church because they believed they didn’t need anyone to interpret the word of God for them.

These secret societies led to the founding of the Illuminati in 1776 by Adam Weishaupt, a student of ancient knowledge, and an admirer of ancient secret societies. Weishaupt formed the Illuminati because he wanted to use it to promote justice and equality.

He then focused on recruiting the youth: particularly professionals and individuals from wealthy families.

Later, the Illuminati attracted the interest of high-level society members – such as scientists, authors, bankers, politicians, and philosophers- who then changed its goals and used it to establish control over the masses. The Illuminati was then banned in 1785, and Adam Weishaupt was forced into exile. However, despite being banned, the Illuminati continued existing under different forms and names.

Today, it controls the world’s political, economic, religious, and social affairs. Some whistleblowers claim that the Illuminati is engineering diseases and creating wars to reduce the world’s population. On top of that, several conspiracy theorists believe the Illuminati is currently conducting moon landings and secret space flights.

Anyway, some people believe famous musicians, politicians, writers, and investors are the primary members of The Illuminati, while others claim that the main members are extraterrestrials who also rule other planets.

It’s difficult to know who exactly the Illuminati is, and its specific aims. However, what we surely know is that A RULING CLASS that controls the masses exists, for as Albert Einstein wrote, ‘the ruling class at present, has the schools and press, usually the Church as well, under its thumb. This enables it to organize and sway the emotions of the masses, and make its tool of them (Jim Marr, The Secret Society That Hijacked the World).’

Peace Be With You

References

Jim Marr. (2017). The Illuminati:  The Secret Society That Hijacked the World. Michigan: Visible Ink Press

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