An Homage to the Great Ones
We all have authors, teachers & leaders we look up to. They are generally the ones who got us started on our journeys of growth & enlightenment. I just wanted to take a few minutes today & share who has helped me most so far on my own journey.
It all began during my Christian walk. There are a few authors who really impacted me. One of which is John Maxwell. He may be one of the best-known self-development promoters in the Christian faith. One of my favorite books of his is, Failing Forward. Good stuff! Here’s a great quote from him:
“Life is 10% of what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.”
Norman Vincent Peale also had a great impact on me in those early, formative years. His book, The Power of Positive Thinking, really got me on the right track! Check out something he has said:
“Change your thoughts and you change your world.”
Next I came across the book, The Secret, by Rhonda Byrne. That one has been talked about by Oprah, & has been a “game changer” for many a soul embarking on the journey of expanded consciousness. I just love what she says here:
“There is a truth deep down inside of you that has been waiting for you to discover it, & that truth is this: You deserve all good things life has to offer.”
Shortly after The Secret, I began devouring anything & everything written by the wonderful Dr. Wayne Dyer. You may have seen him on television. He’s been on PBS for years. My all-time favorite book by him is, The Power of Intention. Here’s a quote by my beloved guru, Dr. Dyer:
“Change the way you look at things, and the things you look at change.”
I have long been a big fan of the channeled group of entities calling themselves Abraham. They speak through a darling woman by the name of Esther Hicks. Just hop on YouTube & watch an Abraham-Hicks presentation, & I’m pretty sure you’ll fall in love too! Such uplifting dialogue & encouragement!!! My favorite book by this combo is, The Amazing Power of Deliberate Intent, Living the Art of Allowing. Here’s a fave quote by Abraham:
“To stand in your now, looking forward with deliberate intent and anticipation of what is to come, is infinitely more satisfying than to stand in your now, looking back, retracing your steps as to how you got where you are.”
These are just a few off the top of my head. Do you notice a theme running here, in the titles of these great books? Power, Forward, Positive, Art … I write “Shakti’s Mind Medicine” because that is precisely how I “cured” myself of mental illness years ago. I accomplished this by putting all this positive thinking in the place of the downward, negative spiral of lies that I had been buying into. Positive affirmations, such as:
“I love myself, I trust myself, I will be myself”,
as well as reading forward-moving, enlightening books & quotes, has literally changed my life. I encourage you to spend some time each week (if not each day) with your nose in a good read. 🙂
Much Love & Light!!!