I CAN DO IT (BOOK & CD) Louise L Hay
In I Can Do It, her most succinct and positive book yet, Louise L Hay explains everything you need to know about using affirmations to change your mind and your life. Bringing her huge experience to bear, Louise focuses on topics such as health, forgiveness, prosperity, creativity, relationships, job success and self-esteem, showing that affirmations are solutions that will dissolve whatever problem you may have in these areas.
We learn to see thoughts and beliefs as they truly are: the most potent creative power we have as human beings. That's why it makes such enormous sense to tame our thoughts and align our beliefs so that we can eliminate the ones creating experiences we don?t want.
By the end of this book, you?ll be able to say I Can Do It with confidence, knowing that you?re on your way to the wonderful, joy-filled life you deserve. The book comes with a CD version, and Louise Hay recommends that you listen to it for at least a month after you?ve read the book, so that you can let these ideas permeate your consciousness until they become a part of you.
All my life, I've heard people say things like "You can't control what other people do, you can only control your own mind." and "No one can MAKE you feel bad." and "You can CHOOSE to be happy."
I've never understood what these people were talking about! I didn't CHOOSE to be sad, I just was! I didn't CHOOSE to be angry at my boss, he MADE me angry! And if it was that easy, if I could flip a switch and be happy, then HOW? I so desperately wanted someone to teach me how to do it, because it seemed as though I was the only person who never learned!
Well, now I get it. This book is the best step-by-step instruction on how to change the way you think, and feel better. How to flip anger, sadness, fear, stress, jealousy, ALL of those feelings that bog us down and make us unhappy. It's not necessarily easy, and it's not foolproof, but what is? There is no magic wand, but that's okay. I've always expected to work for what I want.
This book is the kind of book where if you'd told me to read it 10 years ago, I would've laughed in your face. It's a little cheesy and new-agy, and you feel a little silly reading it, especially with the pink type and hearts and stars all over it. But if you want answers, and you've searched for them over and over without luck, and you're willing to try something you may have dismissed before, then pick up this book.
The main point of this book is to change the way your brain thinks. You do this by taking a negative thought and turning it into a positive one. You think "I hate my body." Well, what good is that doing you? Hating your body makes you unhappy. Being unhappy might make you eat more, or not exercise, or not by clothes you like, or not get a new haircut. So instead, after that thought pops in your mind, replace it with "I love my body. I feel good in my skin. I am confident in who I am." It might not feel true, you'll think "This is B.S." or "I can't think it if I don't believe it." But the more you say that to yourself, the more you'll believe it, and the better you'll feel. It might make you go out and do things to make the affirmation happen, or you may not have to do anything-you'll just feel better about yourself and your body. There's nothing wrong with that!
So seriously, there's no harm in reading this book. Just do it! If you lack self esteem, if you often feel angry, sad, afraid, or any other negative feeling that you don't know how to control and are starting to think it's taking over your life, READ THIS BOOK. I was starting to think I was broken, like maybe my brain wasn't wired correctly, that maybe I'd need to see a therapist and start taking antidepressants or anxiety medication. And maybe that would work, too. But I think without learning this practice, the rest would be a waste of time. Because THIS is what needs to change. I have a wonderful life, I just need to remind my brain of that. And if my life isn't wonderful, I need the mental skills to make it better.