Free Reading Handbook to Higher Consciousness – Collateralloan.co

This perennial bestseller ispopular than ever and has helped countless people experience dramatic changes in their lives from the time they begin applying the simple, effective techniques You can end your search here. Written in 1975, this is a New Age classic and a truly awful book Normally I just ignore awful books, but I have some things to say about exactly why the worldview presented by Keyes is toxic.The post colon half of this book s title is The Science of Happiness, which points to two ways this book is false first, it teaches that spirituality is a science it is not, it is an art Second, it teaches that the goal of spiritual development is personal happiness and it s not personal happines Written in 1975, this is a New Age classic and a truly awful book Normally I just ignore awful books, but I have some things to say about exactly why the worldview presented by Keyes is toxic.The post colon half of this book s title is The Science of Happiness, which points to two ways this book is false first, it teaches that spirituality is a science it is not, it is an art Second, it teaches that the goal of spiritual development is personal happiness and it s not personal happiness is an accidental byproduct of spiritual development, but paradoxically, spiritual progress can only be made by cultivating selflessness Keyes mixes a watered down version of Asian spiritual philosophy with self help and humanist philosophy, producing a program that is part Forum and part Scientology You are a biocomputer, which is capable of producing absolute bliss at all times, but has been improperly programmed to produce pain, and by reprogramming yourself, you can fix all of your problems The first step is getting rid of all addictive behaviour, defined here as emotion backed desires ALL desires based on need are considered unhealthy The enlightened person learns to let go of all need, and learn to think of desires as preferences instead We must learn to love everyone unconditionally, including ourselves Keyes Living Love system for self realization includes affirmations like I always remember that I have everything I ned to enjoy my here and now unless I am letting my consciousness be dominated by demands and expectations based on the dead past and the imagined future There is some good advice in here, especially about how to break addictive thought patterns The problem is that the overall worldview is narrow, shallow, rigid, and narcissistic Keyes writes, A practical rule of thumb for one starting on the road to higher consciousness is to grant oneself emotion backed demands for physical necessities such as air, food if starving, or shelter if about to freeze and all other addictions are sickness If taken literally and make no mistake, Keyes means you to take him literally here are some sick thoughts that need to be corrected by the Living Love plan my child needs good schools I need the factory across the road to stop spewing out air pollution I deserve to be safe from physical violenceIf a woman trapped in an abusive relationship were to read this book, she would be taught by Keyes that her problem was with her own perception of her situation there is nothing wrong with being raped and beaten, it is only your addiction to safety that is creating your emotional discomfort And if the abusive husband read this book, here s Keyes advice You can do anything you prefer as long as you are not addicted For when you are free of addictions, your actions will be characterized by wisdom and oneness So as long as you don t NEED to rape, but merely prefer it, go right ahead.There is no moral compass in this book at all, only infantile narcissism That is why this worldview has such a deep and lasting appeal for the American middle and upper classes it IS useful advice if your biggest problem is where to shop this weekend, and it WILL help you stop obsessing about your neuroses Further, this book will help bolster the delusion that the world of the privileged, white, educated American is the only reality that exists, and nothing matters but furthering their comfort If, on the other hand, you are a Haitian peasant trying to get health care for your child, this is a cheap and ludicrous book.This book is to Buddhism as strawberry pop tarts are to strawberries Wow Everyone should read this book Defining the obvious Teaching how to operate from higher consciousness, and what that means, instead of animalistic automatic emotion backed responses Great stuff Life changing in an internal way reprogramming. This is the most profoundly practical book to clean up your unhappiness act and choose a happy way of life It s neuroscience reprogramming before its time It sold a million copies in the 1970 s I just reread it and am amazed how much working with it had bettered my life HIGHLY RECOMMENDED