Monthly Archives: January 2013

The Turning Point and Becoming Indestructible

Continuing the exercise I have set myself to re-read and blog my results from reading Creating A Bug Free Mind and Using A Bug Free Mind by Andy Shaw.

I am taking my time with this and the main theme that keeps recurring so far is to remember to keep going back and practicing two exercises, one is practicing 15 seconds of positive thought and the other is practicing no-mind – literally an empty mind, no thoughts for a few seconds (or longer if you can) . This is actually the second time I have come across this idea, the first time was listening to Esther Hicks, although if memory serves she spoke in terms of 17 seconds. Anyway, who’s counting? This is a difficult idea to get around for me particularly at the beginning – of keeping my mind free from distractions, thoughts etc. Literally where there is no thing happening. It is the basis of all that follows. It is, as Andy says, the backbone of success and it can actually create powerful change if you are in control of it. The whole basis of this is to gain control of your mind.
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Repetition is Good? I think so!

Continuing the exercise I set myself in the first post to re-read and blog my results from Creating A Bug Free Mind and Using A Bug Free Mind by Andy Shaw.

So, I have read the entire two books once through without doing the recommended notes and highlighting and Golden Book exercises. Surprise, surprise! And so now I am on my 2nd read through, much slower this time, taking notes, and highlighting and, of course writing down my thoughts. And sharing them which for me is the scary part but I’m doing it anyway.

Ok so, my summary of my second read so far, which is the “Introduction” and also “How To Get The Most Out Of This Book” section goes like this:
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I believe that I am like the millions of other people who read self help/personal development books and find it hard to get something concrete and long lasting from them. Is there something wrong with me? And with the other 99% of people who have the same experience? I don’t think so. This might be a bit controversial but the fact is that the problem is not me (or you) it is that “they” can’t teach it properly. And I am not the first person to think this.

I have recently embarked on reading Andy Shaw’s double book set; ‘Creating A Bug Free Mind’ and ‘Using A Bug Free Mind’. This is no easy feat if you take it seriously. Andy recommends that you read and re-read his books at least five times to fully absorb the material and get the benefits you want. He also recommends that you make notes, highlight important bits and the process that I am doing here called “The Golden Book” which is basically writing down what you are learning as you go. The perfect way to do this is of course is – A Blog, and so, voila, here we are. I will be updating this blog to reflect what I am learning as I go. Anyone who wants to join me on the way is welcome. Be warned though, it’s going to take a few months at least. In between i will write about other things I am interested in.
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