This is a very well-written book about some of the discoveries in modern quantum physics and how this relates to some of the old believes that differeThis is a very well-written book about some of the discoveries in modern quantum physics and how this relates to some of the old believes that different religions have had for several millenniums. It's about how everything is connected through what in this book is presented as the divine matrix and it's about how we are participants of the univers and not just observing it in a separated way. Everything is reflected in everything - it's the principle of a holographic univers where everything is everywhere all the time. One part of the book that I especially loves is where Gregg Braden takes us through some of the different scientific experiments that shows this holographic characteristic of our univers. In one experiment they show that even though two things are separated (or at least in our perception) they still show behavior that looks more like they are not separated. He also explains how we can use this knowledge in our life and how we communicate with the divine matrix - the language of the matrix is feelings, emotions, prayers and beliefs. To my understanding what Gregg Braden is explaining is actually why The Law of Attraction works and why you can manifest exactly the life you want - it starts when you start speaking the language of the matrix....more
This book is heartbreaking. It takes you through the life of a young thai girl who runs away to Bangkok where she starts trading sex for money. She taThis book is heartbreaking. It takes you through the life of a young thai girl who runs away to Bangkok where she starts trading sex for money. She takes you through a journey that most people will never fully understand to it real depth. I listened to her story trying my best not to be judgemental and I sincerely thank her for providing any one interested with this book. I approve of her very honest way of presenting her story - I think it requires great courage and wish all the best for her future.
The story really makes me reflect on how fortunate I am and many people are and how unfortunate so many others are. It emphasizes for me how important education is and that this truly is the way to freedom....more
This is a really interesting book about how unconscious plays a very essential role in the decisions we make all the time, about all our prejudices anThis is a really interesting book about how unconscious plays a very essential role in the decisions we make all the time, about all our prejudices and perceptions of the world that we sometimes have. Throughout the book I've been thinking about a Vipassana retreat I did where you get first-hand experience in this process of rapid cognition. I find it really interesting that even though we are conscious about something, like for example that we don't want to be racists, our unconscious is still playing a very big part in how we act in our daily life - I interpret this as it is not enough to fight racism only on a conscious level, we also need to fight it on a more subtle level. Vipassana is one out of many techniques that I see useful in working with these more subtle levels.
I chose to read it solely based on the title without any knowledge of what was meant with the term healing emotions. And in general I find it interestI chose to read it solely based on the title without any knowledge of what was meant with the term healing emotions. And in general I find it interesting when east and west try to reach consensus about different topics, approaching it with very different mindsets. I found some really interesting subjects and stories in the book, but at the same time I think it was a bit difficult to get through some of the topics. The book is more than 10 years old and I think there are more updated books on the topic. After all the topic is still something that the west haven’t spent many years with yet. For me the book is definitely a motivation to dive deeper into some of the discussions. Here is a few that caught my attention.
The book is discussing what we should base an ethical system upon. An ethical system is a system that helps us differentiating between good and bad. The ethical system in the west has predominantly been based on three positions, individualism, rationalism and perfectionism. Another suggestion of an ethical system is to base it on compassion. Finally they discuss whether our body and mind can be used as the foundation for an ethical system. Throughout the book evidence is presented about how “good” actions and positive thoughts can be very helpful in becoming healthier – could the wish for having a healthy body and mind therefore be used as the base of an ethical system. They discuss the coherence between the body and mind, and how mind training can be a very effective treatment against diseases.
Especially Jon Kabat-Zinns section, where he presents research on the effect of his 8 week stress reduction program for people suffering from a range of different diseases, I find interesting. From a western scientific point of view they are still not satisfied with the evidence, but there are strong indications that meditation and mindfulness training has a great effect. There is one case-study that really freaked me out. A woman suffering from many severe illnesses shows incredible results in the curing process and symptoms are drastically minimized throughout the 8 week meditation treatment. But what really caught my attention, was that she through meditation realized that she had been abused as a child by her father. She had completely suppressed this and even through many years of intensive therapy it had not shown up. At first of course it was a shocking event for her but it enabled her to deal with it and move on. ...more