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I. Alan Appt

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I. Alan Appt currently resides in the Midwest of the USA. He lives with Dolly,the vocal yellow-naped Amazon parrot. He has an adult daughter and son, as well as a grandchild.
Appt’s childhood involved much philosophical thinking that has enabled a heightened, self-observing consciousness throughout his life. His book conveys his awareness, gentle demeanor, sensitivity, and deep insights.
After studying as a graduate student, from the School of Universal Energy [UE] Healing, under the guidance of Master Luong Minh Dang, Appt became a teacher and a Master of Universal Energy. Over the past two decades, he has taught and practiced intense meditation daily. He has extensively studied kinesiology, a muscle-testing technique for d
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Intelligence is ones ability to learn and what one may have achieved academically.
However wisdom, is the comprehension of what is true and right coupled with ones ability to optimally
apply, perception,knowledge,judgement, and discernment.
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Description: The Truth beyond belief systems,and a fresh path to finding love peace and joy...

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“I have come to the conclusion that there are three aspects of life that can give our existence the joy, purpose and meaning that we may seek.

1) To find a work that gives us such pleasure that it does not feel like work

2) To make a significant positive contribution to civilization

3) To find true romantic love in ones life

Finding ones purpose in life, making a contribution to mankind or finding
true romantic love, would be the epitome of true happiness

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“Excerpt from my lecture Sunday February 22, 2015 at Soul-Esteem Center

10 Commandments - God knew when he gave us choice some would make the wrong choices, but God wanted his creation, man, to have free will and felt later it necessary to write the 10 Commandants as a reminder of how God wanted his creations to perform. The 10 Commandants contain 5 positives and five negatives”
― I. Alan Appt, The Strength in Knowing

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“Wisdom is not guaranteed with age but is realized through one's sensitivity to humanity and the universe”
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“Quotations from


‘“THE STRENGTH IN KNOWING”

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Convey to others more compassion, sensitivity, understanding rather than judgementalism”


To find pity shall enable forgiveness to surface


There are good bones in everyone’s body, what varies are the number


Cause and effect from the very smallest act by one individual can change mankind for all time


Devastation can be a reward, and a path to regeneration


Emotions May Inhibit our Ability to Find Peace


One must conquer One’s insensitivity to sensitivity

True peace maintains strength and calm in the face of discord and tension

Wisdom is not guranteed to be achieved with age but rather realized with ones sensitiviy to man and the universe

Opposites create duality. The ego creates opposites. Therefore, the ego creates duality

One should not permit his or her life path to be influenced by the expectations of others.

Doubt is the archenemy of the purity of thought and it inhibits the
essence of all that is


Our, emotions and perceptions determine our attitudes and ultimately our choices


Don’t do it later; do it now.

True love is unconditional and everlasting and it cannot cease.

Reframing from negative speech is a path to reduction of negative thought

Uncontaminated understanding and awareness is the purity of essence and the essence of purity”
I. Alan Appt

“Fear inhibits our ability to understand,
doubt our ability to trust,ego hinders the emergence of truth.”
I. Alan Appt

“I have come to the conclusion that there are three aspects of life that can give our existence the joy, purpose and meaning that we may seek.

1) To find a work that gives us such pleasure that it does not feel like work

2) To make a significant positive contribution to civilization

3) To find true romantic love in ones life

Finding ones purpose in life, making a contribution to mankind or finding
true romantic love, would be the epitome of true happiness

I. Alan Appt
“The Strength in Knowing”
I. Alan Appt, The Strength in Knowing

“INTEGRITY IS:
Empirical knowledge is one of the critical ingredients of integrity, followed by truth, which is not necessarily moral, hence the evaluation of the truth. Empirical knowledge, coupled with the evaluation of truth for determination of its morality, equals factual righteousness and subsequently perpetuates integrity. Perceptions can at times influence our evaluation of truth, which may ultimately influence our identification of a subject’s morality. Our perception of what is truthful and righteous is not necessarily others interpretations. Assumption and credulity is the archenemy—the nemesis, if you will—of truth and ultimately of morality. We sometimes have an unwillingness or aversion toward researching a subject before formulating an opinion. But the more knowledge we learn about a subject, the more beneficial it will be. Understanding based on factual data will enable a more realistic and enhanced resolution of questions about a subject’s morality.

Do some investigation of facts, situations, ideology, and belief systems for your empirical knowledge. As you do so, the truth shall be brought to the surface. As you analyze empirical knowledge, the truth and its morality will determine the factual righteousness of the subject, and ultimately, its integrity.

Integrity Equation:
Empirical knowledge + truth + morality = factual righteousness = INTEGRITY”
I.Alan Appt

“Hatred and disdain do harm to the donor not the intended recipient…

The Strength in Knowing ----- by I. Alan Appt”
I. Alan Appt, The Strength in Knowing

“Quotations from


‘“THE STRENGTH IN KNOWING”

***


Convey to others more compassion, sensitivity, understanding rather than judgementalism”


To find pity shall enable forgiveness to surface


There are good bones in everyone’s body, what varies are the number


Cause and effect from the very smallest act by one individual can change mankind for all time


Devastation can be a reward, and a path to regeneration


Emotions May Inhibit our Ability to Find Peace


One must conquer One’s insensitivity to sensitivity

True peace maintains strength and calm in the face of discord and tension

Wisdom is not guranteed to be achieved with age but rather realized with ones sensitiviy to man and the universe

Opposites create duality. The ego creates opposites. Therefore, the ego creates duality

One should not permit his or her life path to be influenced by the expectations of others.

Doubt is the archenemy of the purity of thought and it inhibits the
essence of all that is


Our, emotions and perceptions determine our attitudes and ultimately our choices


Don’t do it later; do it now.

True love is unconditional and everlasting and it cannot cease.

Reframing from negative speech is a path to reduction of negative thought

Uncontaminated understanding and awareness is the purity of essence and the essence of purity”
I. Alan Appt

“Fear inhibits our ability to understand,
doubt our ability to trust,ego hinders the emergence of truth.”
I. Alan Appt

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I. Appt The Strength in Knowing

The Truth Beyond Belief Systems and a Fresh Path in Finding Love, Peace, and Joy

Clarion Review

What is life all about? This author teaches through more questions and easily understood lessons that encourage higher consciousness.
When I. Alan Appt was a child, he wrote a Hamlet-like, existential poem called “To Be” to express his feelings about the meaning of life and his place in the universe: “To be for me to be is to be. / And to be is being and being / Is to be. Therefore so shall I be.” Later, in his teens and twenties, Appt felt unbearable angst, trying to discover the meaning of life by reading books about existentialism. Once he surrendered his uncertainty and placed it in “God’s hands,” his quest for meaning became easier. A straightforward, easy-to-comprehend, and honest account that comfortably combines science and mysticism, The Strength in Knowing is a the culmination of his findings about the meaning of existence.

Each section covers different topics, like love, energy, time, the meaning of spirituality, how to meditate, and different techniques of meditation (silent meditation, meditation that uses mantras and kirtan). “Kirtan practice involves chanting hymns or mantras to the accompaniment of instruments…One of the oldest sacred music traditions on the planet, the kirtan call-and-response chanting method comes to us from India,” he writes. Kirtan is used to bring about energy that assists in producing a “quiet mind,” which is vital in meditation.

The author addresses the purpose of existence and devotes an entire section to why bad things happen to good people and children. In this section, Appt raises many questions. Can a concept like goodness be defined, understood, or appreciated without the concept of evil? Do negative thoughts or negative acts cause more negative thoughts and acts? Can negative vibrations be absorbed by a child in utero, affecting its health, perhaps giving it cancer? His answers to such question are only more questions. It comes down to the subjectivity of what one perceives and believes.

Free of pretense, the author doesn’t set himself apart from his readers like an exploitive guru on a mountaintop. Instead, he teaches through easily understood lessons from his life experience, such as his personal observations and participation in an alternative form of kinesiology that finds truth through muscle testing. He also instructs using religious tenets and philosophical disciplines borrowed from various cultures, studying and modifying them and adding his own ideas.

He uses quotes from intellectuals like Ralph Waldo Emerson and alludes to pop culture, including movie references, to help make a point. For example, he explains that a quote from The International was gleaned from the following quote by French writer, Jean La Fontaine: “A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.” To Appt, this quote explains how his book contains his thoughts on existentialism, a topic he tried to stay away from for over four decades.

The Strength in Knowing is similar to Dan Millman’s The Way of the Peaceful Warrior and Norman Vincent Peale’s The Power of Positive Thinking. Appt proposes there is a truth beyond belief systems. However, the effectiveness and relevance of his book and others like it lies in the individual belief system of the reader. Appt is a teacher, spiritual counselor, motivational speaker, and ordained interfaith minister. His secular background and deep forays into spirituality and philosophy have helped him reach for a higher consciousness. He finds meaning and peace from within himself and can still be at peace and function in the “normal” world.” We could learn by his example.

Lee Gooden
July 25, 2013

I. Alan Appt
Hartford & Baines Publishers
Self-Help
Philosophy
978-0-615-67380-6
Nov 27, 2012
Softcover
272
$14.95





Book Review
Reviewed by Eduardo Aduna for Readers' Favorite

"The Strength in Knowing" by Alan Appt is an innovative and inspirational self-realization/help book which is based on his hindsight into his own personal life experiences. This refreshingly new take on all of the things that we allow to emotionally and intellectually plague us shows readers how to utilize their negative experiences to discover what is true. It helps readers discern what we want the most and then illustrates steps that can make those things a reality. The author shows us that fulfillment is not impossible to achieve and that happiness is not some unattainable goal as long as we do not stand in our own way, or allow others to do so.

This book was one amazing read! It holds the potential to be the remedy to all of the negative feelings that have been piling up inside the reader due to the stresses of daily life that we all occasionally succumb to. Every one who has had moments in their lives where everything just seems to go awry can find solace in Alan Appt's book. The fact that maybe it was my own actions and reaction to emotions that were causing all the negativity in my life was an eye opener. Appt has renewed my faith in the universe’s potential (as well as my own) and opened my eyes to many of the things that I have been too preoccupied to see for quite some time. It is a very thought provoking, very intellectually stimulating, and very emotionally moving book.



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