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The Science of Successful Living

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This book is designed to teach you that your habitual thinking and imagery mold, fashion, and create your destiny; for as a man thinketh in his subconscious mind, so is he.

Do you know the answers?

Why does one man have a beautiful, luxurious home while another man lives out a meager existence in a slum?

Why is one man sad and another man happy?

Why is one man joyous and prosperous and another man poor and miserable?

Why is one man fearful and anxious and another full of faith and confidence?

Why is one man a great success and another an abject failure?

Why is one speaker outstanding and immensely popular and another mediocre and unpopular?

Why is one man a genius in his work or profession while the other man toils and moils all his life without doing or accomplishing anything worthwhile?

Why is one man healed of a so-called incurable disease and another isn't?

Why is it so many good, kind religious people suffer the tortures of the damned in their mind and body?

Why is it many immoral and irreligious people succeed and prosper and enjoy radiant health?

Why is one woman happily married and her sister very unhappy and frustrated?

The answers to these questions can be found in this book....

145 pages, Paperback

First published April 1, 1984

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Raymond Charles Barker

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Author 2 books13 followers
April 13, 2015
Written in 1957, “The Science of Successful Living” is just as relevant in helping people transform their lives today as it was when it was originally written almost 60 years ago. Of course, the caveat is that the person reading the information in this book, and perhaps any book in the genre, must be truly interested in personal transformation and he/she must be willing to examine ideas with an open mind. In that regard, the author, Raymond Charles Barker, declares “This book has been written for that large section of today’s population which is spiritually liberal and psychologically aware. Those bound by traditional beliefs will cast it aside.”

I would suggest that when Dr. Raymond Charles Barker makes reference to those having ‘traditional’ beliefs, the statement would apply equally to people who possess strict scientific beliefs as well as people who possess strict religious beliefs. As an ordained Unity minister, Dr. Raymond Charles Barker uses his knowledge in that realm, blended with rational, well-grounded ideas; very much in line with his well-known contemporary, Dr. Ernest Holmes (who penned the extremely popular book, “The Science of Mind.”)

For example, Raymond Charles Barker asserts that, “MAN IS THE enigma of the universe. Despite the sciences developed to define him, he remains only partially understood. Medicine, anatomy, physiology, and psychology only explain how he works but they cannot behold the inner man of the spirit which is why he is.”

Other discussions in this book focus on:
1)The fact that it is our thoughts that create or experience in the outer world, “The excuses of the lack of opportunity, etc., mean nothing, for today you can always change your thinking, give your subconscious new directions and thereby have a new heaven and a new earth appear as your experience.”

2)The need to release the things in our life that are preventing us from creating a better future for ourselves, “The clutter of the present has to be streamlined to allow the future to take place.”

3)The importance of looking at what we want, rather than what is, to engage the awesome power of intention, “On the pathway of improvement, you do not keep your attention on where you are but on where you are going.”

4)The need to eliminate blame and take personal responsibility in order to empower ourselves, “Alone on a mountaintop, cloistered in a monastery or a convent, you still will have to meet yourself, for you are always your own problem.”

5)The importance of the roles and interactions of our conscious and subconscious minds, “Your conscious mind is the most valuable asset you have. You probably take the least care of it and do not watch the directions it is giving at every instant to your subconscious. You think anything you want to think, good, negative or unimportant. Months or years later you wonder why certain unpleasant situations happen.”

This list could go on at length, but I think this is sufficient to provide an overview of what this book offers the reader. Personally, I found this book to be a treasure trove of wisdom that does a superb job of reminding us that we ultimately receive our power from a divine source, yet that power is given form and directed through us.
July 14, 2021
I read this book when I was down and felt I need a better direction in life. The book present a simplified and fundamental principles of living. It first introduce you to the Law of Cause and Effect. Second, is understanding yourself is one in the whole and whole in the part. You get to understand that believing in yourself as the Creator of your own experience through your own thoughts, both conscious and unconscious. Although the writer simplifies the concept, this evokes one to believe in the power of the universe which they are partner with.

Like any other book or theory, it requires one to be committed to actions. Two concepts I picked up, 1) Thoughts and Feelings - Watching my thoughts and ensuring an alignment 2) Choosing my thoughts and directing my actions.

This book simplifies the thought-feeling-Action (TFA) methodology as well as how to get what you want by thinking what you want.

In 90-Days, I tested this theory in my life and I was wowed at the changes and results I am experiencing my life. I stopped praying to any other being but began to understand myself as the expression of the termed All Mighty.

It is a great read and quite mind boggling.

I was inspired to read this book after I read the book "The power of Decision" by the same author which is also an awesome read.
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Author 2 books7 followers
January 23, 2021
Dr. Raymond Charles Barker is a common sense New Thought teacher that knows how to impart profound ideas in a practical way. I love his science of the mind teachings, similar to Ernest Holmes and Emmet Fox. The idea that God is the Creative Mind that is the source of creative ideas for all of us is a central theme; Dr. Barker refers to it as the "God Mind."
His teachings are very optimistic and like many New Thought teachers, he believes that worry and anxiety ruin the creative process; in other words, what you think about amplifies. The power of affirmative thought is strongly emphasized and that we have choices in what we think and mull over. The dismissal of negative thoughts are crucial to the book's teachings.
I highly recommend this. My paperback is now underlined with myriad notes. Definitely a book to read and reread!
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November 4, 2020
The missing key to your success in life

This is a spiritual book for the person that is ready to turn their life around and really start living the principles of truth in their life! Commit to reading at least 30 mins everyday to bathe your consciousness in the power of God. Trust that you are reading this book now because you are ready for a spiritual upgrade in your life. Fasten your spiritual seatbelt student of Truth. Your life is going to change right now! God bless you
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Author 39 books3 followers
December 17, 2021
Vintage Barker

No one expressed the ideas of Religious Science more eloquently or more powerfully than Barker. His books are a longtime source of inspiration for me, including this one. The text includes a number of his treatments - if you want to learn about this powerful form of prayer, Barker is a peerless teacher. Have worn out at least two paperback editions of this over the years, and I'm delighted to have it in e-book form.
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September 9, 2019
Dare to Live Free

Do it for fun at first, or do it a fifty. Either way you do this work, doing it before you die, pppppppppp
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August 3, 2022
The Truth revealed.

Barker writes clearly about the Laws of Good and Attraction. Every Chapter teaches Spiritual Life and Prayers to fulfill our Divinity.
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