A Little Book on the Human Shadow by Robert Bly

By Robert Bly

A paperback reissue from the bestselling writer of "Iron John." A "penetrating and wonderful little quantity that sheds new gentle at the Shadow. . . . A clean and severe language and symbols for describing the unrevealed."--Joan Halifax, former president, The Ojai beginning

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A person who thinks on purpose, who chooses his or her thoughts intentionally, who stops thinking those thoughts that serve no useful purpose, who focuses his thoughts on his ideals and goals, ends up being not only successful, but happier and more fulfilled. 57 Learning to think for yourself makes you very powerful. You become capable of consciously creating the life you envision and desire for yourself. It is more than worth the effort. One of the most important realizations that anyone can come to is that thoughts create reality.

It is thought that creates. Everything that human beings have created is a product of mind. Wealth is created; it is the effect; thought is the cause. A penny for your thoughts? How about a billion pennies instead for just one thought? No matter how you define wealth, your attainment of this wealth will depend upon the quality and consistency of your thinking combined 60 with the clear and firm desire to realize what you idealize. It is patently obvious that, since your mind is the cause and what you have is the effect, the place to work on your wealth is in your own mind.

I can choose to feel forgiveness instead of anger if someone does something not nice or inappropriate. I want to be successful. Ok, so how does it serve me to waste hours of my life watching television? It doesn’t. So I got rid of my television. There are only 1,440 minutes in each day. How many of them do you want to waste watching some mindless entertainment? For me, the answer is almost none. ”, but I think you already have the point. As a result, my life is lived with a fair amount of intentionality.

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