Self-Powerment: Towards a New Way of Living

Faye Mandell, Author Dutton Books $19.95 (146p) ISBN 978-0-525-94774-5
Drawing on rudimentary principles of physics and Echkhart Tolle's The Power of Now, organizational consultant Mandell explains how people can obtain greater clarity and productivity in life by letting go of negative thoughts.""Most of us do not realize how much power our thoughts have over us,"" Mandell writes.""When we begin to grasp this we can begin to shift that power so that we can use thought for our own self-powerment."" Her Self-Powerment Model examines thought processes in terms of where they take us in time (past, present, future) and space (where our attention is focused), and emphasizes how recognizing these tendencies can help people avoid the negative thoughts that keep them from living full and productive lives. Focusing attention on the present, Mandell says, enables individuals to benefit from heightened concentration and joy from living in the moment, a state of consciousness the author calls the""Here-Now."" Simple charts illustrate potential distractions that can pull one away from the center (or the present""I AM""), and sample dialogue instructs the reader how to keep living in the now. Readers searching for in-depth spiritual ideology or profound musings will likely be disappointed, but those seeking an accessible guide to combatting negative thinking (and to becoming more productive) may benefit from these principles.
Reviewed on: 08/01/2003
Release date: 08/01/2003
Genre: Nonfiction
Paperback - 146 pages - 978-0-452-28596-5
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