Pretentious bs. Jun 19, AM. Mar 18, Matthew Treya rated it it was amazing. A wonderful distillation of all of Dr. Hawkins' teachings, written just before his passing. Most elegantly simple. A true gift, a classic, a gem. What else can one say? Feb 14, Neil Funsch rated it did not like it. As much as I wanted to like this book I didn't. Upon finishing I did some belated research on the author and it isn't good. In fact his Wikipedia page has been deleted How does that happen?
His PhD is from the now closed Columbia Pacific University which has been charitably described as a diploma mill. This doesn't make him a bad man and there is an occasional nugget of insight in pages As much as I wanted to like this book This doesn't make him a bad man and there is an occasional nugget of insight in pages which are otherwise awash in simplistic anecdotes and outlandish unsubstantiated claims.
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I'm letting go now. View all 4 comments. Feb 03, Red Hand rated it did not like it Shelves: utter-crap. So I'm holding off on actually rating until I finish the audio book This book would be about half it's actual length if you cut the lists to manageable size and removed the outlandish claims such as it being able to cure allergies. It usual riddled with false claims about auras debunked and other New age claptrap. I honestly hope it gets better because right now, one star is too high. Edit: So apparently, if multiple books are written on a subject then i So I'm holding off on actually rating until I finish the audio book Edit: So apparently, if multiple books are written on a subject then it must be true ie near death experiences giving you psychic powers, the debunked theory of auras, This Cat In The Hat.
This guy gives the vaguest examples and sits back as if he's said something profound. All he does is rattle off fifty item lists and repeat the same question ten to fifteen times using different wording. I have concluded that mushrooms must have been involved. This man somehow had a PhD He describes everything in terms of the instant.
One star because I can't give less. Written by a medical doctor. How can an MD completely miss the logic and purpose of negative emotions, ignore their foundation in our childhood and treat them as the cause of all disasters and problems? The author nicely writes about how repression of negative emotions creates problems, however the "letting go" process in this book is actually a repression strategy! The whole book is based on cognitive reframes, belief changes and positive empowerment, which are processes trying to regulate Written by a medical doctor.
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The whole book is based on cognitive reframes, belief changes and positive empowerment, which are processes trying to regulate negative emotions. Sometimes they succeed, sometimes they do not. I've lost count in this book of false, vague and new age nonsense statements. We are free to choose not to buy into a negative belief system. Consequently, there comes the awareness that we are at all times surrounded by love, which is unlimited. Love is automatically attracted to the person who is loving. This is because wanting blocks receiving it and results in a fear of not getting it.
The energy of desire is, in essence, a denial that what we want is ours for the asking. People are really confused about how emotions and our brain work. Please read some good neuroscience books to liberate yourself from such nonsense. View all 3 comments. Oct 21, Curt added it Recommends it for: searcher for Truth.
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Having pre-ordered it months ago, it finally arrived this week. Only two or three chapters in I already think this may be his most important work yet. If you're human you want to read this one. View 2 comments. The first half of this book has some incredibly useful advice for learning to let go of anxiety and negativity, but the second half is a bit too new age-y for me.
Feb 06, Will Mitchell rated it it was amazing. Cannot possibly say how much this book helped me manage my anxiety and fear. Oct 25, Alison rated it really liked it. I read this entire book and got a lot out of it, though at the end I thought I had somehow missed the whole "letting go technique". That being said, Hawkins composes thoughts, ideas, strategies about the concept of letting go - which has been addressed in many and various ways by both psychological and spiritual traditions - that do seem somewhat novel. I especially appreciate his explanation of the "hierarchy" of emotions and their actual frequency levels.
One thing that annoyed me is that he w I read this entire book and got a lot out of it, though at the end I thought I had somehow missed the whole "letting go technique". One thing that annoyed me is that he would tell stories or use examples about an individual but without pronouns i. I really did get a lot out of this book and plan to read it again - especially to make sure I didn't miss the magic technique! But I believe, as with many promised methods of gaining inner peace and freedom, this is not about a quick fix, but a daily - hourly - yearly - consistent practice.
Mar 21, Heiki Eesmaa rated it it was amazing. Quite different from the rest of DRH's work. While surrender itself is Lester Levenson's releasing, currently best known as Sedona Method, the Doc puts so different a spin on it that the origin of the technique is just a side remark. May 24, shira rated it it was amazing Shelves: favorite-spiritual-books. David Hawkins combines his career as a doctor and therapist, with awakened consciousness.
He gives us a lucid and simple way to work with whatever seems to be obscuring our sense of freedom, right here as we are. I appreciate that the author shares his own experience of healing severe physical illness with the simple and profound tools presented in this book. Highly recommended. Dec 30, Mehrsa rated it liked it. But I do believe in letting go. Feb 05, Cheryl rated it it was amazing. I have read most of his work starting with Power vs Force which Wayne Dyer was recommending during one of his tours.
I was immediately struck with the excitement that comes whenever I read something that totally resonates. And then I see this book also recommended by Wayne Dyer for only a couple of bucks on Kindle. Aug 16, Ana rated it it was ok. This was recommended to me by my therapist and I must say I'm disappointed yet deeply unimpressed. I don't necessarily disagree with everything -in fact, I do find the technique useful- but a lot of his conclusions are just I mean, forgive me if I don't find reassuring Hawkin's use of a raging misogynist, racist and anti jew like Ghandi as a symbo This was recommended to me by my therapist and I must say I'm disappointed yet deeply unimpressed.
I mean, forgive me if I don't find reassuring Hawkin's use of a raging misogynist, racist and anti jew like Ghandi as a symbol of love, as an example to follow.
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Also, his writting is quite repetitive, which is something I've found to be very common among books on spirituality but it didn't bother me as much, I guess I was just too busy rolling my eyes and staring into the void indefinitely wondering how a book like this could've been published. Bought it on a whim. Contains some interesting ideas and observations, but they drown in the tsunami of logical fallacies, junk science and overall mumbo jumbo.
Jan 21, Jane rated it really liked it. Excellent technique for mental health. Also, a great read for understanding how emotions affect our health and life. Aug 11, Owen Tuleja rated it really liked it. If you had told me four months ago that I would read a book called "Letting Go" and find its contents helpful and even life-changing, I would have laughed out loud.
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Such are the vagaries that life presents us. One of the central tenets of Hawkins' book is to direct the reader away from focusing on thoughts and towards focusing on feelings. One negative feeling can cause a thousand negative thoughts: relinquish that one negative feeling and you have "cured" yourself of a thousand negative thou If you had told me four months ago that I would read a book called "Letting Go" and find its contents helpful and even life-changing, I would have laughed out loud.
One negative feeling can cause a thousand negative thoughts: relinquish that one negative feeling and you have "cured" yourself of a thousand negative thoughts. This is the meaning of "letting go". By letting go of the feelings that cause destructive thoughts because those thoughts express doubt, anger, pessimism, etc. Of course, how to actually let go of these feelings is a different question. While Hawkins does provide many useful cues as to how to do this, I think that most readers will find that they will have to seek other sources to find more practical and direct advice.
One thing is clear: you cannot relinquish these negative feelings by suppressing them, pretending they are not there, or by engaging in escapism. So much of our time wasted in front of screens is a coping mechanism that allows us to not experience the pain associated with what it is really like to be ourselves. One very useful part of the book centers around our tendency to hold grudges against people. Here, Hawkins describes the little emotional kick we get from a feeling of moral superiority, self-righteousness, or victimhood and asks "Is this temporary jolt wort it? Is it worth isolating yourself from the world in order to feel superior?
Isn't it time to let bygones be bygones? Here, Hawkins describes levels of consciousness and their associated emotions. In the low consciousness zone we find shame, guilt, and apathy. Above apathy are fear and anger. These levels are coded above apathy because they can at least motivate someone to act in a positive way. Recall the saying "The opposite of love is not hate but indifference".
For Hawkins, the gateway from low consciousness to higher consciousness is the level of courage.
Courage is the level above which all other levels trend upwards and below which all levels trend downwards. My conception of this level of consciousness comes not from Hawkins' book but from Nathaniel Branden's description of self-esteem: "The disposition to experience oneself as competent to cope with the basic challenges of life and as worthy of happiness. While reading this book, I was dealing with a personal situation that had the tendency to appear nuanced and somewhat unique to me.
In several passages, Hawkins describes perfectly my situation and the causes of my feelings and fears. Because he is both trained and objective, his ability to describe me and then offer advice was invaluable. Aug 17, Miriam Margaret rated it it was amazing. Without reservation, I can say that I am permanently changed for the better through reading this book.
The effect of understanding the negative emotions behind an "I can't" mentality -- which is truly a coverup for "I won't" -- was nearly instantaneous. My spirit feels lighter now, my sense of purpose clarified, underlying resentments toward specific "others" on the fast-track to dismantlement, paving the way to unconditional love. Going back to the old way now seems counterintuitive and frankly Without reservation, I can say that I am permanently changed for the better through reading this book. Going back to the old way now seems counterintuitive and frankly, impossible.
The material here is that profound. Highly recommend to all who struggle in the throes of negativity, especially the "spiritual seekers" who think we've got it beat, only to find ourselves facing it or refusing to, consciously or unconsciously over and over again. The techniques described in the book are simple, and easy to incorporate into everyday life.
How refreshing not to have the anxiety of piling a complicated "spiritual practice" onto an already overflowing To Do list! Thank you, Dr. Life changing for me. Very useful information. Great examples and scientific proof. Sometimes I wanted to get to a point quicker, but the information that is provided is so necessary to understanding how it works and why.
Patience in reading, take time to practice technique, it works. My daughter is in a ,, unhealthy relationship, I would become so upset, angry and guilty , that I was pushing people I loved away unconsciously. I let go of guilt, desire to change situation and just loved. I am hap Life changing for me. I am happy, things are so much better. I continue to grow and use in all aspects of my life. But as I stick to it the feeling disappear and as he said at the root of my anger was fear.
I will continue to practice the technic learn in this book as long as I'm alive. Very easy and may do wonders for my life. Oct 03, Jonathan rated it it was ok. Ultimately the author gets around to lending useful advice and practical wisdom, but be prepared to endure pages and pages of talk about psychic power, energy vibrations and similar concepts. Oct 08, Laurie rated it it was amazing.
A classic. Extremely well done. If you want to have a happier and better life, read it. Dec 23, Spencer-Rae rated it it was ok. Honestly - I thought this book was a bunch of nonsense. Now, if you subscribe to it, that's okay but before you rush off to respond negatively to my review, consider what negative energy you are going to be sending me and how this might impact on your own inner healing or karma; or on your ability to speak to dead animals, or whatever it is you desperately want to do and need to 'let go of'.
Despite the author suggesting that this approach to life can be used regardless of religious worldview or lack thereof , I found many of the examples and views expressed in the book to be overtly panentheistic, embodying a belief system that I simply do not subscribe to. I don't believe in reincarnation, or that we have innate god-like power within us to change our circumstances. I don't buy into the 'science' presented and found some of the concepts strange and unbelievable like people having auras.
Thank you again for all the strategies and advice. So my main goal today is letting go and moving forward for a better me! Kimani, your post describes exactly what I am also going through, you put it so well, thank you.. How many years I wasted holding onto toxic people and toxic situations because of the fear of letting go. I am actually in the midst of RE-discovering my inner peace. Thank you for the reminder and the inspiration. After a successful career, I gave everything up to marry the man of my dreams.
We had a beautiful child, lived in the perfect house, perfect neighborhood….. His betrayal left me reeling and the way he threw me to the curve…. Every day I struggle with letting go but in the end it is my faith that gets me through each day. I love your posts ,they are beautiful and inspirational.
Thanks so much for such an uplifting post! Love your e-zine and have shared it with many. Nobody can hold us back except ourselves. Thank you for the reminder. But I can choose to be happy and let go of the past! This article is very inspiring. Hi Marguerite. I have been with my boyfriend for 4 year now, we are both 55 years old and not getting any younger.
I want to live under one roof together, and he likes it the way it is, living separately. I recently made the choice to be happy and take care of myself knowing that I am in control of my own thoughts and feelings. I relate.. I am having trouble moving on without my son who was killed 9 years ago at age Also the relationship that has developed between his sister and I. I have so many friendships ended because of my grief. No other family where I live.
Trying Hard to make these positive steps forward. Tired is the word I would use for myself. I believe Marc and Angel you are a godsend and with your blogs and the book I might just make it to the other side of the mountain. That coupled with Gods love and my sons spirit. Pat In Jacksonville. Your attitude about the problem, is the problem. Your posts to me have been very helpful. I need to know what you think of this post on messenger in FB. I will share with you.
I became friendly with a gal in Canada and we have written back and forth for months. I posted a painting of Hillary I had done and my friend got ballistic. The post, my so called friend sent me ,is as follows. I told the friend on messenger she ought to have told me it upset her; I would have taken it down. It was not posted to my friend at all but to the group site.
But once again, your teasing are just provocation.. Nothing else.. Everything was so carefully planned, to have her spoke men coz she needed the support like crazy.. What a F nerve to wonder if Trump had ever read the constitution.. In , when people were talking about the possible crash of computer… She the B.. Made her little speech saying My fellow Americans … Do not think we are …. She went on and on..
Told me to get help and quick. We were getting close and told each other about our lives. She started out so sweet and escalated to this. Trying to forget this ever occurred. I think maybe she is bipolar. She gets happy to mania and then sinks to this. We can only control how we react. Let go and move on wishing the best for her and you.
At this age, we need to concentrate on happiness and peace of mind. My past life experiences are not worth sharing. They have been haunting me for a long time till i realised why me? I am letting go of toxic people in my life. Which is what I loved about them to begin with. But, I know that I learned from them what I needed to, like how to fight, but it is time to keep moving forward. I have allowed them to control me for far too long. And like you said, I am choosing myself.
I am learning new things now, and continuing to grow. I never thought I would let go of these people. But I am glad I am. I am proud of myself for choosing this. Letting go! Hope this time i will go a step further, learn the lesson deeply and act. The need of holding on or thinking through every possible detail is exhausting. The fear of making mistakes, of taking a wrong decision and paying the price …. Sending a small but strong hug. And a smilling thanks.
I just wanted to say that I recently signed up to your newsletter and this is the first article I am reading as I wake up. But wow, it is truly powerful and inspiring. I guess there are many things I have been hiding on to such as: how I pictured my life was supposed to be by this point, past mistakes, past loved ones, hurt and pain. Thank you for sharing these articles full of wisdom. I know they will help many just as they do with me.
You supported me so much. You made my day. Marc and Angel, you are so great! Love this article. I have been receiving your emails for some time now. This today is very apt, as I have just started therapy again , for about the third time in my life. My life, at the age I am 42, has been a run of accidents, misfortunes, sincere bad luck, ill health, and job losses. Now out inform for 5 months, father to 4 and a beautiful wife, I have lost all self confidence and very low self esteem.
Analysis paralysis. Or strange!!! Very well written. Thank you For me it has been trying to let go of the fears let o by my eating disoerder. But I like what you said. This is how life-changing momentum is built. It feeds on itself, one small step at a time. Make an effort to begin, and as you start moving forward it takes less and less effort to sustain.
Thank you for the inspiring words to live by. I lost my husband to cancer just over a year ago now, am trying to create a new life for myself and finding it so hard. We did everything together, so being alone is definitely not an easy thing. We had been happily married for 39 years. Now trying to put myself in situations, where I have to be social is a scary thing, as my husband was the social butterfly, who was able to speak with anyone. I am having a difficult time stopping my thought process of negativity. I shall print a copy of The Peace within You, and read it over and over again, when I am feeling low and like I am doing something wrong.
I know there is peace within me, I just have to be strong enough to draw it out and realize I am still worthy. God bless you both. There is so much pain. It is true that we never know what one person lives with. Thank you Marc and Angel for your articles and for uniting us through e-mail. As I kept thinking about our conversations I was the one expressing my feelings …. He was not! Not good! I was sick a week!