Habits. They can make you or break you. But if you take control of your habits you’ll be a step ahead. Learn how to break negative habits and emotions with this guide.
Tata Bennett Goleman’s new book Mind Whispering reveals how to break negative habits and negative emotions, but is it a book worthy of your cash? Let’s take a look. . .
Mind Whispering: Helping you break negative thoughts and negative habits
Mind Whispering sets one aim: to empower people to overcome negative habits and emotions, thereby transforming individuals mentally and emotionally. The book blurb promises to provide practical techniques to free the mind and purify perception, making responses more artful and connections more genuine.
A New York Times bestselling author, Tara Bennett Goleman previously delighted readers with her book Emotional Alchemy, which looked at how to change deeply ingrained mental patterns. Mind Whispering uses new discoveries in cognitive psychology and neuroscience to provide the most up-to-date information on how to remove negative habits and emotions.
The book succeeds in many ways, while suffering the odd hiccough. Let’s get the negatives out the way first (and please don’t psycho-analyse me for putting the negatives first, heh). The book doesn’t quite deliver what the title suggests. It suggests the bridging of meditation with “whispering” (horse whispering / dog whispering). It was this suggestion that first drew me to the book. However, the attempt to pull meditation and whispering together fell short of expectations. There isn’t a genuine merger between whispering and meditation.
However, that’s just one small negative, and its dwarfed by the positives. The most important positive of Mind Whispering is that it is legitimate science that offers real and practical solutions to spiritual and emotional problems. Though it sounds new age, it is very down to earth and practical and will certainly help readers to break negative habits and emotions.
It is also a very well written book. The practices advocated are backed up with facts that are informative without being too “weighty.” The book reads well and is free from grammatical errors.
Mind Whispering doesn’t succeed in merging meditation with whispering, but that failure is nowhere near as important as the success: this book will definitely help you to achieve emotional and perceptual purity of mind.
Overall: 4 out of 5
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