Mind Power Into The 21st Century Book Review
MIND POWER INTO THE 21ST CENTURY | Techniques to Harness the Astounding Powers of Thought | By John Kehoe
John Kehoe has been writing about and teaching power of the mind principles since 1978. He kept up-to-date with the startling new discoveries in brain and mind science over the last thirty years and put those discoveries into clear and concise techniques, which are simple for anyone to understand and adapt. Something that is simple isn’t always easy, especially if we’ve been conditioned to believe that things happen TO us, and that we are just pawns or victims in the scheme of things.
The author explains there is now sufficient evidence to indicate beyond question that the mind can and does directly affect physical reality. As the result of thousands of controlled experiments during a research study at Princeton University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science, scientists, educators and physicians from around the world are determining how this startling new information might be applied within their own fields.
We now know that what we imagine, visualize, desire or fear affects events, and that an image held in the mind can be made real. So, we no longer need to stand on the sidelines watching things happen TO us, for with this new understanding, we now know that there are no sidelines to stand on, nor were there ever. Everything is affecting everything else.
Kehoe explains that “We are living in two worlds, two realities: the inner reality of our thoughts, emotions and attitudes and the outer reality of people, places, things and events. Because we fail to separate these Inner and Outer worlds, we allow ourselves to become dominated by the Outer world of appearances, and we use the Inner world solely as a ‘mirror’ for whatever happens around us. Our Inner world reacts constantly, and because we spend all of our time simply reacting, we never experience our power.” He says that we begin changing our reality the day, the hour, the minute we cease to constantly react to it. When we stand back and become more of an observer of what’s happening around us, as well as an observer of our thoughts and beliefs about it, we come into our power.
The author explains that everything is energy and whenever we think, we’re working with an immense amount of energy in the quick mobile form of thought. Thought is forever trying to find form and is always looking for an outlet, always trying to manifest itself. Physicists have learned that the nature of thought is to continually try to materialize into its physical equivalent.
If we either gained a dollar or lost a dollar, depending on the type of thought we chose to think, we might be much more willing to control our minds. Actually that’s what’s happening. If we think that our abundance or happiness depends on something or someone else, we feel too disempowered and weak to take the action that’s necessary to make changes.
The author explains that in order to be successful in anything, you need to be an explorer, to question everything, to cultivate different ideas, to break rules and habits of thinking, to use your imagination, and to learn to be self-nurturing, constantly replenishing your resources. These are broad subjects, but he gives detailed techniques on how to go about doing these things in very creative ways, which actually harness the immense power and energy of the mind to experience what you want in life.
The author quotes part of Goethe’s famous saying when he writes, “The moment one definitely commits oneself then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would otherwise never have occurred. A whole stream of events issue from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of incidents and meetings and material assistance which no one could have believed would come this way.” Kehoe says that if you know this truth, you will possess a key to the treasures of the Universe. The power of both your conscious and subconscious mind is awaiting your instructions.
Hundreds of books have been written about the power and potential of the human mind. This particular one is a classic. This will be a book that you return to over and over to refresh your mind on different techniques, since it will be difficult to absorb all the ideas in one reading. This book is available at local bookstores, as well as online at Amazon or Barnes & Noble. John Kehoe’s website is learnmindpower.com.
Reviewed for Healthy Beginnings by June Milligan, M.Ed., CCHt, PLR