Just love books.
This one is in my top 10. Content is fascinating and narrator is great.
I can't compare but this book with any other but it is not just a hypnosis exercise book it actually goes into the how and why working with your subconscious mind works and includes hypnosis exercises.
Knowing that your subconscious is working all the time without you knowing it.
To keep practicing mindfulness.
Ajan Brahams book, Open the door to your heart - another Buddhist teaching book.
No. Good narration, comes off a little sleepy sounding at first but then becomes calming
What 'Living in the now' meant. I finally got it and it was this book that brought me there.
Lovely book, great for listening whilst in traffic, very calming. Although that is not being very mindful :-)
Yes, the content in this book is very useful and brings a different perspective to applying feng shui and introduces NLP to feng shui lovers.
The most interesting is the aspect is the interpretation into the baguas.The least interesting was the NLP.
My first impression of the narrators was that I was not going to be able to listen to this whole book. I felt like I was being spoken to like a child by a kindergarten teacher. Their passion and enthusiasm for their topic kept me interested and listening though. This book could not have been delivered by anyone else though.
It was a very interesting listen, I will be revisiting the NLP visualisations. By the end of this book I became very fond of the narrators and their quirkiness, so don't let it put you off.
Do you know what I learned in the first hour of this book while I went on my morning 5 mile run before I realized that there are no chapter markers?
Absolutely nothing. I actually groaned out loud numerous times and yelled "Come ON! Are you serious?" to the running path. The only explanation I can think of is that author must have been paid by the word, because she has reinvented the meaning of taking commonly known ideas and taken the phrase "beating a dead horse" into new heights. To take on the tone of the author, I have crafted a representative paragraph:
"Sometimes a horse is dead, yet you keep beating it (reads a paragraph from Sherlock Holmes). Do you understand what this means? Have you ever thought of the idea of beating a dead horse? I imagine a thousand My Little Ponies, each a different color, with fabulous mains and tails, hearts and stars, slowly dying and falling to the ground, and tiny little gnomes taking striped bats and hitting them, even after they are dead (reads the exact same paragraph as above that she read before, word for word, from Sherlock Holmes). That said, sometimes people do that. They happen to beat dead horses. Now that phrase is not to be taken literally, but figuratively. When people do that, they tend to over explain or repeat themselves over and over and over again. Did I mention that this happens more than once? It happens over and over. This is called. B.A.D.H. That stands for beating a dead horse (reads the exact same paragraph as above that she read before, word for word, from Sherlock Holmes). Now let's look at some studies where more people tell you how to beat a dead horse. Then I'll tell you again after the study how to beat a dead horse.
Yes, she actually makes an abbreviation for the words motivation to remember, referring to it as "M.T.R." Guffaw.
If there were even ONE new, original or helpful idea in that first hour, I would have been so grateful I would have clicked my heels in glee. But alas, they were all useless ridiculous time fillers like, "did you know that we often don't pay attention to things?…our minds are like an attic, it may look funny, it may have a little chimney, but it may not have a chimney…sometimes people remind us of other people…people who try harder on tests do better…sometimes we all have first impressions or prejudices…have you ever had the experience of forgetting something?...and on and on and on and on….with not one helpful hint in sight.
Also, she reads entire passages from Sherlock Holmes word for word not only twice, but sometimes THREE TIMES in a paragraph! She can't just say, "referring to the paragraph I just mentioned, x y and z", NO, she has to read the ENTIRE THING again and again! I have never seen an editor let an author get away with such ridiculousness, which is why I say she must have been paid by the word.
And could the narrator sound any more condescending? The only thing she should ever read is something that ends in "And thank you for flying the friendly skies"! It was like listening to a debutante talk down to her toy poodle. I almost expected her to chime in with, "And where does Mimi go poopoo? In the widdle doggie doo box, that's RIGHT my little Angelpie!"
At the end of my run, I clicked my iPod off, and when I turned if on again, the book went back to the beginning and HAS NO CHAPTER MARKERS! Which means I WOULD HAVE TO LISTEN TO THE BEGINNING OVER AGAIN to hear the entire thing!
I would rather die a slow death in a sand pit being bitten by snakes while tigers claw out my eyes and vultures pull out my tongue than listen to that again.
But if anyone has a version with chapter markers I'd love to give the rest of the book a chance to see if there are any actual instructions on how to think like Sherlock Holmes. Maybe my first impression of the book from the first chapter is incongruent with the rest of the book. I would be happy to find this to be the case.
P.S. I have listened to hundreds of audio books and in case people think I'm just a grump, this is the first scathing review I've ever given.