No-one likes a self help book more than me. My shelf is full of them, from Deepak Chopra, to Louise Hay, to Gok Wan, Janet Street Porter and Trinny & Susannah. I’ve been there and bought the tee shirt, so to speak. I just love to hear what anyone else has to say on the subject of love, life and happiness, including what to eat, what to wear and what to think! To be fair, although much of what is written in this genre is what you might call ‘stating the bleedin’ obvious’ I can usually find something in every book to take away and build on.
I was asked to review this book, and have to say, I didn’t need asking twice! Who doesn’t want to find absolute happiness? I do, for sure. The Freemind experience is written by Tom Fortes Mayer who underwent a change in thought pattern after meeting a swami in India on New Year’s Eve 1999. Some of the book is controversial, some uplifting and motivating. For example, I don’t agree with his views on depression, or the birth experience, but I do agree with his premise that if you live for truth and love you will be provided for.
The book comes with an audio track that you can listen to as you read, but that’s not really my thing, so I went for straightforward old fashioned reading. I’m fully on board with Tom’s thinking that our beliefs create our reality and having had a near death experience myself, I support his argument that in the face of death you appreciate life.
It covers some of the ground I’d read previously in Deepak Chopra’s Ageless Body Timeless Mind, although I have to say Tom’s style of writing is a little more accessible.
This is a really thought provoking read and if you enjoy this genre, I’m sure you’ll enjoy this book. You can buy it on Amazon here. If you would like to read more about the Freemind Experience, there is a website http://www.freemindproject.org/.