Book, Author: The Power, book by Rhonda Byrne
Who is it for: Beginner self-help book readers
Cheapest place to buy: Amazon.com
Price: $15.99 onwards
Rating: 85 out of 100
My personal recommendation: An excellent starting point for beginner self-help book readers
The Power of Feelings
This is the follow-up to the groundbreaking bestseller The Secret (you can read my review here) by Rhonda Byrne. In The Secret, Rhonda (and various other teachers) introduced the Law of Attraction – everything that comes into your life is by virtue of the images that you’re holding in your mind. I cannot help but think that the content in The Power is the same, but with the focus on feeling good feelings rather than thinking good thoughts.
Just seeing the outcome you want isn’t enough, you have to feel the way you would once your wish has manifested. If the act of visualizing your desire brings up more feelings of anxiety and frustration (of not having it) than it does of joy and bliss, then it is not going to happen.
According to the author, LOVE is the greatest emotion one could have. Other positive feelings include Gratitude, Joy, Passion, Excitement, Enthusiasm, Hope and Satisfaction. Examples of bad feelings are fear, despair, guilt, envy, hate, anger, criticism, worry, disappointment, irritation and even boredom!
Where The Secret is filled with the opinions and personal experiences of many practitioners of the Law of Attraction, The Power is mainly written from the viewpoint of Rhonda.
Just like The Secret, this book provides practical tips, advices and steps/processes on how to apply the power of feelings to have an amazing life. The book then focuses on each key area of our lives, that is, Money, Health, Relationships, etc.
It’s $15.99 onwards at Amazon
Amazon is the cheapest place that I know of to get this book. The last time I checked, it was $15.99 for the Kindle edition (Amazon provides a free Kindle reading app), $16.76 for the hardcover, $17.95 for the audiobook download and $21.61 for the audio CD. They also have used books and those will be cheaper.
A GREAT starting point for beginner self-help book readers
Just like The Secret, this book is an excellent introduction to the world of self-advancement. You do not need any prior knowledge to understand the content inside. If you are feeling down or depressed in your life for certain reasons, this book will make you feel better.
If you have read The Secret, then you should find the content in the two books to be very similar. You could still read it to feel good, or use it as a timely reminder for yourself to always think/feel positively. And sometimes it’s good to have things explained in a different way. But like I said in my review of The Secret, if your mind has been shaped by years of negative thoughts, then it could be difficult for you now to think the ‘right’ things consistently. If you’ve spent years building up negative conditions in your life as a result of negative thoughts and feelings, then you should not expect to see your entire life turn around through 15 to 30 minutes of the right thinking/feeling. To revamp your innermost thoughts and feelings use this tool.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this review (and share if you do!), and last but not least, if you have any questions or comments regarding The Power please leave them below and I’ll get back to you ASAP. See you around!!