Nicole Tuxbury Miami, FL, USA
Chapter 4 Autosuggestion
I think it’s safe to say that autosuggestion is the most powerful, as well as the most underutilized, force in the universe.
Just a few years ago, this concept was one that was ridiculed, even on Saturday Night Live. It’s the concept that the “masses” don’t understand which sets us apart from submitting to living a “normal” life.
It’s incredible that Hill was so spot-on in his research so many years ago, and every time I read this book I am amazed. It is a testament to the fact that these principles are timeless! They worked in the 1920s, and they will continue working in the 2020s and beyond.
I love how Hill describes our mind as a “fertile garden spot, in which weeds will grow in abundance if the seeds of more desirable crops are not sown therein.” This is such an amazing visualization of what happens if we are not controlling our thoughts (energy)! Which of us has not seen a once beautiful garden overgrown by weeds and vines and thorns? We must be diligent and intentional about what we want, and we must be able to keep our minds open for the “aha!” moments that will transform an entire future. This means that we must tend to our garden daily, made sure to weed out anything that shouldn’t be there so that the good stuff can grow and we can reap a plentiful harvest!
We must be diligent in tending our gardens (saying our self talk) every day until it is engrained in our subconscious. Until you don’t have nightmares anymore because when something scary happens in a dream, your brain automatically starts your self-talk and you are transported to your “happy place”. (It’s really cool it’s happened to me)