Hi, welcome to Bookey. Today, we will unlock the book ‘You Can Heal Your Life’.
If you were stabbed by a needle, should you bear the pain and carry on forward, or should you pull the needle out and get back to your life tasks only after you it has been treated? It is generally believed that any average person would choose the second option. Indeed for tangible physical injuries, we often are quick to treat them on time. However, for intangible psychological injuries, we often ignore them, let them become inflamed with pus, until they seriously affect both our health and lives.
We all know about Van Gogh. He was a man who led a miserable life, suffered emotional setbacks, and always felt depressed by the injustice of his fate. He would often hurt himself as a form of self-inflicted torture, even once cutting off his own ear. Van Gogh’s mental illness was so severe that on July 27th, 1980, he was no longer able to bear the psychological burden and shot himself.
In the Mad Men broadcast, Prince Harry of the United Kingdom talked about that the loss of his mother left him greatly traumatized. It was not until 20 years after the event that he was able to finally recover from it. During that period, he became increasingly aggressive and developed a social phobia of the public. As such, he began to practice boxing and underwent psychological counseling as a way to embark on a healing journey.
More and more studies have proven that a psychological imbalance is worse than physical injury. For physical illnesses, we can simply go to the hospital, however for mental illnesses, we need to rebuild our lives. How can we make a clean break from the negative thoughts from the past that haunt us today? The answer lies in the book that we are going to cover. The author of the book, Louise Hay, is the most famous psychotherapist in the US. She is also someone who experience many unfortunate events in her life. At one-year-old, her parents got divorced. At the age of five, she was raped by her neighbor. At the age of sixteen, she gave birth as a single mom. After 14 years of marriage, her husband had an affair and divorced her. Following this, she was diagnosed with cancer. When we look on it from the outside, such a life appears to be tragic, unsuccessful, and hopeless. However, through her own inner-strength and dedication, she not only healed from cancer within half a year, but also wrote the book ‘You Can Heal Your Life’. In this book, she summarized the techniques she used to heal her body and reverse her life.
This book was an instant hit following its publication; it became the Top 1 book on the New York Times bestseller list for 50 weeks, with more than 20 million copies sold worldwide. It is praised as the gospel of physical and mental health, while it has also helped countless people step out of life’s hardships.
It can be said that Louise Hay’s story is a classic example of harnessing the power of mind over matter. She combined her vision with her experiences and to help thousands of people to rebuild their lives.
Next, we will unlock the key insights of the book for you in the following three parts.
Part one: What is the source of illness and dilemmas in life?
Part two: How to eliminate negative thoughts at their source?
Part three: How to rebuild your life and to establish a brand new paradigm of thoughts?