I have read this book after reading Mark's other book 'Do Nothing' as I was eager to get more insight into the principles and how this affects your experiences. It was a short version of his other book, with extracts of the book, rather than a different book, so I'd recommend either or. My personal choice would be the longer, 'Do Nothing '.
I definitely get the fact that we make stressful feelings ourselves through our own thoughts, but I guess the skill is in changing lifetime habits of reacting to the thoughts. You cannot stop thought! Damian is certainly right in that you can use positive thoughts to feel good a lot of the time, but it does not prevent very difficult life events occurring to everyone and along with it the dreaded thoughts. How you manage those is to find something else's to do that occupies your time and your mind, and gives you a chance to ride the wave until you reach your natural position of calm. Go for a walk, take up a sport, pick up your bag and go! Whatever it takes to do nothing. Resisting the temptation to go desperately in search of a solution, as you're not likely to find the best one at that time. I find the thought of 'Do Nothing' quite scary, but really that's just my thinking, so I better be off now!
Just finished this short book by Damian Mark Smyth. In it he explains the fundamentals of how the 'principles' of mind, thought and consciousness work together to give us our experience of life, and how a misunderstanding of the working these elements seem to invariably lead us to experience stress. He explains how an understanding of how things really work from a mental processing point of view, can lead us very quickly to a much happier way of living.
Will it make you stress free in 24 hours? I've no idea, but it will provide you with a new model which, when you truly 'get' it, will certainly turn your experience around totally.
The book is written in a punchy, conversational, style which makes it very easy to read. It's short enough to read in one sitting and I would recommend you to read it several times. I've read several books on this subject and Damian's is so far the most easily accessible.
Following on from his excellent book 'Do Nothing' this short but very, very effective book on how to be stress free in 24 hours is simply amazing.
The thing that I liked about it most, was it is written in a very easy to read style, uses excellent analogies to get the points cross and it leads the reader to that 'space of opportunity' to possibly consider something different whilst allowing wisdom to shine through and provide a full understanding to the thing called 'Stress'.
Yes it is based on the Three Principles which is the grounding of Damian's work, and is complimentary and builds on his first book 'Do Nothing', Doing nothing in a what is deemed to be a stressful situation simply does not seem to be an option, but once you realise that the 'stress' is all just an illusion of your thoughts, brought to life by your conciousness you begin to realise that really the only thing that there is to do is exactly 'Nothing'.
I would highly recommend this short book to get a flavour of Damian's work and especially in relation to stress and if you want that little bit more in depth understanding then I would recommend Mark's first book 'Do Nothing' I'm sure you will be delighted with both but I will leave that to your innate wisdom to decided that.
The idea being driven at here is fundamental to all religions and philosophy. I have heard versions of this idea in Buddhism, Hinduism and the deeper teachings of Christianity. Where Smyth does better is that he explains it so simply and in the correct context to make it a useable to everyone"
An excellet read and introduction to 3Ps even with some duplication of his even better Do Nothing. Sadly i ve just seen this and other books i ve bought being given away in a bundle. Very kind but not if already paid for.
After having read this book twice now, I think this it is the best book by far that I have read. I have no reason to read any other book on this subject as I now have all the information that I will ever need.It has opened my eyes to the obvious and given me the tools to work with.