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A life changing and powerful book
on 6 July 2012
A powerful, thought provoking, and life changing book. I experienced The Power Of Negative Thinking as kind, respectful, and insightful approach to human thought and behavior, written in accessible language. The ideas within have changed my perception of what I think as negative. I have found it particular useful in transforming what I would previously thought as 'negative', into understanding the 'protective' nature of certain thoughts, actions, and feelings. Mostly I feel a release of some of the criticism I have of myself and of others, as I begin to understand the vulnerability that lies beneath protective behavior and thoughts. A quote I find useful in the book is around the idea of projection as a protection, - "The major protection in projection is that, by putting the focus on the other, you do not have to face up to your own vulnerability. Neither do you have to take any emotional risks when you engage in projection because when you think like this about others, the onus is put on them to change, rather than you," (Page 22).