Monday was the official launch date of the newly edited, revised and expanded hardcover version of Eldon Taylor’s New York Times Best-Seller Choices and Illusions – How did I get where I am, and how do I get where I want to be? The updated release of Choices and Illusions comes with Unlimited Personal Power – a free InnerTalk subliminal CD designed to reprogram your mind with energizing affirmations for success, confidence and creativity.As an active consulting hypnotist, I thoroughly enjoy the study of our minds and how they work. I found this to be a VERY thought-provoking book. Eldon raises some excellent points regarding consciousness and mind. He has a unique and humorous writing style that I like. The topic makes this book one of those that are hard to put down once you find yourself engaged in the inner dialogue stimulated by Eldon’s thoughts and the visual imagery that pops up as you’re reading. He does a good job using analogies and comparisons with everyday life.
Excerpt: The real meaning in life comes from what you give, not from what you take.
As an aside, when the centenarian population was studied to determine the reason behind their long lives and health, everyone expected something like “clean living and self-denial.” It turned out that that wasn’t the case. Indeed, the comedian George Burns could characterize many of the centenarians. They lived life without fear, full of joy and humor. What they all shared was a sense of purpose or connectedness to a Higher Power. The value to this sense of connectedness and purpose cannot be overstated. For me the warm fuzzy feeling keeps me connected and provides purpose. It doesn’t really matter what we do for a living, provided we do it with integrity and for the good of others. A piece of Chinese antiquity I cherish is a book written on jade. The author, Su Dong-Puo, a very famous Chinese writer, says it this way: “We do not work or search for food but for truth.” As President Woodrow Wilson stated over a thousand years later: “You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.”
The Author – Eldon Taylor
Eldon Taylor is a New York Times best-selling author and is considered to be an expert in the field of subconscious learning. He has made a lifelong study of the human mind and has earned doctoral degrees in psychology and metaphysics. He is a Fellow with the American Psychotherapy Association (APA) and a nondenominational minister. Eldon has served as an expert witness in court cases involving hypnosis and subliminal communication.
Eldon was a practicing criminalist for over ten years specializing in lie detection and forensic hypnosis. Today he is president and director of Progressive Awareness Research, Inc. Since 1984 his books, audio programs, lectures, radio and television appearances have approached personal empowerment from the cornerstone perspective of forgiveness, gratitude, self-responsibility and service.
Because Eldon uses real life experience as he writes, you get that sense that he’s talking directly to you, and you kind of get to know him as a person, not just an author. He has a fun sense of humor and shares the funny side to many of the real life examples he shares. Choices and Illusions is a great reference book that I will be sharing with my students and clients for years to come!