“It is my deep desire that the topic 'How Your Thoughts Work' would be the very first subject taught in school. I have never understood the importance of having children memorize battle dates. It seems like such a waste of mental energy. Instead, we could teach them important subjects such as How the Mind Works, How to Handle Finances, How to Invest Money for Financial Security, How to Be a Parent, How to Create Good Relationships, and How to Create and Maintain Self-Esteem and Self-Worth.”
“Can you imagine what a whole generation of adults would be like if they had been taught these subjects in school along with their regular curriculum? Think how these truths would manifest. We would have happy people who are comfortable financially and who enrich the economy by investing their money wisely. They would have good relationships with everyone and would be comfortable with the role of parenthood and then go on to create another generation of children who feel good about themselves. Yet within all this, each person would remain an individual expression his or her own creativity.”
-Louise Hay, author of You Can Heal Your Life
I am not sure which is worse. That I just admitted I read a self-help book, or that the above messages feels extremely truthful to me. Regardless, imagine a world where we are teaching kids how to love themselves because of how we were taught to love ourselves and how our parents were taught to love themselves. There is not a day that goes by without some negative news feed being forced into our brains. Between terrorism, politics, and war throughout our world, I find myself dragging these thoughts into my dreams. I think it is safe to admit that there is a tremendous amount of sadness going on in the world!
If you could change more of your thoughts to these ideas that Louise Hay presents us with imagine what your life would be like. Imagine if we all read self-help books! Imagine what our world would be like. Much better or much worse?
Note: I highly suggest ordering online if you want to avoid the self-help section at your local book store. Definitely do not want to have an awkward run in with someone you know!