Monday, December 7, 2009

Think this over

I am reproducing the Excerpts from "The power of Positive Thinking" By Norman Vincent Peale of Canada. Hope you would like it.

Don't be a "Hold-out", Go all out. Do this, and life will not hold out on you.

A famous trapeze artiste was instructing his students how to perform on the high trapeze bar. Finally, having given full explanations and instruction in this skill, he told them to demonstrate their ability.

One student, looking up at the insecure perch from which he must perform, was suddenly filled with fear. He froze completely. He had terrifying vision of himself falling to the ground. He counldn't move a muscle, so deep was his fright. "I can't do it! I can't do it!" He gasped.

The instructor put his arm around the boy's shoulder and said: "Son, you can do it, and I will tell you how." Then he made a statement which is of inestimable importance. It is one of the wisest remarks I have ever heard. He said: "Throw your heart over the bar and your body will follow."

Heart is the symbol of creative activity. Fire the heart with where you want to be. Get it so deeply fixed in your unconscious that you will not take no for an answer, then your entire personality will follow where your heart leads. "Throw your heart over the bar" means to throw your faith over your difficulty, throw yur affirmation over your barrier, throw your visualisation over your obstacles. In other words, throw the spiritual essence of you over the bar and your material self will follow in the victory groove thus pioneered by your faith-inspired mind. Expect the best, never the worst, and you will attain your heart's desire. It is what is in the heart of you, either good or bad, strong or weak, that finally comes to you. Emerson said "Beware of what you want for you will get it."

That was one of those excerpts that has inspired me a lot. When I was going through my treatment for breast cancer my doctor told me that it will be mostly my will power to survive against cancer because the medicines will not be able to help if my will to survive is not strong. He told me to keep this unofficial because he could not prove it. Honestly I believed him and I did follow his advice.. could that be one of the reason why I am here blogging today?


  1. Have that book.. very inspiring..
    Would like to share the Circle of Friends Award with you on my site.
    Bless you

  2. "Throw your heart over the bar and your body will follow."
    That is a terrific quote and it is so true. It is a good one to remember when we are faced with indecision. I am glad you posted this.

  3. Farila, i'm sorry i'm a little late in comments but just got back.
    That is a wonderful post with inspiring quotes and very true ones!
    love and
    hugs hugs


  4. BM - I have seen you post about the awards but do not know what to do about it.. I need to recheck and see how to post it here. Thank you so much and your blogs are getting more inspiring with each day.

    Rae- You have the experience of life and being with you is like being in the class to learn life skills. I honored when you like my blogs

    Betty- never ever worry about the comments on the blogs.. I love your blogs I comment only when I feel I have to say something. I am glad you always let me know what you feel about my blogs. It inspires me to write more always...

  5. Farila, you always lighten my heart, I must have read that book ten times, but never quite, caught that quote. you are amazing.

  6. BLUSH!!! I am a quote collector Bob. My friend pointed this quote and made me read the book. Or let me take that back and act superior to you for sometime ;)

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