Some years ago, I got fed up with the self-help movement – I got tired of hearing, “IF you just do this, it will change your life.”
But I still trucked over and signed up for the Hay House World Summit, anyhoo –
Perhaps something had changed in the years since I visited.
It did and boy, what a great change!
First thing I noticed, was how many of those interviewed said, “This is what I found…this is what worked for me…there is no one thing that works for everyone…”
That’s a huge change – one of the reasons I walked away was because of those gurus who would say, “If it didn’t work, you aren’t doing it right” or “Apparently, you just want to make yourself miserable and you will continue doing so, until you’re ready to stop.”
Um, yeah, maybe so, but that’s not always the case.
Second thing I noticed – there are few of these self-help-guiders that ended up where they are by skipping down the rose strewn pathway.
Most of them found what worked, because Life tripped them up and they couldn’t find the help they needed, so they invented it. There’s actually one author who lost more things in a shorter time period than I did – so yes, I really was inspired to listen to what she had to say.
I must say this kind of interview is so much more helpful than some I subjected myself to, in my previous life.
And so, with optimistic pessimism, I deign to dip my toe into the world of energy, belief, affirmations and such once more.
And I’m grateful for those who chose to make this information available for no more cost than my time…