Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Nine Insights for a Happy and Successful Life by Mitchell Earl Gibson MD

The greatest achievements in human history have been attained by those individuals who strive to elevate themselves above the everyday ebb and flow of life. This yearning to achieve is central to our search for happiness. We want to laugh, to sing, and to feel good at the end of the day as much as we might wish to do anything else.

Happiness is an art. If you wish to practice this art, you must first decide that it is something that you want, above everything else. People that choose to be happy will at some point wake up to a day filled with smiles, joy, and laughter. If they are lucky, they will remember that day, focus on its high points, and strive to repeat it. Before too long, another happy day will appear, seemingly out of the blue. People around them will wonder why they seem to be so different. The reason will not be found in surface changes.

The Nine Insights For a Happy and Successful Life emerged from my own life long desire to help thousands of people find happiness. Happiness is a gift that we bestow upon ourselves each time that we embrace the joy that breathes within. This book outlines two main themes that will guide you on the road to happiness. The first explores methods that will help you discover the secret inner joy that already hides within you. The second explores powerful and effective methods that will help you remove the chaos and obstacles that prevent you from feeling and expressing that joy in your daily life.

Success and happiness travel together on the road to joy. Let us discover your inner path together.

In Gibson's book, Nine Insights, he shares with the reader what he thinks to be nine insights for a happy and successful life.  It is written from his point-of-view and what he believes to be true.  I can't say that I agreed with everything Gibson says in this book.  As a Christian must put all books to test by the Bible before I am gun hoe on believing anything.  In my mind I must always say well what does the Bible say about this before believing anything that man says.  #1 thing Gibson never speaks of God, but speaks of the 'universe' in terms of being 'god'.  Gibson mentioned dreams as being the way the universe communicates with us.  I do feel that God can speak and communicate to us through dreams, but not the universe.  God is in control of the universe.  The author speaks of a universal unconscious force that regulates the movement of the stars, planets and life forms (p.137).  God is in control of this not a universal unconscious force.  The author refers to evolution. I am a creationist.  The author uses the term evolve.  If something evolves it gets better, I'm sorry but the human race if definitely not getting better we can see that in society as a whole.  If we evolved then why do we die?  why don't we keep evolving???   Also the author speaks of tithing (p.32&33) mentions that many religions never explain why we should tithe.  That's just it we follow religion and not God's Word; God's Word clearly tells us why we should tithe.  Get into God's Word and study it and you'll see the need to tithe.  True happiness comes from the inner joy and peace that only God not a universal unconscious force can give to us. I was disappointed in the path that Gibson takes in this book.  I thought it would lead in a different way than it did.  I thought he would at least acknowledge God in some way.  I can't say that I would highly recommend this book to anyone that is seeking true genuine happiness.  

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Dr. Mitchell Gibson is one of the world’s leading authorities on the interface of science, the human soul, and the frontiers of human consciousness. He is the best-selling author of Your Immortal Body of Light, Signs of Mental Illness, Signs of Psychic and Spiritual Ability, The Living Soul, and Ancient Teaching Stories.

He has delivered addresses to many of the world’s largest conferences related to science and consciousness. These include, The International Science and Consciousness Conference, The Sivananda Ashram Annual Symposium, International Institute of Integral Human Sciences, The SSGRR-IT Conference on Advances in Electronic Medicine in Italy, The Southeast Regional Unity Ministers Conference, The Northwest Astrological Association, The American Federation of Astrologers and many others.

Dr. Gibson has been a consultant for Fortune 500 companies, Hollywood celebrities, professional athletes, A&E Network, NBC, ABC, and CBS regional affiliate television stations, newspapers, radio stations.

He has been a guest on hundreds of radio programs and was the host of his own TV show in Phoenix called “The Doctor’s Corner” for more than eight years. He has been a consultant for A&E for a project entitled “The Other Side”. He was also contacted as a consultant by the History Channel for a project entitled “Seekers 2012″.

Dr. Gibson was born in Pinehurst, North Carolina on August 24, 1959. He was born to William James and Mary Magdalene Gibson. One of five children, Gibson’s parent’s separated when he was 6 years old and he grew up in Ellerbe North Carolina; a small farming community near Pinehurst.

Gibson excelled in academics and received a full scholarship to Florida A&M University. He majored in Premedical Science and graduated at the top of his class, magna cum laude.

Dr. Gibson received his medical degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He then completed his residency training at the Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. During his last year of residency he served as Chief Resident in Psychiatry and received the Albert Einstein Foundation Research Award for his work in Sleep Disorders.

Dr. Gibson then moved to Phoenix Arizona where he became Chief of Staff at the East Valley Camelback Hospital in Mesa Arizona.

Dr. Gibson has been listed among the Top Doctors in Arizona in the Phoenix magazine on several occasions. He has also twice been named to the Woodward and White listing of the “Best Doctors in America”.

In 2003, 2004, and 2005 he was honored with listings in the Consumer Research Council of America’s compilation of the Top Psychiatrists in America. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, the American College of Forensic Medicine, and the American Board of Forensic Examiners.

A copy of this book was provided for review by Pump up your Book tours


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