The reading material we expose ourselves to greatly affects us. When we are reading a book we are feeding the mind.
We have all heard the phrase ‘reading enriches the mind’, or indeed ‘stop filling your head with that nonsense.’ Both these saying are true depending on the book you are reading and how it influences you.
In the short video clip below singer Pharrell explains how reading one particular book has changed his whole life.
The brain’s response to reading
When we read something we make a connection to it, it changes our brain connectivity and we experience what it is we are reading about. Our senses respond instantly to whatever we are reading. As we follow the words we are thinking about the very thing we are reading and it comes alive in our energy.
We are lucky to have so much material made available to us, yet we need to exercise caution and not fill our heads with anything that doesn’t resonate with us, or indeed anything that leaves us fear based. If it inspires you then take it on board, if it doesn’t inspire you then leave it.
The short animated video below explains how a book is ‘the words, the ideas, the mindsets, advice, and even experience of another person wrapped into the convenient, always available collection of papers.’ It’s therefore important that you find authors you resonate with.
The internet is an amazing resource center. So much information is available at the click of a button. Reading a book, an ebook, a blog post, an article in a magazine, there is so much information available to us right now.
The short video below suggests ‘that we should read intentionally based on subject matter.’
We have often heard stories of how an appropriate book ‘fell of the shelf’ at a particular time in our lives – I’ve experienced this myself. Sometimes we only need to read a sentence, a paragraph, or a chapter to get the message.
Comparative reading is where you look at where things are either ‘alike’ or ‘different’. Reading and comparing is good in that it helps you read in a broader sense, it opens you up to the holistic ideas and gets you to consider things such as the main point, author’s tone and opinion, and function etc., Then you can consider how these meet your own values and ethics. If something resonates with you then great, if it doesn’t then put it aside, you may revisit it later on your spiritual journey or you may decide it’s not for you – you get to choose what you fill your mind with.
Book reviews are a great way to get an idea of what a book is about and also get other peoples’ perspectives. The following companies provide you with readers’ feedback and reviews to help you find suitable reading material to support your learning in the area of your choice and at the level that’s right for you.
Infusion Techniques ™ are a series of simple techniques to help you access your light within and help you connect with your higher self.
If you would like further information on these techniques, then my book Cosmic Light: Through The Higher Mind – Infusion Techniques will teach you 32 powerful techniques on how to connect with your higher self, clear your links with the past, and remain firmly in the power of the now.
© Marian Ryan June 2017