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Don’t Think of a Blue Ball: It Begins With an Ending

The book title piques curiosity and slight defiance.  “And just why,” you humph to yourself as you gaze at the cover, “should I not think of a blue ball.”  Scanning a brief review, you decide that it could be helpful reading; its genre, after all, is self-help.  If you are not a stranger to the subject, your question is “Why should I buy another book on the same topic?”  Well, it begins interestingly with an ending.

A Familiar Premise

Don’t Think of a Blue Ball is anchored on the concept of the law of attraction.  Recurrent thoughts and intense feelings draw your reality.  When you change them and tap into the universal consciousness, you can create a new reality.

  • You draw on your mind’s canvass, the scenes of the life you want
  • You draw like a magnet, the people, resources, and events that will bring that life into being.

The title is a demo of the mind’s ability to instantaneously draw an image.  I read the words “blue ball” and the object flashed unbidden in my mind, before the other word “Don’t” sunk in … or in spite of it.  I sheepishly conjure a large eraser to clear the image.  Clever!  I console myself.

Since the early 1900s, a number of authors of theosophy, New Thought, healing, mental science, meditation, success/prosperity mindset, and personal development have written volumes about the law of attraction.  In 2006, spurned by huge media interest from Oprah Winfrey among others, Rhonda Byrne’s documentary film, The Secret, re-introduced the law of attraction in a big way.  Decades prior, Napoleon Hill, visionary author of books on success, wealth, and self-improvement, wrote about the wisdom of the sixth sense in “Think and Grow Rich.”  This, he believes, is where the mind of man contacts the universal mind.

DTBB

A Fresh Approach

Author and certified life coach, Malti Bhojwani, boldly presents an age old concept in Don’t Think of a Blue Ball (DTBB) but does so in a disarmingly direct manner.  By utilizing language that is clear and relevant, Malti succeeds in producing vivid mental images which the reader can associate with abstract principles to better understand them.  These principles can be applied in common life situations such as:

  • Struggles with weight, health, confidence issues;
  • Doubts with starting a business; uncertainty in finances/career;
  • Overcome with regret and fear in relationships;
  • Getting stuck in resentment and non-forgiveness;
  • Habits of laziness and boredom.

Malti draws from neuro-linguistic programming and life coaching to deliver the book’s message.  She then, switches over to get a readers’ perspective.  By reliving her own personal life challenges, she slips into their shoes and checks for obstacles at the receiving end of the message.

Your Vital Take Away

DTBB brings up little resistance because it is not pedantic or preachy.  It talks of everyday situations in the lives of everyday people and uses common objects and relevant analogy to explain mental and emotional processes.  This simple approach is deliberate.  Why?  Unless you apply the principles, those thick written volumes you read on the law of attraction will remain just impressive mainstays on your bookshelf.  DTBB factors in impact from congruence, gratitude, forgiveness, the highest good of all concerned, and my personal challenge – accept not knowing.  Gently inspiring prose and strong imperative tones alternate throughout.  The book’s  vital parting shot  – stop reading already and start practicing!

Don’t Think of a Blue Ball ends with a beginning.

6 comments on “Don’t Think of a Blue Ball: It Begins With an Ending

  1. The book also challenges us to think of the words we think, speak, and write. A small shift can bring new perspectives, so you could view laziness as a pause, boredom as non-attachment, and addiction as a kind of acceptance. Perhaps you are in a valuable phase, a prelude to an exciting new life stage.

  2. “These principles can be applied in common life situations such as: Habits of laziness and boredom” hmmm.. the book seems worth a look see.. over the years, my laziness has progressed from habit to addiction 🙂

  3. “Unless you apply the principles, those thick written volumes you read on the law of attraction will remain just impressive mainstays on your bookshelf.” And yes have I read many! Thanks Luwee for pointing us in the direction of this book … Looks like it just may be the solution to not only taking the first step, but the will to the next, and the next!

    • I would guess that many share that experience, Sujata. The books on my bookshelf have been joined digitally by ebooks in my Kindle Fire. Like you, I am taking steps one at a time, being the highest version of the grandest vision of who I am. When I falter, I look inward to the source or do a “Think Pink” exercise or sing along with Jason Mraz. “Wherever you’re going, you’re already there.”

  4. We are what we think.

    • So true, Rody. The book reminds to often “plug in” and look inwards where we commune with the divine consciousness, instead of always asking for other people’s counsel. These people may genuinely have our interests at heart, but their experiences, realities, and thoughts are different from ours. We are indeed what we think and we can choose what to think.

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