Good Vibes, Good Life - How Self-Love Is the Key to Unlocking Your Greatness


How much do I want to read more? 8/10

A nice book that can change lives. A kind of "Law of Attraction" customized with the author's belief and experience. Adapted with the "law of vibration".
Not that fascinating so far, but I'm curious to read more.


Introduction

I’ve written this book to share the lessons I’ve learned, in the hope that they’ll provide you with some clarity and guidance to live what I call a greater life
I accept that some ideas will resonate, while others will feel uncomfortable.
By living to your full potential, you’ll not only change your world, you’ll change the world around you, too.

Some people are comfortable with mediocrity.
A greater life requires you to find your greatness.
It’s about breaking the imaginary boundaries that hold you captive in a life you believe you have to settle for, and touching the realms of the unthinkable.

Stop trying to impress people.
Impress yourself.
Stretch yourself.
Test yourself.
Be the best version of you that you can be.

become better than the person you were yesterday, every day, in each and every way, for the rest of your life.

What is self-love?

we need balance: balance between work and play, between action and patience, spending and saving, laughter and seriousness, leaving and staying.

Self-love is the balance between accepting yourself as you are while knowing you deserve better, and then working towards it.

many people use this as an excuse to remain unchallenged.
1/unconditional love towards yourself:true self-love is when you appreciate where you are and who you are, regardless of any transformation you aspire to.
2/encourages growth, taking action. Improving yourself and your life. you recognize that you deserve more than settling for mediocrity.

what it means to love others unconditionally:
your partner may have annoying habits. You accept them as they are. You also want what’s best for them.
Self-love is about applying this to yourself: having your own best interests at heart.

True self-love can be present in anything that adds value to your life, from your diet to your spiritual rituals or the way you interact within your personal relationships.
to find balance between mindset and action.

PART ONE - A Matter of Vibes

Introduction

One evening, I came across a book called The Secret. People were saying it was changing their lives.
I knew exactly what I wanted: to go on holiday with my friends. I needed roughly £500 for this to happen. So I followed the general guidelines and tried to be as positive as I could.
A few more days passed, then an envelope from the tax office arrived. I opened it nervously. Inside was a cheque for £800. I was shocked.
I became a believer in the Law of Attraction.
I decided that I was going to use this to change my entire life.

There’s something missing from the Law of Attraction

For the Law of Attraction to work, you have to think positively.

had gone to university because I felt like I had to. It was what you were supposed to do if you wanted a good job and a comfortable life – which I hadn’t experienced during my childhood. But deep down I didn’t really want to be there. I didn’t enjoy it. I always knew I wouldn’t end up in a traditional job.

I created a dummy score card that displayed the overall mark I would receive for my degree.
I made up my mind to go to the library every single day, for hours on end.
During my breaks I took time to chat with positive people who were able to make me feel good about myself.

Too many times I’ve believed that I wanted and needed something, but it was for all the wrong reasons.

The Law of Vibration

The Universe responds to your vibration.
It will return whatever energy you put out.

Napoleon Hill: ‘We are what we are, because of the vibrations of thought which we pick up and register, through the stimuli of our daily environment.’

So what is the Law of Vibration?

To begin with, remember that everything is made up of atoms, and every atom is a little vibration. Therefore all matter and energy is vibrational by nature.
liquids and gases are all different states of matter. The frequency of the vibrations at a molecular level defines what state they’re in and how they appear to us.

for reality to be perceived, we have to be vibrationally compatible with it.
The human ear, for example, will only hear sound waves that are between 20 and 20,000 vibrations per second. This doesn’t mean that other sound waves don’t exist; we just can’t perceive them.
Our Universe is clearly a deep sea of vibrational frequencies, meaning that reality is a vibrational ether that’s responsive to changes in vibration.

Change the way you think, feel, speak and
act, and you begin to change your world.

The more ‘real’ or solid something is to you, the closer you are to it vibrationally. This is why when you truly believe in something and act as if it were already true, you increase the chances of it coming to you in your physical reality.
our thoughts, emotions, words and actions must align with what we want.

The best way to identify what frequency you’re on is through your emotions – your emotions show a true reflection of your energy.
If we pay attention to our emotions, we can see the true nature of our vibration and therefore what we’re attracting into our life. If we feel good, we’ll think good thoughts, and as a result we’ll take positive actions.

Good Vibes Only

Good vibes are simply higher states of vibration.