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David Deida's Instant Enlightenment

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

I am currently (as in right now -- I've just put the book down) reading David Deida's new book, 'Instant Enlightenment'.
David Deida is a master of using juxtapositions to free up trapped energy and experience expanded states of consciousness.
That's why I am recommending you take a look at his work.
He will blast you out of your 'stuck' points. If you let him.
He will free you from your righteousness.
From the creative thinker perspective, this is priceless. His brief essays in 'Instant Enlightenment' crow bar your mind open.
(Yes, yes, I know, a little understated. But I'm a shy, demure kind of guy like that.)
Anyway, David Deida has a neat little exercise in 'Instant Enlightenment' in the chapter labelled, SWEAR.
The idea is to think of the dirtiest, filthiest word you know. And then say it out loud, when you are alone.
You repeat this vile word several times.
And then you say, "I love you," while imagining that you are with someone you really love.
The exercise is then to alternate between saying your dirty word and saying "I love you" until you can say the swear word with as much love as you say "I love you."
You then escalate the exercise with a (willing) friend or lover, repeating the bad word and "I love you" to them until they can feel as much love in the swear word as in the actual saying that you love them.
Deida advises that you rinse and repeat this exercise with other swear words.
The ultimate aim being to "practice saying every word that you utter, from now on until you die, in a way that feels like 'I love you' to whoever hears it."
Isn't that great? I love that idea!
Oh and for all you cheeseballs who think that sounds too shmaltzy, there's a chapter on Hate just for you! ;-)

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A technique for producing ideas -- book review

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Just to let you know of a book review that I've just uploaded on the creative thinking classic by James Webb Young called, "A Technique For Producing Ideas."


'A Technique For Producing Ideas' by James Webb Young is a classic little book on creative thinking.

I got my copy a couple of weeks ago and have just sat down and read right through it. Here is my review:

At only 48 pages long, 'A Technique For Producing Ideas' is a slim volume. However it is written with the clarity of a skilled advertising man. James Webb Young first published this book in the 1940s and it is now reprinted as a McGraw Hill Advertising Classic.

The back cover subtitle reveals it to be 'A Step-By-Step Technique For Sparking Creativity In Advertising or Any Field.'

Note the emphasis on ANY field.

You can read the rest of the review and get details of the technique here or at:


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