- Thoughts for inspired living

November 13, 2007


Filed under: John Morgan's Blog — John Morgan @ 9:53 am

What got you curious that there was more to life than what was going on inside your head?

For me, it was reading a copy of Broadcast Magazine in the Spring of 1975. In there was a profile on some broadcasting executive who cited 2 books as being instrumental in his success. They were Psycho-Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz and Three Magic Words by U. S. Andersen.

I found theses books and read them voraciously. Never in my life had I been exposed to these angles of approach to life. It began a life-long curiosity into how to know myself better and how to overcome obstacles for myself and others. May I say, for me, it’s always a work in progress and the fun part is never arriving because there is always something else to look forward to.

Both books were about knowing yourself. Psycho-Cybernetics is about the self image that you carry around inside your head that dictates what is and isn’t possible and some strategies for updating that image. I am eternally grateful to the late Dr. Maltz for introducing me to the concept of Self Image Psychology. I cite him as a contributing influence to my best selling CD – Improve Your Self Image.

The other book Three Magic Words was not an easy read AND the payoff for me was life changing. I can still remember anticipating what the last chapters would hold and guessed correctly as to the revelation it presented. When I actually read the Three Magic Words in the final pages, I had chills throughout my entire body. It was an enlightening moment that has stayed with me and provides continuous curiosity each day. I won’t spoil the ending for you but it changed my thinking and my approach to life.

My friend, Mark Ryan turned me on to ho’oponoopno and I subsequently read Joe Vitale’s book Zero Limits which details the work of Dr. Len and the ho’oponopono approach to changing your life. Dr. Vitale questioned the validity of his previous self-help books in Zero Limits after being exposed to Dr. Len’s work. Dr. Len told Joe that his previous works were stepping stones to where he is now. The books were like his children. When I read that, I sent an email to Joe Vitale. Here is an excerpt from that email:

“. . . the stepping stones comment from Dr. Len about your previous books was right on target. There are several books and practices that I’ve discovered and benefited from that I would have never been ready for had I not been schooled in some stepping stone philosophy. These helpful life guides would have been dead ends for me unless the way had been previously paved.

We probably would have all brought our children up a bit differently if we had the knowledge then that we possess now.

Thanks again for another Joe Vitale creation.”

I have a list of recommended books to read on my Hypnosis Website. I would have never been ready for some of the messages that are contained in them had I not awakened to a different approach to life many years ago.

The old adage is still apt –

“When the student is ready the teacher will appear.”

Additionally, an ancient, anonymous Far Eastern saying suggests that learning is a participatory process. It reads:

“The teacher and the taught together create the teaching.”

Let your curiosity lead you to something that opens your eyes.

All the best,


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