The foreward to Hanaan Rosenthal’s book, How To Lose Your Mind In No Time, starts with the premise that we create our own experience of life, an idea that is at the root of many of the world’s great philosophies and modern books like The Secret. While you may have heard that, you may not have the tools to change your beliefs and your experiences. Well, Hanaan Rosenthal shares the process of consciously creating the reality you want.
Feeling good is the one true measure of a good life, explains Rosenthal, and we all have the ability to control how we feel. I have been a long-time student of the Hawaiian Huna philosophy, which teaches many of the same principles as Rosenthal discovered in his search for happiness and health. For instance, the Huna philosophy says to focus on what you want, not on what you don’t want. Rosenthal beautifully explains why this is necessary: “Viewing life negatively and focusing on what we don’t have prevent us from acting on opportunities.”
To put Rosenthal’s ideas into practice, you have to accept that our actions, reactions, thoughts and beliefs compose and create our experience of life. Once you’ve swallowed the pill of personal responsibility, you’ll quickly learn how this gives you the freedom to create the experiences you want.
If you want to manifest your goals, follow Rosenthal’s advice to work on how you think and what you believe. Then, allow the universe to provide, trusting rather than stressing. He offers a 3-step process: 1) Imagine the joy of achieving the goal, as if it has already happened. 2) Let go of controlling how or when the goal will be materialized. 3) Take advantage of opportunities as they arise to allow the goal to manifest.
He advises emphatically telling your subconscious, out loud, what you want in order to change negative patterns. This is the first step in the Dynamind process that I have found so powerful, and describe in my book, Chakra Secrets. I loved Rosenthal’s explanation of how this helps you assert conscious command over the actions ruled by the powerful subconscious mind.
This book emphasizes that we are all on a journey of our own, and it’s up to us to find what is not working. For instance, if you have financial worries, you need to observe how you make and spend money — a tool the subconscious uses to align our financial situation with our beliefs. Then, you can remove any blocks and allow more money in.
This book is a great reminder that our subconscious minds will take us where our beliefs point. If you want to see change in your life, you need to make changes, and Rosenthal’s suggestions can help you get where you want to go.
INTERVIEWING THE AUTHOR
BECCA: What is the underlying message of your book?
HANAAN: The message is that anyone can have a great life. That a great life is not something that some condition outside of you will bring, but rather a decision you make to have a great life. The message is to own every bit of your life and use the knowledge that you are the creator of your experience as a point of strength and deliberate creation rather than feeling guilt.
BECCA: What inspired you to write it?
HANAAN: My own experiences, and my need to share what I love and know. It comes from deep within me. The love of sharing and explaining is not something I control.
BECCA: What do you hope readers will take away from your book?
HANAAN: That life is not that serious! Lighten up, dream and imagine what you want, and let go. If anyone reading the book can learn to let go of drama a little bit, I have done my job.
BECCA: Where do you find your inspiration?
HANAAN: People. I love people. I love talking to them, understanding their true essence and loving whatever is there, under the pretense.
BECCA: What is the best thing anyone has said about your book?
HANAAN: I heard a few things from people who used it to improve their lives. The best thing I heard was “Hanaan, this stuff works right away. It’s amazing.” Made me feel good.
BECCA: Any advice for others who feel they have a story to tell?
HANAAN: Imagine yourself holding your book. Imagine seeing it on Amazon. If you do that enough, it will be out without struggle. It will just happen.