Transforming the Mind
~ Lao Tzu
The aim of writing 'Transforming the Mind' was to seek key principles that can be applied by individuals to improve their lives. The approach taken was:
- to gather the most significant principles about the mind,
- to organize them into one system,
- to present them in a way that is easy to understand
- to suggest ways this understanding can be applied by individuals to transform their minds.
I don't claim to be the originator of any of these key principles; nevertheless my attempt to find the truth commonly held by many different theorists has proven to be of value to many people.
I wrote this book many years ago for my own interest and satisfaction, with no intention to publish it. When publishing on the Internet became easily accessible in '97, I put it online: it was immediately popular and since then over a million copies have been downloaded.
Insights drawn from 'Transforming the Mind' inform the personal development courses that I make available on this site and that further develop many of the principles and exercises. The book serves to present their philosophical and psychological basis.