I have often wondered why our thoughts, if left to their own devices, drifting without conscious control or steering, tend to be self-destructive. In Freud's words, between the life-impulse - Eros - and the death-impulse - Thanatos -, we tend to naturally gravitate towards the latter. It needs the perceptive mind of an Emile Coue to extend the work of people such as Liebault and Abbe Faria and introduce to the general public, the power of the conscious mind in steering the thoughts back to the Eros and towards self-development.
Dr. Emile Coue. The man who introduced the concept of self-application of auto-suggestion. The man who told us that almost all our ailments stem from a base of distorted or mistaken thinking, and that if the distortions and mistakes are rectified, the ailments would automatically vanish. The man who told us that imagination is more powerful than will-power, and when one develops the capacity to imagine, and imagine continuously and consistently, willpower automatically follows. And when the willpower and the imagination and the thoughts are in perfect alignment with each other, miracles happen.
Dr. Emile Coue. The man who gave us the mantra: "Everyday, in every way, I am getting better and better." (Tous les jours a tous points de vue je vais de mieux en mieux).
It is his sesquicentennial birth anniversary today - February 26th. This blog salutes the man. An entire self-development industry bases its principles on the teachings of Dr. Emile Coue.
[For information on how auto-suggestions work, surf to "The Power Of Auto-Suggestions".]