Chapter 17: How To Draw Upon That Higher Power: Norman Vincent Peale’s The Power Of Positive Thinking Book Chapter Summary.

At this point in the book you might conclude that this chapter is pretty much a summary of all the techniques and ideas already mentioned in previous chapters. You just might be right in that assumption but read on anyway to be sure!

To draw upon your Higher Power, it is written by Peale, faith, positive thinking and prayer or meditation to God are all key components. You must have faith in your Higher Power or God as if he is a living breathing entity in your life. You will need to keep an open mind and a state of calm to let God’s power flow through you, work with you and guide you. This can come through thoughts, ideas, the people that you meet and, at times, raw energy that can manifest itself in each of us in a myriad of ways.

In reading this book you might get the impression that we are perhaps even talking a bit about more than just the power of faith in God, or Your Higher Spiritual Source of inspiration, with its positive effects upon your body and mind. Maybe even more than just the concept of changing thought patterns or using words written in a book 2,000 years ago for inspiration or as a moral compass. More even than just a faith in Christianity!

Even Peale himself indicates in this chapter that he’s not just talking about faith and positive thinking but a force that is way larger than all of us that comes under the realm of the super natural! Isn’t that what the Bible is all about anyway? Isn’t God or your Higher Power a super natural force that created the earth and humanity?

Sure! The Bible tells a story and provides us with an ideology to follow. But, no matter how you slice it, to draw upon your Higher Power you will have to be willing to believe in something that may seem to be mystical in nature. But, if the end result is experiencing real life changes in your own life, mind and body, does it really matter what science can prove or disprove?

Regardless of whether or not who or what you believe in is seen or unseen, supernatural or normal one thing is certain. Your future certainly will be a bright one if it unlocks The Power of Positive Thinking!

Author: Brian Schnabel

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