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Overcoming the Enemy Within: A Journey to…

Overcoming the Enemy Within: A Journey to Enlightenment

by Jaime Fernandez

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Overcoming the Enemy Within is under a hundred pages, yet these books sometimes tend to give me the most trouble in reviewing. This book was difficult for me to review and I read this book once and then found myself rereading it again and again. Here the author Fernandez helps the reader to comprehend the harmony that is achievable through meditation, the right nutrition and by being grounded in the present. I clearly understood the views presented by Fernandez and how he explains the freedom one can achieve by being aware of our own self-created limitations which he considers fallacies of the ego.

The area most interesting for me is the information Fernandez presents on how higher consciousness can be achieved through discipline and determination for expanding the mind and it's creativity. Mind chatter keeps us from making the right choices and through meditation one can quiet the mind, eliminating biases and preconceived judgments. It is easy to understand how creativity would flow more easily once one tunes out the noise of the world and becomes present. A difficult task for many including myself but which is not impossible with a lot of discipline and hard work.

It all begins with the ego and Fernandez tells us that observing our own ego helps us to weaken it and it's control and power over our reactions. Meditation quiets the ego to help us find our inner being while increasing our awareness and focuses our minds helping us develop insight, appreciation and understanding while allowing us to view the beauty and unity in all and everything in our lives.

One concept Fernandez covers is a basic in regards to reaching our goals. We all know that visualizing our goals is a must in achieving them. But how many of us work at it and continue to clearly visualize that goal while also coordinating efforts and keeping our beliefs of achieving those goals positive. Life can be very difficult and we can certainly have the best effort in mind but distractions can cause us to go off track. Fernandez explains what one needs to do to accomplish this.

One topic that really hit home for me is in regards to analytical thoughts. In regards to one analyzing others and how our thinking is full of prejudicial assumptions and emotions. One can avoid doing this through intuitive thinking. By stepping back and being aware of our feelings before we speak or react to a situation and being present in the moment we are using our higher consciousness thinking. This is another concept I need much help with as I tend to get caught up in others emotions and feelings and unconsciously comparing past situations.

One fact many people fail to take into consideration is how our physical existence is a direct result of our thoughts, so consistently focusing on our thoughts allows us to become anything and everything we would like to be. As Fernandez explains this concept he also explains how God gave us the capacity to achieve our goals by giving us the capacity to control our thoughts. Our thoughts are responsible for our success and happiness as well as our failures and disappointments. But then again we must use discipline and determination as well as hard work to consistently keep our goals in vision as well as their successful outcome to succeed. ( )
  autumnblues | May 16, 2012 |
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Experience the journey of Thomas as he awakens from his fallacies and ignorance to recognize that his negativity and pessimism have been totally responsible for his despondent state of life and in recognizing his negativity he is empowered to overcome it.

In Overcoming the Enemy Within, the author uses Thomas' journey from the darkness of his ignorance to his discovery higher consciousness to illustrate his premise that our responsibility in life is to advance in awareness and consciousness to attain the unbiased universal truth and experience the beauty of life more fully. As explained by Thomas, correcting our beliefs requires that we observe our thinking and detach from our emotions, to see all situations as neutral and consider our choices with a new goal of expecting the best outcomes for all involved. The story utilizes multiple distinctive narratives of Thomas' conversion from skepticism and negativity to believing and practicing positive thinking and personal detachment in everything he does to illustrate the unquestionable benefits of discipline in observing the Universal Laws and Commandments in all interactions.

As in his first book, The Legend of White Horse, the author consistently advocates and offers compelling reasons for adopting and practicing a disciplined way of thinking and unbiased responses to every situation we encounter. The unshakable principle of Overcoming the Enemy Within is expressed by Thomas: "I can personally attest to the values of giving your very best efforts in all your tasks and responsibilities; for I changed from a pessimistic skeptic to a believer in observing the Universal Laws and Commandments and the fulfilling effects they have on recognizing yourself as a valued and loved being capable of giving your best and accepting all that you are given."

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