Choices and Illusions

I have just finished reading Eldon Taylor’s Choices and Illusions. In this book, Taylor brings to light the ways in which we become “programmed” by mind manipulation, such as advertising, television, etc., and just how pervasive it is. We have been under the illusion that our choices are our own, but under scrutiny we find that we have been “told” what we need, what we are seeing, how to act, and what to believe. We process this information without being aware of the insidious way it is being delivered to our subconscious. We go on believing untruths without questioning their foundation.

Have you ever wondered why you believe what you do? Is it from firsthand experience or something you heard from others? Can you trust what you see and hear? There have been many studies paid for by companies who want you to buy their products, and find out the best way to make you feel like you really must have them. Think about how we are pounded over and over by the same commercials. Taylor posits that even if we are careful of what we listen to or see in the media, we may receive secondhand programming from our friends or others who have bought into it.

The power of your mind, and specifically your subconscious, is worth exploring. Pay attention to what you are thinking, especially to feelings of not deserving success, love, money, etc. Why do you believe this? Taylor encourages us to really examine our thoughts and discover our individual truth. He uses hypnosis and subliminal messaging as tools to reverse this indoctrination and help you create your best life, starting with personal empowerment and your belief in yourself. And this, in turn, leads to a fuller life experience, more opportunities, and happiness. You can go to to learn more about the author.

Discover your best self!