Best Spirituality Book for Depression: The Secret of the Ages, Robert Collier
In his own time, Robert Collier was a best-selling author. Now, he’s a classic author, thanks to a little movie called The Secret. After his book was featured, it rose out of obscurity, joining classics like Think and Be Rich and The Power of Positive Thinking in the New Thought canon.
Can this book help me overcome depression?
Does it address depression specifically? What does it say that can help?
No, and yes. New Thought and the law of attraction can help in all situations.
Have you tried using the spiritual practices in this book to deal with your depression? Did they work?
Yes and yes. I absolutely agree that knowing what you want is the first step to getting what you want. I also agree that small, consistent steps in that direction are usually necessary as well.
- “You must intensify and render continuous by repeatedly presenting with suggestive ideas and mental pictures of the feast of good things, and the flowing fountain, which awaits the successful achievement or attainment of the desires.”
- “The first principle of success is desire–knowing what you want. Desire is the planting of your seed. Very few persons, comparatively, know how to Desire with sufficient intensity. They do not know what it is to feel and manifest that intense, eager, longing, craving, insistent, demanding, ravenous Desire which is akin to the persistent, insistent, ardent, overwhelming desire of the drowning man for a breath of air; of the shipwrecked or desert-lost man for a drink of water; of the famished man for bread and meat… “
- “See things as you would have them be instead of as they are.”
- “The great successful men of the world have used their imagination … they think ahead and create their mental picture in all its details, filling in here, adding a little there, altering this a bit and that a bit, but steadily building – steadily building.”
- “The first essential, of course, is to know what you want.”
- “All power is from within and is therefore under our own control.”
- “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.”
To what degree do you think this book can help me overcome depression?
Depression effectiveness rating: 4 on a scale of 1-10
Where can I find it?
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