Is autosuggestion God's way? Should Christians use positive thinking? This article answers these questions. IS AUTOSUGGESTION God's way of positive thinking? I have before me a book entitled, Self-Mastery Through Conscious Autosuggestion. The author offers this as a way of positive thinking: "Every morning before getting up and every evening as soon as you are in bed, shut your eyes, and repeat twenty times in succession, moving your lips, and counting mechanically on a long string with twenty knots, the following phrase: 'Day by day, in every way, I am getting better and better.' Do not think of anything particular, as the words 'in every way' apply to everything." You may have heard this type of thinking called "bootstrapism" - trying to pull yourself up by your own boot straps - in other words, trying to improve and overcome with your own power.
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