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Choices and Illusions: Book Blog Tour

Today Hay House launches Eldon Taylor’s latest book, Choices and Illusions: How Did I Get Where I Am, and How Do I Get Where I Want To Be?

Check out the book trailer.

If you are interested in learning more about how the human mind works, how we are led to make choices and if you’re looking at changing some aspect of your life, then Choices and Illusions will surely interest you.

We have all received  messages about ourselves from our environment – society, family, friends, colleagues. This forms the basis of our belief of who we are. We allow ourselves to be put into a neat little package and labelled. Most often these images of ourselves that we carry are false – they are illusions and we hold on to them, allowing ourselves to be crippled by them. These illusions prevent us from becoming what we are truly meant to be.

I absolutely loved this question of Eldon’s “When was the last time you had an original thought?”

Using anecdotes from his own life and simple tales, Eldon Taylor, brings out the message that we can change these programs in our head. He shows how by changing our thoughts we can change our reality. We have the choice to change the way we think, and our thoughts help us to create a life where we can live to our fullest potential.

A couple of  statements in the book that really  resonated with me were:

“Many believe that self-help and self improvement is about rags to riches, failure to success, and so forth, when indeed it is the beginning of a journey into self- discovery. Inside every human being is an eternal truth and a life purpose. Using our mind power is simply starting the engine on that journey of self-discovery and highest self actualization.”

“…the key to maximizing our experience rests in the incredible power of your mind. You can foster this power, nurturing it and allowing it to grow, or you can turn it (all of it or just parts of it) over to others. The choice is yours, and that is not an illusion!”

If you would like to learn more about Choices and Illusions and purchase the book, please click here. This edition of the book also comes with a copy of an InnerTalk CD.

I am proud to have Everyday Gyaan featured among some fantastic blogs here on the Choices and Illusions Book Blog Tour.


  1. Pixie Pixie October 15, 2013

    The trailer is fab and the book sounds interesting!

    Congratulations on being featured as part of the Choices and Illusions Book Blog Tour.
    You totally deserve it!
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  2. Vishnu Vishnu October 14, 2013

    THanks for the introduction to this book, Corinne. I’ll have to look out for it the next time I make it to a bookstore.

    Half our life we are programmed to see the world a certain way. Then, we each go through our own journey or have an ‘aha’ moment and realize that this reality was created by our environment. Then we get the ‘opportunity’ ๐Ÿ™‚ to break out of those older limiting beliefs and living truer to our own thoughts and our own selves.

  3. Shiva Shiva October 10, 2013

    That’s an interesting title and your foreword even more interesting… it is so true… we are what we think we are …and what we think are not our thoughts but what we have been programmed to think …. Loved that line …”When was the last time you had an original thought” … I feel reality is also an illusion … the same moment can be real to me and to you in totally different ways … Here again it is the choice we make on how to feel and what to think in that very moment. Will look for this book in the stores
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    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | October 12, 2013

      Reality is an illusion, you say. And I agree, Shiva. It all depends on our perceptions of the reality.
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  4. Vidya Sury Vidya Sury October 10, 2013

    Sounds like an interesting book, Corinne.

    When we acknowledge the fact we have the choice of how we feel, we take control of our lives and stop playing the blame game.

    Thank you for introducing this book!
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  5. Bhavya Bhavya October 9, 2013

    I loved the excerpts you shared!
    Corinne, what do you think is the purpose of someone’s life? Will it be just one BIG thing or many many small things like beads on a neck-chain?
    Don’t mind the random question, but I was reading something that made me want to ask you this ๐Ÿ˜›
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    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | October 12, 2013

      Thanks, Bhavya.
      What a fantastic question. I’d rather go with a lot of small things but they all have a theme of sorts. Does that make sense? ๐Ÿ™‚
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  6. Rainbow Hues Rainbow Hues October 8, 2013

    This subject is a one of my favorite and the book seems interesting. Indeed ‘choice is yours and that’s not an illusion’

    Nice roundup fo the book
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  7. Ruchira Ruchira October 8, 2013

    Loved the trailer and it resonated so well with my recent book titled, Choices.
    When man is given a choice, he sure can reason out intelligently by looking at his pros and cons!
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