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Tuesday, April 5, 2022

The Heart Knows What the Mind Cannot See by Toby Negus - Book Tour - Guest Post - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hey, lovelies!!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Toby Negus and his new book, “The Heart Knows What the Mind Cannot See,” here on FAB!!  For other stops on his Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $15 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Toby and to increase your chances of winning!!

Thanks for stopping by!!  Wishing you all lots of good luck in this fabulous giveaway!!

The Heart Knows What the Mind Cannot See

by Toby Negus

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GENRE: Self-Help, Mind Body Spirit

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BLURB:

This is a thought-provoking and enlightening exploration of spirituality and perception. The text functions as a guide to self-improvement, with a mixture of autobiographical elements and snippets of universal wisdom. The speaker provides accessible solutions to life’s difficulties, and an outlook of optimism applicable to any circumstance. The illustrations and graphics are thoughtfully chosen, and the interactive textual elements give this work an originality that sets it apart. The speaker’s own experiences and conclusions are at the heart of this fiction, and the first person narrative voice creates a sense of proximity between author and reader. The text describes itself as ‘a journey to the heart’, and this truthful discovery of the self is reflected in the speaker’s revelation of his whole self through the text. The narrative often presents a dichotomy between positive and negative outlooks or voices.

For example, the speaker includes sections in which his self-doubt speaks, ‘you’ve got no proper education, you can’t spell properly, you’re dyslexic and your grammar is crap. You’re not really a writer’. This negative voice directly opposes the sense of self-belief the speaker builds within the narrative. He uses examples such as this to remind readers that the journey to happiness is complex and that flaws or setbacks are natural. The negative separation or fragmentation of the self is prevalent in the lines, ‘I do not love the grumpy me, the sad me, the hostile me, the parts of me that act as if I do not care’. The act of writing represents a unification of the self and an attempt to reframe the speaker’s life into coherence. The frequent use of direct address and rhetorical questions promotes an active reading experience, in which the author opens up a dialogue with the reader. The text includes prompts and activities for the reader to engage with and learn from. Encouraging readers to take part in the text is emblematic of their journey to self-fulfilment and love, in which they must take responsibility for actively creating their own happiness.

The speaker depicts his process of enlightenment as a framework for others to emulate, and the format of the text demonstrates the transfer of agency to those who take part in the speaker’s challenges at the end of each chapter. This work ultimately teaches us that ‘we are the cause of what is’ and thus sheds light on the crucial idea that every individual has the power to create themselves and their world positively.

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EXCERPT ONE:

A song without heart carries no life.

It is from the heart that comes so many defining qualities of love and the human adventure of life. It is the source of our abiding happiness, because the wish of the heart is for our happiness. It knows what is best for us because it knows us intimately. Within its chamber lives our loves, hopes, and our dreams.

The heart is the source of all the world’s greatness. It can pull star dreams to earth, for the heart has created all the wonders of the world, all the gifts of humanity and all the songs of love. It is the home of an innocence, a wise innocence that dispels the cynicism I hold in myself and of myself.

It is the place of our truth, not the truth of yesterday or tomorrow that my mind struggles to know, but the truth of the moment, the living truth. And when I allow it, it is a cathedral of light, a library of illumined text that describes the union of my heaven and earth.  Its call has the power to move mountains or create the gentlest touch of love. It is the artist within, the writer of meanings, and the manifestor of dreams.

Although we live in a world of this-and-that, there is within the heart the dreams of forever and memories of the infinite.

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GUEST POST:

Five Reasons You Should Read My Book

1.)   It has been said that the greatest regret of the dying is that they wished they’d been truer to themselves.

As if there is a life’s purpose in being who we are.

As if who we are is a purpose.

As if within ourselves exists the flame of our happiness.

But where, within ourselves, do we go to find this truth of us, this thing of who we are that makes life worth living? Where is the source of our authenticity and what would truly make us happy? For they are intricately linked. We can never be happy without living the truth of ourselves. That truth, whatever it may be, exists in the heart of us.

2.)   We each carry a unique flavor of love that exists in the heart of us. Finding this and releasing it into the world is our life’s purpose. This book is a journey to the heart and shows the ways and means to be with what we love of life.

3.)   The mind can be a great ally to our journey or a terrible burden. Understanding the mind and how and why it does what it does, is vital in establishing a path to the heart of ourselves.

4.)   Learning to love ourselves is tricky because we have to be soft to the parts of us that make us hard. But it is the only way to bring happiness and to allow the knowings of the heart to be heard.

5.)   Love is the source of all heroic deeds and all the lights of the world, for all great achievements are born from an idea of love. Without love, hope has no home, courage no direction, and fortitude no purpose.

It is why we dance and why we give. It brings meaning to life for without love there is no colour, no passion, and no joy. Its presence can sustain us through the darkest hours, the wildest storms and can give comfort in the loneliest of times. It calms the troubled mind, mends the broken heart, and brings home the wandering soul. It is a bond that can bring a nation together, a family together and its presence holds our self together. It gives strength for a leap of faith, a trust in life, a wish for tomorrow and a living of the day.

Love is why we live.

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AUTHOR BIO:

Toby Negus has studied and taught spiritual and personal development in the UK and around the world for over two decades. He is qualified in advanced counselling, as a life coach and as a Cognitive Behaviour therapist. He is an Amazon best-selling author of a collaborative Conscious Creators book and has illustrated and self published two books on the subject of self-awareness and the spiritual journey. He is also a published author of a children’s book The Boy Who Dreamed in Colour. He has given talks and run workshops in support of his published work within the UK.

In the last few years, he has created many pieces of artwork that are a reflection of his spiritual journey. These have appeared in magazines and have been exhibited in the UK.

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CONNECT WITH TOBY:

Website:

https://www.tobynegus.com

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/OriginalArtWords

Twitter:

https://www.twitter.com/tobynegus

YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/user/boathouse01

Goodreads Author Page:

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14062771.Toby_Negus

Goodreads Book Page:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25675682-the-heart-knows-what-the-mind-cannot-see

Amazon US Author Page:

https://amzn.to/3DxeWMW

Amazon UK Author Page:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Toby-Negus/e/B00PS7U9VK

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BOOK BUY LINKS:

Amazon US Kindle eBook:

https://amzn.to/3DAdvNE

Amazon US Paperback:

https://amzn.to/31AbXWT

Amazon CA Kindle eBook:

https://www.amazon.ca/heart-knows-what-mind-cannot-ebook/dp/B0975TK5W9

Amazon CA Paperback:

https://www.amazon.ca/heart-knows-what-mind-cannot/dp/1919620400

Amazon UK Kindle eBook:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/heart-knows-what-mind-cannot-ebook/dp/B0975TK5W9

Amazon UK Paperback:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/heart-knows-what-mind-cannot/dp/1919620400

Amazon AU Kindle eBook:

https://www.amazon.com.au/heart-knows-what-mind-cannot-ebook/dp/B0975TK5W9

Amazon AU Paperback:

https://www.amazon.com.au/heart-knows-what-mind-cannot/dp/1919620400

Barnes and Noble NOOK eBook:

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-heart-knows-what-the-mind-cannot-see-toby-negus/1139679831?ean=9781919620411

Barnes and Noble Paperback:

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-heart-knows-what-the-mind-cannot-see-toby-negus/1139679831?ean=9781919620404

Book Depository Paperback:

https://www.bookdepository.com/heart-knows-what-mind-cannot-see-Toby-Negus/9781919620404

Books-A-Million Paperback:

https://www.booksamillion.com/p/heart-knows-what-mind-cannot/Toby-Negus/9781919620404

Bookshop Paperback:

https://bookshop.org/books/the-heart-knows-what-the-mind-cannot-see/9781919620404

Kobo US eBook:

https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/the-heart-knows-what-the-mind-cannot-see

Kobo CA eBook:

https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/ebook/the-heart-knows-what-the-mind-cannot-see

Powell’s Paperback:

https://www.powells.com/book/the-heart-knows-what-the-mind-cannot-see-9781919620404

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GIVEAWAY INFO:

Toby will be awarding a $15 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card (Winner’s Choice!!!) to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.


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6 comments:

  1. Toby ~ Good morning!! Welcome back to FAB!! It is so great to have you here again!! Congrats on your new book and good luck on the book tour!! :)

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  2. The book sounds very interesting. Love the cover.

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  3. I love the cover and the excerpt.

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  4. I need this book in my life! I have been in a slump for a long time now and I could definitely use some motivational and self-empowering tips to help me out. Thank you for sharing the author's guest post, bio and book details

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