Henri Amiel’s Journal is a great source of knowledge and wisdom, and it is a great ambassador for the benefits of self analysis and of keeping a journal; a journal clarifies your thinking and gives conviction to your thoughts, and for this reason Amiel’s Journal is one of the inspirations for the book: How To Be Rich Quick, indeed Henri is one of the contributing authors, and for the MGVT  original series Amiel’s Journal on Youtube. The reason Henri and his book are so highly valued  is the breadth and depth of thought, reason and logic. Henri shares in his journal so many of the same feelings and thoughts that I believe him to be at least my spiritual ancestor, or even I may be him reincarnated!  His views on religion are particularly interesting and it is worth taking the time to read them thoroughly, I have expanded on many of these thoughts myself, and have found in them the answers to the question of life. For example, let us take a passage from The Bible:
He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.
The first part of this passage is something of a riddle and takes meditation to unlock the secret. But the second part is rather straight to the point: I will be his God, and he shall be my Son. Hercules was the son of Zeus and was described as a Demi-God, in fact there is no denying that we are being told of our own divinity, our own ‘Demi-God’ status. Henri Amiel clearly touches upon such findings in his Journal, and I urge you to look out for them.

I also share Henri’s ideals and beliefs about matters of the heart as well, though I believe more strongly in my concept of ‘Family Success’ and I believe that the world would have benefited, and he too if he had found the right wife, although he may not have loved with the same passion he described in a journal entry, he would have been most fond and appreciative of otherwise.
Perhaps I have learnt my lesson the second time around! Although I still maintain that it is a most profound achievement and show of strength to have lived as a bachelor all ones life.
One of the most pleasing things about this book is that it is what I call a Quiet Hours Book. In that it is interesting and thoughtful, but in small entries, so that you can read a little before bed without getting caught in lengthy chapters, and without having heavy plot lines running through your mind. If then you follow my advice and keep this book by your bedside, I would like to say:
‘May the Almighty Lord grant us a quiet night and a perfect end’
God Bless
Mark Guy Valerius Tyson

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