I recently bought the book Mastering Your Hidden Self based on a friend’s recommendation. I am not particularly interested in New Age teaches or the concept of pop spirituality, in fact I’m often extremely condescending towards this kind of stuff because I generally find it to be mostly fluff combined with an extremely self serving attitude. Point and case: The Secret, which tells you that if you were raped as a child it is your fault and all you have to do to be happy is positively visualize lots of money. I take issue with this kind of nonsense, but as I have discovered, Mastering Your Hidden Self is not at all like that.
This books deals with Huna philosophy, which is a coda designed to be applied to reality in order to allow better living. One of the first things the author mentioned which I found congruent with my beliefs was that in an infinitive universe there can be no absolute truth. This is a concept most spiritual writers can’t seem to understand, so it earned him a lot of respect with me. He also touches on a few rules that my old mentor had instilled in me before he died.
What I’m beginning to realize is that the more I read this book the more I want to actively study Huna philosophy and live my life accordingly. I can already tell that it is going to be a big influence in my life and I’m excited to use it, learn more about it, and write about it a lot here. I think Huna Living is going to become its own category here on my kick ass blog.
Like most truly influential books, it is deceptively simple. In fact, it’s greatest purpose is to dispel complex philosophical systems and focus on an inward coda that can be applied deductively to all situations in life. If you haven’t heard of it before, I suggest you check it out. The book I’m talking about is available on Amazon for about ten bucks and is an easy read. I plan on reviewing the book in depth once I finish it.