It All Started with a Bird
Judith Sedgeman takes us on a psychological journey that starts with the innocent childhood delight at the discovery of thought.
She shows us how we unintentionally create insecurity and distress as we grow up, then face the anxiety and pressures of teenage years. As we enter adulthood, she demonstrates how we face the intensity of testing our knowledge and falling into the habit of figuring everything out to push ourselves to meet expectations.
A business meeting with a potential client introduced her to a new way to look at mental well-being and the possibility that anyone, regardless of their circumstances, could find a nice life, free from stress and distress. Thus she was introduced to the Three Principles of Mind, Consciousness and Thought, an explanation of how we create our experience of life from the inside-out that is now spreading rapidly across the globe. As she learned more about this, her own state of mind and her business changed dramatically. Within a few years, she left the life she knew to join the pioneers bringing this new understanding to the mental health fields. Her stories reveal the challenges of overturning an existing paradigm, and the unshakeable commitment that generation felt as they found deeper and deeper mental well-being for themselves and realized they were sharing a secret that would set all people free from the prison of their own thoughts and point them to their wisdom, insight and common sense. The book shows how people’s perspective can change from thought to thought, and how the power to reconnect to our spiritual strength to live from love and understanding is never lost, only sometimes obscured. Through compelling anecdotes that span seven decades of inner adventure, she leads the reader to see that the possibility for the future of mankind at peace, in harmony, is innate to us all, if we just discover it. Woven through the book is the presence of the unlikely and very private man, Sydney Banks, who first saw the Principles as a profound truth about life and his singular effect on those who worked with him to share his discovery. The story is uniquely the author’s, set against the turmoil of the world in her lifetime, but it rings with universal truth that will touch every heart.