Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Virtual Book Tour and Giveaway: The Heart Knows What the Mind Cannot See by Toby Negus

Welcome to my stop on the virtual book tour for The Heart Knows What the Mind Cannot See by Toby Negus. This book tour was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt from the book. There's also the tour wide giveaway for a chance to win a $10 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. Be sure to visit the other stops on the tour for more content. Enjoy!
Title: The Heart Knows What the Mind Cannot See
Author: Toby Negus
Publication Date: June 27th 2021
Print Length: 252 pages
Genre: Self-Help
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.

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-fulfillment 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. 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.

The workings of the mind have been mused upon throughout the centuries, and thousands of beautiful writings have been created about it. But for most of us it can still remain a distant friend and, at times, an unruly partner. Yet the attitudes that it carries effect deeply what does and does not happen in our life. It is the creator of our thoughts and the gatekeeper to the world. It can make a rainy day happy and a sunny day sad. This section on the mind is in five parts.

The relationship between thinking and emotions.

Feelings are the power that flows along the circuitry of associations I have about what I think goes with what.

Memories: How the mind uses memories to give life its narrative.

My memories are powerful and will bend the truth of what I see into shapes that fit the comfort of my assumptions.

How the beliefs that we carry constitute our Law of Attraction.

What I think because of what I see depends on the beliefs that are in residence at the time.

The reason why: The why-we-do-what-we-do is the power behind the act. They are the meaning in a look, the authority behind the words. The why we do what we do may not always have words but, it will always have a feeling of a meaning.

Will: How the mind uses willpower to enact the beliefs we carry.

Will is the part of the mind that chooses who I will be from the meaning I have about what I see and think.
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.

Toby Negus will be awarding a $10 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter. Good luck!

(All the Ups and Downs is not responsible for this giveaway, its entries, or the prize. Goddess Fish Promotions and the author assume all responsibility with this giveaway.)


  1. Looks like an interesting book.
    Thanks for the contest. 

    1. I think so, it took 5 years to put it together, good luck with the giveaway

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    1. thanks, I'm sure you will. it took 5 years to put it together

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    1. thanks, I'm sure you will like it. it took 5 years to put it together

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    1. thanks, I'm sure you will like it. it took 5 years to put it together

  5. thank you for posting my new book :-)

  6. This sounds like an interesting book and I also like the cover.

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  7. Nice book cover and the book sounds interesting.

  8. Where is your favorite place to write?

  9. I too was counselor for adults who are alcoholics and drug addicts. A very gratifying work. Thank you for your giveaway. Merry Christmas

  10. I hope you and your family have a great Christmas!

  11. What author do you most admire?

  12. I liked the excerpt. Thanks for the giveaway!

  13. Thank you for a chance to win :)

  14. In what places have your pieces of artwork been displayed?

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  15. What inspired you to write this book?