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Book Review: ‘Self Fulfilled (Thoughtless)’ by Gregory Nicholas Malouf

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Self Fulfilled (Thoughtless) by Gregory Nicholas Malouf is an important treatise about the inner self and the soul. The book indicates that trust and faith in our inner self begets our trust and faith in the world around us.

The author indicates that we are fulfilled when we make an inner connection to the soul. This inner connection is made through self-fulfillment and forgiveness. The connection also involves an acceptance of our own imperfections which can contradict perceived expectations of those around us.

One of the most important parts of the book deals with unhealthful connections or modes of behavior in daily life. Examples of these sum zero modes are rehashing past experiences, illogical reactions, a tendency to manipulate and control to satisfy needs, offering negative opinions about others and attacking others even when unprovoked.

Malouf offers a plethora of solutions to break away from the negative modes of behavior in our lives. He indicates that fears give power to the ego while love neutralizes it constructively. Overcoming fear ultimately involves opening our minds to new possibilities previously unarticulated or even unthinkable.

The author has stumbled upon another powerful way to thwart criticism. Simply put, each of us should learn to observe without criticizing. In this way, the undesirable information gets tossed into the public arena without criticism attached. The book closes with a call for each of us to be at one with the Universe.

Self Fulfilled  is an excellent book on developing skills to transcend life’s tribulations by making connections with the all powerful soul. These connections aren’t easy for everyone to make because the disincentives around us tend to make connections to the spirit more difficult to obtain. Nonetheless, people can begin making these connections as part of spiritual and philosophical movements.





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About Dr Joseph S Maresca

I've taught approx. 34 sections of collegiate courses including computer applications, college algebra, collegiate statistics, law, accounting, finance and economics. The experience includes service as a Board Director on the CPA Journal and Editor of the CPA Candidates Inc. Newsletter. In college, I worked as a statistics lab assistant. Manhattan College awarded a BS in an allied area of operations research. The program included courses in calculus, ordinary differential equations, probability, statistical inference, linear algebra , the more advanced operations research, price analysis and econometrics. Membership in the Delta Mu Delta National Honor Society was granted together with the degree. My experience includes both private account and industry. In addition, I've worked extensively in the Examinations Division of the AICPA from time to time. Recently, I passed the Engineering in Training Exam which consisted of 9 hours of examination in chemistry, physics, calculus, differential equations, linear algebra, probability/ statistics, fluids, electronics, materials science/structure of matter, mechanics, statics, thermodynamics, computer science, dynamics and a host of minor subject areas like engineering economics. A very small percentage of engineers actually take and pass the EIT exam. The number has hovered at circa 5%. Several decades ago, I passed the CPA examination and obtained another license in Computer Information Systems Auditing. A CISA must have knowledge in the areas of data center review, systems applications, the operating system of the computer, disaster recovery, contingency planning, developmental systems, the standards which govern facility reviews and a host of other areas. An MBA in Accounting with an Advanced Professional Certificate in Computer Applications/ Information Systems , an Advanced Professional Certificate in Finance and an Advanced Professional Certificate in Organizational Design were earned at New York University-Graduate School of Business (Stern ). In December of 2005, an earned PhD in Accounting was granted by the Ross College. The program entrance requires a previous Masters Degree for admittance together with a host of other criteria. The REGISTRAR of Ross College contact is: Tel . US 202-318-4454 FAX [records for Dr. Joseph S. Maresca Box 646 Bronxville NY 10708-3602] The clinical experience included the teaching of approximately 34 sections of college accounting, economics, statistics, college algebra, law, thesis project coursework and the professional grading of approx. 50,000 CPA examination essays with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Additionally, membership is held in the Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society chartered in 1994. Significant writings include over 10 copyrights in the name of the author (Joseph S. Maresca) and a patent in the earthquake sciences.