In this short clip, author and self-help counselor Esther Hicks gives her uniquely optimistic view of autism - a disorder that is most often characterized by a lack of both non-verbal and social commutation skills. Hicks believes the disorder to be a unique form of expression in which the autistic person has the distinct advantage of being able to be happy without the need for approval from others. Please watch. Feel free to leave a comment. Do you agree with Hicks' assessment? Or, on the other hand, do you believe she is off base with her views?
Disclaimer: The views of Ms. Hicks do not necessarily correlate to my own in all cases. However, her ability to make the listener think deeply about the way in which he or she may view the circumstances and events of life makes Hicks someone who I believe can shed light on new ways to engage in critical thinking and imaginative creativity regarding those things we may take for granted as "everyday life."
Hay House, Inc. published the Hicks’ best-selling book, Ask and It is Given, in 2004. Since then, they have also published four more New York Times Best-sellers:
- Money, and The Law of Attraction (made #1 on New York Times Best Sellers List)
- The Law of Attraction
- The Astonishing Power of Emotions
- The Amazing Power of Deliberate Intent
- as well as the fictional children’s series of Sara books.
Esther was born in Coalville, Utah. She married her current husband, Jerry Hicks, in 1980 and has one daughter by her former marriage. Currently, Esther travels the world with Jerry, speaking and teaching and writing.
Think. Roll on!