breaking the habit of being yourself - How to lose your mind and create a new one


How much do I want to read more? 9/10

This is one of the book that really speaks to me (from the table of contents) and I firmly believe, can be life changing.
I just got to read this one.
It's a mix of law of attraction, mindfulness, self-actualization.


FOREWORD - Daniel G. Amen, M.D., author of Change Your Brain, Change Your Life

Your brain is involved in everything you do, including how you think, how you feel, how you act, and how well you get along with other people.
It’s the organ of personality, character, intelligence, and every decision you make.
when your brain works right, you work right, and when your brain is troubled, you are much more likely to have trouble in your life.

your moment-by-moment thoughts exert a powerful healing effect on the brain … or they can work to your detriment.

One of the most exciting lessons I have learned is that people can literally change their brains and change their lives by engaging in regular brain-healthy habits, such as correcting negative beliefs and using meditative processes such as those discussed by Dr. Dispenza.
My last scan looks healthier and much younger than it did 20 years earlier. My brain has literally aged backward—that’s how changeable your brain is, too.

INTRODUCTION - The Greatest Habit You Can Ever Break Is the Habit of Being Yourself

Go Beyond Knowing … to Knowing How

I wrote Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself to serve as a practical, how-to companion to Evolve Your Brain.
all we need to make significant changes in our lives. This is a time when not only do we want to “know,” but we want to “know how.
When you and I can connect the dots of what science is discovering about the nature of reality, and when we give ourselves permission to apply those principles in our day-to-day existence, then each of us becomes both a mystic and a scientist in our own life.

What I mean is that if you make the effort to change your inner world of thoughts and feelings, your external environment should begin to give you feedback to show you that your mind has had an effect on your “outer” world.

Once you can open your mind to the way things really are, and let go of your conditioned beliefs with which you are accustomed to framing reality, you should see the fruits of your efforts. That is my wish for you.

We should never wait for science to give us permission to do the uncommon; if we do, then we are turning science into another religion. We should be brave enough to contemplate our lives, do what we thought was “outside the box,” and do it repeatedly.

True empowerment comes when we start to look deeply at our beliefs. We may find their roots in the conditioning of religion, culture, society, education, family, the media, and even our genes.
Then we weigh those old ideas against some new paradigms that may serve us better.

Times are changing. As individuals awaken to a greater reality, we are part of a much larger sea change. Our current systems and models of reality are breaking down, and it is time for something new to emerge.

Change as a Choice, Instead of a Reaction

It seems that human nature is such that we balk at changing until things get really bad and we’re so uncomfortable that we can no longer go on with business as usual.
We wait for crisis, trauma, loss, disease, and tragedy before we get down to looking at who we are, what we are doing, how we are living, what we are feeling, and what we believe or know, in order to embrace true change.
Why wait?
We can learn and change in a state of pain and suffering, or we can evolve in a state of joy and inspiration.

learning how to change your life involves knowledge and the application of that knowledge.

Part I: The Science of You

Our exploration will start with an overview of philosophical and scientific paradigms related to the latest research about the nature of reality, who you are, why change has been so difficult for so many, and what is possible for you as a human being.

Part II: Your Brain and Meditation

Part III: Stepping Toward Your New Destiny

applying yourself in an actual discipline—a mindful exercise to use in your daily life.
When you comprehend the what and the why, the more you will know and thus the more you will know how when the time comes.

It is my sincere passion that you, too, break the habit of being yourself and create the new life you desire.


PART I - THE SCIENCE OF YOU

CHAPTER ONE - THE QUANTUM YOU