Evolve Your Brain by Joe Dispenza

 

  • Mental rehearsing and actual doing feels the same to the brain
  • Whatever you spend your time mentally attending to, that is what you are and what you will become
  • We choose to remain in the same circumstances because we have become addicted to the emotional state they produce and the chemicals that arouse the state of being
  • To change is to become different; it means that are we are no longer who we used to be
  • We have modified how we think, what we do, what we say, how we act
  • Personal change takes an intentional act of the will, and it usually means that something was making us uncomfortable enough to want to do things differently
  • Our thoughts become matter
  • Our thoughts literally become matter
  • An innate higher intelligence gives us life and can heal the body
  • Thoughts are real; thoughts directly affect the body
  • Most of the thoughts are ideas that we make up and then come to believe. Believing merely becomes a habit
  • We can reinvent ourselves
  • We can make a conscious effort to change and reinvent ourselves
  • Stop visiting memories of the past and the associated attitudes that defines me as a victim
  • We are capable of paying attention so well that we can lose track of time and space
  • Each person have to reach a state of absolute decision, utter will, inner passion and complete focus
  • We can rewire our brain and change our mind
  • Remembering through the law of repetition
  • The greatest discovery of my generation is that man can alter his life simply by altering his attitude of mind
  • If we have been accustomed to feeling unworthy, we want to continue to feel that way because we are in the neurochemical habit of being unworthy. It’s the routine, familiar, natural, easy way that we have been thinking and feeling about ourselves
  • What this power is I cannot say: all I know is that it exists and it becomes available only when a man is in that state of mind in which he knows exactly what he wants and is fully determined not to quit until he finds it
  • The biggest reason most people cannot utilize the frontal lobe is because we are addicted to our emotions and feelings from the body
  • Properly employed, the frontal lobe affords us the ability to look at situations objectively, organize our thoughts, make a plan of action, follow through on that plan, and evaluate our actions as successful or unsuccessful
  • Having your intention, focus and will all coming into alignment
  • Engage the frontal lobe, don’t be distracted by external stimuli
  • When we focus and think of something, we become unaware of time, we lose awareness of the environment and we don’t have any concept of our body
  • When the frontal lobe is not activated, we can only respond to what we know and what is already stored in our brain, and we will always choose what we know. We think we are choosing, but actually, we are just using automatic response mechanisms designed for immediate relief and gratification
  • When frontal lobe is activated
    • Intentional awareness and long attention span
    • Contemplation of possibilities, acting on them
    • Decisiveness
    • Clarity
    • Joy
    • Usable skills
    • Adaptability
    • Ability to learn from mistakes and do things differently next time
    • Ability to plan a future and stick to projected plans
    • Focus
    • Daily review of options
    • Strengthened sense of self
    • Ability to take action towards goal
    • Disciplined behaviour
    • Ability to build greater options from prior experiences
    • Ability to make dreams, goals, and intents more real than external world and feedback of the body
    • Concentration to the exclusion of everything else
    • Ability to stay present with the self and internal thoughts
    • Proactiveness
    • Individuality
  • When frontal lobe is not functioning
    • Listless and lazy
    • Uninspired and unmotivated, with no initiative
    • Desirous of sameness, routine and predictability
    • Unwilling to learn
    • Able to be easily distracted
    • Unable to make future plans
    • Behaving in ways that never match desires
    • Unable to complete tasks and actions
    • Reactive
    • Mentally rigid, disliking change
    • Fixated on the same negative thoughts
    • Unable to listen well
    • Disorganized
    • Impulsive
    • Overly emotional
    • Forgetful
    • Unable to see options
    • Follower
  • There is only one admirable form of the imagination: the imagination that is so intense that it creates a new reality, that it makes things happen
  • To change takes a great deal of effort, will and commitment
  • Mental rehearsal and actual doing are one and the same
  • If we slow down, get our mind focused on specifics of who and how we want to be, and start to put a mental image of that new person in the sights of the frontal lobe (or mentally practice a new act of any nature), by our cognitive effort, we get a double bonus. Not only are we able to wire new circuits, but also prune the previously hardwired connections
  • Spend time rehearsing that idea, and fall in love with that idea
  • To truly reinvent, revise and reconceptualise ourselves, we have to use the process of mental rehearsal to dire those new circuits on a daily basis and at every opportunity. If we rehearse every day, especially first time in the morning, we walk out of the house with these circuits already warmed up. Since we’ve already been that new person in our mind – we are already in that mindset – it’s a lot easier to be that person when we encounter a situation that challenges that new concept
  • By firm intention and by quieting the rest of the brain, we can become more astute at observing ourselves. We can better identify our tendencies and weaknesses
  • We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an action, but a habit.
  • Knowledge, instruction, feedback
  • It takes no more effort to form a positive thought than it does a negative one
  • Look at the old pictures, but don’t go back there
  • After modifying your thinking, you need to modify your behaviour
  • Actions to be consistent with thoughts
  • We keep seeing the same things the same way in our life because we have been conditioned to keep looking for the same
  • As we get better at paying attention and applying wilful intention, our thoughts can affect our life.
  • Feelings and emotions are only end products of past experiences. To feel is to think in the past. When we unconsciously feel the same feelings every single day, we create more of the familiar
  • If we think in new and different ways, we are altering our future
  • The world offers more possibilities than we have been trained and conditioned to accept
  • It is not enough to put little time and effort into changing the mind, We must become the mind until it is natural and easy to express the new self
  • We have to transform ourselves from being an intellectual thinker to a passionate doer, until we can “be” what we set our mind to become
  • And when we can be anything, we can observe reality from an expanded state of mind, instead of the desperate states of mind that plague humanity
  • Aligning our thoughts, actions and intentions bring this field of possibility to us

When we live in a future that we have not yet experienced with our senses but have lived in our mind, we live by what may be the ultimate demonstration of quantum law.

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~ by antinomian on June 19, 2009.

One Response to “Evolve Your Brain by Joe Dispenza”

  1. So good! Its as though I have read the whole book from.

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