Unleashing the Explosive Power of Your Mind to Maximize Health, Happiness, and Spiritual Well-Being
By Deepak Chopra, M.D.
The author of more than sixty-five books, including numerous New York Times bestsellers. His medical training is in internal medicine and endocrinology.
And Rudolph Tanzi, Ph.D. – The Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy Professor of Neurology at Harvard University and director of the Genetics and Aging Research Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Praise for SUPER BRAIN
“The captivating story of our brain is brought alive by two world experts with different expertise in this elegant review that will keep your brain young.”
Mehmet Oz, M.D. Professor and Vice Chair of Surgery, New York Presbyterian/Columbia
“This compelling account explores cutting-edge and controversial issues to suggest how to effectively cultivate the mind to help guide our brain to function in more health-promoting ways. The stories and science of Super Brain illuminate how awareness of our own internal processes can free us from automatic pilot, opening the door to a new way of living with more connection to ourselves, and with the larger worlds in which we live. Why not start now to create more well-being and meaning in your own life?”
Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., Executive Director, Mindsight Institute; Clinical Professor, UCLA School of Medicine; and author of Mindsight.
Major breakthroughs in neuroscience are all pointing in the same direction. The human brain can do far more than anyone ever thought.
Super Brain Solutions – Finding Your Power
A powerful person is the combination of many traits, each of them trained into the brain: What’s in Personal Power?
Good decision making
Trust in gut feelings
Influence over others
Ability to turn desires into actions
Ability to overcome obstacles
Trust in a higher power that transcends everyday reality
To have even a speck of consciousness is to be connected to the infinite consciousness that supports evolution, creativity, and intelligence. None of these is accidental or a privilege handed out to the lucky few. When you ask to be connected to a higher reality, the connection is made.
The Mindful Way
Mindfulness is…a state of creative potential.
People who aren’t mindful can seem at once oblivious and self-involved. They are too self-centered to connect with other people…The contrast between being self-centered and being mindful is quite striking…
Self-entered: Your thoughts and actions are dominated by I, me, mine.
Mindful: Your mind is reflective. You value and often rely on insight and intuition more than logic and reason. Empathy comes naturally. Wisdom dawns.
How can you cultivate mindfulness? The short answer is meditation.
Super Brain Solutions – Making God Real
We want to shed light on the age-old dilemma of whether God exists. Mindfulness can help here because when it comes to matters of faith and hope, awareness is crucial. There is a huge gap between I hope, I believe, and I know.
The spiritual path takes you from a state of uncertainty (I hope) to a somewhat firmer state of security (I believe), and eventually to true understanding (I know).
It doesn’t matter whether the specific issue is about relationships, God, or the soul, about the higher self, Heaven, or the domain of departed spirits. The path begins with hope, grows stronger with faith, and becomes solid with knowing.
The human brain loses about 85,000 cortical neurons per day or about one per second. But this is an infinitesimal fraction (0.0002 percent) of the roughly 40 billion neurons in your cerebral cortex. At this rate, it would take more than 600 years to lose half of the neurons in your brain!
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