It All Starts With The Mind.
The mind will always be the start of all things positive and negative. For things to happen, there must first be thought. Thought is always the first step of creation.
Humans are a remarkable species. If you look at the achievements of our species through the ages, it is just astonishing. What we achieved is a result of great minds with a desire to learn and discover more and more every day.
We are not the same when it comes to creativity, innovation, and mental abilities. Does it have to be this way? Can anyone change their minds for the better and have a successful, prosperous, happy and healthy life?
Fortunately, the answer is a big fat yes. Many people are not aware of what the human mind is capable of. From all over the world we hear stories from ordinary people achieving extraordinary things. People become successful, healthier, wealthier and happier by changing their way of thinking and training their brains. The good thing is that it is also backed by modern science and recent discoveries.
People limit themselves because of beliefs ingrained by their parents, teachers, and society. How many times were you told, "You will never..." or "You can't"? How about the example set by others around us? People's views are in general very limited and the unwillingness to learn and blindly following those we regard as leaders are some of the main causes of the many problems we face in the world. We tend to believe what we hear too easily and never question anything fed to us. We are therefore limited to a world created for us by others.
Another reason for our limitations is our fear for the unknown and as a result, we stick to what we know and we tend to live in the past. There are those bad experiences we had that still influence how we think, behave and feel today. If you sit still and think about it for a while, you may realize that it is totally unnecessary and a waste of time and energy to allow yourself to be influenced by something that actually doesn't exist. About 50% of our memories are actually false memories anyway and that is a scientific fact. Why do we have false memories? Our expectations, bias, prejudice, and perceptions we have before, during and after an event have an influence on how we remember that event.
Ask yourself what you could have achieved by now if you focused your energy on bettering yourself, instead of what is happening in the world around you and constantly being on the offensive, making excuses, and blaming others and circumstances around you for your problems. We are placing so much stress on ourselves that we make ourselves mentally and physically sick. It is now a well-known fact that stress cause illnesses in the body and that changing our way of thinking can eliminate stress and heal our bodies.
See the video below that explains what stress is doing to your body and how the mind can heal the body and extend your life span.
Triggering Self-Healing - Extend Your Life Span
Triggering Self-Healing – Extend Your Life Span
Video Transcript. my name is gregg braden i'd like to welcome you to this very special presentation of missing links the deep truth of our origin history destiny and fate in the last episode we only began to scratch the surface of the extraordinary potential that's available to us through harmonizing our heart and our brain marrying these two organs together in this episode we're going to apply what we learn to life itself and to the secret of an extended lifespan we'll also discover how our advanced nervous system triggers and actually supercharges our anti-aging mechanism so that we can have long healthy and vital lives we've often heard it said that from the moment were born we begin to die no I know what the intention is around that and I know where people's thinking comes from because they're referencing the aging process but I want to tell you there's a consequence to thinking that way and it's a consequence that we probably would never consciously inflict upon ourselves because our bodies respond to those kinds of thoughts the new science is showing us something very very different it's actually more accurate to say that from the moment we're born we begin to heal here's where that thinking is going there is a huge difference between thinking of life when we come into this world as a finite amount of experience that we use up gradually over time okay there's a big difference between that and thinking of life as a living entity that is always constantly replenishing rejuvenating and healing itself if you think about it this is a huge huge difference because when we think about life is a finite quantity we have set in the motion an expectation maybe a subconscious expectation that every day every year every decade we're using a little bit more a little bit more a little bit more and I'm not saying it's right wrong good or bad I'm saying it's all about how you choose to live your life if you choose to live a healthy and vital in the productive life well beyond what is typically accepted that the years that we see today the 70 to 100 years that is the average in the Western world today then that thinking has to change this explains why when we see people that are typically of advanced age they look like they are of advanced age you ever thought about this you ever thought about why is it that someone when they are a hundred or a hundred and ten or a hundred and fourteen years old which is right now the oldest living person is recorded in the Guinness Book of Records 114 years old when we see someone that is 114 and that their eyes appear dull they don't have that sparkle anymore their physical coordination has begun to wane their skin has lost that elasticity and we look at them and they look like they're 114 years old if we allow the mechanisms in our bodies to do what they're designed to do there is as I mentioned this huge difference between thinking that we're using up life as we're going through life and embracing the fact that we are constantly replenishing the cells of our bodies we know that the organs of our bodies heal and replenish the cells different rates the stomach lining happens every day the heart tissue for example happens less frequently but we know that this is happening and what I want to talk to you about today is the mechanism that allows this replenishing to happen what we know about it what it means to us what it is meant in ages past and what it could mean in your life in the future and to do this I'm going to begin this conversation in Tibet I've had the opportunity I was blessed with about a decade of travel throughout Tibet in the time when it was very accessible and was very easy to go into the Tibetan Plateau and into the monasteries and nunneries that have the the wisdom the records the texts that record the wisdom and also to be with the people who live the wisdom is recorded in those texts so there are twelve monasteries and two nunneries between the capital of Tibet Lhasa and the highest portions of the mountain ranges where I would routinely go and I had the opportunity to lead small groups of people into these places and we would go into monastery after monastery after monastery and nunnery after nunnery I'm be with the people through the translators we could sit with them in the chanting halls when they were doing the prayers and when they were doing their chants and for me this is the value once again of being with our indigenous family something that we simply cannot get from the hieroglyphs on a temple wall or from the words on an old crumbling page because it's only through human interaction heart-to-heart mind mine eye to eye God to God human to human that we can have the kinds of conversations where I can witness in them something that I may not understand their ability to create a miraculous healing in their physical body instantaneously or to regulate their body temperature to raise and lower that temperature instantaneously when it's 15 degrees fahrenheit outside they can go and sit outside and consciously raise their body temperature to a point where that coal doesn't affect them I wasn't talking about that in my life and my culture and so I can say to these people how did you do that how did you do what is that you were doing and they will answer me through the translator in Tibetan and if I don't understand what they just said through that translator I can go back and ask them again and again and again until I understand what's happening and that's something I cannot do from the hieroglyphs of a Mayan wall or an Egyptian temple law that's why it's important to be with our family our global family and to preserve the wisdom in our time is disappearing so very quickly but they preserved 400 some cases thousands of years so it was in Tibet and it was in mm in this case in 2008 where I had the opportunity to go to one of the most remote monasteries it took six days out of Lhasa just to get to the monastery and once we were there the only way to get to the monastery was through the local mode of transportation a yak which is a amazing way to travel if you've never traveled by yak up the mountain trail to the monastery and it was in this place where I first encountered some of the nuns who I sensed or of advanced age but I didn't know for sure because on the one hand they looked like they might be but on the other hand they didn't look like elderly people that I had encountered in the West their skin was taught it wasn't baggy and saggy their eyes were bright and clear they had teeth they had hair sometimes they shave their hair especially the women shaved their hair for convenience for hygiene but it's still growing and so it was in this particular monastery where I asked one particular the woman how old are you and I asked because the Mother Superior was able to provide the papers now this is one of those places in this program I cannot show you her face for security and to honor and respect her privacy and her safety okay now let me tell you about her and then we are going to look at a couple of other examples where I can show you their faces and you're gonna see the same thing but it was in this particular woman it was the first time this is my tip off my clue that longevity is possible in ways that we simply don't embrace in the West we discount it we call it a hoax or we call it a fake but it's like those out of place artifacts so many examples of advanced age are cropping up in so many places of the world the anomalies are now beginning to tell a story and the story is very different from the story that you and I probably have been to believe in the past that's a bet none but I'm talking about right now when we saw her papers what we saw is the confirmed date of her birth was 1885 alright and the year that I was with her was the year 2005 we went back again in 2008 my first contact with her was in 2005 1885 to 2005 that means I was looking into the eyes of a woman who's a hundred and twenty years old she did not look like a hundred and twenty years old she lived in a single room she walked to the river every morning down a hillside to bring up the water she grew a lot of her own food in the vessels and the vases that were available to her basel tomatoes herbs that she would eat every day in a very very minimal diet she was good healthy strong and vital and that told me that something is happening with her that maybe is happening with other people well interestingly I asked her what was her secret and she looked at me through the translator and she said one word compassion she said that's what we learn in these monasteries that is the essence of our Buddhist teachings it's all about compassion well see in a moment why compassion would have an effect of longevity before we do that I'm going to show you a couple of their cases because because I want you see this isn't an anomaly was it long after I met this Tibetan woman that the national media ran a story about a woman in the Palestinian territories and you're seeing her face on the screen right now because she made national news this is on the Associated Press this woman when you look at her ask yourself how old do you think she is because here's her story she went shopping one day she hadn't been out for a while she had to go through a military checkpoint that she didn't have to go through before it didn't exist before they looked at her papers they said your papers are expired you have to go to the authorities and get some new papers and that's when she made headlines because when they checked back through her records they found that her date of birth was 18 eighty-eight and the woman you're looking at in the year 2008 she is a hundred and twenty years old yeah I'm not saying that she looks like she's in her 20s but I think she looks really good for a hundred and twenty years old her eyes are bright her skin color is good her teeth are good she still has her hair and I wanna know what is her secret she said the secret for her was the love that she had for her family her children her grandchildren her great-grandchildren great-great-grandchildren she said they need me every day what would they do without me she says I fix their meals I help them with their schoolwork I help them everything they're doing in their lives I work in the garden so that I can prepare the food for them she feels needed and she loves her family and she feels loved as a heart based experience all right so that's two and these are women and I wanted to find an example that was of a male and it was only through the research I was able to find one about to share with you and I'm sharing it with you and I believe this is factual because it was documented by the military and it was also document by documented in an article in Time magazine early in the 20th century the man that you're looking at right now has a very interesting history his name is li ching-yuen the image that you're seeing is a photograph that was taken of him in 1927 by the Chinese military he was at the residence having a meal with an army general at the time he was born in Sichuan China he spent the early part of his life as an herbalist he was a high-altitude herbalist and he was also a martial artist so he lived in high elevation thin air a minimal diet of very specific kinds of herbs and he learned about the energy of the human body through martial arts he enlisted in the Chinese military at a relatively late age he was 72 years old when he enlisted as a cartographer and he is documented as enlisting in the he's military in the year 17:49 Chinese keep meticulous records and that's why I trust these records 17:49 he he left the military and he went back to his home in the mountains after he served as a cartographer at the age of 97 and three years later the military records sent him a congratulations on his 100th birthday that was the year 1777 they sent him another congratulations on his 150th birthday and the records show this very clearly in the year 1827 and this is where it gets really really interesting they sent him another congratulations for his 200th birthday in the year 1877 he died May 6th 1933 his birth date now the two different dates he said that his birth date was later he said he was only born in 1736 the military records however showed that he was born in 1677 so either one of these is showing a man of tremendously advanced age his death his age at death was either 197 or 256 and this mortars of what are called biblical ages when he died he was seven feet tall he had accomplished 14 marriages over 11 generations and by some estimates had as many as a hundred and eighty children that were attributed to his marriages Time magazine wrote an article on him oddly and actually did an obituary May 15 1933 they acknowledged the validity of his longevity and in this article they asked what was the secret to his long life before he had died he ensured that secret the secret he said was all about the heart the secret was to keep a quiet heart now this is not typical I don't think it's the oldest because the time that I have spent in Tibet the monks and the nuns have told me that there are Yogi's that are much older I I'm not sharing those with you here and here's the reason why I cannot document it I cannot say to you factually as a scientist those those Yogi's are actually four and five hundred years old and the truth is that the lives that I am told they live don't sound like very exciting lives they live lives of ascetics very little clothing they don't move very much they spend a lot of time in meditation and their bodies their bodies are they're strong and they're healthy but they're not as engaged in everyday life if I'm going to live to three four hundred years old I'd like to be very engaged in everyday life from the time I was five years old I told my mom that I would be in this world I'd be on earth for 200 years I mean I'm on the 200-year plan and while mom used to laugh when I would tell her that she later in life began to take it very seriously and she would say that to me when it came time to wish me happy birthday she would say I could wish you happy birthday she said but you're on the 200-year plans so I have a lot a lot more opportunities to do just this the point is can we live beyond this traditional 70 to 100 years would we want to and a lot of times when I ask people if they want to what they say to me is they they don't want to because to them old age equates to suffering old age equates to the body breaking down and the things that they've seen in their lifetimes I want to say to you right now it doesn't have to be that way the science is showing us this and the indigenous traditions are telling us this what was the common link between the three people of advanced age that we just talked about the Palestinian woman the Tibetan nun and Li what was the common theme and I gave the way already because I'm not good at keeping secrets I gave it away each of them had a feeling the Palestinian woman felt love for her family and she felt that she was loved the tibetan nun felt the feeling of compassion that's a heart based experience li said the secret was a quiet heart feeling the feelings of calmness and serenity in his life so the common thread for all of these all of them are linked to a heart based experience and they say well why would a heart based experience create this kind of longevity and the answer to that is the secret to where we're going right now it probably comes as no surprise that a heart based experience would have some effect on our longevity but the mechanism is where I want to talk to you about right now because what you have just learned in the last episode the ability to harmonize your heart in your brain in a very precise way in addition to all of the benefits that we've already shared is the underlying trigger to unlock the potential of longevity and vitality healthy longevity in your life and it all begins not surprisingly with our DNA and the chromosomes that we have talked about earlier in this program each time our cells divide something really really interesting begins to happen among the many interesting things that happen within the chromosomes themselves in the earlier episode I described how the tip of every chromosome the DNA at the tip of every chromosome has a special component called a telomere at the end and I didn't talk a lot about those telomeres then because I knew I would right now a telomere you can think of in just the way you would think of the shoelaces on your tennis shoes okay if you look at the ends of the shoelaces on your tennis shoes they typically have a little plastic cap over the end that keeps them from fraying and makes it possible for you to lace them through the eyes on your shoes well the ends of your DNA your telomeres are the equivalent of those little plastic caps and every time your cell divides the chromosomes in the division process they are incapable of completing the vision all the way to the end of the DNA so what that means is with each cell division a little piece of the DNA breaks off it's brittle it breaks away and it's lost that is what the telomeres do they are the buffer so that what breaks off is the telomere and not the information in the DNA itself so when one cell divides into two you lose a little bit of telomeres in the end that's okay you've got a lot left to divide in the four you lose a little bit more you've got a lot left but not as much as you did before and you see where this is going it goes on and on for a finite period of time until we reach a point where the telomere is so short or it is so weak it can no longer protect the rest of the DNA and when your cell reaches that point we call it senescence we call it old age and eventually we call it death because the cell cannot preserve the information the DNA cannot preserve the information and because of that it will allow itself to divide with bad information all right so that's the mechanism telomere shortening it's directly linked to stress in our lives and I want to say this to you directly I'm going to read directly from the scientific document so you know it's not my opinion I want you to hear exactly what it is they're saying about this in the Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences the title of this research article it tells the whole story listen to the title accelerated telomere shortening in response to life stress what they're saying is chronic stress erodes the telomeres it impairs the DNA replication and it accelerates the aging so this is peer-reviewed science saying in open paper what we're talking about right now it is the stress the stress of life it can come from any places it can come from the job coming from work it can be an emotional stress it can be environmental stress it can be psychological stress it can be a healing crisis they're all of stress so it's not the stress it's about how we interpret and how we deal with that stress when we are born we have a very high complement of telomeres what scientists tell us is when we're born we have about 8,000 base pairs of telomeres to begin with by the time we're in our 30s we have maybe half of that number and by the time we're in our 60s we have maybe about 1/3 of that number typically but the good news is all that can change and you can direct how it changes in your life the lifetime of a telomere in the lifetime of a cell are generally accepted to be about 40 to 60 cell divisions so 40 to 60 cell divisions is generally did the lifetime of an average cell this is what scientists tell us it is the limit of that lifetime and the limit actually has a name it's named after the man that discovered the limit it is called the hayflick limit hayflick limit that is the number of times the hayflick limit defines how many times ourselves can divide before they reach the point where the telomeres aren't working any longer interestingly that hayflick limit equates if you take that number of cell divisions and how long they live that equates to about a hundred and twenty years of human life so we're beginning to see why we do see people living up to 120 years we don't see a lot after that because they have reached this hayflick limit the question is can we increase that hayflick limit are we bound to that limit and the answer is yes or we wouldn't be having this conversation and the discovery in 2009 tells us why it's possible in 2009 the Nobel Prize in medicine and physiology was awarded to three people - Carol Greider Elizabeth Blackburn and Jack szostak they all work together to discover an enzyme in the human body now think about this this is 2009 it was just a few years ago and they're still discovering things about the human body that we haven't known in the past this new enzyme was mysterious at first they found the enzyme they weren't sure what the function was but the only place they found the enzyme was hovering near the end of the telomeres so they theorized maybe this enzyme has something to do with the telomeres and if it does maybe the enzyme has something to do with long life so their discovery of this enzyme is what the Nobel Prize was awarded for the name of the enzyme tells the whole story it gives it away okay the telomeres are what determine how long the cell can live and divide the enzyme they discovered is called telomerase and the purpose of this enzyme the only purpose of the telomerase in our bodies is to heal and repair the telomeres at the end of our DNA the thing is often our telomerase is not actively engaged in its greatest potential it's dormant or if not completely dormant it is not as active as it can be well what scientists found after they discovered the telomeres they began looking into the function of the telomeres and the telomerase working together and once again not my words I want to share with you the exact words of what it is that they found the National Institutes of Health produced a series of articles in the year 2011 and I'm just going to share with you to direct sentences from that number one they're saying that the telomeres shorten with ASUS a telomere length shortens with age that is a fact okay the next sentence is the key because they say the rate of telomere shortening can be either increased or decreased by specific lifestyle factors what that means is that you and I have the ability to make choices in our lives that will either accelerate the aging process and that since old age and death or we make lifestyle choices that breathe life and activate these anti-aging hormones and the telomerase in our bodies and some of these factors you already know of course diet exercise lifestyle you know about those things but there's another factor now that you already know but you may not realize is impacting the duration of your cell life and that is the technique of heart brain harmony that we just learned in the last episode because that technique of heart brain harmony as you activate that in your life what it's doing is it's setting up the communication between your heart and your brain and your breathing is telling your body that you're in a place that's safe and that is redefining any stress that you may feel in your body member stress is one of the key factors to decreasing the length of the telomeres so it's not just about meditating and it's not just about saying a chant although those things can help but it's about creating this environment in our advanced and extended neural network it signals to our bodies that we are in a safe place where it is okay to put all the energy into the body into the healing the regeneration and rejuvenation rather than sending that energy in defense of the world around us through the stress of cortisol and adrenaline I know that's a big big idea the bottom line is heart bringing harmony is a trigger for longevity what you're seeing on your screen right now I didn't want you guys to take my word for it I want you to see this you're looking at telomeres these are photomicrographs of telomeres I'm going to show you it before and after this is a photograph of telomeres that are of advanced age there aren't many of them left they are the little pink areas that you're seeing you're looking down at the end of a strand of DNA okay and this is through the aging process now the next image that you see is going to be precisely the same telomeres however the telomerase has been activated and when it's activated it will heal in reverse the aging process and now you're seeing it right here look at this that is the same telomere that now is rejuvenated what you're seeing is anti aging you're seeing it real time in the DNA and this is human DNA what's possible in this slide is possible in your body so modern science is now revealing it's solving one of the deepest mysteries of the greatest truths of human existence we are literally wired I'm gonna be personal you are wired to thrive in life and to begin healing of your body you begin the moment that you're born and you can embrace that at any time in your life in our next episode we're gonna take this idea of personal healing to an even deeper level with the bigger picture and in doing so we'll discover that the leading-edge science that tells us our personal choices are the key to global cooperation and peace are available to us in our lives right now thank you for joining me for this program and be sure to tune in for our next all new episode missing links the deep truth of our origin history destiny and fate
Unlocking The Power Of Your Mind
It's a scientific fact that the hormones of stress downregulate genes and create disease. Long-term effects. Human beings because of the size of the neocortex, we can turn on the stress response just by thought alone as I think about our problems and turn on those chemicals That means then our thoughts Could make us sick So if it's possible, that our thoughts could make us sick then it is possible then our thoughts could make us well, the answer is absolutely yes Everybody welcome to Impact Theory our goal with this show and company is to introduce you to the people and ideas that will help you Actually execute on your dreams Alright today's guest is a New York Times bestselling author and one of the most sought-after speakers in the world He's lectured and given advanced workshops in more than 30 countries Across five continents all with the aim of helping people better understand and unlock the power of their mind His expertise is the intersection of the fields of neuroscience Epigenetics and quantum physics and he's partnered with other scientists across multiple disciplines to perform extensive research on the effects of meditation Using advanced technologies such as epigenetic testing brain mapping with EEG s and gas-discharge visualization technology. Through his work He is endeavouring to help advance both the scientific community and the public at large as understanding of mind derived health optimization, a topic he covered extensively in his groundbreaking book, You are the placebo. His teaching has had such a profound impact on the way that people perceive a wide range of brain related topics around Mindfulness and well-being that he's a faculty member at the quantum University in Hawaii the Omega Institute for holistic studies in New York And the Kerr Paulo Centre for yoga and health in Stockbridge, Massachusetts He's also an invited chair of the research committee at life University in Atlanta As well as a corporate consultant where he delivers his lectures and workshops for businesses So, please help me in welcoming the man who has appeared in such films as Heal, People versus the state of illusion and Unleashing creativity The author of the recent book Becoming supernatural. Dr. Joe Dispenza Thanks for being here So, diving into your world and how you perceive the sense of self and the way that you marry science to - the way that we form memories the way that we live in a perpetual state of Reliving our past and things like that It's really, really incredible and I want to dive into the whole notion of you sort of being a habitual Construct like what? What is that? What is the habit of you? Well a habit is a redundant set of Automatic unconscious thoughts, behaviors and emotions that's acquired through repetition The habit is when you've done done something so many times that your body now knows how to do it better than your mind So if you think about it people wake up in the morning they Begin to think about their problems Those problems are circuits, memories in the brain, each One of those memories are connected to people and things at certain times and places and if the brain is a record of the past The moment they start their day, they're already thinking in the past. Each one of those memories has an emotion Emotions are the end product of past experiences So the moment they recall those memories of their problems, they all of a sudden feel unhappy, they feel sad, they feel pain Now how you think and how you feel creates your state of being. So the person's entire State of being when they start their day is in the past. So what does that mean? The familiar past will sooner or later be predictable future so if you believe that your thoughts have something to do with your destiny and You can't think greater than how you feel Or feelings have become the means of thinking by very definition of emotions you're thinking in the past And for the most part you're going to keep creating the same life, so then people grab their cell phone They check their WhatsApp. They check their texts. They check their emails. They check Facebook They take a picture of their feet. They post it on Facebook. They tweet something, they do Instagram they check the news and now they feel really connected to everything that's known in their life And then they go through a series of routine behaviors They get out of bed on the same side. They go to the toilet. They get a cup of coffee They take a shower, they get dressed, they drive to work the same way. They do the same things They see the same people that pushed the same emotional buttons and that becomes the routine and it becomes like a program So now they've lost their free will To a program and there's no unseen hand doing it to them. So when it comes time to change the Redundancy of that cycle becomes a subconscious program. So now 95% of who we are by the time we're 35 years old is a Memorized set of behaviors, emotional reactions, unconscious habits, hardwired attitudes, beliefs and perceptions that function like a computer program So then person can say with their five percent of their conscious mind. I want to be healthy I want to be happy. I want to be free but the body's on a whole different program So then how do you begin to make those changes? Well? you have to get beyond the analytical mind because what separates the conscious mind from the Subconscious mind is the analytical mind and that's where meditation comes in because you can teach people through practice how to change their brainwaves, slow them down and when they do that Properly they do enter the operating system where they can begin to make some really important changes. So Most people then wait for crisis or trauma or disease or diagnosis, you know, they wait for loss some tragedy to make up their mind to change and my message is why wait and and You can learn and change in a state of pain and suffering or you can learn and change in a state of joy and inspiration I think right now the cool thing is that people are waking up that's really interesting and where I found the the deepest hooks into how powerful this can be for somebody is when you talk about trauma and you've talked about how People experience a traumatic event, but they then basically rehearse it and how that then has this knock-on effect. So, what is that? Why do people find it so hard to get past trauma? Well? the the stronger the emotional reaction You have to some experience in your life the higher the emotional quotient The more you pay attention to the cause and the moment the brain puts all of its attention on the cause It takes a snapshot and that's called a memory. So long-term memories are created from very highly Emotional experiences. So what happens then is that people think neurologically within the circuitry of that experience and they feel chemically within the boundaries of those emotions and So when you have an emotional reaction to someone or something most people think that they can't control their emotional reaction Well, it turns out if you allow that emotional reaction, it's called a refractory period to last for hours or days That's called the mood. I say to someone. Hey, what's up think so I'm gonna move well, why are you in a mood? well I had this thing happen to me five days ago and I'm having one long emotional reaction if you keep that same emotional reaction going on for weeks or months That's called temperament. Why is he so bitter? I don't know. Let's ask him. Why is he so bitter? Why are you bitter? Well, I had this thing happened to me nine months ago And if you keep that same emotional reaction going on for years on end that's called a personality trait And so learning how to shorten your refractory period of emotional reactions is really where that work starts So then people when they have an event what they do is they keep recalling the event because the Emotions of stress hormones the survival emotions are saying pay attention to what happened Because you want to be prepared if it happens again Turns out most people spend 70% of their life living in survival and living in stress. So they're they're always Anticipating the worst-case scenario based on a past experience and they're literally out of the infinite potentials in the quantum field they're selecting the worst possible outcome and they're beginning to emotionally embrace it with fear and their Conditioning their body into a state of fear do that enough times Body has a panic attack without you you you can't even predict it because it's programmed subconsciously So then you say to the person why are you this way? And they'll say I am this way because of this event that happened to me 15 or 20 years ago and what that means from biological standpoint is that they haven't been able to change since that event So then the emotions from the experience tend to give the body and the brain a rush of energy So people become addicted To the rush of those emotions and they use the problems and conditions in their life to reaffirm their limitation So at least they can feel something. So now when it comes time to change you say the person why are you this way? Well, every time they recall the event they're producing the same chemistry in their brain and body as if the event is occurring firing and wiring the same circuits and Settings the same emotional signature to the body. Well, what's the revelant behind that? Well your body is the unconscious mind It doesn't know the difference between the experience that's creating the emotion and the emotion that you're creating by thought alone So the body's believing it's living in the same past experience 24 hours a day seven days a week 365 days a year and so then when those emotions influence certain thoughts and they do and Then those thoughts create the same emotions and those same emotions influence the same thoughts Now the entire person's state of being is in the past. So then the hardest part about change is not making the same choice as you did the day before a period and The moment you decide to make a different choice get ready because it's going to feel uncomfortable It's going to feel unfamiliar. It's there's gonna be something so why does it feel so uncomfortable? Is it because of the the neurons that fire together wire together so I've there's like an Easiness to that loop just because literally and you've talked very eloquently about this the way that the neurons connect in the brain how rapidly I've seen you show footage of how Rapidly those connections happen, which is pretty incredible Is is that what makes it so? discomforting for people I think that I think that the bigger thing is that we we keep Firing and wiring those circuits they become more hardwired. So there you have a thought and then the program runs but it's the emotion that follows the thought if you have a if you have a Fearful thought you're gonna feel anxiety the moment you feel anxiety your brains checking in with your body and saying yeah, you're pretty anxious so then you start thinking more corresponding thoughts equaled how you While the redundancy of that cycle conditions the body to become the minds. So now when it comes time to change Person's steps into that river of change and they make a different choice in all of a sudden They don't they don't feel the same way So the body says well you've been doing this for 35 years Well, you're gonna just stop feel suffering and stop feeling guilty and stop feeling shameful and you're not gonna complain or blame or make excuses Or feel sorry for yourself long The body's in the unknown so the body says I want to return back to familiar territory so the body starts influencing the mind then it says Start tomorrow, you're too much like your mother. You'll never change. This isn't gonna work for you. This doesn't feel right And so if you respond to that thought as if it's true that same thought will lead to the same choice Which will lead to the same behavior, which will create the same experience which produce the same emotion I want to talk about that notion of Give me a little more detail. We mean by the body becomes the mind or the unconscious mind. What do you mean by that exactly? Well, those are two different things your body is your unconscious mind in a sense if you're sitting down and you start thinking about Some future worst-case scenario that you're conjuring up in your mind and you begin to feel the emotion of that event your body doesn't know the difference between The event that's taking place in your world outer world and what you're creating by emotion or thought alone. So most people then They're they're constantly reaffirming their emotional states So when it comes time to give up that emotion they can say I really want to do it but really the body is stronger than the mind because it's been conditioned that way so The servant now has become the master and the person all of a sudden once they step into that unknown They'd rather feel guilt and suffering because at least they can predict it being in the unknown Is a scary place for most people because the unknown is uncertain people say to me. Well, I can't predict my future I'm in the unknown and I always say the best way to predict your futures have created Not from the known but from the unknown what thoughts? Do you want to fire and wire in your brain? what behaviors do you want to demonstrate in one day the act of rehearsing the mentally closing your eyes and rehearsing the action the rehearsing the reaction of what you want or the action of what you want by closing your eyes and mentally rehearsing some action if You're truly present. The brain does not know the difference between what you're imaging and what you're experiencing in 3d world so then you begin to install the Neurological Hardware in your brain to look like the event has already occurred Now your brain is no longer a record of the past now It's a map to the future and if you keep doing it priming it that way the hardware becomes a software program and who knows you just may start acting like a happy person and then I think the hardest part is To teach our body emotionally what the future will feel like ahead of the actual experience. So, what does that mean? You can't wait for your success to feel empowered. You can't wait for your wealth to feel abundant you can't wait for your your new relationship to feel love or Your healing to feel whole I mean that's the old model of reality of cause and effect, you know Waiting for something outside of us to change how we feel inside of us and when we feel better inside of us We pay attention to ever or whatever caused it But what that means then is that from the Newtonian world that most people spend their whole life living in lack Will hitting through something to change out their what do you mean the Newtonian world? Newtonian world is all about the predictable It's all about predicting the future But the quantum model of reality isn't is about causing an effect the moment you start feeling Abundant and worthy you are generating wealth the moment you're empowered and feel it You're beginning to step towards your success the moment. You start feeling whole Your healing begins and when you love yourself and you love all of life You'll create an equal and now you're causing an effect and I think that's that the difference between living as a victim in Your world saying I am this way because of this person or that thing or this experience They made me think and feel this way when you switch that around you become a creator of your world and you start My thinking and my feeling is changing an outcome in my life And now that's a whole different game and we start believing more that were creators of reality. So, how do we go from? Okay, I have this negative emotion. It's controlling my life. It's got me in this cycle of I think about this emotion which triggers a chemical reaction which trains my body to feel that way which makes it easier more likely I will do it again and so now I'm in this vicious line unconscious and it's unconscious right and you You said does your thinking create your environment orders your environment create your thinking which I thought was really really interesting. So how do we then go from that like mechanistically To begin this visualization process of something that's empowering its me in a different state. It's my future self Is it meditation is it what does that look like if you're not being defined by a vision of the future? Then you're left with the old memories of the past and you will be predictable in your life and If you wake up in the morning and you're not being defined by a vision in the future as you see the same people and you go to the same places and You do the exact same thing at the exact same time It's no longer that your personality is creating your personal reality Now your personal reality is affecting or creating your personality Your environment is really controlling how you think and feel? unconsciously because every person everything every place every experience has a neurological network in your brain every Experience that you have with every person produces an emotion. So some people will use their boss to reaffirm their addiction to judgment They'll use their enemy to reaffirm their addiction to hatred to use their friends that we affirm their addiction to suffering So now they need the outer world to feel something. So To change them is to be greater than your environment to be greater than the conditions in your world and the environment Is that seductive so then why is meditation the tool well? Let's sit down. Let's close our eyes. Let's disconnect from your outer environment So if you're seeing less things is less stimulation going to your brain if you're playing soft music or you have earplugs in Less sensory information coming to your brain. So you're disconnecting from the environment if you can sit your body down and Tell it to stay like an animal stay right here. I'm gonna feed you when we're done You can get up and check your emails You can do all your texts, but right now you're gonna sit there and obey me So then when you do that properly and you're not eating anything or smelling anything or tasting anything? You're not up experiencing and feeling anything. You would have to agree with me that you're being defined by a thought, right? So when the body wants to go back to its emotional past And you become aware that your attention is on that emotion And where you place your attention is where you place your energy? you're siphoning your energy out of the present moment into the past and you become aware of that and You settle your body back down in the present moment because it's saying well, it's eight o'clock You normally get upset because you're in traffic around this time and here you are sitting and we're used to feeling anger and you're off Schedule. Oh, it's 11 o'clock and usually check your emails and judge everybody. Well, the body is looking for that predictable chemical state every time you become aware that you're doing that and your body is craving those emotions and You settle it back down into the present moment. You're telling the body it's no longer the mind that you're the mind and now your will is Getting greater than the program and if you keep doing this over and over again over and over again over and over again Just like training a stallion or a dog. It's just gonna say I'm gonna sit and the moment that happens when the body's no longer the mind when it finally surrenders There's a liberation of energy We go from particle to wave from matter to energy and we free ourselves from the chains Of those emotions that keep us in the familiar past and we've seen this Thousands of times. In fact, we can actually predict it now on a brain scan. That's so interesting Let's go a little bit harder on Metacognition the notion that you don't have to believe everything you think I love the way that you talk about that. Hmm Yeah, and we have a huge frontal lobe. It's 40% of our entire brain and most people when they have a thought they just think that that's the truth and I think one of my greatest Realizations in my own journey was just because you have a thought it doesn't necessarily mean it's true so if you think 60 to 70 thousand thoughts in one day and we do and 90% of those thoughts are the same thoughts as The day before and you believe that your thoughts have something to do with your destiny Your life's not gonna change very much Because the same thought leads to the same choice the same choice leads to the same behavior the same behavior creates the same experience and the same experience produces the same motion and so then the act of becoming conscious of this process to to begin to become more aware of How you think how you act in how you feel? It's called metacognition and so then why is that important because the more conscious you become of those unconscious states of mind and body the Less likely you're gonna go unconscious during the day and that thought is not gonna slip by your awareness unchecked because your It means to know thyself and the word meditation means to become familiar with So as you become familiar with the thoughts the behaviors and the emotions of the old self You're retiring that old self as you fire and wire new thoughts and condition the body into a new emotional state if you do that Enough times it'll begin to become familiar to you. So it's so important Just like a garden if you're planting a garden, you've got to get rid of the weeds You got to take the plants from the past year and you got to pull them out the rocks that sift to the top that Are like our emotional blocks they have to be removed that soil has to be tenderized and broken down We have to make room to plant the new garden So primarily we learn the most about ourselves and others when we're uncomfortable because the moment you move into that uncomfortable state normally a program jumps in When that program jumps ins because the person doesn't want to be in the present moment and engage it consciously So when you teach people how to do that with a meditative process Turns out that when they're in their life They're less likely to emotionally react they're less likely to be so rigid and believe the thoughts they were thinking they're more aware of when they go unconscious back into a habit and that is what starts the process of change and So we have to unlearn Before we relearn we have to break the habit of the old self before we reinvent a new self We have to presynaptic connections and sprout new connections. We have to unfired unwire and refire and rewire. We have to unmemorable Body to a new mind into a new emotion like the program and reprogram that's the act and it's a two-step process Yeah, I like the way that you call that out as an action There was another thing that you said that I thought was really powerful about how insights themselves are essentially inert. They don't do anything What then do we do with an insight? How do we take a breakthrough moment and make sure that it's not just a breakthrough moment Like I guarantee people watching right now are having like a hundred aha moments for sure That was definitely the case for me as I was researching you and when you said that I was like and that's the danger that You have the AHA and then nothing. Yeah Yeah and that's it's it is a danger because then people will shrink back into mediocracy and they'll use the insight to Excuse them from taking a leap. They'll say yeah, you know, I have a chemical imbalance in my brain. Yeah, my father was Really overbearing he was a perfectionist. That's why I am the way I am you know people they come up with stuff to to excuse themselves. The insight is Actually giving them permission to stay limited and it's an amazing idea because they'll say to you And they really want to get over their anxiety. But let's ok. Let's take your ex-husband. Let's put him in a straitjacket Let's duct tape them and shoot them to the moon know what I mean. What are you gonna do now? You still have to make those changes. And so then the person's enemy dies or they're something shifts in their life And that person's gone. They'll find another person to hate. This is just how we function as human beings. We just slide another Reason to feel those emotions. So I think I think when people start to understand this, you know, I think knowledge is power but knowledge about yourself is self-empowerment. So how much of this is really learning to? just bifurcate the world into there's negative emotions that have negative neurochemistry associated with and you said that in those states if you're living in a perpetual state of stress hormones and things like that illness is like a step away and Then just the other side of that is understanding but there's this whole other side of positive energy which happiness joy Empowerment whatever that you know neurochemical cocktail is but that when you're on that side Your immune system is more likely to function. Well, like is that Just sort of bringing it down to like a really basal. Yeah, that's sort of one of the biggies Well, let's talk about it in terms of survival or creation As I said 70% of the time people live in stress and living in stress is living in survival now All organisms in nature can tolerate short-term stress, you know a deer gets chased by a pack of coyotes when it out runs the Coyotes it goes back to grazing and the event is over and The definition of stress is when your brain and body are knocked out of balance out of homeostasis The stress response is what the body and Nate Lee does to return itself back to order. So you're driving down the road Someone cuts you off you jam on the brakes You may give them the finger and then you settle back down and the event is over and boom now. Everything's back to normal But what if it's not a predator that's waiting for you outside the cave, but what if it's your coworker? Sitting right next to you and all day long you're turning on those chemicals because they're pushing all your emotional buttons When you turn on the stress response, and you can't turn it off Now you're headed for a disease because no organism in nature can live an emergency mode for that extended period of time It's a scientific fact that the hormones of stress down-regulated genes and create disease long term affects Human beings because of the size of the neocortex we can turn on the stress response just by thought alone Which I think about our problems and turn on those chemicals That means that our thoughts Could make us sick So if it's possible that our thoughts could make us sick. Is it possible that our thoughts could make us? Well, the answer is absolutely Yes So then what are the emotions that are connected to survival? Let's name them anger aggression hostility hatred competition fear Anxiety worries pain suffering guilt shame unworthiness the envy jealousy. Those are all Created by the hormones of stress and psychology calls them normal human states of consciousness I call those altered states of consciousness So then we tend to remember those traumatic events more because, in survival, you better be ready if it happens again that's an and in one's survival gene is switched on you could have ten really great things that happen to you in your day and you just have one bad thing that happens and you cannot take your attention off that bad that that unhappy thing because The survival gene is switched on it's really interesting How does epigenetics come into play and all this like what's actually happening? You've talked pretty profoundly about? Proteins and like really at a deep level how we're signaling to our genetics to create these kinds of changes What does that actually look like? Well epigenetics epi means above the gene and Many years ago after the DNA helix was discovered by Watson and Crick They said the blueprints of life, you know, all diseases are created from genes it turns out less than 5% more like 1% of people on the planet are born with a genetic condition like type 1 diabetes or Tay-Sachs disease or sickle cell anemia the other 95 to 99 percent Are created by lifestyle and by choices you can take to identical twins Exact same genome one dies at 51. The other one dies at 85 same gene different environment, so All of a sudden they said we lied That was wrong. It's not genes that create disease. It's the environment that signals the gene that creates disease. Well, ok, but That's not the whole truth too because you could have two people working side by side in the same factory One gets cancer after being exposed to a carcinogenic for 25 years both working for 25 years The other one has no cancer at all. So there must be some internal order That would cause one person to not get it while another one does So is it possible then if? The environment signals the gene and it does and the end product of an experience in the environment is called an emotion Can you signal the gene ahead of the environment by embracing an elevated emotion? We've done the research on this where we measured 7,500 different gene expressions in a group of people it came to an advanced event for four days and we Had them doing a seated meditation a walking meditation a laying down meditation a standing meditation and at the end of four days Just four days The common eight genes that were upregulated two genes to suppress cancer cells and tumor growth Two genes for neurogenesis the growth of new neurons in response to novel experiences and learning the gene that signals stem cells To go to damaged areas and repair them the gene for oxidative stress was upregulated We started seeing all these genes that are very very healthy to cause the body to flourish Imagine if people were doing that for three months. We also measured telomeres the little Shoestrings on the end of DNA that tell us our biological age. We asked people to Do the work meditation five out of seven days for 60 days Measure their telomeres that determine their biological age sixty days later seventy-four percent of the people lengthen their telomeres 40 percent significant change twenty percent a very remarkable change That means that they got a little bit of their life back if it lengthened by ten percent They got 10% of their life back. That's incredible Before I ask my last question tell these guys where they can find you online Sure. My website is just dr. Joe Dispenza dot-com. You can follow us on Facebook Twitter Instagram We're all over and then my final question. What's the impact that you want to have on the world? I? think that the end game for me is to empower people to Such a degree that they realize that they need fewer things outside of them to make them happy fewer things outside of them to regulate their moods and their behaviors and that they begin to use the kind of power that we All have access to and into reality and to change the world to make a difference so that there's more peace There's more homeless. There's more connection that we support and love each other and we serve better and I think that we have to start for the most part if everybody's working on themselves and and Trying to do their best to present the greatest ideal of themselves to the world. I think the world would be a better place. And so That's my passion and I'm witnessing it happening now The more than I ever thought I would be incredible Joe. Thank you so much for being here and amazing having you Guys Go watch this man's videos They are some of the best explanations of what's going on inside the mind that I've ever come across There were of several that I literally have people in my life that I'm going to force to sit down and watch these things It's just incredible explanations of how you create yourself out of the things you do Habitually the way that you think creates a feeling the way that you feel creates thinking that matches that and then you get in this cycle and that coming down to that personality ultimately being a finite set of patterns in your brain I think is really really illuminating in terms of how we actually experience the world and I think when people understand that it's within your control that you don't have to believe every thought that you think that you can step outside of that that you can leverage metacognition to think about your thinking and Deconstruct and decide what you want to think about and start focusing on that and create an entirely different version of yourself that has new Elevated feelings that's over on the side of the positivity empowering yourself I think it's really incredible and he gets deep into the mechanistic stuff I love you guys will not regret diving deep into this man's world. 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