Dr. Joe Dispenza, D.C., studied biochemistry at Rutgers University. He also holds a bachelor of Chiropractic from Life University in Atlanta. He has received postgraduate training and continuing education in neurology, neuroscience, brain function and chemistry, cellular biology, memory formation and aging and longevity.
One of my favorite books is “Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself“.
An Excerpt from the Book
Current Neuroscientific theory tells us that the brain is organized to reflect everything we know in our environment. All the information we have been exposed to our entire lives, in the form of knowledge and experiences is stored in the brain’s synaptic connections.
The relationship with people we’ve known, the variety of things we own and are familiar with, the places where we’ve visited and lived at different times in our lives, and the myriad of experiences we’ve embraced throughout our years are all configured in the structures of the brain. Even the vast array of actions and behaviors that we’ve memorized and repeatedly preformed throughout our lifetimes are imprinted in the intricate folds of out brain matter And yet is much greater than you.
Change all begins with thinking: we can immediately form new neurological connections and circuits that reflect our new thought. And nothing gets the brain more excited than when it’s learning-assimilating knowledge and experiences. These are aphrodisiacs for the brain; it “fondles” every signal it receives from our five senses. Every second, it processes billions of bits of data; it analyzes, examines, identifies, extrapolates, classifies, and files information, which it can retrieve for us on an “as needed” basis.
Is this absolutely amazing or what? I think in reminding ourselves of the powers that our brain possesses we can begin to make the changes in our lives. We do need determination and persistence to get where we want to be. Dr. Joe’s is telling us that the great thing is, is that all of our good memories are lodged in the files of our brain. Because we file everything, so is the bad and the ugly. Our jobs are to transform our brains into “happy informational organs,” so that we can let those good, fun memories propel us forward and so that we can recover quickly from those memories that drag us down. This way we can show up in life with clean slates to enjoy our present moments. We can stay focused to create all that we want on a continual basis.