Over the past weeks, Quantum Leap Book Club, led by our host, Grandmother Pa’Ris’Ha, and her cohosts, has been on a journey. The journey has been about you and I and all human beings experiencing life in our own unique ways. The focus of the book, “Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself” authored by Dr. Joe Dispenza has given us a framework to explore who this person is we call “myself”. In fact, the author has taken us on a journey that will continue for the rest of our lives. 

The thought, introduced in the title of the book, is the manner we demonstrate who we are can actually be seen as a habit. Habits are not held in stone unless we cooperate in holding them as rigid parts of ourselves. We have explored the actual science behind how the tendency to get stuck and rigid in our habits of living is an influence. This includes the chemistry that is involved in the functioning of our brains and emotions. It is definitely reassuring to learn that there is chemistry involved that we have the ability to manage. 

The bottom line in my understanding, from the wealth of information, offered us in this book, is to get a handle on our thoughts. We have discussed that this is no easy task. In fact, one could call it a major CHALLENGE! From a research study involving 184 participants and using brain imaging, it was concluded that people typically have more than 6,000 thoughts per day. 

One of the exercises discussed during these past weeks is to assess your day at bedtime and determine what went well and what changes you desire to make the next day. With this huge number of thoughts that have been your experience, the only way to truly do an honest assessment is to actually be aware and focused throughout the day. There is value in capturing on paper or recording when thoughts have to lead you in a desired or undesired direction. The gift of this particular book is there are guidelines to use so you capture both ends of the spectrum all through the day.

 This powerful book can become a tool to continue using in life, particularly if your goal is a personal destination of living your life “Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself”. This includes a willingness to “lose your mind and create a new one”. The main importance relates to the simple truth that all that any of us has is the “present moment”. Thus this adventure continuously evolves if we actively participate. 

Joyce Mollenhauer 

Cohost of Quantum Leap Book Club

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