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Super Brain by Deepak Chopra, M.D. & Rudolph Tanzi, Ph.D.

The book “The Super Brain” discusses the battle between our misperceptions of ourselves and mindfulness.  The discussion turns to the things we say to ourselves without even realizing it.  These negative statements like “I can’t do that” or “How dare he say that”, drive our responses.  The authors focus on how we can become aware of how we “miss program” ourselves and then behave in a self defeating way based on these misperceptions.

The book then goes on to talk about the emotional brain and how it takes us over and we how we hurt ourselves by reacting based on the dark feelings of anger, hurt, anxiety, and sadness.  The authors then give guidelines about how being mindful and connecting with our logical brain can guide us to respond to but not be dominated by these troubling feelings.

In the chapter “Personal Crisis” the doctors offer three questions to ask ourselves that can get us through difficult times such as:

* Is this a problem I should fix?

* Whom can I talk to who has successfully gone through this situation?  

* How can I look deeper into myself to find a solution?

On a higher level the book discusses how we can have our brain be most powerful by going beyond logic and developing our intuition.  Learning to trust our self on one side and knowing when emotions have taken over and will distort intuition.

The book goes into many aspects of developing both our brain and by extension our capacity to use the brain we have, more effectively in every aspect of our life.

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