Review: You Are the Placebo: making your mind matter, written by Dr. Joe Dispenza (2014)
Dr. Dispenza writes within depth regarding the alteration of mind to use cells within the body to heal and alter the future of you. Results and evidence is based on personal experience, external studies, and historical scientific evidence. Below are some excerpts from the book:
“By changing your internal state, you can change your external reality.”
“One of the most basic principles in neuroscience states, “Nerve cells that fire together wire together.” “Whether it’s joyful or stressful, with every thought you think, every emotion you feel, and every event you experience, you’re acting as an epigenetic engineer of your own cells.”
“In meditation, we move not just from conscious mind to subconscious mind, but also from selfish to selfless, from being somebody and someone to being no body and no one, from being a materialist to being an immaterialist, from being some place to being no place, from being in time to being in no time, from believing that the outer world is reality and defining reality with our senses to believing that the inner world is reality and that once we’re there, we enter “non-sense”: the world of thought beyond the senses. Meditation takes us from survival to creation; from separation to connection; from imbalance to balance; from emergency mode to growth-and-repair mode; and from the limiting emotions of fear, anger, and sadness to the expansive emotions of joy, freedom, and love. Basically, we go from clinging to the known to embracing the unknown.”
You are the Placebo helped me realize mind and matter combine to create unconscious reactions to produce desired results within a life. Why wouldn’t anyone try to preprogram their body to heal or improve mental and physical state before damage is actually done? Methods of meditation recommended by Dr. Dispenza have the potential to assist performance of athletes, cure patients of illness before, during, and after incidents, and assist overall positive mindfulness. I will take this into practice with the intent of working internally to create a positive impact on my environment for the future, not waiting for the environment to impact my desired outcomes. Dispenza, Dr. Joe (2014-04-29). You Are the Placebo: Making Your Mind Matter (pp. 148-149). Hay House, Inc.. Kindle Edition.