Before we jump into why you’re not happy, I want to tell you about the guy in this video.
His name is Dr. Joe Dispenza and I first learned about him in 2007 from the movie What the Bleep do we know. He was one of the experts in the movie who’s story change my whole view of the world and my place in it. The movie led me to his book Evolve your Brain and I am forever grateful for what he taught me.
His presentation of the ideas, concepts and the science of how to change my brain started with this book.
Dr. Dispenza’s story is mind-blowing. Years ago, he got into an accident when a car hit him while riding his bike. After consulting many doctors, they all said that if he was ever to walk again, they would have to fuse some of the vertebrae that would leave him with a life of pain and very limited mobility.
Being a chiropractor, Dr. Dispenza had studied spinal health extensively and decided to refuse the recommended procedure and take a different approach.
He decided to work with therapeutic care program and use his mind to heal his way through recovery. Within three months, he was able to walk and do function as he did before the crash and credits the power of his own mind that played a vital role in the process.
One of the biggest learning moments for me from Joe Dispenza is this.
“Every time we think a thought or feel an emotion, the brain sends chemicals throughout the body that reproduce that feeling, often giving us a physical reaction. Through prolonged repetition, self-limiting thoughts and feelings can become habitual – producing mind-sets such as unworthiness, and attracting negative experiences – yet we can still crave them, even when they don’t feel good.”
How to Unlock the full potential of your mind
I recently watched the video below and it reminded me of so many great learnings and I wanted to share.
Below the video are some of my favorite Dr. Joe Dispenza quotes
Here are some of my favorite Dr. Joe Dispenza quotes.
“Your thoughts are incredibly powerful. Choose yours wisely.”
“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 will create an equal and now you’re causing an effect.”
“Emotions are the end product of past experiences.”
“The best way to predict your future is to create it, 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 active rehearsing, then mentally closing your eyes and rehearsing the action.”
“Knowledge is power, but knowledge about yourself is self empowerment.”
“Can you accept the notion that once you change your internal state, you don’t need the external world to provide you with a reason to feel joy, gratitude, appreciation, or any other elevated emotion?”
“We should never wait for science to give us permission to do the uncommon; if we do, then we are turning science into another religion.”
“And can you teach your body emotionally what it would feel like to believe in this way . . . to be empowered . . . to be moved by your own greatness . . . to be invincible . . . to have courage . . . to be in love with life . . . to feel unlimited . . . to live as if your prayers are already answered? . . .”
“Meditating is also a means for you to move beyond your analytical mind so that you can access your subconscious mind. That’s crucial, since the subconscious is where all your bad habits and behaviors that you want to change reside.”
“Your thoughts and feelings come from your past memories. If you think and feel a certain way, you begin to create an attitude. An attitude is a cycle of short-term thoughts and feelings experienced over and over again. Attitudes are shortened states of being. If you string a series of attitudes together, you create a belief. Beliefs are more elongated states of being and tend to become subconscious. When you add beliefs together, you create a perception. Your perceptions have everything to do with the choices you make, the behaviors you exhibit, the relationships you chose, and the realities you create.”
“If you want a new outcome, you will have to break the habit of being yourself, and reinvent a new self.”
“Most change starts with the simple process of something outside of us altering something inside of us. If you begin the inward journey and start to change your inner world of thoughts and feelings, it should create an improved state of well-being. If you keep repeating the process in meditation, then in time, epigenetic changes should begin to alter your outer presentation—and you become your own placebo.”
“Psychologists tell us that by the time we’re in our mid-30s, our identity or personality will be completely formed. This means that for those of us over 35, we have memorized a select set of behaviors, attitudes, beliefs, emotional reactions, habits, skills, associative memories, conditioned responses, and perceptions that are now subconsciously programmed within us. Those programs are running us, because the body has become the mind. This means that we will think the same thoughts, feel the same feelings, react in identical ways, behave in the same manner, believe the same dogmas, and perceive reality the same ways. About 95 percent of who we are by midlife1 is a series of subconscious programs that have become automatic—driving a car, brushing our teeth, overeating when we’re stressed, worrying about our future, judging our friends, complaining about our lives, blaming our parents, not believing in ourselves, and insisting on being chronically unhappy, just to name a few.”
“First, every day I would put all of my conscious attention on this intelligence within me and give it a plan, a template, a vision, with very specific orders, and then I would surrender my healing to this greater mind that has unlimited power, allowing it to do the healing for me. And second, I wouldn’t let any thought slip by my awareness that I didn’t want to experience.”
“To be happy with yourself in the present moment while maintaining a dream of your future is a grand recipe for manifestation. When you feel so whole that you no longer care whether “it” will happen, that’s when amazing things materialize before your eyes. I’ve learned that being whole is the perfect state of creation. I’ve seen this time and time again in witnessing true healings in people all over the world. They feel so complete that they no longer want, no longer feel lack, and no longer try to do it themselves. They let go, and to their amazement, something greater than they are responds—and they laugh at the simplicity of the process.”
“To be empowered—to be free, to be unlimited, to be creative, to be genius, to be divine—that is who you are…. Once you feel this way, memorize this feeling; remember this feeling. This is who you really are….”
“Think of it this way: the input remains the same, so the output has to remain the same. How, then, can you ever create anything new?”