My Mind Is Not Always My Friend: A Guide for How to Not Get in Your Own Way [NOOK Book]

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Your computer and your cell phone know what day it is. So why should your mind be living in the past? The greatest challenge we face is to rule our minds, lest they rule us without our even being aware of it. How do you become a conscious observer of your thoughts and stop past-based, self-defeating thinking from controlling your present? How do you make your mind your ally, your servant, and your best friend? Your mind is one of the most powerful tools you possess. Now you'll learn how to create the emotional ...
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My Mind Is Not Always My Friend: A Guide for How to Not Get in Your Own Way

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Overview

Your computer and your cell phone know what day it is. So why should your mind be living in the past? The greatest challenge we face is to rule our minds, lest they rule us without our even being aware of it. How do you become a conscious observer of your thoughts and stop past-based, self-defeating thinking from controlling your present? How do you make your mind your ally, your servant, and your best friend? Your mind is one of the most powerful tools you possess. Now you'll learn how to create the emotional life, the spiritual freedom, and the financial success you've always longed for. In this path-breaking new book, business leader Steven J. Fogel will teach you how to live "right here, right now" and how to live a fulfilling life as you reach new heights. Wayne Hurlberg wrote, "The author provides a framework for managing your own mind so it doesn't control your life, through creating new guiding life principles that lead you to the life of your own choosing. . . . The power of the book is how Fogel shares his own personal journey toward transformation with the readers, and uses it as a teaching tool to help guide others to find their true path. His insight that the brain operates like machinery and can be programmed to operate automatically, creates an empowering sense of choice for his readers. While a person may have created self-destructive programming in the past, that behavior is not permanent. It can be changed, and the mind can receive a fresh way of thinking that leads to happiness and personal fulfillment. The author provides practical learning tools that give the reader the means to rid themselves of the previous behavior and replacing it with the strength of a new perspective on one's own life."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780984552504
  • Publisher: Fresh River Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 872,850
  • File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

Preface 1

Part 1 The Mind: Machinery Versus Conscious Choice 9

Chapter 1 Creation of the Mind as We Know It 11

Chapter 2 The Mind's Machinery and Awareness 17

Chapter 3 What Our Mind's Machinery Tells Us in Early Childhood and How It Can Control Us Today 23

Chapter 4 The Jack Story: How the Machinery's Interpretations Can Make Us Act Disruptively 35

Chapter 5 Conflicting Missions: Why Our Machinery's Programming for Survival Is Not Always Best for Our Being 39

Part II What Happens in our Inner World: How What We Don't Know Can Hurt Us 47

Chapter 6 A Close Look at How Our Inner Worlds Work 49

Chapter 7 C. G. Jung's Concept on Complexes: A Psychological Perspective on Machinery and Programming 61

Chapter 8 How We Present Ourselves to the World and What It Costs Us 71

Chapter 9 Our Organizing Principles: The Conscious and Unconscious Beliefs That Cause Us to Act as We Do 85

Chapter 10 Becoming Aware of Our Dark Side and Learning to Embrace It 95

Part III Transforming Our Beliefs, Ourselves, and our Relationships 105

Chapter 11 Guiding Principles: Truths That Help Us Transform 107

Chapter 12 How the Machinery Fights Change 117

Chapter 13 Recognizing When We're Being Kidnapped by Our Machinery: Clues That We're Reacting Unconsciously 123

Chapter 14 How to Recognize That We Are in a Complex: More Clues That We're Being Run by Our Programming 129

Chapter 15 Bringing Ourselves into the Present: Eleven Steps to Start Self-Transformation 141

Chapter 16 Transforming Relationships 145

Chapter 17 Resources You Can Use for Self-Transformation 157

Chapter 18 Ideas to Live By 175

Notes 185

Index 188

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  • Posted March 23, 2010

    Best book on how your mind really works

    Steven Fogel is a genius. He has written the best book I've ever seen on the subject of human psychology and how the mind really works. He cleared up so many misconceptions for me in a very easy-to-read and understand book. It's straightforward and clear. I learned so much and I can't wait for the sequel. Highly, highly recommended.

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