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

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


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ISBN-13: 9780984552535
Publisher: Fresh River Press
Publication date: 03/01/2010
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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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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.