How Body Maps in Your Brain Help You Do Everything Better

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

If you were asked, “Does your hand belong to you?” you would naturally say, “Of course.”

But ask neuroscientists the same question and they will turn the question back on you: How do you know it’s your own hand? In fact, how do you know that you have a body? What makes you think you own it? How do you know where your body begins and ends? How do you keep track of its position in space?

Try this little exercise: Imagine there is a straight line running down the middle of your body, dividing it into a left half and a right half. Using your right hand, pat different parts of your body on the right side – cheek, shoulder, hip, thigh, knee, foot. With your finger, trace a line over your right eyebrow and over the right portions of your upper and lower lips.

Preparing for Your Big Leap – How to Begin

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

If you would like to make your journey to the Zone of Genius smooth and rapid, please take a moment now to answer four questions. Start with this fundamental one:

Am I willing to increase the amount of time every day that I feel good inside?

When I use the phrase “feel good,” I’m talking about a natural, inner sense of well-being that’s not dependent on outside factors such as what you’ve eaten or what you might be doing. It’s important to begin with a willingness to feel good inside, because there’s no sense enhancing other parts of your life at the expense of your inner well-being.

Imagine Yourself Depositing a Million-Dollar Check

Sunday, May 25th, 2008

The dictionary defines a distinction as something that’s different and bears the mark of excellence. When we say someone is a “man of distinction, “we’re expressing that he has something special that other men don’t have. We remark, “How wonderful for him! But of course, I couldn’t have what he has. I don’t have his qualities . . . his style . . . his talents . . . his luck . . . his connections.” Instead of sighing in envy, we can choose to develop the 21 Distinctions of Wealth that allow us to be different and to excel at manifesting abundance. These distinctions give us the power to create all the wealth we desire.

A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey into Consciousness

Thursday, May 15th, 2008

41qrk6gyi5l_sl160_.jpgIt was 7:00 am on December 10, 1996. I awoke to the familiar tick-tick-tick of my compact disk player as it began winding up to play. Sleepily, I hit the snooze button just in time to catch the next mental wave back into dreamland. Here, in this magic land I call “Thetaville”—a surreal place of altered consciousness somewhere between dreams and stark reality—my spirit beamed beautiful, fluid, and free from the confines of normal reality.