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Happiness in “Psycho-Cybernetics”

March 3, 2013 Mental balance

happinessI’m not a big fan of self-help books, many of them have as only purpose becoming a best-seller. They are often made of empty words with no practical advice that could lead to a real change in the reader’s life. But I enjoyed dr. Maltz’ Psycho-Cybernetics: A New Way to Get More Living out of Life very much, as I considered it is based on logical arguments that can really help us understand things better and make improvements.

He starts his chapter about happiness with a quote from dr. John A. Schindler: happiness is “A state of mind in which our think is pleasant, a good share of the time”. Later on, he argues that happiness is native to the human mind...

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Our Brain Is a Muscle…

January 31, 2013 Mental balance

brainModern psychologists consider the brain similar to a muscle that we can grow stronger through use and exercise. Thus, if we let ourselves be overwhelmed by negative thoughts this part will become stronger, to the detriment of the positive and confident side.

Once we find ourselves guilty of over working the pessimistic side, it’s time to work on the positive side of the mind.  Each time you detect fears and negative thoughts like: “I’m not good enough/ I’m not gonna make it”, at least two or three optimistic images should take their place. In other words, if  we want to change things, we have to balance our mind through positive images.  We will then be able to counterbalance the effect of the fears and allow the growth of the positive side.

In time, the imbalance between the “dark” si...

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