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Inspirations: Joe Dispenza on Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself (2012)
When you try to change an old habit, do you wonder why it’s so difficult to change? Do you want to learn how to be more positive or resilient, but don’t know how? In this eye-opening and potentially life-changing interview with Lisa Garr, Dr. Joe Dispenza, a neuroscientist, chiropractor and author, explains how our habits are wired into our brains and what we can do about them.
He notes, “Nerve cells that fire together, wire together.” There is something of a feedback loop at work: As you repeat your activities, the brain’s pathways stay wired to repeat that activity, and so it becomes even more difficult to change. Repetition reinforces brain behavior, and by, say, age 35, our identity becomes a set of memorized behaviors.
Change is possible, but it takes some effort and stepping out of our comfort zone. But every time you have a new thought or new activity, the neurons create new pathways (and there is dramatic video showing this happening). Dr. Dispenza explains the steps you can take to change your life, how it works and why it can be beneficial beyond your ability to imagine. Don’t miss this astonishing conversation.