Break Old Habits with Dr Joe Dispenza (Part 1 of 2)

Dr Dispenza holds a degree in biochemistry from Rutgers Univ, with an emphasis on neuroscience.  He was a featured expert in the movie What the Bleep Do We Know? and has visited over 24 countries around the world teaching thousands of people how to reprogram their thinking using proven scientific principles.

Listen to Joe Dispenza explain the science behind breaking old habits.

Hi everybody!

My name is Dr. Joe Dispenza. I’m the author of three books. My first book is called Evolve Your Brain: The Science of Changing Your Mind.

My second book is called Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself: How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One.

My last book is called You Are the Placebo: Making Your Mind Matter.

My interest is to use science as a language to help people understand spiritual principles and bridge science and spirituality so that they have within their reach all the tools to begin to make necessary changes in their own personal lives.
In the last audio, we talked about how we can take information, learn that information and produce physical changes in our brain. But once we learn that intellectual philosophical information, the next most important thing to do is to apply that information to personalize it and to demonstrate it.

And if we can align our behaviors and our intentions, our mind and body, we are going to have a new experience. Experience then enriches the circuits of our philosophical information then the brain makes a chemical and we begin to feel the results of our efforts.

We feel more powerful. We feel more loving. We feel more compassionate. We feel more like a leader.

And that’s when we’re teaching our body chemically to understand what our mind has intellectually understood.
So, knowledge is for the mind and experience is for the body, and If you can repeat anything over and over again, it’s going to become a skill.  It’s going to become a habit. It means you’ve practiced it so many times that your mind and body are merging as one. In other words, your body knows how to do it as well as your mind.

That’s when you’re innately embodying that information and it becomes who you are. You’ve practiced it so many times that you don’t even have to think about it.

So imagine taking spiritual philosophical scientific principles about
possibility, about creating the life that you want, about healing yourself from certain diseases or certain conditions, and understanding then that you can signal new genes and new ways and rewire your brain.

You can literally have your thoughts affect your body and your feelings affect your brain.

And begin to understand that if you begin to apply these things, you could begin to see the results within your body and within your life.

I want to talk about how your personality creates your personal reality and how your thoughts are intimately connected to the life that you live right now.  But before I do that, I just want to take a minute and thank everybody for their comments.I love the people that are actually applying it to their life.

The most difficult part of all of this is making the time to do it. And when you and I begin to make the time to measure our own changes in our life, now we’re no longer being philosophers. Now, we’re beginning to initiate that information and we begin to master it over time.

Most people in their life wait for crisis or trauma, or disease or diagnosis or loss before they finally make up their mind to change.

But the new science gives people permission to begin to change in the state of joy and inspiration, in the state of pain and suffering. And so, it is my hope and my message that you don’t wait for tragedy or crisis that you do it because you could understand that you can enrich your life even more.

So, in the last couple of years, one of the things that we’ve noticed is the common people just like you were doing the uncommon. They’re healing themselves of diseases. They’re creating big changes in their life. They’re healing themselves of past traumas and scars that keep them stuck in the same routine patterns.

I was in a movie ten years ago called What the Bleep Do We Know? Fourteen scientists and researchers were making an attempt to explain the nature of reality.

Since that movie in the last ten years, many people asked the same questions when we did conferences all around the world.

The two questions were this:
1. That information is really great but how do we apply that information?
2. And if it really means that in order for us to change to produce a change in our life, why is it so hard to change?

So in the last few years, we’ve been teaching conferences and workshopsaround the world.
And one of the cool things that we’ve been doing is bringing scientists and researchers’ right into our workshops to measure change in the brain, to measure change in the body, to measure genetic changes, to measure changes in the energy in the room, to measure changes in the energy field around people’s bodies.

And I can tell you without a doubt that you’re more powerful
than you know.

What makes this so cool is that you don’t have to be a Buddhist monk, you don’t have to be someone who’s dedicated to any religious doctrine, you don’t have to have 40,000 hours of meditation.

And once you understand the science of how this all works, we can demystify it and then give you the proper instruction on how to apply it. Then we can take information that can ultimately lead to transformation.

And what we found over the course of the last 2 ½ years, people really, really have the skill sets once they’re taught how to do it, to really begin to embody this information.

So, I want to talk to you a little bit about a concept about your thoughts creating your life. If you believe that your thoughts have something to do with your destiny, that your thoughts create your life, let’s examine the thoughts that you think.

you think 60,000 to 70,000 thoughts in one day…90% of those are the same as the day before…

Now, you think 60,000 to 70,000 thoughts in one day. Out of those 60,000 to 70,000 thoughts that you think in one day, 90% of those thoughts are the same thoughts as the day before.

So, the same thoughts will always lead to the same choices. The same choices will always lead to the same behaviors. The same behaviors will always create the same experiences. And the same experiences always produce the same emotions. Those same emotions drive our very same thoughts and our biology, our neurocircuitry, our neurochemistry, our neurohormones, and even our genetic expression, stays exactly equal to how you think, how you act, and how you feel.

Now, how you think, how you act, and how you feel is called your personality. Your personality creates your personal reality. That’s it.

So then, if you believe just the slightest bit in this idea that your personality creates your personal reality and you wanted to change your personal reality that means you’d have to begin to change your personality by thinking about what you’ve been thinking, about and change it. To begin to become conscious of your unconscious habits and behaviors and modify them.

Then, look at the emotions that keep you connected to past experiences and decide if those emotions belong in your future.

You see, most people try to create a new personal reality as the
same personality and it doesn’t work. We literally have to become someone else.

So reason this with me. A habit is: a redundant set of automatic,unconscious thoughts, behaviors and emotions that’s acquired through frequent repetition. A habit is: when you’ve done so many times that your body knows how to do it as well as your mind.

So if you’re thinking the same thoughts 90% of the time as the day before, you’re demonstrating the same behaviors 90% of the time and
you’re embracing the same emotions as the day before 90% of the time,
over time, you begin to fire the same circuits in your brain in the same sequences, in the same patterns, and the same combinations.

Now, there’s a principle in general science that says that nerve cells that fire together wire together.

So as you think the same thoughts that lead to the same choices that of course produce the same behaviors that lead to the same experiences that ultimately produce the same emotions then in time, you begin to hardwire your brain into the same finite pattern.

Now that box in your brain, there is no literal box in your brain, but that finite signature ultimately becomes your identity.

So most people by the time they are 35 years old become a set of memorized behaviors, emotional reactions, unconscious attitudes, beliefs and perceptions that function like a subconscious computer program.

95% of who you are by the time you’re 35 years old is a memorized state of being

in which you’ve done something so many times that your body now is doing it better than your brain.

So you may say, “I can’t consciously remember phone number or I forgot my pin number” but then you can walk over to the phone and look at the keypad and all of a sudden, your finger will dial the number.

What does that mean? You practiced it so many times that your body knew how to do it better than your brain. That’s where 95% of who we are exists.

So, here comes the part that’s the most important. Every time you learn something new, you add a new stitch to the three dimensional tapestry of your gray matter. And if you begin to think about what you learned, you’re causing your brain to fire a new sequences, new patterns, and new combinations.

And whenever you make your brain work differently, you’re changing your mind because mind is the brain in action. So we could say then that new thoughts should lead to new choices and new choices should lead to new behaviors. And new behaviors should create new experiences. And new experiences then should create new emotions and those new emotions should inspire new thoughts. That’s called evolution.

Now, Here’s the difficulty…

The hardest part about change is not making the same choices you did the day before.

And the moment you decide to no longer think the same way, make the same choice, act the same way, create the same experience or live by the same emotions, it is going to feel uncomfortable.

It’s going to feel unfamiliar. There is going to be a certain amount of uncertainty and
unpredictability.

And the moment you feel uncomfortable, you just stepped into the river of change…

Dr Joe Dispenza is an author, scientist/researcher, teacher and featured expert in the movie What the Bleep Do We Know. He holds a degree in biochemistry from Rutgers Univ, with an emphasis in neuroscience.  He specializes in neurology, brain science, memory formation, aging and longevity.