In contrast to many of the books that I have reviewed here, “Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself” is quite lengthy, at 300+ pages, and those pages contain a great amount of information for anyone trying to reprogram their thought patterns or who are just curious about the mind and how it functions.
I am certainly no speed reader, and with the depth and breadth of knowledge that Joe Dispenza presents in this book it did take some time for me to complete. If I were to summarize the content of this book in my own words, it would be that we all have within us programming that has been learned and acquired over our lifetime thus far. This programming is akin to autopilot where-in we go about our daily routines in an unaware state of mind and even if this programming does not serve our highest good, we continue on thinking that there is nothing we can do to change it. Our past experiences and the emotions associated with them have created a neural network, analogous to a computer program, and when we encounter familiar situations the old programming goes to work and we repeat patterns of behavior, whether “good” or “bad.” On the positive side, we are capable of creating new neural networks when we overcome our self-limiting beliefs by aligning our thoughts and feelings: referred to as quantum creating.
“Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself” very clearly demonstrates that we do indeed have the ability to overcome our limitations and programming by re-envisioning our lives through the use of intent and the quantum field. Although this might sound very technical and daunting, the author does a superb job of clearly illustrating how our minds work, why we think as we do, and most importantly, how to change our thoughts/programming to assist us on our journey rather than hinder us.
The last third of the book goes on to give the process by which we can move toward our new destiny, a process of relaxation and meditation that will dissolve our existing programming and replace it with the new and improved version. This is to say that the old computer software is overwritten with new and improved code that will facilitate our progression to higher awareness and improved states of being.
The bottom line, to quote from the author himself, “You are a multidimensional being who creates your reality.” If you want happy with your life and you are looking to understand why that may be or if you have already progressed past that stage and are looking to make subconscious changes to improve the quality of your life, then this book will be a valuable tool in that process. As I mentioned though, this is not a quick fix solution that is obtained by skipping through a few pages in a seven-step program.