The Poem Our Deepest Fear By Marianne Williamson

Bruce Lipton, a world famous doctor, educator and writer is often quoted by his supporters as an icon of self-help and fitness. Born in 1906, Bruce Lipton obtained his medical degree from Harvard University and worked for the U.S. Public Health Service for over twenty years. He’s famous for his studies into the human mind and the world of human consciousness.

In his book The Biology of Belief: Research on the Changing Self, Bruce Lipton shows how our thought processes are linked to the physical body. In this book he explores how belief can control and shape our conscious information processing and our behavior patterns. To understand how this works you need to look at how we think and why. According to Bruce Lipton, once we think, our brains release chemicals known as neurotransmitters, which flow through pathways in our brains. These neurotransmitters are responsible for organizing all our thinking, communication and bodily functions.

Our thoughts, emotions, memories, skills, wisdom and creativity are produced with these neurotransmitters. However, it’s important to understand that our thinking isn’t solely a function of our brain. Our entire body, including our thoughts and subconscious mind also affects our thinking. Weaker thinking can manifest in many different ways, from poor concentration and problem solving to cranky, anxious and angry.

Because our conscious mind doesn’t always control our conscious information processing, sometimes we’re forced to rely on our unconscious mind for help. For instance, if we’re solving a problem or developing new skills, we might start by using logic and logical thinking. But as soon as we get caught to our own”logical puzzle” we revert to our emotional memory and behavior patterns. And before we know it we are back at square one, with another issue and potentially another round of frustrated and angry reaction.

Bruce Lipton believes that the way we consider problem solving goes much beyond our intellectual abilities. Instead, he believesour subconscious mind provides the critical information that guides and directs our behavior. And although this portion of our mind is much more difficult to influence than logic and reflection, it’s also more immune to negative manipulation. It follows that we can change undesirable behavior patterns much more easily and efficiently than we could with logic and rational thinking alone.

Bruce Lipton recommends using several problem solving techniques along with his classic ones. He says you need to be ready to go beyond your comfort zone when solving complex problems, and he advocates using intuition as an extra tool. Intuition comes into play because it helps us connect what we already know to our subconscious mind, which in turn helps us make connections to the unconscious mind. Another tool he proposes is to create an inner filter to remove conscious information and focus all attention on the intuitive part of the brain. Because mindful information tends to restrict our instinctive skills, consciously processing too much info at once may have a serious inhibitory effect.

Bruce Lipton presents several practical steps to help people solve their own issues. These steps are based on his years of clinical practice and research. These steps are especially helpful for those who can’t afford or do not want to spend money on counseling sessions. In fact, if you feel you need more help with problem solving, Bruce Lipton can often be a terrific source of support and inspiration.

Bruce Lipton’s problem solving techniques go beyond mere tips on the best way to solve problems. Furthermore, he teaches that there are two parts to a problem; the physical problem and the emotional problem or concern. And he believes both of these parts can be separated because the physical problem is simply a symptom of deeper psychological problems. . .so if you ignore the psychological problem, you won’t be ignoring the physical one either.