Full transcript of neuroscientist Dr. Joe Dispenza on How to Unlock the Full Potential of Your Mind on Impact Theory. In this transformational interview with Tom Bilyeu, Dr. Dispenza explains how to stop your mind from controlling you on this episode of Impact Theory.
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TOM BILYEU: Hey everybody, welcome to Impact Theory. Our goal with this show and company is to introduce you to the people and ideas that will help you actually execute on your dreams.
All right, today’s guest is a New York Times bestselling author and one of the most sought-after speakers in the world. He’s lectured and given advanced workshops in more than 30 countries across five continents all with the aim of helping people better understand and unlock the power of their mind.
His expertise is the intersection of the fields of neuroscience, epigenetics and quantum physics and he’s partnered with other scientists across multiple disciplines to perform extensive research on the effects of meditation, using advanced technologies such as epigenetic testing, brain mapping with EEG and gas-discharge visualization technology.
Through his work, he is endeavoring to help advance both the scientific community and the public at large as understanding of mind derived health optimization, a topic he covered extensively in his groundbreaking book, You Are The Placebo.
His teaching has had such a profound impact on the way that people perceive a wide range of brain related topics around mindfulness and well-being that he’s a faculty member at the Quantum University in Hawaii, the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies in New York, and the Kripalu Center For Yoga & Health in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.
He’s also an invited chair of the research committee at Life University in Atlanta as well as a corporate consultant where he delivers his lectures and workshops for businesses.
So, please help me in welcoming the man who has appeared in such films as Heal, People v. The State of Illusion and Unleashing Creativity, the author of the recent book Becoming supernatural, Dr. Joe Dispenza.
Thanks for being here.
So, diving into your world and how you perceive the sense of self and the way that you marry science to — the way that we form memories, the way that we live in a perpetual state of reliving our past and things like that, it’s really, really incredible. And I want to dive into the whole notion of you sort of being a habitual construct like what… What is that? What is the habit of you?
JOE DISPENZA: Well, a habit is a redundant set of automatic unconscious thoughts, behaviors and emotions that’s acquired through repetition. The habit is when you’ve done something so many times that your body now knows how to do it better than your mind.
So if you think about it people wake up in the morning, they begin to think about their problems. Those problems are circuits, memories in the brain, each one of those memories are connected to people and things at certain times and places. And if the brain is a record of the past, the moment they start their day, they’re already thinking in the past.
Each one of those memories has an emotion. Emotions are the end product of past experiences. So the moment they recall those memories of their problems, they all of a sudden feel unhappy, they feel sad, they feel pain.
Now how you think and how you feel creates your state of being. So the person’s entire state of being when they start their day is in the past. So what does that mean? The familiar past will sooner or later be predictable future.
So if you believe that your thoughts have something to do with your destiny and you can’t think greater than how you feel, or feelings have become the means of thinking, by very definition of emotions, you’re thinking in the past. And for the most part you’re going to keep creating the same life.
So then people grab their cell phone. They check their WhatsApp. They check their texts. They check their emails. They check Facebook. They take a picture of their feet. They post it on Facebook. They tweet something, they do Instagram, they check the news and now they feel really connected to everything that’s known in their life.
And then they go through a series of routine behaviors. They get out of bed on the same side. They go to the toilet. They get a cup of coffee. They take a shower, they get dressed, they drive to work the same way. They do the same things. They see the same people that push the same emotional buttons and that becomes the routine and it becomes like a program.
So now they’ve lost their free will to a program and there’s no unseen hand doing it to them. So when it comes time to change, the redundancy of that cycle becomes a subconscious program. So now 95% of who we are by the time we’re 35 years old is a memorized set of behaviors, emotional reactions, unconscious habits, hardwired attitudes, beliefs and perceptions that function like a computer program.