I could not have started the year off with a better book. Super Brain is an incredible book, part neuro science, part self help book, it was the perfect combination of fact and guidance. On the cover it says: “Unleashing the explosive power of your mind to maximise health, happiness, and spiritual well being.” It is this and so much more.
“Two pioneers in health–Dr Deepak Chopra and Prof Rudolph E. Tanzi, one of the world’s foremost experts on the causes of Alzheimer’s–share a bold new understanding of the brain and a prescriptive plan for how we can use it to achieve physical, mental and spiritual well-being.“ (GoodReads)
Super Brain describes eloquently and backed up by scientific fact how the brain works and then shows us how we train it sometimes positively and sometimes negatively. Super Brain explains how this training can result in either the brain using us or us using it as is supposed to be. It provides guidance on how you can retrain your brain for maximum health, happiness, and spiritual well being.
In each chapter the authors talk about an area or function of the brain and also deal with a specific problem that many of us face in society. For example the book explains and offers guidance on memory loss, depression, overweight, anxiety, personal crisis, self-healing, maximum longevity, among others. And even if you don’t deal with any of these in your life the book is so well written and interesting that you will enjoy it for the simple fact that we all have a brain and it’s wonderful to better understand it and our particular nervous system because they are the vehicle through which we experience life.
The beautiful message of this book for me is that you have control over your brain and therefore your experience of life. My favourite line in the book comes from pg 167:
“…every thought is an instruction…”
I enjoyed and highly recommend this book. It was a fantastic read and I’ll be reading the follow up Super Genes later in the year.