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I BELIEVE I CAN FLY How to use your brain to surpass yourself

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“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.” Anais Nin

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Since the day men came out of their caverns.

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They have been able to create a lot of amazing things.

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They have designed powerful computers to create more and more amazing things.

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As of today, even the most powerful computer is yet less powerful than our brain.

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Our brain is able to achieve wonderful things.

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However, most people don’t know how to make the most of it.

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This story will explain you how to use your brain to surpass yourself.

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Our amazing brain. Chapter One

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There are over 100 billion neurons in our brain, all interconnected.

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Neurons are in either one of two states : on or off.

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The state of the neuron depends on The state of its neighbors. The strength of the link with its neighbors.

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When we gather information from the Outside world…

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Some neurons at the edge of our body are activated, depending on the stimuli.

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Information is transmitted through nerves to the brain and activates a specific network of neurons.

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The same network of neurons will be activated, whether you see an apple or think about an apple. This is also true for your internal activities.

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Our perception of reality results from the succession of activated neuronal networks. First Take away

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The various neuronal networks activated in our brain represent our knowledge.

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They have been built progressively through our personal experiences.

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Our perception of reality and our thinking are based on our own unique experiences. Second Take away

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There is too much information coming from the Outside World.

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Consequently, we only select some known clues and trust our brain to extrapolate reality from these clues, based on our prejudices.

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The reality we perceive mainly derives from our prejudices. Third Take away

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Neither our brain, nor our neurons are able to manage uncertainties.

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When we catch something from the outside world, it must match one of the neuronal networks stored in our brain.

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Otherwise, the brain adopts one of two strategies. Or it integrates the new piece of information in its knowledge database by modifying the related neuronal network. Either it ignores it.

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Here it will be really amazing !!!

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we modify an neuronal network and create new connections with other neurons. When we learn something or experience something new,

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The mind creates matter !!!

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All knowledge can be acquired, any behavior can be improved. We are free to build the reality we want. Fourth Take away

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The connection between two neurons works like a wire conducting electricity.

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The conductivity of this wire depends on its use.

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At first, conductivity is low and it requires a lot of efforts to integrate new neurons into the network.

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Then, through repetition, conductivity increases and less effort is required to assimilate knowledge.

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Eventually, conductivity is high enough for new knowledge to be assimilated effortlessly.

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Habits can be changed and skills acquired through repetition. Fifth Take away

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As part of an experiment in psychology, people were asked to learn row of figures in different conditions.

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People obtained significantly better results when they had to recall the figures in the same conditions as when they learned them.

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In this way, when we memorize new knowledge, we also remember its context, which we associate with knowledge

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When we establish new connections for new knowledge, we also integrate its context . Sixth Take away

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The brain is connected to every muscle in our body.

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The neuronal networks in our brain both represent our perception of the world and determine our body language.

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Humans are social animals. For ages, they have learnt how to read their peers’ body language and adapt to meet their expectations.

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People’s behaviors are influenced by the neuronal networks of your brain. Seventh Take away

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Lessons. Chapter Two

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Be Tolerant

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No one can objectively and wholly comprehend reality.

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Other people’s perception of reality is as legitimate as yours.

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Having life experiences in common with others may lead you to the same conclusion.

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Be Empathetic

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Communication is difficult. Imposing your point of view on others is no way to success.

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Because different perceptions mean different worlds.

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Understanding others is key to coach them and get your point across.

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Communication is more about enabling others to develop a perception of your point that is close to yours.

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Don’t judge others, Work on yourself.

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It is as easy to blame others as it is vain.

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The only one who can change the perception of your world is you.

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So focus your energy on facilitating changes, not on finding excuses (or blaming others) for your inability to change.

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Think positive

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People’s Perception of the world, Thinking and Behavior mostly depend on you.

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You decide in which world you are living.

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You choose the color to paint your life events.

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Don’t set yourself any limit

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There are more neuronal connections in our brain than stars in the sky.

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You can endlessly rework these connections

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So don’t set yourself any limit. You are free to build your dream world.

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Focus, Experiment, Repeat

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Build new connections, as changing your world demands resources.

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So focus your energy on what you want to change.

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Experiment to see the consequences of every change, until you find the appropriate connections.

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And then repeat again & again, until the desired skill becomes a habit.

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Beyond science Chapter Three

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At this time of the story, it is only fair to ask ourselves if we (or our brains) are just a very powerful computer.

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Like a shuttle, this computer has two main features : Interact with the Outside world Acquire new knowledge

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But the real question is Is there a pilot in this shuttle?

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Most of us (or in fact every one of us most of the time),

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let our brain drive our life. We are switched on autopilot.

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On the opposite, other people choose to use their brain to achieve what they want.

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But others decide to use their brain and drive where they want. Your brain has a guide too: your Willpower.

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Be aware of your role, the role of your brain and its power.

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Live in full awareness.

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You must reestablish your relation to your brain.

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Be the head of your brain. Show it the way.

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Try out new behaviors. Analyze the results in full awareness and honesty.

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Prepare your brain to learn new things and develop its creativity.

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Take care of your brain by feeding it good biological and spiritual food.

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Manage your brain confidently and honestly. Live in harmony with it. Enjoy.

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And now…

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It is up to you to work on your own good life.

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