Review: Habit Changers: 81 Game-Changing Mantras to Mindfully Realize Your Goals

Habit Changers: 81 Game-Changing Mantras to Mindfully Realize Your Goals Habit Changers: 81 Game-Changing Mantras to Mindfully Realize Your Goals by Mary Jane Ryan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

How do you give your life meaning? Sometimes, I sit back and wonder how my life would be if I actually had goals. What are goals? How do you recognize goals, or more importantly, the need to create them? Well, I chanced upon a book entitle Habit Changers. With its foundation built upon an old Buddhist tradition, this book provides simple sentences serving to reprogram your mind. This is the perfect book for those “seeking an easier way to make positive life changes”, or in my case, set some goals.

Tibetan Buddhists have practiced Lojong, also called slogan practice. This mind training embraces as set of 59 one-line aphorisms recited by the practitioner as cures for undesired mental habits. We all have mental, or even physical, habits we desire to vanquish, like an enemy on the battlefield. This powerful, yet simple, process begins with recitation of the aphorism, emblazoning your mind. Soon, it becomes ingrained and the undesired mental habit is disengaged, no longer releasing errant bullets of negativity killing your dreams and maiming your goals.

Ryan shares research findings in the multifaceted field of neuroscience and skillfully instructs you how to use simple sentences to revolutionized, or create, habits and goals. Suffice it to say, these sentences engage, in a scientifically proven manner, the conscious mind and serve as an ever-present reminder of what it is you wish to accomplish. Psychologists have proven this to be true. Conscious awareness is crucial to accomplishing the desired behavioral change.
Readers familiar with the law of attraction may embrace slogan practice. However, Ryan adamantly states the one-liners she shares are not to be placed in the same category as affirmations, which declare that the desire habit is already in possession. The aphorisms Ryan suggests are more than declarations of possession; they are mini instructions for the very change you want to see.

With 81 laser focused phrases, Ryan shows how you can meditate on each statement and birth the habits, behavioral changes, or thought patterns you desire.

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