That's how I felt -- like the agnostic who might be thinking, "Okay, I'll hold God open as an option just in case hell fires exist" -- I thought, "Okay, I'll say my affirmations using the present tense, keep an upbeat attitude, visualize all good things raining down on me -- just in case there's something to this Law of Attraction business."
Then someone loaned me a book called The Answer by John Assaraf and Murray Smith. Assaraf and Smith are not scientists, but interviewed hundreds of scientists and people who had created spectacular success in their lives to find out WHY some people seemed to be able to orchestrate their lives with more certainty and less struggle. It was a big AHA! moment for me -- the science behind the law of attraction!
It turns out that there are people, throughout history, who have learned how to tap into a part of the brain that hadn't even been mapped until about about 18 years ago. To quote Mr. Assaraf, "98 percent of what we know about the brain we learned within the last decade (pub. date 2008) and 80 percent of what we thought we knew turned out to be false."
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), and even more precise brain-scanning technologies like Positron Emission Tomography (PET), Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) and Magnetoencephalography (MEG) are all instruments that have allowed us to map the brain's electrical activity in detail. Finally, we could watch the brain think in real time. This literally revolutionized the world of neuroscience.
AND Mr. Assaraf proposes, this new science revealed a critical error in how most of us are using our brains.
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