We often find ourselves wondering: "Why did I say that? What made me act so differently from how I really feel?" What is it that stops us from realizing our true concentration, thinking and speaking capabilities?
Speech research leads us to the understanding that language reflects two types of intelligence which have been imprinted upon human beings and which are in conflict over the shaping of human behavior. Long-term research has disclosed that alongside the unique human intelligence situated in the anterior brain, humans also have instinctual intelligence, which is lacking in thought and is situated in the posterior brain. This instinctual intelligence imbues human life with friction, alienation, destruction, failure, confusion and a sense of having no way out. Because of these multiple systems, humans must acquire the knowledge and tools through which they can prevent or minimize the damage caused by instinctual intelligence.
This book offers a multidisciplinary theoretical model together with a practical method for realizing human intelligence in everyday life. By using the Switch My Mind (SMM) method, people can learn to switch from posterior and instinctual action to anterior and rational action. In making this switch, humans can realize their divine abilities and talents through optimal human functioning in all spheres of life - personally and socially, as a parent and as a partner in a relationship, in business and in society at large.
The Five Ego States - A Predictable Impediment on the Way to Success The five ego states offer us a formula that explains the roots of failure and the path to success. When the results of our actions leave us serene, secure, stable, and tranquil, these are indications we have acted through an understanding heart. Any other result that arouses discontent, doubt, and uneasiness is proof that the instinctual system has been at work.
The easiest way to control our behavior is to ask ourselves the following questions before every action we take:
Am I instinctual or human? The results will provide the answer. Am I content or discontent? Asking this question is like checking the car’s engine before leaving on a trip. The question enables us to examine our mood at any given time. As long as humans continue to experience feelings of failure in different spheres of life, they have not yet decided in favor of the human system and its inherent potential.
Any state of discontent or failure can and should be transformed into a learning opportunity. Only through experience can human beings acquire inner resilience, stability, optimal response, and self-satisfaction. Human beings are the masters of their own fate. They are the only creatures capable of navigating toward the realms of happiness and self-satisfaction. As long as humans do not realize this inner change and remain both hasty and rational, they must continue in their self-training and experiential learning.