The Source: The Secrets of the Universe, the Science of the Brain

The Source: The Secrets of the Universe, the Science of the Brain

by Tara Swart
The Source: The Secrets of the Universe, the Science of the Brain

The Source: The Secrets of the Universe, the Science of the Brain

by Tara Swart


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For the first time, a Neuroscientist and Senior Lecturer at MIT reveals the surprising science that supports The Law of Attraction as an effective tool for self-discovery and offers a guide to discovering your authentic self to access your best life now.

Self-help books like The Secret show us that if we can tap into “The Law of Attraction,” we have the power to change our destiny simply by reshaping our mind. Millions of people have used the ancient systems of manifestation and visualization to find health, success, love, friendship, wealth, and more. But does the “Law of Attraction” actually work? And more important, is this kind of life-changing philosophy within reach for everyone, even the most skeptical among us?

As Dr. Tara Swart, psychiatrist, neuroscientist, and Senior Lecturer at MIT shows us in The Source, if we can strip away our skepticism, these ancient tools of manifestation and visualization are fundamentally powerful and incredibly effective at freeing us of self-limiting behaviors and propelling us toward our truest, most authentic selves. Swart reveals how and why these systems actually work by offering the latest breakthroughs in neuroscience and behavioral psychology, including lessons in neuroplasticity, magneticism, emotional and logical thinking, and even hydration, self-care, and relaxation. Next, she describes her own journey from skeptic to believer, and guides readers through the scientific breakthroughs and personal revelations that changed her from an unhappy, close-minded, and disconnected woman wanting more from life, to a successful entrepreneur living with confidence, purpose, and joy.

The truth is, most of the things we want—health, happiness, wealth, love—are governed by our ability to think, feel, and act—in other words, by our brain. Dr. Swart combines the insights and inspiration of The Secret with the practical lessons of The Master Key System to help a new generation fulfill their dreams. The Source is a rigorous, proven toolkit for unlocking our minds—and reaching our fullest potential.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062935748
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication date: 11/17/2020
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 9,008
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

DR. TARA SWART is a neuroscientist and former psychiatric doctor. She is a senior lecturer at MIT Sloan and visiting senior lecturer at Kings College, London, and an executive advisor to some of the world’s most respected leaders in media and business. She is lead author of the award-winning Neuroscience for Leadership and in 2016 she was named the world’s first Neuroscientist in Residence at Corinthia Hotel, London. She is passionate about teaching others how to apply lessons from cognitive science to enhance everyday lives.

Table of Contents

Preface: A Return to The Source ix

Introduction 1

Part 1 Science and Spirituality 15

Chapter 1 The Law of Attraction 17

Chapter 2 Visualize It 51

Part 2 The Elastic Brain 63

Chapter 3 Your Amazing Brain: Genesis of The Source 65

Chapter 4 Your Malleable Mind: How to Rewire Your Neural Pathways 89

Part 3 The Agile Brain 107

Chapter 5 Brain Agility: How to Nimbly Switch Between Different Types of Thinking 109

Chapter 6 Emotions: Master Your Feelings 121

Chapter 7 Physicality: Know Yourself 135

Chapter 8 Intuition: Trust Your Gut 149

Chapter 9 Motivation: Stay Resilient to Achieve Your Goals 157

Part 4 Fire Up The Source 187

Chapter 12 Step 1: Raised Awareness-Switch Off Your Autopilot 191

Chapter 13 Step 2: Action Board It 203

Chapter 14 Step 3: Focused Attention-Neuroplasticity in Action 215

Chapter 15 Step 4: Deliberate Practice-The Source Comes to Life 233

Conclusion: Sustaining The Source 245

Notes 247

Bibliography 256

Acknowledgments 258

Index 260

Note from the Author 272

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