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Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself

How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One
Narrated by: Adam Boyce
Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
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You are not doomed by your genes and hardwired to be a certain way for the rest of your life. A new science is emerging that empowers all human beings to create the reality they choose. In Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself, renowned author, speaker, researcher, and chiropractor Dr. Joe Dispenza combines the fields of quantum physics, neuroscience, brain chemistry, biology, and genetics to show you what is truly possible.

Not only will you be given the necessary knowledge to change any aspect of yourself, but you will be taught the step-by-step tools to apply what you learn in order to make measurable changes in any area of your life. Dr. Joe demystifies ancient understandings and bridges the gap between science and spirituality. Through his powerful workshops and lectures, thousands of people in 24 different countries have used these principles to change from the inside out. Once you break the habit of being yourself and truly change your mind, your life will never be the same!

This audiobook comes with bonus downloadable content. Please go to www.drjoedispenza.com/bhby to download this material.

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Accompanying PDF linked in the book description

There is an accompanying PDF linked in the description of the book. It's available from his website. Noticed lots of people asking for this.

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One of the Best

Would you consider the audio edition of Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself to be better than the print version?

This is definitely one of the BEST books I've ever listened to or read. PERIOD. The amount of research that went into this book is impressive. It essentially talks about the law of attraction, but not in a "new-agey/feel good" way, but rather in a scientific/logical manner. It's hard to summarize, but the way he explains it along with all the studies he offers just really makes it all so much more clear. I mean, I've always been someone who has wanted to believe in the idea that our thoughts affect matter (since both are truly energy), but deep down, I always doubted it. I don't doubt it for a second anymore and it's because of the scientific studies presented in this book. If there is ONE book I'd recommend when it comes to changing one's habits in order to cultivate better ones, this is it. I loved it so much, I even bought his guided meditations which are also amazing and offered for a very reasonable price on his site. The only reason I gave a three star for the performance is because the narrator isn't exactly incredibly engaging. I mean he isn't the worst I've heard, but definitely not one of the best. However, with that said, the information in this book is definitely interesting enough to keep one engaged!

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A truly life changing book

There's few books that come along and grab your heart & completely alter the way you think & consider life. This is one of those books. Your going to want to skip back 30 seconds every 30 seconds. Tons of gems, & this is one I'll keep listening to month after month.

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Not for Audible

I really like this book! BUT...I wished I'd have bought the book instead of listened to it. It is full of "see illustration A" or B etc. It really becomes annoying and I have to ask WHY would this be read for audible without taking this into account. I had to stop listening in the last chapter as it was great that it was about meditation but too many times you had to look at something illustrated. Buy the book instead!

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good, but a lot of fake science

he writes well and this is narrated well, but the fake science and absurdness of some if his points makes it an overall negative review. it would have been better if he just admitted most of it was his opinion and not try to argue the science, which, is severely flawed on multiple accounts (for instance, he cites, as fact, a satire "study" that was meant to be a joke).

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Incorrect Science, and Reaching Conclusions

A large portion of this book is based on misinterpreted science and quantum physics. He thinks Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle occurs because of our mind affecting the physical universe, when actually it's just a side effect of trying to measure where a wave is and where it's going, which is hard to do with all waves, not just electrons.

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Most impactful book I've ever read / listened to

If you want your life to be changed for the positive, this is the book you need.

I have never submitted a review for anything in my entire life. This book made me come and submit a review, just in case someone was on the fence about getting it.

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Some Good Points Lost in the Nonsense

This book makes some good points, but I could do without the nonsense scientific explanations. I can appreciate the metaphor of using the "observer effect" from quantum mechanics to change the way we think, but using elements from quantum mechanics as literally and frequently as this author does only shows he clearly doesn't understand the subject enough to rely on it for even basic explanations of his ideas. Being hit over the head constantly with such pseudo-scientific explanations is tiring, and I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone who can't look past this.

That said, the book did summarize one or two points from his earlier book "You Are the Placebo" which I found interesting. I won't be reading any other works from Dr. Dispenza, but if you haven't read any of this books, I would suggest starting with that one over this one.

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This is magical thinking

It’s all about changing the electromagnetic fields of reality with your intentions. It doesn’t restrict itself to science or even any particular religion, so it’s hard to even know who the intended audience is without using the word “quacks”.

I can’t believe I’m stuck owning this.

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Brilliant, brilliant content - shocking narration

One of the best books in this field that I have ever consumed. The content was worth enduring the narrator who I found excruciating at times. Why choose an Australian accent for starters?! I'm Australian but having listened to Joe Dispenza a lot and the narrator just didn't seem like a good choice. The worst part was when he was quoting others, particularly females, and he used this pathetic tone to mimic them in the most condescending way. I would love it if it could be Re recorded by JD or at least someone else.
Enough moaning!.....
Joe D's take on all this is so brilliant. I have consumed thousands of hours of science meets spirituality material and this is the best, most trust inspiring work I have ever listened to. For me it was the perfect balance of science and spirituality. Thank you Joe for the most wonderful gift.
Despite the narration I'll be listening again and again.

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  • Kzee
  • 01-21-18

Very interesting...

I bought the Audible version but the meditations are not included! rendered usesless... Not happy

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  • gemstone
  • 09-16-18

Robotic Narration

Never got past chapter one as it’s narrated by a robot and I can’t listen to it.

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  • Crazy shopper
  • 04-21-17

Amazing book

One of the best books I've ever read. Strongly recommended! Everyone should read it if they want to break their old patterns of behaviour that no longer serve them.

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  • Liz Stewart
  • 01-01-19

an amazing guide for change

you will find your own way through the teachings and learning in this amazing audio book. The diagrams suggested are very much needed and really helpful in order to grasp the concepts. You can find the diagrams (free) online at www.drjoedispenza.com/bhby
Enjoy! : ) Best wishes, Liz xx

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  • David Barnes
  • 10-04-18

A whole book which could have been said in a chapter

Oh my, I listened to all the stories, the daughter, the broke woman, the constant, constant drone of repeated sentences and statements, all the repetition prior to an actual statement... it has been painful to say the least. After so many promises the results are already known to us! I am so very, very disappointed and feel that I have been robbed of some precious time.

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  • sally clifton
  • 02-07-19

Not what I was hoping for

I was expecting this to be narrated by the author, who I love, but it’s read by a guy who sounds like a robot with no feeling at all. Listened to a few lines and immediately deleted as it’s impossible to listen to without feeling really irritated.

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  • B
  • 09-15-17

Mind blowing!! Excellent

Takes a while to get going but when it does it goes at full power and speed!!! Must read - you will never the be same again!! Thanks Joe :)x

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  • Angelina Birch
  • 01-13-17

loved it

I really enjoyed this book it made me look at life in a way i am nut used to and that was a very positive thing

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  • j falconer
  • 12-15-16

Mind-blowing

I have bought so many books on self improvement and most have been interesting and informative and some have actually hit me with a change I wasn't expecting.
I have listened to talks on youtube by Dr Dispenza and been riveted by his knowledge of the brain and it's functions, but it went no further than that. They say when the pupil is ready the teacher comes!! Wow, I was enthralled from the beginning to the end, so much of every I have inwardly inching towards, laid out for me to understand, eloquently and succinctly framed in such a that it flows.
Thank you Dr Dispenza.

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  • Abbie
  • 10-07-18

Amazing.

This is the best book that I've ever listened to/read. It's a cross between 'the power of now' and 'the secret', but also with insites into Neuro plasticity and quantum physics. I've listened to this twice already. and will listen to more in the future no doubt.

Thanks Joe.

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  • Manny
  • 02-22-17

Amazing Book

Any additional comments?

The book is a revelation and brings together many aspects of spirituality ie mind and consciousness with science eg quantum science. Its is a long book and the downloadable PDF is appreciated. The only lacking part is the 'how to" ie the mediations are not in the book. You need to purchase these separately. The issue is not the money moreso the hassle of trying to find and download and convert and audio format. This is a key concern for me because anyone that truly wanted to make change would make that part so easy to access.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-01-17

Get the paper version

This was very difficult to follow on audible, the narrator refers to images (shown in the book) throughout. A PDF of the images would have helped.

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  • Britt
  • 07-13-18

Great book!

The book is great and easy to follow. It would be useful to include the appendices through Audible but I found them available on Joe Dispenza's website as an easy PDF download for those who have also complained that they're not available (they are - just not here):

http://drjoedispenza.com/audiobook/Breaking_the_Habit_of_Being_Yourself_Audio_Book_Diagrams_Download.pdf

Anyway, great book, interesting content, and some useful exercises for meditation. Highly recommend!

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  • Portia
  • 09-28-17

Loved it but pdf would be helpful

Excellent book however an accompanying PDF download would have been good as he references images a lot. I agree that it would be better to have as a paperback. Other than that, great content, love Joe Dispenza :)

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-04-19

wish the author had been narrator

Absolutely crap narration.

Better for children's books

Good author - supported by 3 little piggies went to the market, completely lost me. I listened to the entire book, in pain, because the author is talented, and was hoping to get some gems of wisdom.

Better to actually read his books next time, instead of time-saving with audio book.

Constantly felt the narrator was completely disconnected to the subject, the theories and information within. Disconnected in terms of having absolutely no clue about the subject matter, hence better to be narrating children's novels would be better suited.

Real shame. Will most definitely pay attention to author/narrator next time.

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  • Elizabeth
  • 12-29-17

Don't get this on audible - no appendixes

What would have made Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself better?

Including the appendixes which is the key part of this book. The practical part on how to implement is fairly brief and refers you to the appendix for guided meditations for each exercise.... which is what you need to implement all the learnings....... but no appendix in Audible version. Buy the real book and save your money as I'm now having to buy it as well!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 08-02-18

bloody fantastic

what a fantastic book. he is brilliant so informative. makes everything very easy to understand and makes it so you can easily implement strategies

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  • Maria
  • 06-23-18

It has changed my reality!

This book has taught me to create a synchrony between my mind and body that only in 3days altered my reality bringing possibilities in front of my eyes.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-18-17

A must read for those wanting to break bad habits

Amazingly presented, life changing book! Easy to follow, despite the at times difficult topic. Highly recommended to anyone not yet living to their highest potential and want to change this.

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  • Manuja
  • 12-28-16

Exceptional book

The narrated did a good job but it just lacked a bit of passion like how Dr Joe sounds when you hear him speak.

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