Book Review – Optimizing the Infinite Mind

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Title: Optimizing the Infinite Mind
Author: Prof. Erantha De Mel
Publisher: Meli Inc. USA
Paperback: 552 pages
ISBN-10: 0982046200
ISBN-13: 978-0982046203
Reader Rating: +++++

Soon after its launch on the 10th of April 2010 in Los Angeles, I had the opportunity of reading this utterly inspiring book by Prof. Erantha De Mel – "Optimizing the Infinite Mind". This book very lucidly describes how you can literally let go of your dysfunctional thoughts, emotions, beliefs and habits; and the ways of reprogramming your mind utilizing the Neural Optimization Technique. Neural Optimization explores the relationship between how we think, and how we optimize our patterns of behavior and emotional routines. It offers an opportunity to alter or re-engineer the way we function (our in-built neural programs), and it also offers a technology for creating change. Neural Optimization Technique is a multi-dimensional process that involves the enhancement of behavioral competency and flexibility as well as the strategic thinking, and understanding of the mental and cognitive processes behind behavior. It provides skills for the development of states of mind facilitating individual excellence, and establishes a system of empowering beliefs and assumptions about what human beings are, what mind-power is, and what the process of change is all about.

Prof. Erantha De Mel is the founder of the Neural Optimization Technique. He is an internationally acclaimed Cognitive Neuroscientist and was the recipient of the Cambridge Blue Book Man of the Year award 2005 for his contribution to the field of Neuroscience and Cybernetics. As a practicing psychologist and researcher, in both psychology and parapsychology; he is engaged in intensive research in both fields and is a scholar with original research into Altered States of Consciousness and Psycho-Cybernetics.

"Optimizing the Infinite Mind" is for all who wish to expand and realize their potential. There are thousands of self-help books, inspirational books, and transformational books written on how to improve yourself and become efficient and effective. Generally these books tell us the ways we can change our lives taking successful people as examples. But very rarely do they tell us how, and the internal mechanisms involved in the process. Most of them are very vague, and provide anecdotal accounts, creating a "like others do we also like to do" mentality. In other words, far too many self-improvement books look to other external and internal factors while ignoring the two most important elements – the mind and the brain. This new book provides the reader with techniques to change and enrich the internal mind processes in order to improve personality, character, and attitude through his / her own efforts and positive mind programming; thereby creating a lasting change in them. It is a remarkable self-improvement book with a difference.

The book is written with minimal technical jargon, targeting the general reader. It enterprises of three sections – namely, the Infinite Mind, Neural Optimization Technique, and the Optimization Guide. In the section "Infinite Mind" the author describes the nature and the potential of mind processes. Also he provides some knowledge of basic psychology to the reader in order to understand the mind processes. The second section is an introduction to the Neural Optimization Technique. It provides the reader with the tools of mind programming. The section three is an optimization guide addressing issues such as’; Combating Negative Thought Patterns’;, ‘;Re-Structuring of Thought Processes’;,’; Refining Your Self-Perception ‘;,’; Consciousness and Personal Growth ‘;,’; Attitudinal Change ‘;,’; Consciousness and Success’; to name a few.

Self-improvement begins with self-understanding, knowing your true potential and of being aware that you are unique. Improvement can be measured in many ways, in a variety of contexts. What really does matter is how the individual sees his or her "self", and what they would perceive as improvement to that "self". The book provides very important guidelines in self-improvement and the ways of combating self-crippling beliefs.

"If you try to understand the mind processes and resolve to change your mind, you can change your life" Prof. De Mel says. "What you perceive and believe create the actual circumstances in life." By changing your inner attitudes of mind, you can change the outer aspects of your life. If this is your thinking, start now to eradicate that belief from your mind. " In pursuit of an objective, a goal, or even a dream, whether business or personal, it is possible to increase the likelihood of success by continuously exercising your mind with positive thinking, self-help, and personal growth. In this new book the author further goes on to say "Life is an exotic buffet with lots of choices. They have no idea of ​​this whatsoever, because they are programmed to think that such things are beyond their reach. sad that they dwell in self-created imaginary prisons and lack a key to access peacefulness and abundance. We posses an amazing mechanism of power within every one of us that needs to be activated. We can either look forward to a hopeless end, or to have endless hope. "It’;s a matter of how we look at life."

One of the most significant strategies that Prof. De Mel offers is the concept of reprogramming of mind processes. When applied properly and consistently the techniques described in this book can transform your whole life. Most of us suffer from low self esteem and a lack self confidence from time to time. Sometimes we believe that self-improvement is impossible to achieve. These thoughts have been shaped by past failures and negative experiences. Hopefully we can reach a point in our life when we are ready for change and are ready to accept information that will help us unlock our self improvement power. This book offers simple and effective techniques to be more focused and productive in every aspect of your life.

By the way, if you have read many inspirational books, you might want to ask yourself why I should read this book. My humble opinion is that you only need to read a few good self-help books and this is one of them. I recommend you to read this book and change your life!