In the book, he compares our brain to a computer and how what we put in is what we get-just like a computer. So if you're constantly being negative to yourself, then your brain is going to manifest that. I definitely see a lot of truth in what he's saying and I'll probably be writing about that a lot over the next few weeks.
But one thing I found really interesting was something that I read near the end of the book. He's talking about how when the brain hears the same messages over and over, it can no longer distinguish lies from the truth. In passing, he mentioned the dangers of the media culture and it got me to really thinking. It's so hard anymore to know what to believe about this virus, among many other things. I told Tom that I wished that there was just simple factual information to access that wasn't politicized at all. It's so hard and frustrating to know what to believe. So I am not sure what my point is here except to remind everyone to examine the facts for themselves and try to find as unbiased information as you can. But most of all, just be kind. A lot of problems would get better in this world if people would just be nice to each other and try to look at things from other's points of view.