Bruce and Michael chat about the power of perception, why our genes are not our destiny, how to hack the subconscious mind, the placebo effect, and why Bruce walked away from a career in academia.
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The list of things we don’t have any control over is endless– You can’t the writing on Game of Thrones, you can’t control other people and no matter how hard I clinch I can’t fill out this one damn patchy spot in my beard.
However, there is one thing we can control that is far more important than anything else. Our perception. Perception is the difference between despair and joy. It’s the difference between meaning and pointlessness. Really, you could say, perception is everything.
But don’t take my word for it, we’ve got a legend on the show with true expertise on this very topic, Dr. Bruce Lipton. Back in the ’70s, Bruce was already playing with stem cells and having epiphanies about what would now be in the domain of epigenetics. Namely, he realized that we’re not just victims of genes. Rather, our perception, our consciousness, and our environment actually play a vital role in our wellness, all the way down to the genetic level.
Bruce is the bestselling author of The Biology of Belief (and several other books) and he’s a highly sought after speaker, so it was an absolute treat to meld minds with him.