Deerfield Beach, FL (PRWEB) June 5, 2006
"Commitment implies action. When you make a commitment, you dedicate yourself to a course of action that you believe will result in the expansion of happiness and wellbeing. Commitment means moving through a door of change through which you do not intend to return."
A commandment comes down from an outside authority. A commitment, on the other hand, arises from within you. That’s one reason why David Simon, MD, cofounder of The Chopra Center, believes that a commitment is a more powerful catalyst for change than a commandment.
In a new book, The Ten Commitments: Translating Good Intentions into Great Choices (Health Communications Inc., May 2006), Dr. Simon has created a ten-step primer for practical change. Instead of preaching "Thou shalt not," he introduces ten positive calls to action—with concrete ways to jump-start personal growth and achieve a new level of happiness and fulfillment.
This concise and elegant little book dedicates a chapter to each commitment, with the idea that readers can practice them one by one until new behaviors, feelings, and attitudes become natural and feel automatic. Illustrating his principles with the real-life stories, myths and parables from Eastern religions, and even observations from the world of neurobiology and physics, Dr. Simon offers readers a new perspective on what it means to make a contract with yourself.
To help readers put their personal commitments into practice— whether it's losing weight or getting along better with a prickly coworker— he offers tips and practical tools, step-by-step strategies, original short exercises, inspirations, and useful activities that transform ideas and intentions into actions and behaviors. In the process of pursuing loftier goals, readers will acquire a surprising number of practical skills, including:
How to break a habit, completely and finally
How to tolerate and process uncomfortable feelings
How to unburden one's brain each night
How to sleep better, and have more energy during the day
How to completely let go of long-held grudges
How to release toxic emotions such as anger and betrayal
How to use sexual energy creatively
How to get used to feeling satisfaction and contentment
Intended to be used like a workbook, The Ten Commitments is the perfect guide for anyone wants to be happy, know love, feel vital, and find meaning and purpose in life, but isn’t quite sure how to get there.
The 10 Commitments:
I commit to freedom.
I commit to authenticity.
I commit to acceptance.
I commit to relax.
I commit to wholeness.
I commit to forgiveness.
I commit to love.
I commit to abundance.
I commit to truth.
I commit to peace.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dr. Simon, MD, is a trained neurologist who has been instrumental in pioneering a new model of health that integrates body, mind, and spirit. As Medical Director and Cofounder of The Chopra Center, he has worked closely with Deepak Chopra to forge a new synthesis between Eastern and Western thought, including coauthoring many of their best-selling books.
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