The Mindful Revolution Book

Mankind has learned to devel­op tech­nol­o­gy that adds con­ve­nience to life by instru­men­tal­iz­ing inher­ent human capa­bil­i­ties, such as lan­guage and sto­ry­telling — dur­ing the phase of the Cog­ni­tive Rev­o­lu­tion, some 70−30,000 years ago. How­ev­er, humankind found itself at the top of the food chain of all liv­ing beings in a blink of his­to­ry; where­as other ani­mals used mil­lions of years to devel­op fur­ther, humans suc­ceed­ed from eat­ing big­ger ani­mals’ left­overs to build AI-powered machines with­in a few thou­sand years. This evo­lu­tion­ary short track is the main rea­son for today’s chal­lenges, such as the destruc­tion of our ecosys­tems and wars - hence, here it is The Mind­ful Rev­o­lu­tion book.

As Yuval Harari puts it: Humans aren’t wolves but rather resem­ble a sheep flock that — thanks to a freak of nature — have learned to build tanks and nuclear weapons. And sheep armed with weapons are far more dan­ger­ous than wolves. Humans have nei­ther learned to cope with these chal­lenges com­ing with their new abil­i­ties nor have we learned to use our brains in an ade­quate evo­lu­tion­ary way.

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The author man­ages to gen­er­ate a feel­ing for essen­tial con­nec­tions in a short and under­stand­able way. How impor­tant and nec­es­sary inter­dis­ci­pli­nar­i­ty, „con­nect­ing dots“ and mind­ful­ness are for a change in our soci­ety can­not be denied after read­ing. This book is rec­om­mend­ed for read­ers of all dis­ci­plines. It will not only be remem­bered but will also awak­en the need to actu­al­ly change some­thing. (Jo Pfahl)

The sys­temic change we have to ini­ti­ate now is that we enhance our­selves in a way that enables us to solve these chal­lenges, quick­ly. Obvi­ous­ly, the chal­lenge lies in being unable to solve exist­ing prob­lems with the same level of con­scious­ness that cre­at­ed them. The good news is that there is a way of self-enhancement that can be embarked on by every­body. Each indi­vid­ual can (and should) start work­ing today on her per­son­al improve­ment. By unleash­ing our inher­ent human poten­tial that we have only frac­tion­al­ly mate­ri­al­ized by now, we not only improve our­selves, our per­for­mance, but we con­scious­ly con­tribute to the next evo­lu­tion­ary step of humankind, the Mind­ful Revolution.

112 pages that can change your life

“The Mind­ful Rev­o­lu­tion” is based on the lat­est neu­ro­sci­en­tif­ic research, but don’t worry: it is not a sci­en­tif­ic trea­tise, but writ­ten in a very under­stand­able way. It is not a com­mon self-optimization guide book, but a sci­en­tif­i­cal­ly based book that gives con­crete advice on how we can use our brain capac­i­ty much bet­ter (“rewire”). For me: a must-read! (Michaela Ernstberger)

The Mind­ful Rev­o­lu­tion will prove to become a sim­i­lar quan­tum leap for human­i­ty as the Cog­ni­tive Rev­o­lu­tion 30,000 years ago. His­to­ri­ans aren’t com­plete­ly sure, why Sapi­ens sur­vived and Homo Flo­ren­sis, Nean­derthals, and oth­ers did not. Pre­sum­ably, Sapi­ens suc­ceed­ed because of their greater capa­bil­i­ties, main­ly derived from their big­ger brains. Now is the time for the next evo­lu­tion­ary step of Sapi­ens: we can choose: com­plete dis­tinc­tion of our species — or The Mind­ful Rev­o­lu­tion.

The Mind­ful Rev­o­lu­tion is a must-read

THE_MINDFUL_REVOLUTION is a #mus­tread for every­one won­der­ing how to man­age the ever-growing com­plex­i­ty of the world around us. How to get to know your­self? Just read the #book … it’s worth it. (PHIMO)

The Mind­ful Rev­o­lu­tion is avail­able as an eBook for Kin­dle Read­er and Kin­dle apps as well as in a paper­back ver­sion.

There also is a Ger­man ver­sion of The Mind­ful Rev­o­lu­tion, titled Die Acht­same Rev­o­lu­tion. It’s also avail­able as an eBook for Kin­dle as well as in a paper­back ver­sion. The suc­cess of The Mind­ful Rev­o­lu­tion depends on book reviews! Can you help?

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GOOD READS

The Mind­ful Rev­o­lu­tion, Michael Reuter

Die Acht­same Rev­o­lu­tion, Michael Reuter

The Idea of the Brain, Matthew Cobb

The Great Men­tal Mod­els I, Shane Parrish

The Great Men­tal Mod­els II, Shane Parrish

Neu­ro­science for Lead­er­ship, Tara Swart, et al.

The Secret Lan­guage of Cells, Jon Lieff

The Biggest Bluff, Maria Konnikova

Grasp: The Sci­ence Trans­form­ing How We Learn, San­jay Sarma

Essen Ändert Alles, Hol­ger Stromberg

Essen für den Kopf, Christof Kessler

The Oxy­gen Advan­tage, Patrick McKeown

Rewire Your Brain , John B. Arden

The Way of the Ice­man, Koen de Jong

Soft Wired — How The New Sci­ence of Brain Plas­tic­i­ty Can Change Your Life, Michael Merzenich

The Brain That Changes Itself, Nor­man Doidge

Lifes­pan, David Sinclair

What Does­n’t Kill Us, Scott Carney

Suc­cess­ful Aging, Daniel Levithin

The Body Builders, Adam Piore

Der Ernährungskom­pass, Bas Kast

The Way We Eat Now, Bee Wilson

Dein Gehirn weiss mehr als Du denkst, Niels Birbaumer

Denken: Wie das Gehirn Bewusst­sein schafft, Stanis­las Dehaene

Mind­ful­ness, Ellen J. Langer

Full Cat­a­stro­phe Liv­ing, Jon Kabat-Zinn

100 Plus: How The Com­ing Age of Longevi­ty Will Change Every­thing, Sonia Arrison

Think­ing Like A Plant, Craig Holdredge

Die Glück­shy­pothese, Jonathan Haidt

Mind Over Med­i­cine, Lissa Rankin

Das Geheime Wis­sen unser­er Zellen, Son­dra Barret

The Code of the Extra­or­di­nary Mind, Vishen Lakhiani

Alt wer­den ohne alt zu sein, Rudi Westendorp

Altered Traits, Daniel Cole­man, Richard Davidson

The Brain’s Way Of Heal­ing, Nor­man Doidge

The Last Best Cure, Donna Jack­son Nakazawa

The Hour Between Dog and Wolf: Risk-taking, Gut Feel­ings and the Biol­o­gy of Boom and Bust, John Coates

The Inner Game of Ten­nis, W. Tim­o­thy Gallway

Run­ning Lean, Ash Maurya

Schlaf wirkt Wun­der, Hans-Günther Weeß

Sleep — Schlafen wie die Profis, Nick Littlehales

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