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.
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.
“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 #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?