Leaders Are Readers: June Book of the Month

June Book of the Month | Hari kalymnios | The Thought Gym

All leaders are readers. Well, maybe not all. But many of the best ones certainly are in my experience. And this month I want to share with you a book that may have been a little controversial at the time. Or certainly the topic was controversial when the author was first presenting it (many years before the book was published).

This book is called ‘The Biology of Belief’ by Bruce Lipton, Ph.D.

In essence it talks about the principle of epigenetics. Epigenetic’s is the branch of science (recently coined) that deals with things ‘above’ or ‘beyond’ (that’s what epic means) your genetics.

Epigenetic’s really talks about how the environment plays a part in the gene expression. We are now beginning to understand that our genetic makeup doesn’t have to mean that we get certain illnesses, diseases or conditions.

Originally, (and to a large degree still, for many of the general population. Both layman and scientist) when DNA and genes were first discovered we thought we’d found the holy grail. We worked out that certain genes did certain things.

Even today, you will see in mainstream media that they have discovered that there’s a gene for this or that. Like gaining weight. And this might indeed be true. But what they fail to mention is that having a certain gene, although it might make you pre-disposed to attaining a certain condition, it doesn’t mean that you are predestined to.

It’s the environment that plays a far great role. In fact, according to Dr Lipton (and others) diseases that are birth defects and will arise no matter what, amount to the region of 3 – 5 %. Even mainstream medical establishments concede just how much of an influence lifestyle has on developing most diseases.

It’s a fascinating read and will certainly shift your paradigm around what you can and can’t control in your life. If you “get it” (i.e. the concept of epigenetics), it becomes quite liberating!

You can get the book here.

Worth a read. It’s easy enough and you don’t have to be a science geek or anything to get it.

What do you think? Have you read it already? Let me know.  

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