THE UNDEFEATED MIND: On the Science of Constructing an Indestructible Self (HCI)
In The Undefeated Mind, physician Alex Lickerman draws on the tenets of both Nichiren Buddhism and new scientific research to argue that resilience isn’t something with which only a fortunate few of us have been born, but rather something we can all take action to develop. Offering a set of guidelines not for solving problems but for establishing a life state that makes all problems solvable, The Undefeated Mind details nine principles we can all use to dramatically increase our ability to withstand adversity. In telling the stories of patients who’ve used these principles to overcome suffering caused by unemployment, unwanted weight gain, addiction, rejection, chronic pain, retirement, illness, loss, and even death, The Undefeated Mind shows readers how they too can make these principles function within their own lives, whether they have any interest in practicing Buddhism or not. Read a sample chapter.
PRAISE FOR THE UNDEFEATED MIND:
“Alex Lickerman mines life’s greatest challenges with an artist’s eye, a scientist’s rigor, and a Buddhist’s wise hand. The result is a book that I could not stop reading. Dr. Lickerman’s unique gifts as a writer, doctor, and scientific thinker make for an epiphany-studded quest to tame his own mind and to enter and commune with the minds of others. The result is a book like no other: profound, compassionate, and inspiring.”
—Kaja Perina, editor-in-chief of Psychology Today
—Jerry Coyne, author of Why Evolution is True
—V. S. Ramachandran, author of the New York Times bestseller The Tell-Tale Brain
—Tal Ben-Shahar, PhD., bestselling author of Choose the Life You Want