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I read this book in the year 2018 when I stumbled upon an ESL and a self-improvement mentor by working for him as his content writer for his blogs, providing show notes for his podcast and rewriting his English as a second language teaching materials. Despite Vishen Lakhiani, the founder of Mindvalley, a self - development publishing company and hosting Awesomeness Fest event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia is controversial man, but his book did make some sense to think about conventional thoughts that we were taught since we were growing up.

The Code of the Extraordinary Mind

The Code of the Extraordinary Mind

by Vishen Lakhiani

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I think it’s possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary.

  • LEVEL-1: Living in the Culturescape: How You Were Shaped by the World Around You.
  • LEVEL-2: The Awakening: The Power to Choose Your Version of the World.
  • LEVEL-3: Recoding Yourself: Transforming Your Inner World.

We live in two types of worlds - absolute truth (where everyone agrees on the same) & relative truth (ideas, models, and myths that are passing through the generation). This world of relative truth is known as the culturescape.

Consciousness Engineering is an operating system for the human mind. Your models of reality are like the hardware: They’re your beliefs about yourself and the world. Your systems for living are like the software. 

We live with outdated beliefs and habits without eve...

A Brule is a bulls**t rule that society adopts to simplify its understanding of the world.

"Extraordinary minds question the Brules when they feel those Brules are out of alignment with their dreams and desires. They recognize that much o...

It’s up to us to choose what we want to believe about ourselves and our lives— and give our children the power to do the same.

"Extraordinary minds have models of reality that empower them to feel good about themselves and powerful in shifting the world to match the visions in their min...

Take a break from your busy life and ask - why we’re doing it?

Extraordinary minds are always looking to learning something new and refresh their systems for living. Then they evaluate to see how well those systems are working. Then they upgrade to the system.

"Ex...

As you start playing with consciousness engineering, questioning the Brules, and experimenting with new models of reality and systems for living, life starts to feel spacious and exciting. You’re moving toward a powerful upgrade. As Vishen calls it Bending Reality.

There ar...

Blissipline: The discipline of daily Bliss

Blissipline Systems -

  1. The Power of Gratitude
  2. Forgiveness 
  3. The Practice of Giving

Happiness is not some amorphous state outside of your control. It’s a trainable skill....

  • Means Goals—goals that are a means to an end—and usually about meeting or conforming to society’s Brules.
  • End Goals - when follow our heart, the goals that excite and inspire us, and put our ultimate target in our sights.

Pursuing end goa...

Extraordinary minds create a vision for their future that is decidedly their own and free from expectations of the culturescape. Their vision is focused on end goals that strike a direct chord with their happiness.

It involves understanding two particular models of reality:

  1. SELF-FUELED GOALS: These are end goals that you have absolute control over. No one can take them away from you.
  2. YOU ARE ENOUGH: You need not to prove anything to anyone.

The Uniqueness of extraordinary people is that they’re driven by a vision so big that they’re operating beyond the conventional limitations of work and life.

"Extraordinary minds are motivated by a quest or calling—a drive to create some ...

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I've added all the essential exercises mentioned in the book in the stash below. These mindful exercises and certain questions which you can ask yourself are indeed a gem and definitely must be included in your existing mindfulness practice or journaling habit for a more enhanced overall development. A ONE-STOP SOLUTION INDEED!

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