9780486821542

The Top Ten Lies We Tell Ourselves And How to Stop Living Them

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  • ISBN13:

    9780486821542

  • ISBN10:

    0486821544

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2018-08-15
  • Publisher: Ixia Press

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Summary

If laughter is the best medicine for physical illness, imagine what it might do for spiritual ailments.  
Educational psychologist and "self-help stand-up comedian" Dana Marrocco explores this idea in her first book, a work inspired by A Course in Miracles. Dr. Dana explains that the ego — the fear-soaked part of our mind — is happiest when we try to do everything it asks, even when it makes little sense. Following in the footsteps of Marianne Williamson, Gerald R. Jampolsky, M.D., and Gabrielle Bernstein, she uses both humor and a solid base of academic and practical knowledge to expose these hidden and harmful messages that, far too often, we blindly accept as true.
Recommending a gentle, light hearted "roasting" of our self-deceptions, Dr. Dana tackles ten of the typical ego lies. Each of the ten lies comes with a twenty-four-hour challenge: to refrain from acting on or believing it for one day. With the rare, deft touch of someone who has actually tested her spiritual studies against everyday challenges, Dr. Dana offers a trustworthy, down-to-earth guide to recognizing the typical lies we all tell ourselves—and how to stop believing them.

"One of the keys to happiness is remembering to laugh, and Dr. Dana reminds us frequently of how to do that in The Top Ten Lies We Tell Ourselves. She's not just joking around, though, because she knows her stuff. She connects the most important principles of A Course in Miracles to her knowledge of psychology and then makes it clear that she's really used both in her own life. After this book, lying to myself won't be such a big deal anymore!" — Maria Felipe, author, Live Your Happy

"Dr. Dana Marrocco's beautifully written guide through the ego's biggest lies is a heavenly compass for spiritual progress. Grounded in psychology and academic research, The Top Ten Lies We Tell Ourselves invites the reader to walk through an internal process of compassionate self-awareness to turn our fearful perceptions on their heads and return to a high-voltage perception of love. Dr. Dana's series of exercises takes us beyond the limitations of our conditioning and fear-based mental hooks to a brighter experience of life." — Lyna Rose, author, Enlighten Your Life

"The Top Ten Lies We Tell Ourselves is a humorous look at the upside-down, fearful thought system of the ego part of our mind. By exposing our most common but not-so-obvious beliefs, this book will help you shift your mind to a right-side-up way of thinking, thereby freeing your mind from fear and setting you on a path of peace. The exercises throughout facilitate this awakening, and the twenty-four-hour challenges are brilliant!" — Corinne Zupko, EdS, author of From Anxiety to Love

"Open this book, begin to read, and see if you can't find the truth, which will make you free.  According to A Course in Miracles, we do not perceive our own best interests and need clarity to better understand what those interests are. This is an overall theme in Dr. Dana's conscientiously written book, reinforcing the practice of looking inward with total honesty to experience the happiness we deserve." — Jon Mundy, PhD, author, Living A Course in Miracles

"Dr. Dana's voice speaks to me exactly where it helps most.  She points to the hidden traps I have fallen into and how I can reverse my addictive beliefs that led me down the rabbit hole. The reader can easily identify with the 'ten lies' we grew up with, mistakes that weakens us, and will persist until we change our mind. I recommend this book to anyone who chooses to see things differently and stop living the mistakes of the past." — H. David Fishman, author, Into Oneness

Author Biography

Dana Marrocco is a writer, motivational speaker, spiritual singer/songwriter, and self-help stand-up comedian. She received a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Purdue University, specializing in theories of learning and motivation. She frequently speaks at Unity and other churches and retreats across New Jersey and Pennsylvania, often in the form of musical skits mixed with lectures. She holds a weekly teaching spot on the spiritual radio show ACIM Gather and performs original spiritual music with her band, Dr. Dana and the Infinite Patients.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

FOREWORD  by Gary R. Renard
INTRODUCTION

LIE #10: NOTHING IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN BEING RIGHT

LIE # 9: THERE IS NOT ENOUGH OF ANYTHING TO GO AROUND, SO TAKE YOUR      
              SHARE BY ANY MEANS POSSIBLE

LIE # 8: CHAOS IS BUSINESS AS USUAL, SO GET USED TO IT

LIE # 7: THERE IS SOMEONE OUT THERE WHO CAN FINALLY COMPLETE YOU, SO
              NEVER STOP SEARCHING

LIE # 6: YOU MUST FIND A WAY TO BE TRULY UNIQUE OR BETTER THAN
              OTHERS

LIE # 5: YOU MUST ATTACK FIRST AND OFTEN, OR RISK BEING DEFEATED

LIE # 4: THE PERSON WHO CAN HOLD A GRUDGE THE LONGEST WINS

LIE # 3: REACTING OUT OF FEAR COMES NATURALLY, SO STICK WITH THE 
PROGRAM

LIE # 2: LOVE IS A SIGN OF WEAKNESS AND CAN REALLY MESS WITH YOUR
              HEAD. AVOID IT AT ALL COSTS!

LIE #1: YOU CAN’T COUNT ON ANYONE BUT YOURSELF (AND BY THE WAY,
              YOU’RE A HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT)

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
INDEX OF REFERENCES
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
 

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