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The Mountain Is You Summary – June 2022

Author: Brianna Wiest

Short Summary
The Mountain Is You (2020) is a self-help book designed to assist the readers in overcoming their past traumas, working on their emotional damages, and discovering how they can help themselves by tapping into their inner power. The book takes a no-nonsense approach and leaves no room for excuses as it shows the readers how they can determine the path of their own lives.
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Detailed Summary

The mountain is you: Transforming self-sabotage into self-mastery book was written as a self-help book that focuses on discovering your purpose in life and creating an inspiration to pursue it. The mountain is a metaphor for the person between you and the life you want to live. That mountain is also you. The book focuses on how we take ourselves too seriously and too personally in our daily lives, even when there is no reason to. We expect so much from ourselves compared to what we can do, sometimes forgetting what we have already done.

The mountain is the sum of your imperfections, experiences, and hardships that you have faced and endured. These limit your ability to be, to do, or to have in the past but now serve as building blocks that formed the challenge that you must overcome to grow. The mountain is you and it’s all you’ve experienced so far.

The mountain is never going away. It’s always in your way. All there is to do is choose what to do with it. You can either take another step or kick it down and make a path around it. Either way, it’s yours to do with as you please and if you choose to use it, it will make you stronger. Keep reading the summary to learn about the main lessons from The Mountain Is You book.

The Mountain Is You Book Key Points

Most of the subconscious is responsible for our self-sabotage

The only thing you can do about it is to identify your core commitments. You might be surprised to learn that less than 60% of your behavior is conscious and the remaining part, around 40%, is unconscious. Your unconscious mind controls you, which means it’s responsible for pretty much everything you do daily. It’s responsible for your self-sabotage too, and there’s only one thing you can do about it: identify your core commitments.

As human beings, we’re all bound to make not-so-smart decisions. In the long run, it’s these decisions that end up slowly but surely destroying our chances of success. We tend to keep things light and friendly, especially when it comes to our dating life. We might talk about how much we love the power of attraction and love, but we rarely take action because we’re not fully aware of the subconscious and self-sabotaging beliefs that are holding us back.

Our subconscious is responsible for pretty much everything we do daily. This includes big decisions too. Unfortunately, it is also responsible for our self-sabotage (and sometimes, our self-sabotage is more powerful than the decision we are trying to make). Over the past decade, the world has turned to self-development that helps us to achieve the goals we’ve set for ourselves. The latest techniques use the subconscious mind and we can thank one man for it: Dr. Joseph Murphy.

Learn to be comfortable with changing in your life

By nature, we seek comfort. When survival is not an issue, we look for things to make our everyday lives more bearable. We may seek a better career, improved relationships, more money or to be better people — which is all fine. However, sometimes seeking comfort can hinder radical change, and we end up finding ourselves in a situation that is not ideal for us or even worse, in an endless cycle of unhappiness.

Think about this for a minute: A few months from now, how many of us will be where we are now? I bet most of us will still be doing the same things they’re doing now. The career will be the same, the friends will be the same, and so on. But the truth is, we will have changed in ways that are imperceptible to us right now. If you’re unhappy with your life and looking for a change, think about this: You can either stay where you are or you can do something drastic. But do something.

But how do we become comfortable with radical life changes?

Recent research suggests people are far more willing to drop a familiar routine and try something new—especially when they know it’ll make them happier—if they’re able to ease into it. Taking a break from the everyday routine of meetings, projects and email to step back, breathe and reassess your goals is vital to achieving greater happiness. If you’re looking for some guidance or are simply curious to hear from other people about what they did to change the course of their life, the story of Alexia Vernon will motivate you to put down this article and get to work on your goals.

Differentiate between your intuitive and intrusive thinking

It’s normal to have opinions and thoughts, but sometimes your thoughts aren’t as clear-cut. They can be distorted and irrational, or come with feelings of doubt and anxiety. You might then be having intrusive thoughts. The thing is, sometimes you can’t tell whether your crazy thoughts are coming from overthinking or intuition. Sure, they may seem like they’re coming straight from your brain on a continuous loop, but they could also be the result of something else. Something more sinister. Here’s how to tell the difference between intuition and intrusive thoughts.

When you’re on the receiving end of intuitive thought, it feels calm, rational, and positive, and you know without a doubt that it is correct. For example: “I just shouldn’t go to that party tonight; I will end up regretting it tomorrow.”

Have you noticed that we didn’t say anything about your gut? That’s because intuition is not always about your gut reaction to a situation. Intuition is really about the connection you can make between two things, usually two seemingly unrelated events. For example: “I had pasta last night and I woke up with my stomach feeling uneasy this morning; I shouldn’t have that pasta today…although it would have been nice to have leftovers.

Intrusive Thoughts are false and often violent thoughts that try to convince you that you have done something wrong, or you could do something violent or illegal. They’re a product of your mind trying to protect you from feeling guilty and shame over things that aren’t true. Also only intrusive thoughts, they’re not real. But, they can make you feel crazy because they feel so real. They’re a product of the mind trying to protect you from feelings of intense guilt and shame. And they can make you feel crazy because they feel completely real.

The Mountain Is You Quotes

“You start to let go on the day you take one step toward building a new life and then let yourself lie in bed and stare at the ceiling and cry for as many hours as you need.” –Brianna Wiest

“Either way, mental strength is not just hoping that nothing ever goes wrong. It is believing that we can handle it if it does.” –Brianna Wiest

The Mountain Is You Review

The Mountain Is You book is a very thoughtful and well-organized book. This book teaches you how to be a happy, self-actualized person, and feel fulfillment. You will get to learn about the importance of self-importance, knowing about the best in yourself, and how to meet your dreams. Highly recommended.

To whom I would recommend The Mountain Is You Summary?

  • Anyone who is unhappy in his life but wants to feel happiness.
  • Whoever wants to know how to navigate their emotions for a better life ahead.
  • Anyone interested in the psychology of happiness.

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