The Possibility Principle
How Quantum Physics Can Improve the Way You Think, Live and Love
by Mel Schwartz
Pub Date 01 Sep 2017
In his new book, psychotherapist Mel Schwartz asks readers the question he’s been asking his clients for over 20 years: How would you like to experience your life? It’s a simple question, and yet, many of us believe that our goals and desires are unattainable. Until now.
THE POSSIBILITY PRINCIPLE offers a revolutionary approach to how we can live the life we choose—free from the wounds of our past and the constraints of our ingrained beliefs and thoughts. It’s a blueprint for how to overcome anxiety and depression and shows us how we can thrive in our relationships and develop authentic self-esteem.
Mel Schwartz proposes that we have been stuck living within an outmoded 17th century worldview. He writes that most of our struggles come from living under the template of Newton’s mechanism paradigm which addicts us to certainty, and in turn, results in the epidemic of anxiety. This need for certainty also thwarts our ability to change as we resist uncertainty. Additionally, this outdated worldview has convinced us that we are separate and disconnected from one another—reduced to being the proverbial cogs in a machine. The consequences of this are depression, failed relationships and a general sense of meaninglessness. Enter THE (NEW) POSSIBILITY PRINCIPLE!
Through extensive research and dozens of client success stories, Mel reveals the profound benefits of aligning with the core principles of the emerging participatory worldview—derived from quantum physics. They are:
· — The uncertainty principle. Mel shows us that by embracing uncertainty, we become free to be the driver of our change process. Uncertainty is where the realm of new possibilities lie.
· — Potentiality. Reality exists in a pure state of potential. So do we, but we don’t recognize it. In the nanosecond before we attach to our next thought, all things are possible. Mel shows us how to see our old thoughts and not become them, freeing us to access new thinking and a new future.
· — Inseparability. Quantum physics reveals that the universe is thoroughly inseparable. Opening to inseparability enables compassion and empathy to emerge and relationships to thrive. It also provides a profound sense of meaning and connectedness, as everyone is an integral part of the whole.
When we alter our view of reality from the picture of Newton’s lifeless, disconnected machine-like universe to an inseparable and participatory worldview teeming with possibility, we become the master of our life.
“Mel Schwartz draws breathtaking parallels between the quantum reality and our human experience, revealing powerful lessons for living to our greatest potential. He shows that consciousness is fundamental and that our minds and hearts are shared as one. The implications for human welfare are profound.”
—Larry Dossey, MD, author of One Mind: How Our Individual Mind Is Part of a Greater Consciousness and Why It Matters
“This handbook for life brings the inspiration of quantum uncertainty, interconnectedness, emergence, and entanglement into compelling practices to help each of us grow and heal. A seasoned clinician, Schwartz offers new perspectives on the power of our beliefs, worldviews, and intentions that can help us enter realms of unfolding possibilities.”
—Marilyn Schlitz, PhD, professor and chair of PhD programs in transpersonal psychology, Sofia University; author of the book Death Makes Life Possible; executive producer and writer of the film Death Makes Life Possible
“The Possibility Principle clearly describes the havoc wrought by a worldview that reinforces competition and separateness while neglecting compassion and cooperation. Schwartz . . . calls for nothing less than new ways of thinking that will turn around both individual lives and the world at large. This move from a deterministic, mechanistic worldview to one that is participatory has incredible implications for our personal lives, for our mental and emotional health, and for the very foundations of society.”
—Stanley Krippner, PhD, coauthor of Personal Mythology
“The Possibility Principle is a beautifully written book on how we can live fully as we awaken from the stupor of Newton’s sleep. The benefits range from overcoming anxiety and depression to mastering our communication to thriving in our relationships!”
—Allan Combs, PhD, author of The Radiance of Being and Consciousness Explained Better