Is it possible to rewire your own negative emotions? Can you reprogram your self-limiting beliefs or behavioral patterns? This book will argue that it is possible for you to unplug from your own mind, identify its patterns, and become the architect of your own enlightenment. A bold and fascinating dive into the nuts and bolts of psychological evolution, Designing the Mind: The Principles of Psychitecture is part inspiring manifesto, part practical self-development guide, all based on the teachings of thinkers like Marcus Aurelius, Lao Tzu, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Abraham Maslow. The ideas and techniques it offers are all woven together into a much-needed mindset to help people lead better, happier lives. "A fascinating framework" - Scott Barry Kaufman, PhD, author of Transcend: The New Science of Self-Actualization If you have ever tried to enhance your mind, only to find that the changes didn't stick, the problem isn't you. It is that you lack an understanding of the patterns that make up your mind and the methods for reprogramming them. Whether fear prevents you from pursuing your ambitions, jealousy ruins your relationships, distractions rule your life, or you have an inner critic whose expectations you are never able to meet, this handbook will teach you how to reprogram your own psychological software, one algorithm at a time. "It has already changed my life, and I know it will change others as well" - Aaron T. Perkins, Executive Leadership Coach Psychitecture, the process of designing your mind, is a brand new framework for understanding and rewiring the hidden patterns behind your biases, habits, and emotional reactions. The core principles will enable you to unplug from your own mind, examine it from above, and modify the very psychological software on which you operate, sculpting your mind into a truly delightful place to reside. Award-winning systems designer and leading expert on psychitecture, Ryan A Bush, has compiled ancient insights from Stoicism, Buddhism, and Taoism, combined it with modern cognitive science, and integrated it all into a comprehensive, philosophical guide to cognitive, emotional, and behavioral self-mastery. "Super intriguing" - Jason Silva, global keynote speaker and Emmy-nominated host of Brain Games This life-changing self-mastery manual will help you: - Learn to think with razor-sharp clarity, overcome your own distortions of judgment, and cultivate wisdom so you can make the right decisions in your life. - Silence your inner critic, hack your negative thoughts and feelings to program them out, and restructure bad emotional habits - Learn how the Buddha mastered his desires, how the Stoics cultivated inner calm, how Nietzsche sculpted himself, and how the principles of cognitive therapy can change your life - Program unshakable peace and levity into your operating system, and embrace whatever life throws at you while responding with effective action - Build strong habits and break self-defeating ones, achieve big goals with minimal effort, and cultivate strong character using your identity Regardless of your self-development goals for 2021, psychitecture is the mindset you need to unlock your potential and scale the heights of self-mastery.