“You are not your brain.
You are the user of your brain.
Your brain serves you.” Dr Rudi Tanzi
Your brain is a powerhouse of trillions of neural connections. These neural connections are the engine of our thinking based on what is stored in memory. The relationships your neurons have created go back many years which has led to the myth that our brain is “hardwired” and cannot be changed.
What many of us don’t realize is these connections are only good as long as we keep using them in the same patterns we always have.
I’m taking a chance here diving into neuroscience. However, I’ve studied a bit of it and I am passionate about sharing the ideas around neuroscience and how our brains function.
Back in the old days when you were a kid you formed neural connections based on information you took in and how the world works for you. Scientists say we pretty much make up our world by age six and liveas if its true from that time forward.
What we now know is that any neural connection can be changed with three ingredients.
These include making a choice and setting an intention, instruction as to how to do it and practice.
Much like going on a diet, many people start with the first two but drop the practice because they think they got it.
Change will happen over time with a dedicated practice to making the new reality you want in your life.
Every thought we have forms our reality in the moment usually based on our history. If you want a different outcome in response to life’s events then you need to understand that you can choose how to react.
The events of life do not do anything to you. Thinking creates a feeling which in turn creates a reaction. So the process is one of inside out not the other way around.
This would tell you the power you have to choose your life. Your history does not need to be your future because the neural connections are only held together when you think the same old way.
Just like unplugging a lamp from the outlet. When there is no more power the lamp does not turn on.
Choosing to change the way you experience life is like that. Take the power away from the neural connection and you can form new connections based on your choice.
There is a lot more to say about this subject but let’s leave it here for now.
Think about how you can experience your life from the inside out rather than the other way around.
P.S. There is nothing wrong with you. You don't have to change anything if you don't want to.