Our brain works in the most wonderful, mysterious ways and neuroscience can serves us quite a few answers. But what really counts in this story, as masters of our own minds, we do have the ability to control how they work. Let me tell you, how does this mechanism work.
The brain focuses on what we want. It actually filters the information so you don’t notice what your brain doesn’t think is important. This process occurs inside of your own head so you can’t really tell when it happens. Most of the times you just receive the signal your brain sends you and you work with that. That’s how we normally interact with our surroundings. We sense something and the brain produces a signal in order for us to interact with whatever we sensed in the first place.
For example, you have just bought a shiny new red car. Before doing so, you had never noticed any shiny red cars on the streets but now you see them everywhere! That’s because well, your brain is tremendously excited about it and is behaving like a happy little puppy around shiny things.
Now, that all sounds quite well, doesn’t it? But wouldn’t it be better if you could actually discern the difference between the ideas you need and those you don’t?
The trick here is to be able to control your thoughts and not letting them control you.
This is why it is absolutely important to feed your brain the right material. With this I mean good and empowering questions, for example. If you stop asking yourself about your own feelings, thoughts and actions, you could forget what really matters in your life and what you have to learn from it. However, if you are constantly discovering new things about yourself, you keep growing.
Our focus makes real both what’s already happened (such as bad memories) and what hasn’t happened yet (anxiety for the future). Therefore, we must learn to train our minds to prevent this from affecting us.
Once you tell your brain to behave and show it the things that are important for you, it will focus on that. What draws the course of our own being is what we pay attention to. In fact, this is one of the essential bits about the Law of Attraction, which uses the power of the mind to translate whatever is in our thoughts and materialize them into reality. You can learn more about it here.
The power of thought is real. The time for not believing this is over. Recent neuroscience studies have demonstrated that we can really change our brain by just thinking. At the end of the day, our view of the world is what constructs each of our own worlds, wouldn’t you agree?
If you want to check out something cool about the power of thought, you should take a look at Masaru Emoto’s experiment on water. This consisted on placing positive (“Love”, “Happiness”, etc.) and negative (“I hate you”, “You make me sick”) words with samples of water, whose molecules changed accordingly to their respective words. He wrote a book about this, titled Messages from Water.
According to contemporary neuroscience Dr. Joe Dispenza, by handling our thoughts and emotional reactions correctly, we can intentionally conduct the right chemicals in our body to lead our brain from a state of constant stress into one of regeneration. In order to make a big change in our lives, we must first change the way we perceive the world. After doing so, you’ll understand your mind and body better and that can only bring good things.
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