What’s that saying about the road
that’s paved with good intentions? Well no doubt
this year we will all make our list of the things we
intend to change after the New Year. Then, about 2
days or 20 minutes, after this resolution has made
with fists in the air and a loud proclamation– exactly
where do we find ourselves but right back in the old
behavior, only more guilt ridden and beating ourselves
up. Well, it’s a good news, bad new situation.
The good news is that in a country that loves getting
off the hook this phenomenon really may not be completely
Scientists are now proving that all those thoughts
we have been having, relative to certain habits or
feelings about ourselves, actually change the typography
of our brain. With each thought, negative or positive,
electromagnetic impulses and certain chemicals travel
faster than the speed of light from one neuron or atom
in your brain to another. As they travel they leave
behind a shadow image or impression in the brain called
a bouton which creates a track not unlike an old model-T
Ford going down a dirt road. Once you have had the
same thought a number of times (Deepak Chopra says
we have the same 60,000 thoughts everyday), you create
a track that becomes very hard to get out of, exactly
like an addiction. Your brain becomes accustomed to
these chemicals and impulses and begins to respond
accordingly creating a craving for them.
Now as if that were not enough, we also have little
neuronets in our brains. These are created when one
cell or atom reaches out and connects to another brain
cell like itself that has the same energy. Einstein
taught us that like energy draws like energy and your
brain is a perfect example of this. When a craving
or need or thought ignites the atoms and cells, they
start to draw to themselves other atoms that are similar
in order to sustain themselves an create neuronets.
The problem is that these little neuronets are feed
by every thought pattern, negative or positive, that
you have. So, if you feel like you are not loveable
and you have had that thought a million times in different
forms, can you even imagine how hard it might be to
believe that someone loves you!
Some people love to beat themselves up. They do this
because it releases the guilt they have. For instance
if I lie or cheat, and then I really do a number on
myself esteem about it, the chemicals I need to feel
better start to flow when I beat myself up and before
long I am able to forgive myself. Or, let’s say
I love to eat. I overeat and then I berate myself until
I feel I have had enough and I can forgive myself.
We are actually addicted to the chemicals that our
brain produces to feel better even if they are produced
in a negative way.
So, with great determination and resolutions in hand where does all this leave
us? In order to change our behavior we must become the master of our brain and
begin to redirect this energy in a positive way. In other words, we need to lay
positive tracks in our brain and set up positive neuronets from which we begin
to act, make decisions and live. This is done by inputting, saying, repeating,
acting on, and believing positive information that begins to change the typography
of our brain. The old computer whizzes used to say garbage in, garbage out. They
had no idea they were talking about our brain. We were on the right track with
positive affirmations; we just didn’t go far enough to see what was happening
Once you have inputted a new belief and the level of energy is at or more than
at least 51% of the old belief, you will have created a new track and enough
neuronets to begin living from your new belief. The far easterners believe that
anything introduced into mind 108 times for 108 days becomes permanent, hence
their meditation or prayer beads. We are now beginning to realize that we are
not our mind. Instead we are something beyond that. As you read this article
and take this information in, who is doing the thinking about what you read as
you read it? That is that part of you that has the capacity to change your mind
- figuratively and literally.
Remember I said this was a good news bad news deal. Well the bad news is that
that old track never goes away even after new neuronets have been created. So
you might be going along feeling filled up with love and suddenly you are in
the dumps feeling worthless. The good news is you get to remember that it’s
only the old track raising its ugly head and you can choose to get back on the
new track immediately.
As I often tell my clients, once you know a thing you can never not know it.
So I guess none of us have any excuses any longer. Right? Happy New Year, now
yu really can make it different.