May 23, 2018
What happens when we truly understand and use our minds!
Many of us know the brain is a powerful organ, but how? How can this power transform the way we think and live?
The mind does not emerge from our brain activity. Brain activity, rather, reflects mind activity. Even though the mind controls the brain, the brain feeds back to, and influences, the mind. The brain seats the mind, and therefore the mind influences the physical world through the brain. The mind controls the brain—the power of the brain lies in how we use our minds to change the brain.
When we learn to use our minds, we can:
- Renew our thought life and increase our intelligence. When we adopt lifestyles of intense mental focus and mind renewal, we quite literally “switch on” neuroplasticity, the marvelous ability of the brain the grow branches and unending scaffolds of networks to increase our intelligence and wisdom! For more information on how to boost your intelligence and focus deeply, check out my YouTube channel.
- Take negative thoughts captive. Medical researchincreasingly points to the fact that thinking and consciously controlling our thought life is one of the best ways, if not the best way of detoxing our brains. It allows us to get rid of those toxic thoughts and emotions that can consume and control our minds. Indeed, changing your thinking is essential to detoxing the brain and harnessing its power in a productive and successful way. Consciously controlling our thought life means not letting thoughts rampage through our minds. It means choosing to use the power in our minds to control our thinking, and learning to engage interactively with every single thought that we have, and to analyze it before we decide either to accept or reject it. We can choose how much power our thoughts have over our lives! I created my 21 Day Brain Detox programto help you learn to control and regulate your thoughts, and detox your mind! The program is available in my book Switch on Your Brainand online at: 21daybraindetox.com
- Impact the quality of our mental and physical health. Brain scientists in recent years have discovered how the state of our mind– what the brain does – influences our overall mental and physical health. It’s wonderful news that our intellectual limits are NOT “set” or “fixed” in childhood only to then decline from the age of 25! This bleak and incorrect view of the human brain has, thank goodness, been overturned by the astounding new research that the brain grows and changes no matter what your age; it all depends on how you USE your brain. I wrote my book Switch on Your Brainas a guide to help you learn how to use your brain correctly to live your best life.
- Become change agents in our communities. When we discover how powerful our unique way of thinking, feeling and choosing is, we can harness this power to reflect a unique part of the image of God into the worlds through our thoughts, words and actions. We can begin to love ourselves, and, recognizing this power in others, we can truly learn to love our neighbor and build up our communities, bringing heaven to earth every moment of every day. If you struggle to find and understand your unique way of thinking, feeling, and choosing, and ultimately your purpose I would recommend reading my book The Perfect You.
It is incredibly important to realize that, even though we cannot control our circumstances, we can control our reactions to our circumstances—we are not just victims of our biology or our pasts. I have researched and experienced the evidence of the mind-brain connection, and recognize the need to help people realize that we all have incredibly powerful minds, minds that can cope and prosper as we learn to operate in God’s magnificent love.