You Can’t Outrun The Brain, But Can Change The Mind

Why don’t we use our brains in a more purposeful manner to impact our health and well-being?  We have tons of information on the web addressing these theories and processes, yet we just note them as interesting, helpful or validating, but never take the next step.  My financial planners tell me people spend more time planning their vacations than planning their financial future!  Are we just looking to feel good for the moment or for the future? What’s the connection?  Perhaps we don’t have a good handle on who we really are.  What does that mean for what we want?   How do we get there using more existential methods than good ol’ hard work and effort?  One of the most difficult issues we face is confidence in the actions taken today giving predictable outcomes. This was really driven home after the recent financial depression. Fortunately, there are some answers and pathways available. They will take some of your time and effort. In the beginning they will feel uncomfortable.   There may be no immediate results. The pathway to disappointing results feels comfortable in the beginning and does not have immediate results either.  They both start off very much the same. As aptly stated by author Jeff Olson, “They are easy to do [the comfortable unhelpful activities], easy not to do” [the initially uncomfortable helpful activities].  www.SlightEdge.org.  The bad news is if we just keep doing what we have been doing, the underlying creative energy we are connected to will keep manifesting the same experiences.  The outcomes directly relate to the ideas and beliefs we hold in predominance in our minds.

The mind and consciousness function as your reality management machine. We re-create reality all the time.  Think of the brain as a video and sound editing computer getting its “feed,” all that you are experiencing, from your five sensory receivers. It converts the feed into electro-chemical nerve impulses that go to different areas of your brain for analysis. We only have a few milliseconds for that analysis, so it’s hard to intervene. During that time, we compare what we perceive to past experiences and judge its importance to us. This analysis is a crucial part of our mental functioning, health, and well-being.  It drives a lot of your “automatic,” seemingly unconscious decisions. Ever have a change in your routine but find yourself taking the same turns or stops on the train contrary to that new plan? This means that your system is doing its job, keeping the mundane or habitual from cluttering your consciousness so you can enjoy what’s coming through your ear buds. It’s the same system of activities that leads you to develop a particular emotional attitude even though new circumstances dictate taking a new approach or response. 

 Now imagine how the Spiritual interface is working in the background to further support and drive your reality. It’s very hard to accept that “reality” when we function without awareness of it every moment every day. Well, we function every day with gravity too, whether we like it or not!

You can’t outrun the speed of thought.  I’ll be posting how to benefit from today’s medical and Spiritual technologies to retrain and deploy new attitudes and actions.  The combination of the two provides a multiplier effect that pays back much greater than the sum of each separately.  I understand!  It took me awhile to reconcile the mental and biological factors with the Spiritual in a meaningful way…

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