Something to Think About

08 Dec

Your beliefs become your thoughts, 
Your thoughts become your words, 
Your words become your actions, 
Your actions become your habits, 
Your habits become your values, 
Your values become your destiny.”

Mahatma Gandhi


Do you agree or disagree with the following?

Did you know your thoughts control what happens to you? That’s right. There have been many books written on thought and how powerful it is. Thoughts do affect us in so many ways. Thoughts help us create the reality we experience. Whether that experience is good or bad, all of it is determined by our thoughts,

Thoughts create our emotional state. They affect our health. Thoughts even influence what we do and say to people. No matter what the situation or circumstances, everything we do stems from thought. Then the thought turns into feelings, which turn into actions, to finally results. There are actually three classes of thoughts we experience each day of our lives. These thoughts include positive, action, and worry.

Now, consider the following . . .

For years the conventional wisdom in neuroscience was that the brain you were born with was the brain you’re going to carry with you for the rest of your life and the brain’s structure couldn’t be changed. Essentially it’s written there as you were born. And once you killed brain cells – perhaps by a stroke, for example – that was it, you weren’t coming back. And it was the structure and function of your brain that affected how you think and feel and not the other way around.

Well, all that’s beginning to change. In the last few decades, scientists have shown that you actually can re-grow brain cells and you can change the structure and function of your brain by the way you think. The new science of neuroplasticity argues the brain is much more flexible than previously thought. Science writer Sharon Begley talks about her new book, Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain.


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