I want to touch a little today on the brain and the power that it holds. It is an amazing organ that can do some amazing things like heal itself on a cellular level. Neuroplasticity is defined as the ability of the brain to form and reorganize synaptic connections, especially in response to learning or experience or following injury. We are only starting to scratch the surface of our knowledge on what the brain can do.
You might be familiar with the whole “mind over matter” mantra, well it turns out there might be some validity to that statement.
Some Buddhist monks have altered their concept of reality so much that they can do a one finger handstand on a nail. Granted, we all may not need to take it this far, but training our brains to extend beyond our areas of belief is one practice that can help us in creating positive atmospheres and pushing yourself beyond your preconceived limits.
Your brain also naturally protects you from trauma at a subconscious level by blocking and repressing painful memories and stimuli. Likewise, it can create new concepts of memories through practices like Accelerated Resolution Therapy to sever painful emotions associated with them and replacing the negative emotions with a positive ones. The brain is like a muscle, it gets stronger with use. So it is vitally important to your mental, physical, emotional and spiritual health that you are engaging in activities that are stimulating your brain.
Further Reading: The 10 Fundamentals of Rewiring Your Brain