Rewiring the Brain
You probably experience some of the following one time or another, and whether you know the reason or not, you are used to some of these emotions or behaviors:
- Getting up on Monday and thinking "here we go again..."
- Hopping into the car during rush hour, thinking it's going to be a long ride home.
- Wondering whether this time around the new year resolution of exercising regularly will actually stay, because you tried it way too many times before and never made it past 3 months
- Trying to NOT open Instagram or some chatting apps, only to give in and mindlessly scroll through things for another 15 minutes.
- Thinking to yourself that I shouldn't keep my expectations too high about that pay raise or promotion.
- Telling a younger person with high ambitions to wait a few years and gain some experience, because you've been though similar events and know things most likely won't work.
A lot of times, we are programmed by what happened in the past, and because of all these experiences and past emotions, we became more and more "practical" and "realistic." We know something's not right here, but we can't quite pinpoint how this all started, or how to break out of it.
Recently the Perfect Perch team was discussing our thoughts on this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpOMk1jOzgk&t=15s), where Dr. Joe Dispenza was sharing with Tom Bilyeu on how to rewire, or reprogram our brains so that we can break out of these patterns. Dr. Joe Dispenza was explaining "how you think and how you feel create your state of being," and that "90% of who we are by the time we are 35 years old is a memorized set of behaviors, emotional reactions, unconscious habits, hard-wired attitudes, beliefs and perceptions that function like a computer program." Yes, our brains can still control and change some of these emotions and behaviors, but there's so much memory of the past that it gets harder and harder to rewire or reprogram our brains to be better! One trick he shared in the above video is that we need to visualize the outcome, imagine the feelings, and program our brain way before things materialize. He says: "By closing your eyes and mentally rehearsing some action, ... your brain does not know what you are imaging and what you're experiencing in the 3D world. So you begin to install the neurological hardware in your brain, ... your brain is no longer a record of the past, but a map to the future."
It's so true that our brains are full of memories of the past, and the painful ones still hurt. When we are faced with some similar challenges, we easily go back to those good old memories and find the same emotions that crippled us before. But here we learned that we can keep thinking about the desired outcome, and feel the thrill and excitement when we finally succeed, and the brain starts to think it's real. "The moment you start feeling abundant and worthy, you are generating wealth. The moment you are empowered and feel it, you are beginning to step toward your success."
If you are hindered by these negative emotions, behaviors, and old mindsets, take a listen of this video and think about how you can rewire and reprogram yourself. Let's create the new reality one step at a time, shall we?