The Power of PossibilityOct 25, 2021
The phenomenon of neuroplasticity - the discovery that the brain can change its own structure and function in response to mental experiences - is the most important development in our understanding of the brain and mind since the beginning of modern science. One of the core laws of neuroplasticity is that "Neurons that Fire Together Wire Together" (Dr Norman Doidge, The Brain's Way of Healing, 2015). This means, that when we repeat and reinforce a certain behaviour or thougt with conscious intention over time, the brain's neurons undergo powerful structural changes and adapt this new behaviour and thought pattern as the new default pattern.
This is a truly profound discovery as it gives us more choice to explore new possibilities of our daily lived experiences. When we shift our focus and awareness from a negative point of view to a more positive outlook and emotional state, we reinforce this new thought pattern and emotional frequency across our five senses. Being mindful and becoming present to what is happening in the now creates a powerful vibrational shift, resulting in greater feelings of empowerment, positivity and life satisfaction. When we are aware of our actions in the present moment, we can choose to adopt a new approach and change the outdated habitual response. This behavioural upgrade might feel a bit unfamiliar for the first time, however repetition makes the master. Unpleasant and painful experiences from our past can be used as an important reference to create change consciously by responding differently in the future. The brain has the ability to learn and adapt to change every day . The neuroplasticity of the brain is activated by consistent reinforcement of new thought patterns and behaviours resulting in the creation of new synapses and neuronal circuits. Once these circuits are operating to your advantage, the old thought pattern or behavioural loop no longer feels right. In other words - the new upgraded behaviour is the new default pattern stored in our physiology. This positive change is often noticed first by our spouse, partner or closest friend who knows you best.
Reflecting on my own journey through life, I've certainly changed many behaviours, habits and feeling states many times. What used to feel "like me" a decade ago, has changed again as I continue to grow and evolve on my spiritual journey of evolution. Every time we let go of an undesirable or mindless behaviour, we consciously create new feedback loops and upgrade our neurology in powerful ways. So there you have it: it's never too late to embrace change and create a new and even better version of Yourself! The power of neuroplasticity is your best ally for more exciting and rewarding experiences in every aspect of your life.
Emotional Intelligence Manifesto
This Manifesto will help you achieve the three main benefits of EI:
- EI increases your ability to focus and productivity and access your creative genius zone. You get more things done with laser-focused clarity and less effort.
- EI improves your communication and negotiations skills resulting in greater workplace satisfaction and reduced staff turnover.
- EI increases your ability to identify and manage emotions in yourself and others resulting in reduced occupational stress and increased productivity and engagement.