‘Your thoughts become your reality’…you’ve probably heard this a dozen times, but what does it actually mean?
Our brain is truly magnificent. It’s an organ of learning, constantly growing and changing shape, based on the experiences we have. [Stop for a second and re-read that, the experiences you choose to have physically shapes your brain. Isn’t that amazing!?]
Over time your mental states become neural traits, and this is what colours how you interact and perceive the world around you.
Every thought, feeling, sensation, or want, within these experiences, creates neural activity in the brain – neurons firing away, new ones growing, new connections being formed. And like ripples across the ocean, this activity has no lasting change on the sea bed. However, when we start to have more prolonged and consistent activity, it starts to surge and reshape the foundational structure, for better or worse.
This week, I invite you to stop and ask yourself:
- How am I shaping my brain each and everyday?
- What experiences am I focusing on primarily?
- What reality am I choosing to create through these experiences?
Remember, you spend most of your life inside your head. Make it a nice place to be.