Neuroscientist tell us that there is more neural real-estate allocated to negativity than positivity. This means there is more brain mass and there are more connections in the brain dedicated to spotting danger.
Obviously this was important when we were tribal wanderers. However, now we’re living in cities and the dangers are less catastrophic! At least you probably won’t lose your life over them.
Now consider this; thoughts are things. Every repetitive thought that we have, begins to lay neural networks in our brain. The more the repetition, the more complex and intense the network.
So what is an affirmation? It is something you continually affirm. This is especially important to understand when you realize that the brain has a natural proclivity to look for danger rather than the fun stuff. So we could be affirming more of the negative than the positive.
Think of some of the repetitive thoughts that flow through your brain. Do they fall into any of these categories listed below?
- Fear of success
- Fear of failure
- Procrastination – or failure to act
- Self limiting beliefs
- Fear of being judged
- Fear of losing love or not being loved
So the question is – What are you affirming on a daily basis? The thoughts may not even be strong thoughts. They may be whispered messages just at, or even below, the level of consciousness.
Our subconscious mind drives our behavior. So if your subconscious mind is loaded with negative affirmations (things that you have affirmed repeatedly), you will tend to sabotage your results or settle for less than you want out of life.
It’s time for some core training for your brain! Follow the steps below to your true personal freedom.
- List the 5-7 top thoughts that affect you in a negative way.
- Write a powerful positive affirmation that counters it.
- Put the affirmation in a place that you can see it every day.
- Read it daily and as you do visualize and feel it as if it were already so. And so it shall be!
The brain doesn’t know the difference between an imagined event and a real event. To the brain it is all real. So by doing this 4-step process you will begin to lay new positive neural networks in the brain. As you continue your daily praxis (action Vs theory), the brain will then prune the old unused neural pathways.
Core training for the brain is your path to freedom. Walk it… Or run it with me!