December 17, 2015
In the last article, I shared with you the difference between changing your brain and changing your mind. Today, I’m going to explain more about the two parts of your brain and why you are more of a gifted neuroscientist than you know!
Most people tend to walk through life on auto-pilot, doing only what needs to be done to get by and survive. That’s not a judgment of any kind; it’s really just the facts.
They can have jobs they like well enough, provide for themselves and their families, and by all accounts have a decent life. There is a difference between living that kind of life though, and living a life that is extraordinary, which is what can happen when someone is able to unlock their potential and become the fullest expression of themselves. That’s what happens when a surge of energy is received by the Higher Brain, otherwise known as the pre-frontal lobes or cortex.
The brain is essentially divided into two parts. The base brain, or lower brain, has a very important job: to keep you alive. Its job is survival at all costs and that means ensuring you stay safe. The lower brain will do everything it can to keep things status quo because the status quo is the tried and true way—or in other words, safe.
Physically, mentally, emotionally, the lower brain will work hard to ensure that you stay alive and stay safe. Risk? No, thank you. Trying new things with unsure outcomes? Not so much with the lower brain. “Safety and security first” is its motto and that’s not a bad thing. The lower brain reminds you to eat when you’re hungry, sleep when you’re tired and keeps all your necessary body functions going so you don’t have to think about them. Can you imagine how stressful it would be if you had to remind your heart to beat or your lungs to continually draw in air?
And yet…this part of the brain is the exact reason why most people don’t do more with their lives. Remember, this amazingly powerful part of your brain has a main function: to keep you alive…and there’s a big difference between surviving and thriving.
The Higher Brain, when “turned on”, is where the higher power comes from. With increased energy and physiological change, this part of the brain then gives you the ability to see things from a higher vantage point, to reach for greater heights, to step into a place of greater wisdom and enlightenment. When you operate from your energized Higher Brain, fear and doubt are replaced with courage and certainty. Worry and stress diminish and peace and security become the new norm. The Higher Brain connects to the Higher Self, to the Source, which knows peace and possibilities.
Here’s where you can become a “neuroscientist” within your own body. YOU have the power to “turn on” your Higher Brain so that you show up in your life from a place of infinite potential. More joy and peace, less worry and anxiety. It’s the difference between responding to life and its outside influences and knowing you can control what’s going on inside of you versus reacting to life and feeling like what’s happening outside of you is what’s controlling you.
At Higher Brain Living®, we say that living this way brings about an “evolution that can create a revolution.” Imagine if more people lived in a state of joy and tranquility and began to live up to their full potential. Imagine if people didn’t operate from fear, scarcity or lack. It truly would be an evolution of humankind and that would bring about the best kind of revolution.
You have the power within you to experience Higher Brain Living® and help others do the same. When your lower brain “goes away” (simply meaning you no longer make your most important life decisions with that part of your brain), everything changes.
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