Mankind has landed on the moon- debatable by some, has explored the Universe and the Galaxies.
We are fascinated with what exists "out there", yet we pay little attention to what exists "in here".
The human mind is such a wonderful and extraordinary mechanism, for which we do not know much, still. Many people believe that we use only 10% of our brain. The reality is that there is no scientific evidence stating that we only use 10% of our brain capacity.
The 10% myth might have started by a misquote of Albert Einstein or a misinterpretation of the work of Pierre Flourens in the 1800s. William James wrote in 1908
"We are making use of only a small part of our possible mental and physical resources."
The difference is that we are not aware of what we are using. We choose to run on autopilot and just react to our environment, when we have the power to Create.
Our life is the movie we write, direct and star in! Why would we give ourselves the role of the best friend or the villain?
Do you want to create and sustain a successful and fulfilling life? With everything that this encompasses for you?
Then you need to understand how you take in information, how you make decisions, how you decide what to do and what not to do, how you decide what you like and what you do not like, how you choose your values and your beliefs.
You should look into the Human Mind and how it works.
Where does your brain come from? According to many scientists we are still working under the "Caveman" program, in other words experiencing the "Caveman Syndrome". Our biology is optimised for conditions that existed 100.000 years ago. We do not have to hunt, run all day to get our food to survive, we do not have to be in constant motion to protect ourselves from predators to survive. We have everything, yet we are facing challenges in surviving. We face many new threats like obesity, diabetes, heart diseases and more.
So don't beat yourself up!
You were just not build for the kind of work you are responsible for.
The Human Mind lives in Your Brain.
In The Los Angeles Method we help our participants Find their voice and Act on their lives. We all have that Voice inside our head. What we explain to our participants is that YOU are not that voice.
You have the power to silence it, let scream and even tell her what to say. That voice is just like a sports announcer commenting on the game, on what your brain is doing.
Our brain is made out of layers. At its base there is the Hindbrain with its Medula, Cerebellum and Pons. The Hindbrain is responsible for keeping you alive. Anything physiological actions necessary for survival take their orders from your Hindbrain, also known as the Lizard Brain. It sends all the messages through your spinal cord and nerves.
The layer on top of that is called the Midbrain. The Midbrain is a small central part of the brainstem, developing from the middle of the primitive or embryonic brain. The Midbrain is responsible for your emotions, your memory, processing sensory data and your ability to learn and recognise patterns. Your midbrain is constantly predicting, based on its calculations, what will happen next. That information is sent to the Hindbrain, which makes sure you are ready for what is coming.
And who is responsible for your cognitive capabilities like self awareness, logic, decision making, inhibition and more? Your Forebrain; the newest addition to your brain.
You usually run on autopilot. You have your habits and run your regular routine. When you encounter something new however, something unexpected and unfamiliar, the Forebrain takes over. The Midbrain is not available to predict what will happen and send the right messages to the Hindbrain, so the Forebrain comes to the rescue.
The Forebrain will assess the new situation and make a Decision. Once the decision is made "autopilot" comes back on- the Midbrain and Hindbrain take over and carry out the decision.
The brain functions under convictions. Thoughts that you made once and accepted them as Facts. These thoughts create emotions, which create automated actions, which create results. Most of these convictions are created between the ages of 0 to 7 years old. Some of these convictions are Confining. Confining Convictions are limiting you, are to allowing you to live your full potential and accomplish all the things that you deserve in life.
The predictions the midbrain makes and then sends according messages to your hindbrain to act, are mostly based on the information you gathered from the age of 0 to 7.
You need to constantly update your system.
You can visit our site at The Los Angeles Method and download the Helpful Forms that will give you an idea of where to start and what to do to update your system.
Creativity is a wonderful place to start. Through Acting techniques you tap into your vulnerability and you go deep in to your system to identify and understand what services you and what stops you. Using the Acting Techniques, how to Create a Role, how to Set Objectives and more you can create the reality you wish for, instead of just reacting to it.
Now you have an idea of how the Brain, the home of the Human Mind, works. Continue with your research. The more information you have on a subject the better you can master it. Learn the parts, so you can make responsible decisions on how you can use them. True Story!
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