we are shaped by our thoughts, we become what we think and believe

Neuroplasticity is the ability your brain has to rewire and restructure itself according to usage and needs.  The more we use certain parts of our brain, the stronger they get.  Conversely, the less we use certain parts of our brain the weaker they get.  So, if your brain spends a lot of its time being depressed, then the part of your brain / body that is depressed, that creates sadness, melancholy, and hopelessness in you, will become stronger and larger.  You will get better and better at being depressed.

Whereas, if you fill your life with joy, companionship, and happiness, then the part of your brain / body that deals with those things will become stronger and larger ~ you will become better and better at pleasure, satisfaction, and elation.

Weird, but that’s the way it really works.

If you learn a new and difficult skill, particularly one which involves both the mind and body; golf, tennis, touch typing, knitting, carpentry, learning to drive…..  then your brain will change, enlarge, and strengthen to allow you to get good at your chosen pastime or occupation.

Because of the power of neuroplasticity, you can, in fact, reframe your world and rewire your brain so that you are more objective.  You have the power to see things as they are so that you can respond thoughtfully, deliberately, and effectively to everything you experience.  ~  Elizabeth Thornton.

The really interesting part is that we can use neuroplasticity on purpose to create and reinforce a change in ourselves.  With each repetition of  thought or feeling we reinforce a particular set of neural pathways.  These small changes, frequently enough repeated, lead to changes in how our brains work.  Neuroplasticity offers us the opportunity to make real and lasting psychological changes in the way our brain / body works.

There are a number of exercises we can use to enhance the interconnectedness of our neural pathways, and they are both intellectual and physical.  For example, regularly only using your ‘wrong’ hand promotes left / right brain connectedness, while reading a good, difficult, and stimulating book promotes the efficiency of the intellectual and memory parts of the brain.

The key is repetition and keeping on practicing until whatever it that you want becomes a habit and your normal way of life.  If you want to stop being jealous, then practice being tolerant, accepting, trusting and understanding.  As they say in AA; ‘fake it to make it’.

Some say that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks.  And that once a sinner, always a sinner.  All I know is that the phenomenon of neuroplasticity allows us to be whoever and whatever we want to be.


jack collier

you can change and strengthen your brain / body so you could build anything

14 responses

  1. Can talk to anyone about anything.

    Have surprised my doctor’s by reversing my blood work numbers from negative to positive for the good.

    Lost 35+ pounds; walk 4-5 miles a day; learning new things everyday; went from an IQ a little above average to the upper 5% tier; and so on!

    Not bragging really! It’s just that I know you can change your mind and change your like!

    It’s all about what you eat, drink, think and do!

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  2. Retired and 77+ but look in my 50’s; ca

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  3. my husband said your post title is different from NPL apologies..

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    1. Sweetheart, neuroplasticity is part of Neuro Linguistic Programming. ❤

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      1. Oh , just repeating what my hubs said i thought it was ha! In your face hubbo


  4. which then will lead to less stress, less difficulty in understanding, less judgemental bull shit, less justification of ones self.. stress and depression is built on such a higher negitive thought process I believe that we all should test our own abilities by allowing ourselves to just dream.. dreaming will still be judged but, at least you said it.. regardless of other ppls judgemental thoughts.. that is the start of being stronger within your own self.. at the end of the day hun, we live in a world full of negitive shit.. limited belief in one another.. I believe in removing or teaching yourself how to be stronger .. we cannot stop pples beliefs but we can however, not allow others to upset ourself if we do they win 🙂 just a thought to the wise 🙂

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    1. the judgement of others is almost always negative and destructive ~ best walked away from, best totally ignored ❤

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  5. My pet hate more these days is to live within societies box… I want to prove that life can be or is capable to do much more than what society things we should do, be, live, love, I think living a life with amazing values and pride using those old fashion tools but, with more of a acceptable nature of understanding human capability … I believe that we can…

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    1. don’t ever live in a box, be who you want to be, and let the gainsayers fuck off ❤

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      1. gainsayers… how intriguing that you use such a word that is that… a person that denies -deny, gainsay, contradict, contravene mean to refuse to accept as true or valid. deny implies a firm refusal to accept as true, to grant or concede, or to acknowledge the existence or claims of.

        This is about being blamed – being told that because blah blah blah… stupid excuse, however, it’s just that an excuse

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  6. So, then if you believe in NLP, which in fact I did this course myself with a friend I wanted to understand why you get so upset is it because you do believe or is it that your finding life hard?

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    1. Life is difficult ~ but it’s the only game in town. ❤

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      1. That your aware of..what if there is more to life than you think.. what if what you feel is real and a possibility?

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  7. is this a new car you are building? Great!

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