You are what you think.
What goes through your brain over and over again…
…those looping thoughts of anxiety, worry, frustration, fear – you name it.
If the majority of your day is consumed with negative thoughts it’s contributing to your cognitive decline with age.
This happens because looping non-useful negative thoughts take up valuable brain wiring space overtime.
The strongest firing nerves in your brain are running the synapse patters of your most common habits, routines, behaviors and thoughts.
Wouldn’t you like your thoughts to be ones that keep your brain healthy?
Taking brain enhancing herbs, supplements and nootropics can help with cognitive function and nerve communication, but they are not powerful enough to override your thoughts.
I know this because I’ve seen this over and over again in my practice and with myself.
How many supplements, herbs or medications have you taken to help with your anxiety, worry or even overwhelm?
And what was your experience?
I’ve found that slowing down the brain is incredible for you to step back and see what the thoughts are that keep running through your brain.
In the past I thought that meditation wasn’t for me BUT that was before I truly understood how to use it.
When I thought of meditation I imagined I had to be in a quiet room for 20+ minutes and I had to get to a point where my mind had no thoughts.
Each time I tried to meditate I would make lists of everything I had to do.
Interesting thing…after trying over and over again to meditate – while in many situations I realized it wasn’t the calm in my brain that was valuable.
It was the realization that I had looping negative thoughts of worry.
Turns out listening to my Dad worry about every little thing in life had transferred to me.
Know anyone who’s thought processes influenced or are influencing you?
I see it in him now and I’m working with him to see if we can improve his cognition by working on positive thoughts.
While what I’m saying might sound bizarre, the reality is – there are folks doing research on the brain effects of meditation.
They are using pre and post meditation MRIs to show the changes!
One of my favorite researchers, Dawson Church is using MRIs to track the effect of his meditations combined with EFT and the results are impressive.
Dawson Church is an author and the founder of the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) education center “UpLife”.
He has dedicated his life to researching the effect of altered brain states and teaching others to carry out his techniques.
Dr. Bruce Lipton and Dr. Norman Doidge are two doctors that I’ve followed for years that have enlightened me when it comes to brain rewiring and meditation.
Plus I just did a podcast with Graham Wardle, a Canadian actor, best known for his role as Ty Borden, the husband of Amy Fleming, on Canada’s longest running hit TV show Heartland.
He and I had one of the best conversations I’ve had on finding your true self using meditative practices like float tanks!
My podcast with Graham Wardle comes out tomorrow (Saturday) – you can find it on my website – HERE
If you’re at a point in life where you’re seeing cognitive changes and you’re tending toward looping negative thoughts now is the time to work on freeing your brain!
If you’re looking to improve your cognitive health and end your battle with anxiety, stress, overwhelm and negative thought patterns there’s no time like the present.
I’ll leave you with Dr. Lipton’s famous quote to ponder….”The moment you change your perception is the moment you change you rewrite the chemistry of your body!”
Here’s to your brain health,