Using neuroplasticity to our greatest advantage

It is compelling to think of how our lives fall into place.

We wonder why or how we got so “lucky” to have met certain people and done certain things, and why at some times we get so “unlucky”. Growing up I always told myself that everything happens for a reason, and recently I have found that it really does. In many ways we control what happens to us, and we can in fact shape our own future. The Secret by Rhonda Byrne explains this phenomena otherwise known as “The Law of Attraction”. This is the idea that a person attracts what they think about. Philosophers, theorists, entrepreneurs and even neuroscientists in The Secret explain how altering our focus can truly alter our lives for the better. Once this book was released in 2006, the law of attraction concept exploded in the media and started to affect the lives of people all over the world. It became a lifestyle and even a religion for so many individuals.

It is easy to wonder if this theory is too big of a stretch.

It is not something that happens overnight, being that it requires a total shift in perspective, and a sustained focus. However, there is scientific proof that our bodies can make thoughts become reality. Everything we see, hear, touch, smell and taste is documented in our brain as a memory. We are constantly learning new things, processing that information and adjusting to our surroundings. In other words, we are adapting. Neuroplasticity explains a more specific form of change or adaptation in our bodies. It’s what allows our neurons to compensate for physical changes, such as injury, and emotional changes around us. Our brain will physically change itself to meet our own needs by making new neural pathways.

We are born with the need to eat, drink, and reproduce. With the law of attraction we can attract the other things that we think about most. Whether you need a partner, a beautiful home, a fancy car, or your dream job, the power of thought and manifestation has the power to attract those things. Therefore, it is possible for us to intentionally change the biological makeup of our brains. We literally have the ability to rewire ourselves.

The Secret teaches us to use neuroplasticity to our greatest advantage.

The book explains how it is common for people to focus on the things that they don’t want. However, telling yourself that you do not want to be single is actually going to attract the exact opposite. You are thinking of being single and why that makes you upset. Instead, you should think about how you want to have love and how that would make you feel. This will initiate the process of positive thinking, allowing you to start your path to love.

Not only does thought effect what you attract but also what other people literally see in you. Human sight is extremely limited and in order to see the way we do, we fill in the blanks for the rest of the world around us. We see what we believe, which is why we can often mistake what might be next to us, or what we see out of the corner of our eyes. This can also be a huge factor when it comes to changing our views in the world and attracting the positive.

Make the effort to avoid falling into the negative.

You can easily change your outlook on something by simply thinking about someone you love, watching a funny YouTube video, listening to your favorite song, or looking at something beautiful. If you convince yourself you are happy, it is a given that you will become happy.

Human beings are such fragile and complex animals. It is easy to forget that we are really in control of our lives. Remember how beautiful your body and your biology (neuroplasticity) is and use it to your advantage. Every one of us is unique, and with confidence, it is possible for all of us to use The Law of Attraction to get what we want in life. Ask yourself for the things you want and you will. Begin to take the steps to provide it for yourself.

“There is a truth deep down inside of you that has been waiting for you to discover it, and that truth is this: you deserve all good things life has to offer.” -Rhonda Byrne, The Secret

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