The same happens to our musculature. So, when we exercise certain body parts more than others, these ones being exercised become stronger, the other ones weaker, and vice versa. If we exercise all or most of our muscles, then, we become stronger in all the exercised parts.
The point is, Rationality and Emotional Resilience work the same way; neural connections all of them that can be, through focus and persistence, modified or strengthened, mastered and controlled to do our bidding and not let circumstances, or other people, tell us how to think or behave. We can control our own actions and our own future exactly, by controlling our responses and our perceptions.
Whatever we are doing at any given time, we are physically shaping or modifying our brains or neuronal connections anyway, so why not shape or modify these neuronal connections to make ourselves stronger, more intelligent, more talented, better in every aspect to create better futures for ourselves??
Norepinephrine, amongst other neurons and neurotransmitters of the brain, triggers a defensive state when we feel or sense that our thoughts or opinions have to be protected from the thoughts or opinions of others. When this happens, the chemicals released to build this defensive state in our brains are the same chemicals being released when we encounter a life-or-death situation (as in many cases of stabbings or shootouts that have happened due to misunderstandings or different opinions).
Furthermore, in this defensive state, the more primitive part of our brain (our reptilian brain) interferes with our rational thinking process, and so the limbic system can annul most of our working memory, ergo causing narrow-mindedness. One example is fear and its hold on most people; fear being quite often irrational, because people let negative thoughts and irrationality control them and paralyze them without taking the time and effort to intelligently analyze the situation beforehand themselves.
So, by focusing on our inner life and being aware or mindful of the thoughts, either positive or negative, rising within us, basically and especially before reacting to a situation, we are growing mentally, spiritually, AND ‘PHYSICALLY’–‘physically’ because we now have a different perspective of ourselves in every aspect, we become self-confident and attractive due to our consciousness shift, and others see this as well, and because we become magnets for opportunities we did not have before.
Because life as beautiful as it really is, behind the ego-mind and the stresses we create for ourselves, is in our perceptions which indeed can be strengthened and made better, for beauty is really in the eye of the beholder, as they say.
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