“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift. We will not solve the problems of the world from the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.”
- Albert Einstein
The final point in Neuroplasticity and getting rid of bad habits, involves hooking into your highest self through meditation to find inspiration and support:
9. Connect with your Higher Source for inspiration and support.
10. Transform and make the shift.
I have written many posts about meditation and neuroplasticity, two of my favorites are Your Brain on Meditaion and Meditation and Happiness. Meditation creates new neural pathways and brain changes. Many studies have been done to show meditation’s effect on neural circuits of the brain.
Richard J. Davidson, PhD, is a renowned neuroscientist and one of the world’s leading experts on the impact of contemplative practices, such as meditation, on the brain. He is the founder and chair of the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
He is perhaps best known for his groundbreaking work in studying emotion and the brain. A friend and confidante of the Dalai Lama, he is a highly sought after expert and speaker internationally. Time magazine named him one of the most influential people in the world.
As Einstein so eloquently puts it – We will not solve the problems of the world from the same level of thinking we were at when we created them. And studies have shown the same is true with old habits we want to break. The way to change behavior calls for a different level of thinking than when they were created.
There is an excellent article on Belief.net on how to strengthn your intuition by Dr. Kristen Harrell, well worth a read.
And finally the transformation. This is usually gradual and can often be frustrating not to see changes immediately. The important thing here is to pay attention. The changes may be subtle, but the brain is changing and so are the habits.
I’d like to close with a great talk by Dr. Richard Davidson. It’s a long one, over an hour, but really excellent. If you want to change behavior, of all the videos on neuroplasticity, this is the one to watch!
Transform Your Mind, Change Your Brain: Neuroplasticity and Personal Transformation
I’d love to hear about any bad habits you’ve broken, and how you changed the behavior. I’d also love to hear your thoughts on this video. And as always, thank you for taking the time to visit. I appreciate it.