The subconscious mind never sleeps even when we are asleep. Hence why it is recommended to fall asleep listening to positive affirmations or to something that will enhance your mind and create new neural connections, because, when we sleep, we are more opened to receiving and memorizing suggestions/ideas. When we sleep, our conscious mind turns off and our subconscious fully takes over. Our subconscious mind knows everything about ourselves; from our deepest secrets to our darkest fantasies to our greatest joys. Our subconscious runs the show. However, also related to our reptilian brain, it can be tamed and reprogrammed.
According to neuroscientists, it takes only 28 days to form new neural pathways in our brain. While we will never learn and change as quickly and easily as we once could, we’re also not stuck with our thought patterns from our childhood. Dr. Tara Swart, a senior lecturer at MIT, explains how it is possible to affect the chemistry of our brain by simply changing our habits, routines and beliefs. The trick is consistency and perseverance. By trying something new, doing something you’ve never done before, you will force your nervous system to create new connections. When we stay in our comfort zone, our brain becomes lazy and does not seek change. That was me along my journey… I believed for a long time my life would never change… I was stuck in my mind.
However, when we are put in new situations, our brain is required to evaluate and computerize new information. Ultimately, this pushes our brain to form new neural pathways and it can be done easily through changing our habits and forcing ourselves to experience new things. Change does not have to be big… it can be as simple as trying a new coffee fragrance, new tea, dying your hair or shaving them off, driving on a new road, traveling to a different country or city, greeting the grumpy neighbor you avoid, forgiving your father or your mother for what they did or did not do when you were a kid, trying new foods, exercising more often or practicing a new sport… Every single time we try something new and unusual, it has an immediate impact on how our brain normally operates… That is why people who take risks are often the happiest. The more we change our habits, the more we condition ourselves to cope with new consequences and solve new problems. New experiences = new neural pathways.
I wish infinite love, health, healing, wealth, success, happiness, awareness, peace and wisdom upon your soul.