Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Neuroplasticity

I'm sometimes asked, "What impact does my mindset really have on my body?" The implication is the old Western belief that the brain and the body were quite separate entities that periodically impacted each other. Author Dweck has pointed out that this does not appear to be the case, that mindset (as mentioned yesterday) has a huge impact on the body. Recently I ran across a statement in Super Brain that speaks to the ability of your mindset to influence your body:


"If you want to know what your thoughts were like in the past, look at your body today. If you want to know what your body will be like in the future, look at your thoughts today. Neuroplasticity is better than mind over matter. It’s mind turning into matter as your thoughts create new neural growth." (Tanzi, Rudolph E., PhD, and Deepak Chopra, MD. Super Brain. P 22-23. NY:Random House Inc., 2012)

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