In the past, scientists used to think that our human brains become hardwired once we enter adulthood. However, thanks to the cutting-edge discoveries in neuroscience and the advancement in imaging technology of the past decades, now we know that our human brain is rather plastic. According to neuroplasticity, neurons that “fire together, wire together”. Repeated mental activities (sustained thinking and belief patterns) result in repeated neural activity, which eventually cause neurological changes to the brain.
Interestingly this new understanding of the relationship between mind and brain has long been recognised by some of the ancient Eastern wisdom, such as the notion of a Beginner’s Mind. Rather than being fixed and static, each one of us is a work in progress and has the capacity to self-transform.
Essentially, we are witnessing the synergy between the contemporary science and ancient wisdom and witnessing whereby we can use our mind to change our brain for the benefit of our mind. So, if it IS possible to change your mind and your brain, wouldn’t you like to try?Read more →