Our brains are not biased to our wants or don’t wants. By many, it’s still thought to be impossible to overcome.. The depression and anxiety. The anger, the fear…the emotional disorders. While these issues are very different from one another, the scientific system they operate on is the same.
Drugs and medication don’t fix the problem. They indirectly make it more tolerable, which ultimately only supports the condition – the depression, the anxiety. Many clinics and associations unknowingly, unintentionally support the issue, and you’ll understand why in a bit.
Our bodies, our actions, are simply an end result of our beliefs and habits. Scientifically, beliefs are NEURAL NETWORKS on our subconscious mind, and these neural networks are what command our bodies. These neural networks are responsible for the reproduction of every cell in your body. The healing, the pain, the hair growth. Everything. You may as well note that the thoughts we consistantly hold within our focus become our beliefs. These beliefs are strengthen by experiences, whether physical or imagined. You may have noticed how people who are constantly concerned about getting sick, are always sick. People who believe they’re experiencing depression and anxiety, will be noticing everything that states the symptoms of depression or anxiety or whatever the case. This, my friend, only affirms your thoughts about the condition.
K, here’s the frog.
In a nutshell, there are two mechanisms in the brain that are making this happen real-time. The one that we’ll talk about in this article is called the RETICULAR ACTIVATING SYSTEM(RAS). The RAS is a search engine for all “data” that our brain tells it to find. This “data” is our beliefs. The data that is found is sent over the the conscious mind, and only then are we consciously able to recognize something. Everything is first analyzed by the subconscious via the RAS, before we are allowed to consciously(knowingly) recognize it.
Remember how you suddenly started noticing every car on the road that’s like the one you just bought? Obviously it’s not that there are suddenly more of those cars, it just wasn’t part of what your brain was looking for, even though your eyes were able to see the cars. That information was spit out as irrelevant.
Our brains are not biased to our wants or don’t wants. It works with the information that it is fed – the things we hold within our focus. If our thoughts circulate around depression and anxiety, they become new beliefs…and the beliefs instruct our brains to look for that. The RAS begins to notice the articles that talk about depression and anxiety. We’ll start to see the depression and anxiety related shows and stories and stats. We will begin to devour the info in these sources, about how difficult it is…but what here’s what we’re really doing:
…we’re creating reference points in our brains, suggesting that difficulty is associated with depression and anxiety, and that depression and anxiety are associated with us. Not a good time. But the brain just does what we tell it to do. Just like a field doesn’t care what kind of seed we plant in it, but will return the fruit of that seed, the brain doesn’t choose what it will lead us to. Our brains will return whatever thoughts and feelings we decide to focus on.