TOLERANCE TO NEGATIVE THINKING
HOW TO CREATE A POSITIVE BRAIN
What you put into your mind affects the chemistry of your
brain. When you put in positive things, you push the
chemistry in a positive direction. When you put in
negative things, you push it in a negative direction.
Your brain has billions of neurons (brain
cells) and trillions of connections between those neurons.
Brain cells are not physically connected directly with each
other like the wires in your house or car. The neurons are
connected indirectly through special chemicals called
When one brain cell talks to another, it
sends the message using neurotransmitters. The sending
cell releases a tiny packet of chemicals that carries the
message to the receiving cell. This scenario repeats
itself trillions of times each day. The amount and
distribution of the neurotransmitters is critical to the normal
functioning of your brain.
The health of your brain cells and the
amount of neurotransmitter chemicals available have a great deal
to do with your state of mind. People who have severe
depression are often found to have a deficiency in the amount of
neurotransmitters available for use. Drugs that deplete
the supply of neurotransmitters often lead to depression.
Drugs that elevate the supply tend to alleviate depression.
For thousands of years, people have
experimented with the chemistry of their brain. Alcohol,
LSD, peyote, hallucinogenic mushrooms, ecstasy, amphetamines,
crack cocaine, heroine, and marijuana are all chemicals that
people use to change their brain chemistry to achieve a
different mental state. These chemicals alter the
physiology of your brain, and if you abuse them long enough,
they alter the anatomy as well.
Changing the physiology of your brain
takes your mind on a temporary trip to another location.
Changing the anatomy not only takes you to a different mental
destination, it leaves you there with permanent brain damage.
While it is obvious to most people that
you can alter your brain chemistry using chemicals, it's much
less obvious that you can alter it by changing what you put into
your mind. Although further research needs to be done in
this area, one thing is clear. Whatever your state of
mind, there is a brain chemistry that corresponds to it.
POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE BRAINS
Do positive and negative brains actually exist? Is there
really such a thing as a positive brain chemistry and a negative
brain chemistry? The answer to these questions is an
Every thought that
you think is embedded at some level in the chemistry of your
brain. When you say that someone has a positive mind, you
infer that their positive thoughts are embedded in the
biochemistry of their brain.
Your brain consists of hundreds of
different types of molecules (chemicals) arranged in a highly
complex configuration. Some of those chemicals are
relatively stable structural molecules that create the anatomy
of your brain. Other chemicals are non-structural, and
they create the physiology of the brain. It takes both types of
chemicals to make your brain work.
Your brain contains trillions of cells,
and each of those cells is a highly organized bag of chemicals.
Your brain cells talk to each other using neurotransmitters,
which are a different class of chemicals. Electrical
impulses transmit messages throughout your central nervous
system, and other types of chemicals called ions are responsible
for creating those electrical potentials. Your brain
is an infinitely complex living chemistry set. It's the
chemistry of life, and that is why it's called biochemistry.
The chemistry of your brain isn't static. Furthermore,
what you put into your mind actually influences the chemistry of
The distribution and balance of
neurotransmitters in your mind vary with your mood and patterns
of thought. One type of brain chemistry is associated with
depression and negative thoughts, and a different type is
associated with a positive state of mind.
Positive self-talk pushes the chemistry of
your brain in a positive direction. When you use positive
self-talk on a regular basis, you do more than create a positive
mind, you actually create a positive brain.
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PUMP SOME MENTAL IRON
following affirmations until your mind repeats them back to you.
become what I think about all day long.
can push my brain chemistry in a positive direction by putting
things into my mind.
am the only one who can make change happen, because I am the
only one who can change my mind.
build my future thought by thought.
I really want to be positive, nobody can stop me.
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