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ZERO 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 neurotransmitters.

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 unequivocal yes.

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 your brain.

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

Repeat the following affirmations until your mind repeats them back to you.

1.  I become what I think about all day long.

2.  I can push my brain chemistry in a positive direction by putting positive
     things into my mind.

3.  I am the only one who can make change happen, because I am the
     only one who can change my mind.

4.  I build my future thought by thought.

5.  If I really want to be positive, nobody can stop me.


   
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