The general consensus of the medical/scientific community for most of the 20th century has believed that development of the brain only occurs during childhood. Once an adult, brain cells and neural connections cannot be repaired. Once lost, they are gone forever – your brain always in a constant state of decay.
Not only do we now know this to be inaccurate, that your brain can be repaired – we now know that you can continuously rewire, even grow your brain.
The human brain is approximately one hundred billion neurons. Each life experience creates different connections which trigger different emotions. Neurons that get stimulated will increase in strength while those that go unused weaken and die. This is known as neuroplasticity: a field of research dedicated to understanding the malleability of the human mind.
Whatever you are doing at any time, you are physically modifying your brain to become better at it.
Anyone can take advantage of this research – improve their life experience in ways most still daydream about.
Diet, supplements, exercise, continuously learning new ideas – all commonly known physical habits to brain mastery many of you are somewhat familiar with. Here is an article that covers those perspectives, and although necessary, they are only the beginning. This article intends to delve into the more unfamiliar tactics of hacking the human brain.
One quick piece of advice taken from Nikola Tesla, in regards to the physical delights we enjoy, such as wine, coffee, liquor, tobacco, beer, … “I do not think that rigorous measures of suppression of habits followed through many generations are commendable. It is wiser to preach moderation than abstinence.”
Abstinence is futile. All things in moderation.
Now before diving into the more non-physical techniques, it is important to understand two key factors of our reality that will provide much more perspective.
- Everything is light and sound. There is no such thing as solid, liquid, or gas, merely light caught in a slow vibration to form the illusion of matter.
It is key, therefore, understand the importance and power of sound.
“If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency, and vibration.”
― Nikola Tesla
2. Your entire reality is an interpretation of electricity by your brain. Technically, your brain could be suspended in a glass cube, being fed the right electrical signals in order to make it think it’s walking around on a planet in a human body.
Even how the brain physically looks is its own interpretation.
Next phase of brain mastery lies in a basic understanding of quantum mechanics.
The following documentary takes some of the most complex scientific concepts, simplifies them, and presents them in a way that you will find entertaining. I have endured countless hours of going through YouTube videos. This is by far my favorite one on the brain.
Meditation Causes Grey Matter to Grow
Researchers from Yale, Harvard, Massachusetts General Hospital, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology back n 2005 demonstrated how meditation increases cortical thickness.
Spending a few minutes each day detaching yourself from the thoughts that flood your mind causes your brain to grow.
- Just eight weeks of practicing meditation can spark measurable changes in brain regions associated with memory, stress, sense of self and empathy.
- Meditative practices have been shown to reduce your risk for heart disease by lowering your blood pressure, cortisol, heart rate, and will optimize LDL cholesterol.
- A study conducted at the University of Trento in Italy showed that individuals who have memorized Sanskrit Mantras (ancient forms of sound that affect the physical reality around you) have much more grey matter in the brain.
“… mantras enhances both memory and thinking.”
- Helps fight addictions
- Improves sleep
- Increases feelings of compassion and kindness
- Lengthens attention span
- Lessens anxiety and depression
- Manages pain
- Promotes concentration and memory
This is merely the beginning of what meditation begins to offer.
Have you ever woken up in a dream, realizing that you are in a dream? Suddenly your surroundings become so detailed, so vivid, so alive. Now the dream becomes your playground – your adventure to create.
Meditation eventually leads to lucid dreaming. Imagine having the capability of exploring unanswered questions in your sleep.
Some of the greatest scientific discoveries, ideas, and inventions have come from the dream world.
It is Scientifically Proven that Human Thought Dictates Reality
Nearly every founding father of quantum physics was obsessed with learning more about consciousness and “non-material” science in general.
We now have strong empirical evidence showing that the mind does indeed influence matter, both at the subatomic quantum scale and at scales consistent with classical physics.
- Dr. Bruce Lipton, a cellular biologist who was at the University of Wisconsin cloning human muscle cells, is best known for challenging the existing belief that the human body is controlled by genes. In his video The Biology of Perception, he demonstrates to the audience that perception affects biology.
Between stimulus and response, there is a space.
In that space is our power to choose our response.
In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
– Viktor E. Frankl
- The infamous “double slit experiment.” A paper published in the peer-reviewed journal Physics Essays by Dean Radin, PhD, explains how this experiment has been used multiple times to explore the role of consciousness in shaping the nature of physical reality.
This is why the placebo effect exists. As reported in Scientific American:
“As neuroscientist Fabrizio Benedetti, one of the pioneers of placebo research puts it, there isn’t just one placebo effect but many. Placebo painkillers can trigger the release of natural pain-relieving chemicals called endorphins. Patients with Parkinson’s disease respond to placebos with a flood of dopamine. Fake oxygen, given to someone at altitude, has been shown to cut levels of neurotransmitters called prostaglandins (which dilate blood vessels, among other things, and are responsible for many of the symptoms of altitude sickness).”
Master your mind and you will master your reality.
Why aren’t we teaching this to our children in school?