Skip to content

Use the Mind to Influence the Brain and Use the Brain to Influence the Mind

Bram Adams
Bram Adams
1 min read

Table of Contents

When I asked him how belief can change the cellular environment, Lipton explained that the brain is perception, but the mind is interpretation. It’s all about how the mind interprets a life event. For example, you can open your eyes and see a person. (This is your brain’s objective perception.) Your mind may then recognize this person as someone you love. (This is the mind’s interpretation.) The brain then releases oxytocin, dopamine, endorphins, and other positive chemicals that provide the healthy cell medium of the whole body’s cells via the blood. (Location 768)

A good skill to learn: how to use one of the other when the mind or brain is misbehaving.

Consider which is weaker, more susceptible to a conscious attack to wrest control from anxiety or repetitive thoughts 202301092317.

With the brain being a physical object, the feeling of painlessness can be a good reminder to the mind that the interpretation is off.

With the mind being an abstract object, anxiety can be reinterpreted as excitement, pain can even be managed by master meditators.

For now, remind yourself of the sensations you felt in the Stressful Moment and Simple Pleasure explorations. Experiment with substituting pleasurable sensations for stressful ones in common situations. This does not mean that you can turn disastrous circumstances into fun times but simply that you refuse to allow impatience or irritation to compress, immobilize, or numb your body. (Location 874)

Bram Adams

writer, programmer


Related Posts

Members Public

The Manic Zettelkasten Mood

closed mode “most of the time when we’re at work. We have inside us a feeling that there’s lots to be done and we have to get on with it if we’re going to get through it all. It’s an active, probably slightly anxious mode, although

Members Public

The Fear of Death is the Root of All Anger

Fear is the cause of every problem. It’s the root of all prejudices and the negative emotions of anger, jealousy, and possessiveness. If you had no fear, you could be perfectly happy living in this world. Nothing would bother you. You’d be willing to face everything and everyone

Members Public

The Subjectivity Vortex

The Focus of a Furnace Without a Chimney Of all the advice in the world that you do not want to listen to, it is the advice of a disturbed mind. (Location 1317) Telling myself the worst case scenario can happen non-intuitively allows me to pass the block. It seems