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A Practical Guide to How Your Brain Works

Given that our brain is where the thoughts, feelings, ideas, beliefs and decisions that guide our whole life arise I think it's helpful to have a rudimentary understanding of how it works so we can use it more effectively.

Your brain is the most complex system in the known universe. Over eighty billion massively interconnected neurons form the most complex parallel-processing biological computer imaginable, and it's right there in your head controlling your every move. Nobody fully understands how it works, which isn't at all surprising when you consider that we're using our brain to try to understand itself. That's like a computer trying to understanding itself. So I can hardly do it justice in a single article but here's a rough guide to the features I think are most important.

Consciousness and The Mind

The mind is a function of our brain. When people talk about “the mind”, they … Continue reading…

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The Secret and The Law of Attraction

Rhonda Byrne's book The Secret is a follow-up to the phenomenally successful movie of the same name, both of which describe The Law of Attraction and how to make it work for you in your life. I am a strong believer in the Law of Attraction, even though I don't go along with much of the new-age mumbo-jumbo in the book and movie.

Attraction is a function of the way our brains work. The universe doesn't just magically provide whatever we focus on, nor do our thoughts broadcast or receive information, nor can we just sit back and wait for whatever thoughts we have to manifest themselves in our reality. Yet I still believe The Law of Attraction works when it comes to improving our experience of life; so let me explain why.

There's really nothing supernatural or extraordinary about what's going on behind The Secret; it all comes down … Continue reading…

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