YOUR NETWORK DETERMINES YOUR NET WORTH
neurons that fire together, wire together.
Loosely used, neuroplasticity refers to this almost miraculous ability of the brain to reform itself. On the level of neural networks, this is about connectivity, association and identification. From the nondual perspective, it is about the power to transform our minds out of a predetermined, binary system, in order to access greater, non-discriminating aspects of our human potential. The key ingredient? Unconditioned conscious awareness. Living without a cause. Neuroplasticity is fundamentally about the healing power of presence.
This means that if it has been learned that spiders are a death threat, then neurons associating spiders with extreme fear will instantaneously go off together, even on standing on a ball of wool. The more this happens, the more concrete the association becomes.
Yet although the spider phobia becomes the road most traveled, it’s not the only road possible. New networks can form through the repeated creation of new associations through adding new aspects to the experience. The ‘road most traveled’ will stay for a while, but other possibilities are added which dramatically decreases stress – the biochemistry of immediate survival which is an inhibitor of transformation.
that if you don’t look at it, it’s not there.