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if you had a radical case and you had

somebody come to you and they were all I

don't want to get lost in the word

depression but they're sort of

depressive they're lost in their life

they're thirty five things haven't

worked out the way that they want

they're a bit temperamental they don't

really have hold over their environment

like how would you get them in line if

you look at a snake then you've never

seen one before a lot of people

reflexively jump back and let's say it's

a plastic snake first time you might

jump second time you say I've seen that


your instinct was tamp down by your

frontal lobes those structures are our

emotional and instinctive responses to

our environment they should be under

they should be malleable by our thought

the thought of these giant frontal lobes

behind our four it should say to them

you know just because you're angry

doesn't mean you physically reach out

and hurt somebody just because you've

seen a snake you know it's plastic you

don't have to jump every time just

because you're afraid of public speaking

doesn't mean after a while you have to

be afraid of it so that it's not

conditioning it's it's a thought that

tamps down instincts we feel are

destructive or not useful depression OCD

and and obesity the drive to eat it can

all be modulated and they're all housed

near each other that speaks to what they

are is is an imbalance of the emotional

drive with the ability for the frontal

lobes to tamp down some of these

instincts it's instinctive to eat

sometimes it can feel instinctive to be

depressed and sometimes obsessive

compulsion is is a part of our brain and

it's a natural part of our brain it's

okay to have those feelings when you

have them too much the imbalance isn't

just electrochemical in those emotional

hubs it's a it's the frontal lobes not

accessing their potential to tamp down

some of the emotions

and that thinking of creating new habits

and creating new values creating less

triggers in your life that's the

opportunity that we all have and I think

that's the project you're working on

what's the stuff we can control without

zapping ourselves and without putting

pills in us those things set the

boundaries but the frontal lobe

regulation of how we feel is in your own

command and you've seen it at Buddhist

monks you've seen the mind-body

connection in deep divers there's

actually two nerves that come down and

wrap around the heart they can think

down their pulse they can think down how

fast their art beats this is not like

Bologna this is you can put a ultrasound

we could look it up online you see

videos of it that shows that thinking

can change thought can change how fast

your heart beats

why wouldn't we believe that thought can

change those subcortical structures

about anxiety and depression

well the moment you make a decision and

you come out of your resting state and

you begin to say I don't care what's

going on in my life environment I don't

care what people think environment I

don't care how I feel body I don't care

how long it takes time I'm gonna do this

and the hair on the back of your neck

stands up that's a new electrochemical

signal to the body this is the body

saying he's serious this time it's like

jumping on a horse and wrapping your

legs around giving it a kick the body's

like whoo we're gonna ride now it's no

longer oh jeez I think I'm gonna change

tomorrow this is it this is a strong

signal and that becomes a long-term

memory that moment defines the person so

then the stronger the emotion if that if

the emotion of inspiration is greater

than the emotion of suffering from the

past experience the stronger the emotion

they feel the more they pay attention to

the picture in their mind

it's and make it so simple right that

it's not about making it complicated

what it's about is eliminating

everything else that's not part of the


so stop wondering why it hasn't happened

start and stop analyzing and judging

yourself stop saying I can it's too hard

those are the very things that are

standing in the way between you and your

future so you come up against yourself

well what most people do when they come

up against themselves at home in their

meditation they say I can't meditate

they get up they get on their cell phone

they quit they get up they turn the TV

on they get up they do whatever have a

cup of coffee whatever the mind-body

connection is is mind down the body and

many people feel you know body back up

to mind and that's where meditation and

and and meditative breathing come in but

those connections are real you see

examples around you if your frontal lobe

can only help you 5% and somebody else

is all dialed in it helps them 50% it

doesn't matter that's your best and

that's an avenue available to you but

it's not a it's not a simple one it's

not a quick fix it's not gonna be a

bullet it actually takes work and you

mention repetition it takes work it

takes effort and there is no shortcut to

it but it's a glacial change that can

happen over a few months to a few years

and I think once you know like people go

to the gym they can't not go to the gym

anymore I think people who find these

rituals and habits that make them feel

better they become addictive to that the

only way that change is going to take

place as if you see the evidence of the

collapse right in front of you I think

the challenge is is that people have to

wake up and the question is how

uncomfortable do you have to become

before you make up your mind to change

something now I'm not just talking about

individuals I'm talking about the living

organism of the species of human beings

and so with information comes knowledge

and when you learn new information you

become aware of what you are unaware of

and some person or some condition in


is controlling the way you're feeling

and the way you're thinking well if

you're if something is outside of you is

controlling the way you feel in the way

you think your victim to your

environment and so then there is this

dramatic polarity that goes on when

things are going well you're happy when

things aren't going well you're sad but

when you learn how to self-regulate and

create more coherence in your brain and

heart then you're no longer dependent on

your outer world controlling your mood

in fact you begin to realize how you

think and feel begins to produce effects

in your outer life now you start

believing more you're the creator of

your life and less of the victim of your

life now that isn't something that you

take one bite of and swallow when it's

all over it's a process of Repat earning

it's a process of rewiring it's a

process of reconditioning it's a process

of self-reflection and awareness and

changing those beliefs and that's the

work and yet people are doing it so when

you begin to realize then well I can't

respond to the same conditions in my

life with the same emotions in the same

thoughts because if I believe that the

way I feel in the way I think creates

reality if I'm reacting to the same

thoughts and feelings equal to the

conditions in my life in the same way

then I keep reaffirming the same life so

then a person has to retreat from their

life retreat from their environment

disconnect from their outer world and

begin to lay down patterns

neurologically in their brain so that

their brain is no longer a record of the

past they're priming their brain and

beginning to lay down the circuitry for

them to think in different ways to begin

to close their eyes and rehearsed who

they're gonna be in that day and the act

of mentally rehearsing begins to install

the neurological hardware in their brain

what I've learned is those hard days the

days that are the most challenging are

always the most rewarding anything

difficult where you have to think is

good for your brain if you ask you

saying bol how do I get stronger legs to

run it's intuitive but the flesh in our

skulls it's meant to think and feel and

that is the power of self growth and

it's a thinking machine it's a thinking

flesh that you actually have to use or

to protect itself because it's an energy

hog right it's three pounds but use a

20% if you're not using parts of it

it'll program itself to let those parts

of the garden wither so the diversity of

thinking and the depth of thinking just

one level past what you're used to is

the way to keep the whole garden

flourishing and it is a garden and you

learn that there's so much going on in

the brain that we are not seeing on the

daily level so I think there's a lot of

potential we haven't we haven't tapped

into that we could if we structured

things better nobody changes until they

change their energy and when they change

their energy they change their life