Don’t Let Your Past Define Your Future

Everyone has a past, issues, regrets, things that they wished hadn’t happened.  That’s the journey we’re on that’s life. We made the best decisions we could at the time, based on the information we had available and they were the best ones for that moment.  Some decisions were made for us by others that we had no control over.  The reason I am saying all this is because we need to recognize that all these things create our beliefs and shape our thought processes and ultimately they become our truth.  Sadly, for many of us, these beliefs and processes are a poor reflection of the truth and we go through life being dictated to by them.

We need to let go of it and rethink and re-learn the real truth of who we are.

It’s a lot easier said than done, I know you might be sitting there saying, ‘I’ve tried to change but I can’t’, ‘this is who I am’, ‘I’ve tried this and I’ve tried that and, well,  there’s just nothing I can do about it, nothing works’.  Let me tell you today, it’s not easy, I’ve been there.  Most of the people I know, know my story.  It’s been a tough road around abuse and addictions and I believed I had no value at all as a person.  But one day I made a decision, my past had robbed me of so much of my life, it wasn’t going to do it anymore.  I got help, I got perspective, I grew in understanding and have spent most of my adult life learning about the brain, how it works and why we believe the things we do that make us make the choices we make.

If you get in a room with me these days, you will hear about Brain Science 101, I am really passionate about it.  When you truly understand something, you can change it, if you choose to.  From the time we are young, are brain develops associations to its environment, so each memory we make around a thought, we associate it with feelings, emotion, other people, and other thoughts, so what we think about anything comes with a whole lot of attachments.  Our mind doesn’t know the difference between fantasy and reality, so all of the associations we have around the thought make up a truth.  It may only be what we have perceived to be the truth but for our brain, its the truth.  Therefore you cannot disagree with the truth.

Our brain also functions at different wave patterns.  For example, when we are doing our normal day to day activity, our brain is in Beta Wave.  When we are being creative our brain switches to Alpha wave, where daydreams and fantasy occur.  When our endorphins are going crazy and we get excited, our brain switches into Gamma wave.  In a deep meditative state our brain switches into Theta wave.  This is achieved during Hypnosis and deep meditation and also REM sleep. 

We have an opportunity to start to rewrite some of those ingrained thought processes and belief systems.