Changing Habitual Thought Patterns
We all have habitual thought patterns. Neuroscience has coined Canadian neuropsychologist’s phrase, “neurons that fire together wire together.” This is very useful for automated activities that we don’t want to have to relearn from scratch every time, but it becomes problematic when we develop negative neural pathways that become automatic like Angus constantly reinforcing his statement that he is tired rather than just getting on with his day. The good news is that science is revealing the resilience of the brain in its neuroplasticity. The brain is far more adaptive and flexible than previously thought.
When looking beyond our habituated thoughts to fresh, new thinking we get present and connected with who we are beyond our habituated thought patterns. We connect with our true self and our potential. From there we see that possibilities abound and that we have the choice as to whether or not we go down the waterslide of a thought, or we can even get off the water slide because we are not bound by physical constraints in our mind. The solution is in being open to seeing things with fresh eyes. It is from the seeing that we change. Our behavior always follows our understanding. Once our understanding shifts, it is only a matter of time before our behavior changes. Hope you see something fresh and new for yourself today!
Rohini and Angus are both coaches. They work with individuals, leaders, and organizations to increase performance and success. They also love working with couples and helping them reduce conflict and discord so they can experience more love and harmony in their relationships. They co-facilitate individualized three-day couples intensives that support the deepening of connection and understanding. They work with couples who are struggling and couples who would like to deepen the love and intimacy they already have. Rohini is the author of Marriage (The Soul-Centered Series Book 1) and founder of The Soul-Centered Series: Psychology, Spirituality and the Teachings of Sydney Banks being offered in Santa Monica, California starting October 2018. You can also subscribe to her weekly blog that includes this weekly Vlog on her website, rohiniross.com.