The Power of Your Thoughts // McClain McKinney / by McClain McKinney

Neuroplasticity “means the brain is malleable and adaptable, changing moment by moment of every day.” Caroline Leaf (Follow her on Twitter @DrCarolineLeaf)

That means that our thoughts dictate the operations of our brain.

I think back to a trip to Honduras when I was in high school. We are staying right on the beach of El Porvenir, submerged into the culture of the coastal town. On a Thursday afternoon, we load into a riggidy van and drive south to visit the Dole pineapple fields. We pull into the community and see men and women, harvesting pineapples with smiles on their faces. All this they were doing for pennies a day. I was captivated because these were some of the happiest people I had ever met. I didn’t realize until a few years later, however, that it may not have been happiness that they were filled with, but joy. Church of the Highlands: Joy No Matter What (@HighlandsAL) Happiness is determined by external circumstances, while joy is dictated by an internal processing. It is a decision each and every day, to see the glass half full rather than half empty.

As a Latin nerd, I think back to the phrase “Cogito ergo sum,” or “I think, therefore I am,” and I begin to see it in a new light.

We have the capabilities to perform our own brain surgery merely with our positive thinking.

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