Hardwiring Your Brain for Happiness

We are hardwired to be negative!  Do you believe that statement?  I am investigating the ways in which I have a sort of knee-jerk response to whatever comes my way.  I have embraced a self-development course that I call “Merciless Self Awareness.”  What I have discovered about myself fits all that I read regarding our reptilian brain.   That is the part of the brain where we are thick-skinned and cold blooded in our effort to survive.  Survival requires vigilance, alert suspicion, and high stress to avert possible predators.   Just like reptiles, we want the habits of comfort and predictability.   And, just like reptiles, our brains are hardwired to fight, flight, freeze, or die.

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JOY AS BIRTHRIGHT

JOY AS BIRTHRIGHT

 

My friend and teacher, Peggy Nash Rubin, says:

 

 “Restructure your belief system to place joy at the heart of creation. An ancient Egyptian story says that the world came into being because God laughed. Think of that holy laughter as the foundation stone of life. It rings through everything with a wild clear power.”

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