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‘Balancing Signals of the Brain’

by meditative - November 9th, 2014.
Filed under: Insights for Mindful Intelligence.

 

Self-awareness helps the emotional (limbic) & thinking (prefrontal cortex) parts of our brain communicate more clearly with each other. The neurological signals sent to regulate our stimulus-response system can become more efficient, appropriate & context-sensitive when we allow them space in awareness for observation. It’s this volitional act of observation that lights up the activity of mind.

Repeatedly paying close attention to the activities of mind can also help us to rewire our neural circuitry for better regulation of thought, speech & action. By balancing our brain’s ‘executive function’ (top-down signals) with its ‘primal center for self-protection’ (bottom-up signals), our attention can become more focused, stable, and less prone to emotional hijacking as we prime our mind to be more responsive and less reactive.

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