Journey Into The Brain.

by Patrick Liew on August 27, 2013

Recently, I went on an interesting journey.

I went on a journey to explore the landscape of my brain and find out how it functions. Along the way, I also conducted some mental experiments.

What a journey it was.

The brain is the most amazing gift from our Creator and nobody can take it away from us. How we use it is our gift to Him and nobody can do it for us.

It is generally more complex than the most powerful computer and more sophisticated than the most advanced factory.

I also discovered something awesome about it.

The brain is neuroplastic.

Like water, the brain can be shaped in many ways and even in an instance. It can adapt itself and be improved to handle new situations and challenges.

Strange as it may seem, we make use of our brain but we have hardly learned how it functions and how to make full use of it.  Yet, it is the control hub of every part of our being.

We are literally what our brains tell us. Our perception of life is in reality the perception that our brain tells us about what it conceives about life.

The brain is the source of our emotion, thought, word and action. It determines many of the outcomes in our lives.

When the brain is not properly looked after and used, a host of sicknesses will most probably occur.

An unhealthy brain cannot help us live a healthy life.

The brain is one of the most complex and complicated matters in life and it can be controlled by us. On the other hand, it can also control and confuse us and condemn our future.

Sadly, we oftentimes set our brain on an autopilot mode and we become absorbed by the daily activities that are driven by it.  As a result, instead of managing our brain and activities, our brain and activities manage us.

I’m sure you’ve heard of the joke, The brain is a wonderful organ.

‘It starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you try to impress the girl of your dream the first time. The same thing happens when you stand up to give your first speech in public.

It’s sad that most people complain about their looks more than about their brains.

Looks may not stop us from achieving what we want.

However, when something goes wrong in any part of the brain, things will go wrong in other parts of our being. Eventually, it will have a negative impact on our lives.

That’s why we should do everything possible to protect and look after it. We should make full use of it and direct it in the right direction.

Protecting it does not just come from the skull. It comes mainly from us.

They say that one out of three persons is mentally unstable.

Look at the two persons next to you. If they looks okay to you, you’re in trouble. Haha!

If I’m sitting next to you, you can celebrate. Lol!

Let me share some random thoughts on how to nourish the brain and optimise its performance and results.

Like muscles, the brain can be strengthened when it is put to good use. The more you use it, the better it becomes.

Learning and subjecting our brain to and through positive challenges will also improve its efficacy.

When we input more comprehensive and diverse knowledge into our brain, it develops more capacity, ability and agility to join more dots in our mind. It will generate more radical and creative breakthroughs.

When we focus on a subject matter, it will strengthen our mastery of it. It will also help us enhance our resilience to complete our tasks and manage our lives.

The paradoxical truth is that the more effective we use our brains, the more brain cells we will develop. If we don’t, we might even kill our brain cells.

The brain can be connected to other minds, influencing and being influenced by them to become a force for good or for evil.

Its capacity and capability will tend towards the average capacity and capability of the brains of the people we mix around with most of the time.

The brain can be plugged into a Higher Mind. It can tap on infinite wisdom and a limitless repository of knowledge to live at a higher plane of life.

How well we live our lives has a greater impact on the well being of our brain than we can ever imagine. It includes how well we think, talk, act, eat, breathe, and interact with others.

The way we live our lives from a moral and ethical perspective will also have a direct impact on our mental and emotional conditions. It has a major influence on the health of our brain.

The brain takes in information from within itself and from the environment. We can choose how to interpret the information and use it or abuse it.

Every thought that passes through our brain causes a set of chemicals to be released in it. These chemicals can enhanced or deteriorate our well being.

Positive thoughts will enhance the performance and longevity of our brain.

Conversely, negative thoughts that are allowed to linger on in our brain and to influence our lives will cause its degradation. It will also have a negative impact on the people around you.

In other words, our brain may not be us and we may not be our brain. It may not always be on our side.

The mental view of ourselves may not be ourselves. Similarly, the ‘GPS’ in our brain may not be the actual territory.

Think about it.

None of us think in the same way. You don’t even think in the same way at every point of your life.

So, how do you know what you know is true?

How do you know you know?

How do you know you know you know?

We need to seriously think about the way we think.

We cannot think negatively and live a positive life no matter how much we desire it.

A good way to improve our emotional condition is to use the brain to reach out to people and as well as to the environment and value-add on them.

Studies have shown that by doing good, it will help to improve your mental health. You can become a happier person.

The brain can also be enhanced  when we make time for adequate rest and recreation.

Having fun is a serious business when it comes to keeping our brains calm, clear and collected.

We can optimize the brain’s working condition by exercising our body regularly. It can also be improved through personal meditation, prayer, diaphragmatic breathing, and deep reflection.

If the brain is so important, shouldn’t we spend more time reflecting about it and using it to reflect positively about life?

Yes, it’s my brain asking itself the question.

Isn’t it interesting that the brain is the only thing smart enough to study itself?

The world around you is waiting for you to still your mind and be connected to the Higher Power. When your mind is open, all it takes is one radical thought and you can change the world.

Life is a mind’s game.

If you play the game well, life will be good. If you play it poorly, it will be a long nightmare.

On the journey of life, you  can lose many things but don’t ever lose your mind. If you lose your mind, you will lose everything.

The worst prison is the prison set up by the mind. On the other hand, when you put the mind to good use, you will have a taste of paradise.

Do not just be a student or spectator of history. Use your mind and be a creator and collaborator in writing its pages.


I hope this message will find a place in your heart.

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Please read my reflections and continue to teach me.

Life is FUNtastic!


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