Today I received an email from a reader simply titled “Brain Scans”. Like so many readers before them, they sought to prove that our brain is an organ which, like other bodily organs, gets sick. But unlike other organs, when the brain gets sick it can lead to as many as 450 ‘involuntary’ mental disorders. Here are the images they sent me:
My belief has always been that the mind causes a shift in the brain’s chemistry, not the other way around. The habitual way we think, and our perspective on the ‘good’ and ‘bad’ that happen to us, result in observably different physical states. We mistakenly think that the physical shift comes first, but science can come to no such conclusion. Fortunately science often lives up to its claim of objectivity, and a 5 minute Google search was all I needed to come up with this:
We are in control of our own body. How we feel, and what we do with ourselves, is completely up to us. Change will not come until we accept this truth.