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Now we have three brains that allow us to go from thinking, to doing, to being.  Each brain is its own individual bio computer with its own anatomy and own circuitry, its own physiology in chemistry.  They even have their own history as well as their own sense of time and space.

Now the first brain, the neocortex it's the newest in brain evolution.   It's that walnut shape structure that sits on the outside with all of its folds and valleys in yellow there,  it's the newest, the most involved and highly specialized in human beings right under the neocortex is called the limbic brain, the chemical brain, the emotional brain or the mammalian brain.   It's about the size of a lemon and it's responsible for regulating internal chemical order right in the back at the brainstem there in red is called the cerebellum, the reptilian brain.   It's the oldest brain in evolution,  it's the seat of the subconscious mind .

Now, your brain is made up about a 100 billion neurons.  If you took a hundred billion sheets of paper and stack them on top of each other it would be five thousand miles high.  That's a distance from Los Angeles to London.  Now nerve cells possess the unique ability to store and communicate information between each other.  So your neo cortex, you're thinking brain, is the seat of your conscious awareness.  You're listening to me right now with your neocortex and what the neocortex loves to do is to gather information and every time you learn something new, you make a new synaptic connection in your thinking brain. That's what learning is.  Learning is forging new connections and every time you learn something new your brain physically changes.  So you read a book on how to ride a bicycle, you read a book on how to build a doghouse, read a book on how to dance the salsa, how to cook French cuisine, how to become successful, how to be a better parent and your brain literally upscales its hardware to reflect the new level of mind.  The principal in neuroscience says this,  nerve cells that fire together wire together and as you begin to learn new information you biologically wire that information into your cerebral architecture.  So if learning is making new synaptic connections, then remembering is maintaining and sustaining those connections, and just like any relationship, the more you communicate the more bonded you become and neurons are exactly the same way.

Then when you're sitting on the side of the road and then you think I read the book on compassion did moment you begin to think about what you have to do something very natural happens you begin to think about what you were thinking about.  You begin to pay attention to how you're reacting.   You begin to notice how you're feeling another concept in neuroscience is called metacognition.  We can observe who we're being and because we can observe who are being it means we could modify our behaviors to do a better job in life.   So now the frontal lobe is the seat of your awareness.   It's the home of the you and the me.  And as you begin to think about who you no longer wanna be, the frontal lobe acts like a volume control in it begins to lower the volume in the circuits in your brain that are connected to the old self and as it begins to silence those circuits that are connected to the old level of mind,  that level of mind no longer fires and you're observing it instead of participating in it and as you begin to silence those circuits, nerve cells that no longer fire together no longer wire together and you begin to biologically break down the circuits in your brain that are connected to the old self and to the old mind.

Now as you're sitting on the side of the road you think, what piece of knowledge can I apply in this situation from what I learned in the book?   And as you begin to plan your actions and you begin to think about your new way of being,  you begin to put yourself into the equation your brain naturally begins to fire in new sequences in new patterns and new combinations and whenever you make your brain work differently you're changing your mind because mind is the brain in action.  As the brain begins the fire in new ways and you produce a new level of mine nerve cells that fire together wire together in you begin to install the neurological hardware ahead of the actual experience and now you have circuits in place to use when you get into that dinner.   So now as you ask yourself what is compassion and you begin to remember all these different things that you learned in the book, the frontal lobe,  like a great symphony leader begins to synchronize the circuits, when it begins to produce a certain level of coherence, a certain level of mind your brain actually creates a hologram or an image and that image then becomes the internal representation of what you are going to use when you walk into that dinner.  We would call that intention.  

Now there's a very very unique shuffle the kind of goes on microscopically between different circuits in your brain.  You're trying to fire this new path called compassion but remember you fired wired all these other circuits based on the last 10 years.  So as you're beginning to fire this new thought all these other thoughts are saying 'you hate your mother-in-law you don't wanna go to that dinner want you start tomorrow this isn't the time to do this.'   But if you persist with a certain amount of amplitude and you put your attention behind that thought, sooner or later that thought will be the strongest and loudest voice in your head now the moment that becomes the loudest voice in your head the brain has to seal that circuit more permanently.   So when the action potential is firing down the neuron from the pre synaptic cleft to the postsynaptic cleft,  there's a glue that seals the circuit called neuro growth factor and it travels in the opposite direction, but there's only a certain amount that neural growth factor to go around.   So it starts to steal the glue from a neighboring circuits and when that happens there goes your memory of your mother-in-law hurting your feelings ten years ago.  There goes the thought that you hate her.   There goes the impatience.  There goes the intolerance and the only signal now traveling to that neuron is called compassion.  Now everyplace where one neuron connects with another neuron is a memory.  when this happens you begin to biologically and neurologically prune away the old memory of the old self and this is the science of changing your mind.   If you want to see what it looks like in real time, try that again you want to see what it looks like in real time, unhooking from the old self reconnecting to the new self.   This can happen in moments.

Now get back on the road, you make sure you turn you're heading to the dinner you reminding yourself for you no longer want to be.  Silencing those circuits in the brain.  You begin to think about who you do wanna be based on the knowledge you've learned in your prime in your brain ahead of the actual experience.   You walk in to the dinner you get your behaviors to match your intentions.  You get your action sequel to your parts you get your mind and body working together you do exactly what the book says.   The moment that happens all of a sudden you feel compassion.  The moment your heart begins the opening you feel compassion you are teaching your body emotionally to understand what your mind intellectually understood.   You see knowledge is for the mind but experience is for the body and when we begin to experience compassion now we are embodying knowledge.   The word is becoming flesh and the limbic brain makes a new batch of peptides that signals the body and you begin to literally change your genetic expression because there's new information coming to the gene and epigenetically we we signal genes from the environment you're changing the fabric review because you're instructing your body chemically to understand what you're mind has intellectually and philosophically understood, but it's not enough to do it once you can't forgive your mother-in-law one-time and expect to be on the stained glass windows in church.
You got to be able to repeat the experience.   You got to be able to do it over and over again.  You have to do it so many times that you no longer have to think about it and when you do it over and over again you neurochemically condition the body to memorize compassion as well as the conscious mind and when that happens, when the mind and body are
working together or the body knows as well as the mind, you activate that third brain called the cerebellum.   The seat of your subconscious mind.  You've practiced it so many times but you know how but you don't know how you know how its automatic its second nature its easy it's a habit it's a skill it's an automatic behavior and when you get to this level of memorizing in internal chemical order and it's innate with you, it's who you are when you get to that point where no person no thing no experience can remove you from it because you have sustained this level of coherence, now you're in a state of being.   The way we transform the world is the way we transform ourselves and when we're in that state of being we give people permission to do the same.

 

Once these neurons begin to fire and wire together, they actually form networks,  what neuroscientists called neural networks.  Now neural networks are just gangs of neurons that have fired and wired together to form a community of neural synaptic connections.  It could be related to an idea, a concept,  the memory, experience, a skill or behavior or action but these networks actually have an electrochemical component and if you wanna see mind in action, watch this.

That so far right there again so you generate more electrical impulses in your brain in one day in all the cellphones on the planet put together now the neuroscientific definition of mind is mind is the brain in action.  Mind is the brain at work. Mind is what the brain does and because we have a 100 billion neurons seamlessly piece together we can make the brain fire in different sequences, different patterns, in different combinations and whenever we make the brain work differently were changing our mind. so once you've understood something intellectually, theoretically,  once you've understood something philosophically if you take what you intellectually what learned in your thinking brain and you apply it, you personalize it, you demonstrate.   It means you're gonna have to modify your behavior in some way and if you change your actions in you do something differently, you're gonna have a new experience.   Now when you're in the midst of an experience, everything you see and smelling and tasting and feeling in hearing, all of your five senses are gathering this vital information from the environment and as you begin to process all this information and its rushing back to your brain, jungles of neurons begin to organize themselves into patterns.   The moment those neurons string into place, the brain releases a chemical and that chemical is called a feeling or emotion.   So experience then enriches the circuitry in your brain neurologically but then it produces a chemical that's released in the second brain called the limbic  brain or the emotional brain.  So you can remember your first kiss, you can remember graduating from college, you can remember the birth of your first child, you can remember finishing a marathon,  you can remember catching fish off the coast of Mexico and taking it home and cooking it and drinking some really good wine that tastes good feeling the ocean breeze on your face and seeing the sunset and we could say that you'd been altered from that experience.   The problem is you can't remember what you had for dinner the night before.   That's because routine lulls the brain to sleep.
An example of this is most Americans can remember exactly where they were in 9/11.  You can tell me who you're with what time of day it was in what you were doing we could say then when you are in the midst of that moment through that experience everything you were seeing and hearing changed your internal chemical state and the moment you felt
altered in some way internally, your brain perked up in you paid attention to whoever or whatever caused it and that event in and of itself is called the memory.  Now let's say you read the book called "from forgiveness
to compassion to unconditional love" in this book had inspired you so much so that you decided to read it twice
and as you begin to review this information in your mind, to contemplate on it and self-reflective you begin to cause those neurons the form into networks to reflect the new level of mind.   You find yourself in the shower thinking about it.
You're driving to work and you're contemplating these concepts, you begin to talk to your friends about what you learn and you're beginning to develop long-term relationships in those neurons.  All of a sudden you're moving around your office in your saying you know you need to be more compassionate.  To someone else you say 'you need to forgive.'  Everybody is impressed with your knowledge, they're knocking on your door and are asking you to administer to them in your resolving everybody's problems things are going really well.   All of a sudden you're driving home from work you get calling your cell phone and it's your spouse and your spouse tells you that they forgot to mention in the morning that it's your mother in law's birthday and you pull over on the side of the road in you think I hate my mother-in-law she hurt my feelings ten years ago.  She tells the same stories over and over again and you begin to remember that you have some pretty stressful moments that branded you emotionally from your past with your mother-in-law.  Now stress is when your body is knocked out of homeostasis.  Stress is when your body's knocked out of balance.  Now, when you see a lion, you begin to turn on a primitive nervous system, but it doesn't even have to be reliant alliance you could see your mother-in-law and it produces the same exact effect.  Now let's go one step further.  It doesn't even have to be the physical appearance of your mother-in-law.  You can begin to think about certain things and auto-suggest and you can turn on the stress response just by thought alone.  Now your body is your unconscious mind it does not know the difference between the actual experience in reality that produces the emotion and the emotion that you fabricate by thought alone.  To the body it believes its in that experience.  So the moment the limbic brain begins to make a blend of neuropeptides it begins to signal the hormonal centres and you get a rush event.   Energy to prepare you for this event,  real or imagined, a moment that happens you become altered in some way, fight or flight number system causes your prepupils to dilate, your mouth gets a little dry, all of a sudden your heart rate begins to change, your respiratory rate changes, blood is being sent to your extremities and now you're prepared to either do battle with your mother-in-law or never go to the dinner.  To stay and fight or to run now what was once highly adaptive all of a sudden is now maladaptive because when we turn on the stress response and we can't turn it off now we're headed for disease.

 

Then when you're sitting on the side of the road and then you think I read the book on compassion did moment you begin to think about what you have to do something very natural happens you begin to think about what you were thinking about.  You begin to pay attention to how you're reacting.   You begin to notice how you're feeling another concept in neuroscience is called metacognition.  We can observe who we're being and because we can observe who are being it means we could modify our behaviors to do a better job in life.   So now the frontal lobe is the seat of your awareness.   It's the home of the you and the me.  And as you begin to think about who you no longer wanna be, the frontal lobe acts like a volume control in it begins to lower the volume in the circuits in your brain that are connected to the old self and as it begins to silence those circuits that are connected to the old level of mind,  that level of mind no longer fires and you're observing it instead of participating in it and as you begin to silence those circuits, nerve cells that no longer fire together no longer wire together and you begin to biologically break down the circuits in your brain that are connected to the old self and to the old mind.

Now as you're sitting on the side of the road you think, what piece of knowledge can I apply in this situation from what I learned in the book?   And as you begin to plan your actions and you begin to think about your new way of being,  you begin to put yourself into the equation your brain naturally begins to fire in new sequences in new patterns and new combinations and whenever you make your brain work differently you're changing your mind because mind is the brain in action.  As the brain begins the fire in new ways and you produce a new level of mine nerve cells that fire together wire together in you begin to install the neurological hardware ahead of the actual experience and now you have circuits in place to use when you get into that dinner.   So now as you ask yourself what is compassion and you begin to remember all these different things that you learned in the book, the frontal lobe,  like a great symphony leader begins to synchronize the circuits, when it begins to produce a certain level of coherence, a certain level of mind your brain actually creates a hologram or an image and that image then becomes the internal representation of what you are going to use when you walk into that dinner.  We would call that intention.  

Now there's a very very unique shuffle the kind of goes on microscopically between different circuits in your brain.  You're trying to fire this new path called compassion but remember you fired wired all these other circuits based on the last 10 years.  So as you're beginning to fire this new thought all these other thoughts are saying 'you hate your mother-in-law you don't wanna go to that dinner want you start tomorrow this isn't the time to do this.'   But if you persist with a certain amount of amplitude and you put your attention behind that thought, sooner or later that thought will be the strongest and loudest voice in your head now the moment that becomes the loudest voice in your head the brain has to seal that circuit more permanently.   So when the action potential is firing down the neuron from the pre synaptic cleft to the postsynaptic cleft,  there's a glue that seals the circuit called neuro growth factor and it travels in the opposite direction, but there's only a certain amount that neural growth factor to go around.   So it starts to steal the glue from a neighboring circuits and when that happens there goes your memory of your mother-in-law hurting your feelings ten years ago.  There goes the thought that you hate her.   There goes the impatience.  There goes the intolerance and the only signal now traveling to that neuron is called compassion.  Now everyplace where one neuron connects with another neuron is a memory.  when this happens you begin to biologically and neurologically prune away the old memory of the old self and this is the science of changing your mind.   If you want to see what it looks like in real time, try that again you want to see what it looks like in real time, unhooking from the old self reconnecting to the new self.   This can happen in moments.

Now get back on the road, you make sure you turn you're heading to the dinner you reminding yourself for you no longer want to be.  Silencing those circuits in the brain.  You begin to think about who you do wanna be based on the knowledge you've learned in your prime in your brain ahead of the actual experience.   You walk in to the dinner you get your behaviors to match your intentions.  You get your action sequel to your parts you get your mind and body working together you do exactly what the book says.   The moment that happens all of a sudden you feel compassion.  The moment your heart begins the opening you feel compassion you are teaching your body emotionally to understand what your mind intellectually understood.   You see knowledge is for the mind but experience is for the body and when we begin to experience compassion now we are embodying knowledge.   The word is becoming flesh and the limbic brain makes a new batch of peptides that signals the body and you begin to literally change your genetic expression because there's new information coming to the gene and epigenetically we we signal genes from the environment you're changing the fabric review because you're instructing your body chemically to understand what you're mind has intellectually and philosophically understood, but it's not enough to do it once you can't forgive your mother-in-law one-time and expect to be on the stained glass windows in church.
You got to be able to repeat the experience.   You got to be able to do it over and over again.  You have to do it so many times that you no longer have to think about it and when you do it over and over again you neurochemically condition the body to memorize compassion as well as the conscious mind and when that happens, when the mind and body are
working together or the body knows as well as the mind, you activate that third brain called the cerebellum.   The seat of your subconscious mind.  You've practiced it so many times but you know how but you don't know how you know how its automatic its second nature its easy it's a habit it's a skill it's an automatic behavior and when you get to this level of memorizing in internal chemical order and it's innate with you, it's who you are when you get to that point where no person no thing no experience can remove you from it because you have sustained this level of coherence, now you're in a state of being.   The way we transform the world is the way we transform ourselves and when we're in that state of being we give people permission to do the same.

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