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Your Brain Has A Mind Of Its Own - Grasshopper

Your brain is the most complex organ in the body. It has countless functions. One of them is the mind. The mind, pure and simple, is the thinking function of the brain.

If you want to change your mind, you have to change your thinking. The mind tricks us into believing we are our thoughts. We are not.  Thinking is only a rote function of the brain. The brain doesn’t care what thoughts get “thunk”; it’s just performing a function.


So to change the bothersome thoughts that appear without our permission, we have to interrupt them. This leads to new thinking.


Sidebar on Interruption: People usually fall into one of three main categories of experiencing the world: visual, auditory, and kinesthetic. If you are interacting with a visual person and you want to interrupt them, start flipping a coin into the air and drop it every third flip. It will take them off their train of thought. If you want to interrupt an auditory, continually clear your throat when they are speaking to you. A kinesthetic person is into their body sensations, so touch them often to interrupt them.


Interrupting someone gives them instant feedback that what they are putting forth isn’t working. After a number of interruptions, they get that they have to change tracks. The same is true with a one-track mind.  You have to interrupt its thinking function to have access to multiple tracks - new ways to go.


I’m not sure science will ever figure out all the functions of the brain, but the good news is you don’t have to be neurosurgeon to change your thinking.  You just have to interrupt it. Even someone with half a brain can do that.


All the best,


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