Every thought we think produces emotional chemicals called neuropeptides. They are molecules of emotion that cascade through our entire body in less than a second affecting every cell.
This is all driven by our emotional state. If you’re angry on a daily basis, then more neuropeptides will be created for anger. What’s the outcome? You find that you unconsciously put yourself in positions that will fuel this anger….you need your fix…. you are now addicted to anger!
Every thought brings into action certain physical tissue, parts of the brain, the nerve or muscle. This produces an actual physical change in the construction of the tissue. Therefore, it is only necessary to have a certain number of thoughts on a given subject in order to bring about a complete change in the physical organisation of a man (Haanel)
In the readings of Og, only a habit can subdue another habit. The only way to create new peptides is to form new ones, to create a new habit. Each week we have been using our chore cards to help us with this process. By writing down something small that we know we can control. For instance, cleaning out the car. Each week we have gradually increased our efforts by adding more things to the chore card. The pay off…….we gain control of our THOUGHTS and by extension, ourselves.
I can not believe how much I have enjoyed this process. The tiny little things like cleaning out a cupboard that I always meant to do but never had the time. From having this on my chore card and knowing that what is written has to be completed, it has made a tremendous difference…….I actually enjoyed doing it!
For those who would like to know a bit more about Neuropeptides, here is a fantastic video that we say in class.
Have a Blessed week all
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