I just finished reading “mBraining”, suggested to me by Robert Bailey in the UK … H U G E Thank You, Robert. This book has made a big impact on me. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to know the latest neuroscience for living a life of congruence and satisfaction.
According to the book, we have 3 brains – head, heart, and gut. All three have “thinking” neurons, their own unique memories, are able to “learn” and are capable of “plasticity” (re-shaping to accommodate injury, etc.). When out of alignment with each other, our lives have a totally different quality than when all three are in a state of “coherence” (systemic connection).
When any of the brains are “off” (traumatized, fear-based, driven to prove something), our unique Operating System is faulty. The book offers exercises to course correct whatever is off. Just as the More To Life program has processes that free us from lockdown of one kind or another. They all work.
Bottom line, coherency happens when the Heart brain (our unique destiny, sacred values, “heart’s desires”), leads the way, communicates via the vagus nerve to the Head brain, which (with billions of thinking neurons) calculates a way forward, which flows back down the vagus nerve to the Heart brain. If the Heart brain concurs, both messages flow down the vagus nerve to the Gut brain. If the Gut brain (survival, preserving our essential self) concurs, it provides the motivation (motility), which travels back up the vagus nerve to the Heart brain. When all systems are a Go, the Heart leads with Compassion, the Head supports with Creativity, and the Gut provides the Courage.
But you already “KNEW” this, didn’t you?