Choosing serenity opens a fundamental question: What do you want? What we focus on is what we become, and our brain neurochemistry follows. In 1949, neuropsychologist Donald Hebb discovered that “Neurons that fire together, wire together.” In other words, what we focus on is powerful as our brain is formed and reinforced through repetition. I choose serenity because it positively touches all 8 dimensions of the embodied mind: emotional, social, cognitive, physical, behavioral, cultural, spiritual, and philosophical.
“Life exacts a price for less than full participation.” Tartang Tulku Rinpoche
“As we sow, so shall we reap.” Bible – Galatians 6:8
“Man is made by his belief. As he believes so he is.” Bhagavad Gita, 500 BCE, 17:3
“Verily, good deeds wipe out misdeeds. That is a reminder for the mindful.” Quran 11:114
“We do not see things as they are. We see things as we are.”
Talmudic Tractate Berakhot 55