Take it from neuroscientist Dr. Andrew Newberg, who’s said that beliefs are often “built out of inaccurate or incomplete information.”
It’s all about your brain
In a recent interview with Steve Kotler of h+ Magazine, Newberg, Director of the Center for Spirituality and the Mind at the University of Pennsylvania, talked about the constructive nature of reality, all thanks to the human brain:
“The brain is trapped within itself. So we never really know what is really going on out there. But to live we need to make all sorts of assumptions about the nature of reality just to govern behavior. The assumptions themselves arise from our perceptions, our cognitive processes, our emotions and our social interactions. They all mingle within the brain to become the beliefs we’ll use to navigate through our lives and our world.”
It’s all about you
In other words, your life is your construct.
Your life not some thing that happens to you — it’s constructed by your brain and all of its assumptive networks.
It’s all about constructs
“We really need to take a deeper look at this, at all of the beliefs we hold — beliefs about religion, morality, politics, social interactions — and determine where they come from and how limited they actually are.”
Newberg hits on the challenge of our age — deconstructing all that we have, as a human culture, taken for granted about life and reality.
The deeper we delve into researching the brain, the more we find how powerful it is in constructing human experience.
To say that cognitive-affective science will change our notions of religion, morality, politics, and society, is an understatement.
It’s going to profoundly change the way we think about human experience in the years to come.
It’s all about mindful constructs
Newberg knows that you need to look deeper into all the ways that your thoughts, beliefs, emotions, and society… construct your life.
Mindful Construct helps you do just that.
It helps you find ways to step in with mindfulness and start choosing the beliefs you want to have — ones that are healthy for you, and emotionally intelligent… to be mindful of the constructs that govern your life.
It’s all about emotions
There’s a lot of personal development hype about how easy it is master the Law of Attraction, or banish away all negative thoughts and feelings with quick-fixes (that don’t really work).
It’s by no means easy work, but it’s the best chance you have at following Newberg’s lead. One thing that does make the work easier, is that Mindful Construct is a community. You’re an important part of this community, because your comments and your questions are really important to me, and everyone else.
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