If You Can’t Control Your Emotional State Then You Are Addicted To It.
Those of you who know me will know that I am very interested in the way we operate as human beings, especially in the area of how our thoughts and feelings affect our physical and mental well-being.
I have always had a desire to help people take more control of their lives and the reality they choose to experience as opposed to simply being a victim of circumstance and totally dependent on what happens to them.
So this article is about you and how, if you don’t control your emotional state, you become addicted to it and it’s all based on scientific fact.
A biological fact is that our emotional state produces chemicals in our brain called peptides which go to every one of the fifty-trillion or so cells in your body and dock with the cell causing a chemical reaction in the cell itself.
Over time the cell starts to crave the chemicals in the same way someone who is alcohol dependent craves their next drink, a heroin addict craves their next fix and a sex addict … you get the point.
In addition, when one of our cells splits and divides into two (as they do frequently) the new sister/brother cell will have more receptor sites on it that require their ‘fix’ of whatever chemical is correlated to the emotional state you frequently exhibit.
This is how and why we become addicted to our emotional states.
Bruce Lipton, who is a world renowned cellular biologist, proved that in a week one cell divided itself into fifty-thousand cells and all of the cells are identical because they all came from one parent cell.
What is also amazing about Bruce Lipton’s experiments is that he had three petri dishes, each one containing a different culture medium (the environment in which the cells will live). In environment ‘A’ the cells form muscle, in environment ‘B’ they form bone and in environment ‘C’ these genetically identical cells form fat cells. So the fate of the cells wasn’t based on genetics, because they all had the same genes. It was based on the environment.
So what has that got to do with you and I?
When we look in the mirror and see ourselves we see ourselves looking back at us as one human being, but that is a misperception. We are a community of fifty-trillion cells, with each cell being a living entity and as Bruce Lipton states: “a human body is a skin covered petri-dish”.
So if the fate of each cell is controlled by the composition of the culture medium (as previously stated) our blood is the culture medium and our brain is the chemist, which determines what the composition of the blood is/becomes and that is based on the perception of our minds.
If I open my eyes and see someone I love, my brain produces chemicals consistent with the feeling of love, such as dopamine and oxytocin, all of which are good for you.
The same person faced with a situation of something that scares them will release stress hormones and inflammatory agents that affect the immune system, such as cortisone and norepinephrine and inflammatory agents called cytokines are all released into the culture medium (our blood).
This is how and why our ‘addiction’ can either be healthy or damaging for us.
Furthermore, our brains create neurological networks based on what we experience and how we feel about the experience and these networks grow every time we repeat the experience and feeling.
And because our minds do not know the difference between perception and reality, we need only think of the experience and the brain acts as though the experience is real and that also helps the neurological networks grow.
This is why visualisation is such a powerful tool for any high performance athlete, but this is also why so many people experience the same negative or limited reality everyday.
It explains why many people have a ‘victim’ mentality, the “why does it always happen to me” mindset.
But the beauty of it is that by choosing to change your perception of things you choose to change yourself neurologically, behaviourally, emotionally and chemically.
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