Through my struggles with mental health issues, I’ve learned that the brain is probably the most important organ we have. Not only is it responsible for the way we think and feel, but it is also responsible for our behaviours.
If your brain is not working to its full capacity, or at least if your brain is not healthy, then your thoughts, feelings and behaviours will follow in unhealthy ways.
I understand this on an experiential level, as I’ve witnessed in my own mind the manifestation of self defeating thoughts, of excessively painful and uncontrollable feelings and the development of counter-productive behaviours and habits that have been a detriment to my health and my life.
Its fair to say that our brains are the leaders of the pack and its health will impact the health of every other organ in your body – this is its impact on your physiology.
Not only can it impact the health of your other organs in the body, but it can also impact the health of your relationships, your career and your spiritual life – this is its impact on your psychology.
The brain plays an integral role in your physical health and your psychological well-being and if we don’t have these two things, then we undermine the health everything else. This is why I’ve decided to go all chips in on my brain and mind. I feel like if I can get that right, then I can start to get other things right because it all starts in there in the brain.
I feel like I still have a long journey ahead before I can realise the type of mental and brain health that I am looking for. But the process is fascinating and fulfilling simply because I understand the scale to which this organ has rein over everything else in my life.
Everything we do is governed by this complex 3 pound object encased within our skulls. It influences the way the economy runs, how consumers make buying decisions, how we react to major world events, how we start wars, how we form meaningful relationships and how we each find our purpose in life.
Its where everything starts and where everything finishes – this is the power of the brain and mind.