Loving Yourself ~ What part does Neuroscience play in Your Discovering Heaven on Earth and How Paleo's can Point the Way
The might seem as if there is method to my madness in explaining the Paleo way of life. Some of you who are less intellectual may feel this is of interest and others who are more intellectual may sense it as a waste to your time. But hold on with any of your judgement at least for a few minutes more.
Furthermore, this discussion today is all about what role Neuroscience plays in explaining the true Paleo lifestyle and how it could help you expience true Heaven on Earth. That idea alone, should keep you reading.
I believe once I put my argument in that direction of How to Experience Heaven on Earth in you body self, Ithen am sure that many of you who think learning about Paleoism might not be a waste of your time and I assure you once you get to the end of this article you will understand why, it won't be.
To get an inkling on Neurscience and brain mapping we have to examine the brain activity of how a modern adult thinks in relationship to how a Paleo adult which I believe their Neuro maps are completely different. Let's use the brain I added above to explain my personal findings.
Us modern man through language and education and after the Industrial revolution evolved from the lower part of the brain and into its upper regions. So our mapping is simply a case of thinking tops (0r living from your upper region and then at times when difficulties arise moving down. Or moving down into the fight and flight region.
"So why is it, that our brains have a such a negativity bias? The reason is quite simple: They’re actually wired to pay more attention to negative experiences. It’s a self-protective characteristic. We are scanning for threats from when we used to be hunter and gatherers. But such vigilance for negative information can cause a narrowing, downward spiral and a negative feedback loop that doesn’t reflect reality."
I was reading an article from a Paleo health advocate and if we look at this article too, who was explaining the power of his Paleo diet on both his body constitution and his health and he made an interesting statement that told me that outside of diet, he didn't know one iotta of the consistancy of a Paleo's life.
Apparently the story goes that he was in the military in afghanastan and his version of a Paleo's life was as his own in war. Or just as this article relates that the Hunter-Gather was always in search of threats. I disagree with both of these ideas on how Paleo's lived.
In fact this past soldier said in examinng what a Paleo lifestyle might be like is that they lived life between boredom and panic. As soon as I heard that statement I realized that he knew nothing about how a Paleo man or woman lived. For I believe that according to Neuroscience, a Paleo lives in another part of his or her brain than in constant bordom to panic.
I believe that when you were a child you lived more as how a Paleo lived, which is more of a Bottoms up approach. One easy way to see how this works, is watch your pooch. Most dogs are naturally happy and occassionally when a stranger comes to the door is when the dogs fight or flight mechanism is restored.
Where a child, or a dog or even a Paleo living a less complex life and more from one's reptilian lower portion of your brain which is often called your brain stem and occasionally moving up to gain some needed rational thought. Rational thinking to a Paleo was like a tool that you use now and again, but he lived unlike the modern man, who lives continually within his critical mind.
Take a child for example. They are living within pleassure and occassionally when difficulties arise they experience pain. If you think about it that too is how Paleos lived. They lived from pleasure and occassionally when met by the tiger experienced pain or the fight or flight mechanism which would kick in.
What happened to man over time is that once we learned language and we gained a more complex life, we found ourselves moving from the lower regions up to the top of the brain as we left our child like life behind. The difference was that because the Paleo life was much simpler, they never migrated up to the top. So most of them remained in what I would infer as a child, in a more pleasurable part of their brain, which was and extension of their bodies.
So Ibelieve after doing my walks for years, and through Neuro plasticity which means, remapping my brain to one that is more similar to that of how a Paleo thinks is where I have been able to network my own mind, through many months to even years of long nature walks,
So how can we become more positive this articles suggests.
"Indeed, it’s quite simple: We can harness the brain’s plasticity by training our brain to make positive patterns more automatic. When we practice looking for and being more aware of positive aspects of life, we fight off the brain’s natural tendency to scan for and spot the negatives. Naturally we bring ourselves into better balance."
Why is Neuro plasticity so important? It is that you too can rewire your brains too as I have done. And you might think your brain is hard wired and cannot change as a top down thinker, which by the way is a more critical mind set and when criticism becomes your way of life, happiness flees away. So that is why a happy child who becomes an adult, moves out from his or her happy mind.
What my long walks have done is remap my way of thinking back to how Paleo's thought and how children think which is bottoms up.
To know how it works, simply watch how a child play. When they move they move pleasurably as they walk and as they run. That is what I have learned from my own walks, that it is in motion and pleasure therapy, rather than cognative therapy, that I experience pleasure because of the endorphones I experience both during and after my long walks. P
leasure is experience on my walks because as I go on those walks, I am rewiring through Neural plasticity my neural networks from Top down which is the critical mind to the a more pleasurable creative divergent Bottoms up mind, one that is more accepting and more tolerant, more willing to change and a more pleasurable part of my brain.
"We are basically trying to find an undiscovered path that if walked once, makes us happy. The path being the synaptic connections in our brain. And then, because we enjoy it, we go along that path, hundreds and hundreds of times. Slowly a track forms and becomes very clear and easier to walk every time."
That is how I have learned through Neural plasticity of rewiring my brain from Top down to one that is more Bottoms up and more Paleo, is how I have experienced even today, more Heaven on Earth.