The most complex yet the most amazing organ in the human body!
The average brain weighing about three-pounds is the home of intelligence, interpreter of the senses, initiator of body movement and controller of our behavior. The brain is the source of all the qualities that define our humanity.
The chief function of the body is to carry the brain around... Thomas Edison
The powers of your brain are astounding. While its main purpose is to keep us alive, outsourcing most of its duties by using past experience as a tool to help you make decisions. (Hence the count to 10 when upset so it becomes a past experience for your brain to register) It is also the control center for our emotions, with never ending thoughts roaming throughout changing our conscience understanding through our own life experience. Giving us each our own unique journey through life.
My curiousity of our brains has heightened with each of the issues my family has faced. It has always perplexed me of its abilities when things are going right and its chaos when things go utterly wrong. Swelling too rapidly on my son, Ryan, rupturing a blood vessel for my brother Joe, watching the deterioration of the brain; dementia for my mother and the rebuilding of the brain as my sister Debbie recovers from removal of a brain tumor.
So much of what we do feeds our brain in nutrients and in thought, or even no thought, hence meditation. Berries are full of memory boosting nutrients, cherries are natures own anti inflammatory pills, an apple a day still holds truth to keeping that doctor away, and while I can't eat egg yolks, they contain one of the most important nutrients for our brain, choline.
Mental strength is another way to make your brain stronger, taking away negative thoughts and making more powerful positive thoughts really can change the way you feel. Learning to accept the uncomfortable feelings without being controlled by them is another part of the brain I too am trying to improve. Learning to respond instead of react, as well as challenging our brain with puzzles and complex games.
There is so much to learn about this amazing organ, and witness as we watch Debbie slowly improve after so much trauma to her brain.