Your Brain Is A Filter...But Is It Filtering The Right Things?
Updated: Mar 14
The Reticular Activating System. We all have one.
In science-speak, it's a system of neurons that helps us to process information. The problem is that we have SO MANY inputs every second of the day. So, the RAS filters those inputs for us and helps us latch onto the stuff that we tell our brain is important.
Have you ever noticed that when you're in a state of panic or stress, everything else seems stressful, too? That's in part thanks to the RAS. Your brain notices you're on high alert for things that may be stressful, so it lets you know!
While there CAN be benefits to this, you can see why it would be a problem...
It's so easy to get sucked into negative patterns of thinking, and even though your brain wants to help, sometimes that RAS can hold you back. Staying stuck in that pattern of thinking doesn't allow you to really spread your wings and take joy in your growth and success.
You've got to use your Reticular Activating System to your advantage. The Blueprint Process helps because you ground your thinking in positive statements (facts) about who you are. The more you look at them and internalize them, the more you see them show up in your life.
And even better, you can be confident that it's grounded in reality, because of your RAS. It's delivering true information to you about how you're experiencing your Blueprint, in real-time. That knowledge is liberating, exciting, and affirming--all of which sets you on an upwards trajectory.
Your brain is a filter. You just have to make sure that you've put it at the right settings, so it's filtering OUT the bad, and showing you all the GOOD.