If you are a fish, you almost never pay attention to the water that surrounds you. You just take it for granted.
Similarly, human beings don’t usually notice the air they breathe. They just breathe.
The point is that we all take certain things for granted. Air, gravity, light and thousands of other things in our lives. They are just there, right?
But among these “invisible” parts of our experience is a crucial one most people miss. It is the fact that every moment is a moment of creation.
What do I mean by that? There are many examples.
For example, neuroscience tells us that every time you learn something new, your brain physically changes. You make new connections. And sometimes you erase old connections.
In the field of epigenetics (things outside DNA that affect how DNA functions), they’ve discovered that thoughts can trigger genetic changes in as little as 2 seconds.
In cell biology, they know that you create almost 50 million cells every minute. That’s 70 billion cells each day.
And these only scratch the surface of the process. The world around you is also changing at every moment. But mostly you don’t notice these things.
Why think about this? Let’s go back to the idea of thoughts creating genetic change. The kind of changes your thoughts create determine, in part, what proteins your DNA makes. These proteins can be strong, healthy, rebuilding proteins. Or, if you are stressed, they can be proteins that are weaker, or even ones that break down tissues.
What this means is that what you think has an immediate effect on how your body functions. And over time, this really adds up. It creates your personal experience of health, and to a large degree of living.
The question then is, how do you make sure you are creating a reality that you like? That’s a pretty deep subject, which we’ll cover next time.
All the best for your health and happiness,