According to neuroscientist Caroline Leaf, author of Think, Learn, Succeed, and other neuroscientists, newborn brain cells are available to us each morning. Like baby goslings or ducklings, they need direction. By our thinking, we direct them to form either toxic or healthy neural pathways. Negative thoughts, based on lies and fear are toxic. Positive thoughts based on truth and love are healthy.
My book, Emotional Freedom: The Choices We Must Make, incorporates and applies these concepts. In it, I explain how to move from pathways of dysfunctional anger into pathways of self-control; how to move from pathways of resentment into pathways of joy; and how to move from pathways of revenge into pathways of forgiveness and mercy. It’s available at Amazon.
The following poem reflects these concepts, as well as the wisdom I gained through studying and meditating on Scripture.
A Joyful Reorganization
As his Spirit reigns in me,
I live my life as Jesus did—
Listen to my Father’s voice
And honor him in every choice.
I receive the message Jesus speaks
And instruct my DNA
To manage pathways in my brain
So they’re useful to my King.
Every morning baby neurons
Appear and wonder where to go.
I direct and instruct them
So that with truth they flow
Into the valleys and the hills
Of my ever-changing brain!
As this transformation continues,
I’m not bound by my past habits.
Increasingly, peace and order
Become the hallmarks of my life,
And with joy, I accomplish
The work God calls me to;
Treasures that I once ran after
Mean nothing to me, now.
My soul is filled with laughter
As to Jesus Christ I bow.
I did not know that we got new baby neurons every day. How wonderful that our brains can become new each day and we can become literally a new person in Christ.
Thank you so much for this blog and all the previous ones. They are each so helpful. May God bless you greatly.
Thank you for your comment, Debbie! I enjoy the creative ways in which Jesus’ life and love shine through you. May God continue to bless you in your writing.