Neurons that fire together, wire together
Positive thoughts expand our brains. Negative thoughts shrink them. The brain has neuroplasticity—it can change and be molded like plastic. The biggest factors creating these changes are our thoughts and emotions. “Self-directed neuroplasticity” means consciously influencing our minds in positive ways, such as meditation, that expand our brains and enable us to receive what we need to lead a fulfilling and happy life.