What we pay the most attention to…

“A relatively new field, called interpersonal neurobiology, draws its vigor from one of the great discoveries of our era: that the brain is constantly rewiring itself based on daily life. In the end, what we pay the most attention to defines us. How you choose to spend the irreplaceable hours of your life literally transforms you.”

NY Times: The Brain on Love, by Diane Ackerman




  1. Quote: SwissMiss
  2. Image: Mme Scherzo via vanfullersublime: “Foxtrot of the Collective Unconscious”


  1. This is so true. It’s a lesson I wish I learned years ago, but its never too late. “Thoughts become things.”


  2. I find a lot of the new research connecting positive thinking with changes in the brain fascinating. Thank you for sharing and for taking the time to comment on my posts. Have a great day. Keep encouraging!


  3. In a very real way, this echoes all the early work in the field of cognitive therapy – that our thoughts drive our feelings and moods, instead of vice versa. If we are re-wiring our circuitry based on what is before is, then we think first about what we are experiencing sensorily and feeling it thereafter. Love this!


  4. I’ve proof of this.

    Until a couple of years ago, I’d never been able to memorise more than the odd lines or phrases of song lyrics, or poems. Then I went to a singing teacher, and after our first lesson, she said, ‘You can sing that piece of Purcell to me from memory next week.’

    ‘I can’t do that,’ I replied. ‘My brain’s not wired up that way.’

    ‘Well then, rewrire it,’ she said.

    I did. And four months later I sang a whole recital from memory (seventeen songs in all) – some in English, some in Italian, and some in idioms I’d never tried before.

    This was the girl who used to get detentions at school for not memorising poems, when I’d tried my hardest. And who once got chucked out of a school play for not being able to remember three lines.


  5. Reblogged this on Amy Arey, Realtor Real Estate Blog.


  6. Praise be I started filling my mind with only the things that really matter to me over six months ago–and I had been doing pretty much that for decades prior to that. I just love this field of interpersonal neurobiology!


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