In our collective evolution as a species on earth we’ve built upon existing structures and so too our brain is built from more primitive to more advanced brain function.
Our more primitive subcortical areas of our brain are essential for survival but get in the way of the more human strategic functions required for life mastery.
The subcortical areas of the brain have faster neurons designed for fight and flight, seek and avoid, pleasure and pain. Basic survival impulses and instincts that are essential for our preservation when seeking food and avoiding predation.
Whenever we perceive an event as ‘good’ or ‘bad’, and we polarize it, we activate our more primitive subcortical area of our brain and we REACT. We seek the perceived pleasure and we avoid the perceived pain.
Because the subcortical neurons work faster than the more advanced cortical areas of the brain, you’ll REACT before you can think.
In life, it’s obvious that that can get us into all sorts of ‘trouble’ in our day to day life where we’re required to THINK before we act if we’re to thrive in human society.
So how do you develop your ‘thinking’ part of your brain, your prefrontal cortex, your executive center of your brain?
That’s where the Path to Power comes in. There are practical mind mastery exercises that you can do that accelerate the development and expansion of your self-governing executive function.