Your Brain Has a Secret Mode, This Is How to Unlock ItJun 14, 2021
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thisepisode is actually about not being here we are going to reveal the
secrets that help the world's highest achievers achieve extraordinary things by disconnecting from reality and accessing altered states of consciousness but first an imagine test dawn at the edge of the savannah a hundred thousand years ago you are homo sapiens awakened by the sun and prepared to fight another day as you leave the shelter of
yourcave to fetch water you suddenly freeze behind the nearest bush you see an indistinct brown Masa a you assume it's a rock laugh at
yourself for scaring you and go on with your morning or b you assume it's a saber tooth tiger dirty your loincloth a bit and look for the nearest spear the answer is b and regardless of what can be said to himself that he had no choice in that decision, his
brainalready took that call before he consciously saw that brown shape behind the bush,
thisis thanks to the negativity bias, a survival mechanism. it evolved to keep us alive by assuming the worst and making it easier for your
brainto remember negative experiences than positive ones.
It is easy to understand why this trait exists. Let's say an early human saw a brown mass and assumed it was a saber-toothed tiger. but then i found out it was actually a rock sure you would look a bit silly in front of the rest of your tribemates and have to put up with nicknames like leaky loins but at least you would be alive but if you saw a brown mass he assumed it was a rock and five seconds later found himself knee-deep in the jaws of a saber-tooth tiger that would be the last mistake he ever made he simply subjected successive generations of natural selection to those who assumed an inherently cautious view of the world were most likely to survive and thus the negativity bias trait or as I like to call it holy nuggets that's mike myers in my bathroom oh no it's just a robe he endured and as my robe proved last night still It's a plague on our brains today.
Modern science has confirmed the existence of negativity bias in a neurological study. Participants were shown a series of positive images, n negative or neutral negative images triggered higher levels of electrical activity in the brain this may not sound like a big deal but this directly impacts the way we see the world and consequently behave negative events are much highlights and therefore some people end up in therapy because they think their whole life is a train wreck when in fact 95% of it consists of positive experiences, only they are long forgotten at the expense of From the negative, do you ever find yourself reflecting on past events or worrying about what will happen in the future?
Of course not, because you're a psycho and you should be watching this from a padded cell, although if you're here there's a little Hint: find the really tall native guy and tell him to throw a sink out the window. No, your past haunts you because you are human and your brain is pre-programmed to find the negative in everything, this survival mechanism isn't as useful as it used to be, unless you owe them a lot of money, you are unlikely to spend your days worrying about it. Tigers will instead be obsessed about the possibility of losing your relationships, your job or your money, which may seem sensible, it may even motivate you to work harder and be less of a jerk to people, but it won't bring you happiness or peace of mind because even when you think your mind is at rest it is not instead you have a non-stop house party between your ears thoughts and feelings continuously dancing filthy hip-hop and playing beer-pong that's right your brain is invited to most exciting parties neuroscientists have found the source of this is something they like to call the default
modenetwork, this is a large-scale brain network made up mostly of e by the medial frontal cortex, posterior cingulate cortex, and angular gyrus, which is sa Probably not as naughty as it sounds, studies have shown that even when test subjects are apparently calm and at rest, the default
modenetwork she remains very active and engages in constant random mental chatter. at least a good description of how crazy this self talk is unfortunately due to negativity bias most of this self talk is pretty nasty imagine an episode of real housewives but instead of criticizing each of their husbands and wanks , it's all directed at you, it's exhausting and makes you feel bad, so what do you do right?
Here's a quote after a hard week at work. Nothing helps me relax like a long glass of water and having a good time thinking about my mistakes. You know who said no one ever when humans feel overloaded? because of the weight of daily life and the voice in their heads, they're not looking for a way to verify, they're looking for a way to verify, to help explain what i mean, here's another real quote this time from george bernard shaw alcohol is the anesthesia by which we endured the operation of life for george was alcohol maybe for you it's electronic dance music instagram causes drugs prescription drugs porn or yoga everyone has some way of getting out of their own head and accessing an altered state, Of course, some of these methods are healthier than others.
Obviously, I'm not advocating drug use here, but the goal is always the same. the wheel calculates the economy of the altered state which is made up of many activities that people use to get out of reality they estimate it's worth over four trillion dollars a year that's big business but it's also nothing new cultures around the world have been experimenting with altered states for a long time, possibly as far back as 30,000 years, most of these activities were part of sacred rites and often involved drank hallucinogenic substances while enjoying a couple of beers on a Friday night the Maya they took their drinking to such an advanced level that they stopped drinking altogether instead drank alcohol as an enema usually mixed with other psychoactive substances until they were totally mad and as blissful as it is possible to be in a megalomaniacal and sacrificial ancient civilization Central American don't feel like swallowing cocaine and green tea in your ass well in Greece Lucy in mysteries vi or altered states elevated to a cultic level that ultimately influenced the evolution of Western philosophy for nearly 2,000 years, the mysteries promoted clandestine rituals that incorporated fasting, ecstatic dancing, and the consumption of a drink called kikium, all of which were Designed to change the mental state of the kikio initiate, the barley-based elixir consumed at the climax of the process had a profound effect on those who consumed it, probably it seems because they were tripping over their prey n faces Modern anthropologists believe that the kikion was made from barley that contained ergot, a parasitic fungus that commonly infects grains. the area around ellucis, regardless of the ingredients, this potion was potent enough to require extreme protection, revealing its
secrets or drinking kiki out of ellucian's mysteries was punishable by death, it also stimulated the thought of heavy hitters Philosophical like Socrates Plato and Pythagoras, that's right, the guy with the triangle. turns out you were right all along the guy who came up with those theorems really was onto something, whether you're talking about kickion in greece peyote cactus in central and north america ayahuasca in south america or iboga in central africa there have been state traditions altered for thousands of years typically intertwined with spirituality and culture the search for altered states is so fundamental that it transcends humanity dolphins have been documented getting high on puffer fish african elephants getting drunk on fermented marula cats can't resist catnip dogs lick toads to get high bees get high on orchid nectar this behavior is so typical the ucla psychopharmacologist i swear sounds like an excuse to combine two professions into one ronald segal wrote once the pursuit of drug intoxication is a primary motivational force in the behavior of the s organisms what is the desire to get high a major driver of human behavior i thought it was money or sex or something or sex with your money thats a pretty radical suggestion anyway or i know you might be saying oh i tried once but I never inhaled or no thanks 42 I would not touch things, but don't you already have some vice that you use in your life to change your mood or state of mind? alcohol cigarettes sugar coffee or maybe If you prefer to use a healthier method like meditation, running or drinking yak milk, but what you do is not as important as why most people try to change their state of mind because they are chasing pleasure or avoiding pain, but an increasing number of people are using altered states to go beyond feeling better and performing better.
The best known example of this is the flow state. Mahai Chiksen Mahayu, a psychologist who literally wrote the book on the subject, describes flow as a state in which people are so involved in an activity that nothing else seems to matter Your concentration is so intensely focused on the task at hand that there is nothing left for the monkey mind to scratch and nibble on as a result your problems completely disappear you enter the zone a state of tremendous productivity and creativity that feels timeless, selfless and effortless you can probably remember the time you tried this , whether it's working, a hobby, creating something or playing a sport, most people.
Has anyone had at least one experience of being so immersed in something that hours passed without realizing it when you fought back it seemed like the state of mind you're in was not your usual pattern of remuneration regret reasoning and other words that start with r if You can remember a moment when you know that this state feels very, very good. That's one of the reasons scientists have been studying the flow and trying to understand how to trigger it, as well as feeling like the physical manifestation of Batman mixed with Jesus. That's Jesus. Another reason. what you want to achieve is an optimal state for performance and productivity. old fashioned english i heard you asked i think ok i'd love to say yes but what you're doing now will only take you halfway to getting into the legendary flow state i am him to challenge his understanding of the world again with new ideas and information , but Chick Central's high-use research shows that achieving flow depends on personal challenge and skill.
The task you are doing should be challenging, but you also need to be skilled enough to do too much difficulty without enough skill causes anxiety too much skill without enough challenge leads to boredom no challenge and no skill required it's called apathy if you're in that state make sure Checking yourself regularly for a pulse and excessive drool flow is an active state, which is why most studies on the phenomenon have focused on athletes and extreme sports professionals. These test subjects report that they have greatly expanded access to pattern recognition, future prediction, and information processing capabilities when in the zone or flow, better decisions can be made. faster even than conscious thought weirdly that's because during flow the part of your brain is usually in charge of decision making your prefrontal cortex is temporarily bypassed because it slows you down and being in flow is all about react and think at superhuman speed during flow states your brain is filled with a cocktail of neurochemicals that makes you feel alert and ecstatic norepinephrine increases your concentration dopamine enhances cognitive alertness endorphins activate the opioid receptor which along with anandamide triggers the blissful feeling serotonin lifts your mood finally a good dose of oxytocin the love hormone leaves you with a kind of post-orgasmic glow that follows most episodes of flow if by now you think the flow state it has a lot in common with the other non-ordinary states I mentioned above, like mayan whiskey on your ass , as I like to call it, you're not wrong feelings of such expanded consciousness increased creativity connection to something greater it turns out that these are universal qualities of heightened altered states regardless of what ether, enter them through psychedelics or big wave surfing, which What I'm essentially saying is that you don't need drugs to get high.
Mahael Chiksen Mahayu has even compared the flow state to tripping in an interview calling flo a kind of toned down ecstasy but research into phloem has revealed that altered states in general have more potential than the weekend entertainment or conversations with yoda and these states can behacked first, you must have good mind. Positive psychology tools such as goal setting, self-talk, and mindfulness increased the intensity of their flow states while simultaneously elevating personal performance. Try meditation. The development of a positive mindset. Cognitive behavioral therapy. are five main brain wave frequencies gamma beta alpha theta and delta beta is where you spend most of your time while focused and alert alpha is where you are when you are relaxed and open-minded, such as when you are daydreaming fata is associated with deeper states of mind like meditation the flow state occurs on the bridge between alpha and theta when the mind is moving from the conscious to the subconscious in a similar way, scientists at the center of psychedelic research at imperial university london, yes, that's a thing, they discovered that people in the hallucinogenic South American plant ayahuasca had brain patterns similar to those of people who are awake in their dreams, eventually, more and more people use substances to push them in the right direction no, I'm not proposing that you drop vats of free acid with your cornflakes on a Monday morning, I'm not even suggesting you mic Rodose with small daily amounts of psychedelics as has become strangely popular in silicon valley tech and other high-pressure, high-creativity industries, it seems that just focusing on good vitamins and nutrients, all made with totally legal ingredients, of course, can support the optimal brain function required to access these high performance states of course the fact that you watched this entire video confirms that you are already a peak stage champion go treat yourself to a cookie and thanks for I'm seeing what is that.
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