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When you get to the point that you ready to begin to start solving the riddles of your life you require resolution to persevere in your revitalization and integration process.
The nature of our mind is to be inquiring moreover our brain possesses ability to form neural connections (neuroplasticity) based on our experience.
Your intuition tells you that immersion into personal integration process will allow you to achieve finally peace of mind - priceless value for which you have been searching for since your very beginning.
Who knows where this inexhaustible source of power is located which makes us at some point want to begin conscious process to create a unique relationship with yourself leading to personal transformation and integration.
A good relationship with yourself requires from us some effort and commitment and it is very important to have a good relationship with others as there have a very positive impact on our brain.
Our traditions, family, what we do, who we keep contact with, what we focus on define and expanding us and our brain, however id does not exclude the question about why we perceive ourselves the way we do.
Through inner revitalization, assimilation our repressed feelings our thoughts and so called psychophysical openness we do not need to duplicate old repetitive habits and old patterns of creating usually painful relationship.
The conclusion is - conscious efforts towards personal integration transforms us positively and benefits at an individual and social level. If only we would be willing to allow this to happen .
Are we an fruition of evolution or it's tool?
Human beings have developed a reward system to motivate us to undertake action for self-preservation and development. Our mind, nervous system and brain absorb knowledge and learn skills as easily as develop addiction habits too.
We are in trouble if our motivation rewards used habitually and out uncontrollably become destructive addictions developing into punishment system.
We should be aware how to control our actions and able to set the limits. we should also have a knowledge about neuro transmitters as their level determines addiction susceptibility. It's essential to understand the importance of other trigger factors such as biological, psychological and social ones as well as interpersonal relations.
Variety of trigging factors divided addiction into two subdivisions namely chemical and non chemical ones.
A chemical class addiction is: alcoholism, drug abuse, steroid abuse, smoking.
Non-chemical addictions are known as habitual behavior patterns such as: gambling, binge eating, workaholism, sexoholism, shopaholism, electronic devices addiction, binge eating, anorexia, bulimia, clingy relationships.
A variety habitual behavior patterns is very broad and distinctive at time of advanced civilization.1/
There are 4 stages of addiction: Experimentation, Regular Use,
Risky Use/Abuse, Substance/Object Addiction and Dependency.
The short movie below illustrate this perfectly. Does it finish off with happy ending...?
1/ M. Teenson, L. Degenhardt, W. Hall, Uzależnienia , Gdańskie Towarzystwo Psychologiczne, Gdańsk 2005, s. 12; D.Pstrąg, Wybrane zagadnienia z problematyki uzależnień, Wydawnictwo Wyższej Szkoły Pedagogicznej, Rzeszów 2000, s. 20; M. Jędrzejko, Typologia współczesnych patologii społecznych (materiały do ćwiczeń) , Pedagogium, Warszawa 2008.
.....Now, what's really going on? So, to explain this curious disorder, we look at the structure and functions of the normal visual pathways in the brain. Normally, visual signals come in, into the eyeballs, go to the visual areas in the brain. There are, in fact, 30 areas in the back of your brain concerned with just vision, and after processing all that, the message goes to a small structure called the fusiform gyrus, where you perceive faces. There are neurons there that are sensitive to faces. You can call it the face area of the brain, right? I talked about that earlier. Now, when that area's damaged, you lose the ability to see faces, right?
.... But from that area, the message cascades into a structure called the amygdala in the limbic system, the emotional core of the brain, and that structure, called the amygdala, gauges the emotional significance of what you're looking at. Is it prey? Is it predator? Is it mate? Or is it something absolutely trivial, like a piece of lint, or a piece of chalk, or a -- I don't want to point to that, but -- or a shoe, or something like that? OK? Which you can completely ignore. So if the amygdala is excited, and this is something important, the messages then cascade into the autonomic nervous system. Your heart starts beating faster. You start sweating to dissipate the heat that you're going to create from muscular exertion. And that's fortunate, because we can put two electrodes on your palm and measure the change in skin resistance produced by sweating. So I can determine, when you're looking at something, whether you're excited or whether you're aroused, or not, OK? And I'll get to that in a minute.
....So my idea was, when this chap looks at an object, when he looks at his -- any object for that matter, it goes to the visual areas and, however, and it's processed in the fusiform gyrus, and you recognize it as a pea plant, or a table, or your mother, for that matter, OK? And then the message cascades into the amygdala, and then goes down the autonomic nervous system. But maybe, in this chap, that wire that goes from the amygdala to the limbic system, the emotional core of the brain, is cut by the accident. So because the fusiform is intact, the chap can still recognize his mother, and says, "Oh yeah, this looks like my mother." But because the wire is cut to the emotional centers, he says, "But how come, if it's my mother, I don't experience a warmth?" Or terror, as the case may be? Right? (Laughter) And therefore, he says, "How do I account for this inexplicable lack of emotions? This can't be my mother. It's some strange woman pretending to be my mother."
..... How do you test this? Well, what you do is, if you take any one of you here, and put you in front of a screen, and measure your galvanic skin response, and show pictures on the screen, I can measure how you sweat when you see an object, like a table or an umbrella. Of course, you don't sweat. If I show you a picture of a lion, or a tiger, or a pinup, you start sweating, right? And, believe it or not, if I show you a picture of your mother -- I'm talking about normal people -- you start sweating. You don't even have to be Jewish. ....