It is not an achievement to stand on tip-toe, until you realise what it takes to do it. The ball of your foot holds your entire weight! I’m nowhere near there yet… but day by day I can see slow improvement. Niece B (2:1 BSc. Psychology from Goldsmiths!!) was talking to me about the importance of building good neural pathways. I can see that if we think of the brain like a muscle (and they say it is like a muscle)… then our repeated thoughts are like regular exercise building particular kinds of ‘muscle’… so if I repeatedly send the thought ‘I will never walk properly again’ down the neural pathway, it will strengthen that neural pathway (literally a physical pathway) – and my brain is so wonderful it will build this up, reinforce that thought transmission path and do its utmost to achieve it (i.e do its best to make my body do my thoughts). So if our brains are designed to achieve what we believe – we really do have to repeatedly put the best thoughts in them….so I’m ballet-dancing in my head right now…
And talking of reinforcing thoughts/the power of words, check this….www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjJQBjWYDTs
…a careful choice of words is more powerful than I ever realised and it may be only because of that that I managed to win last week’s battles (Yay!).
This is my 40th blog… I guess my leg will be doing more of the same until I see Mr. K in October…. so I am wondering if I will have anything to say… if I do… I may do a proper blog so people can choose to subscribe…..