Pathways of the Mind Simple steps to happiness, a fresh new life, and a new beginning.
An easily understood approach to understanding how the mind works, enabling people to change the pathways in their minds so that they may be happier, more confident individuals.The workings of the human mind can be compared to a forest, as the neurons, synapses, and biochemical pathways of the brain can be compared to paths in the woods. When a person starts learning something new, they create pathways in their mind. As we learn, the pathways start as the faintest animal path, hardly discernable from the rest of the forest. As a person repeats an activity, whether it be mental or physical, the wider the path gets, and the more packed down the earth. With repetition and practice, stepping-stones are laid down. With proficiency, the winding curves of the path straighten, the path broadens into a road, and things become easy. If one neglects their practice, the days go by and the weeds creep in. Having a visual representation, an image of how the mind works, enables a person more easily modify, make more efficient, and train their thoughts so that he or she may become a happier, more productive, and creative individual.