Lately, I’ve been coming across brain researchers talking about the personal/spiritual growth involved in self-reflection. Nothing new there, but sometimes I want to collect those kinds of statements, since together they’re more persuasive. This morning, I watched part of a Joyce Meyer interview with Caroline Leaf, PhD. She goes one step further when she mentions that “[T]he isms come from a lack of using your mind correctly. The minute you use your mind correctly and you think more deeply, those will go away.” Very cool.
That’s almost common sense (or should be), but I’d be curious to see if she has specific scientific research to back it up. That would be exciting.
Here’s the context of the quote [begins about 4:00 in the video]:
[…] as you enjoy your life, you actually become more intelligent. They’ve proved it scientifically. That[‘s why] one of my detox steps is play and laugh a lot. And it’s part of that whole process, your attitude, the state of your mind, the state of your neurological trees needs to be detoxed. You need to be in a happy, positive attitude because that causes a release of chemicals that will actually make you function in a more healthy way. So it’s a very real thing.
[… ]the minute that you release your gifting, the minute you get into your gifting and you start releasing intelligence through applying the principles of God, through enjoying your life, through all the chemicals flow, and you’re going to become brilliant. If you’re intelligent, you can think; if you can think, you’ll go back to the Word. You’ll have more tolerance for people. People, the isms, come from a lack of using your mind correctly. The minute you use your mind correctly and you think more deeply, those will go away.