What if that one imaginary treasure map you drew as a child was the only map you were ever allowed to follow for the rest of your life? Could you get to all of the many places you’d need to go as you grew and life expanded? Not likely. This is exactly what can happen with our neurons. We create maps encoded with experiences, then use them too often as a guide for dealing with new experiences. Dr. M. Scott Peck notes in A Road Less Traveled that “Transference is that set of ways of perceiving and responding to the world which is developed in childhood and which is usually entirely appropriate to the childhood environment (indeed, often life-saving) but which is inappropriately transferred into the adult environment.” (46) We all have the gift of neuroplasticity which reminds us that we can rewrite those stories, create new maps, and expand our perceptions to encompass more of what life has to offer. Which old map will you begin recreating today?
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