In our brains are chemicals that interact during specific operations of thought processes. For example, when we concentrate our prefrontal cortex reveals and elevated level of electro-chemical interactions. “This brain region has been implicated in planning complex cognitive behavior, personality expression, decision making, and moderating social behavior. The basic activity of this brain region is considered to be orchestration of thoughts and actions in accordance with internal goals [Wikipedia.com].
When we become distracted from our goals and desires, our parietal lobe experiences an elevated level of electro-chemical interactions. “The parietal lobe integrates sensory information from different modalities, particularly determining spatial senseand navigation. This enables regions of the parietal cortex to map objects perceived visually into body coordinate positions. Several portions of the parietal lobe are important in language processing” [Wikipedia.com].
It seems that our brains can experience the joy of our goals and desires until we become distracted by our sensory inputs and language interpretation. This clearly indicates that if we are to align with our goals and desires we must limit the sensory input that activates our parietal lobe that ‘distracts’ us from experiencing our desires. When we regularly meditate, we naturally limit sensory input to the parietal lobe and allow our brains to experience the peace, understanding, joy and Divine love within.
There are certain practices that afford us the ability toallow our own bodies to create the chemical interactions that affect our entire beings. One of those practices is meditation. Meditation takes the focus off of the outer world and places it on the inner world. Entering the inner world creates feelings of peace, understanding, joy and the experience of Divine love. During the time allotted to meditation we experience peace instead of chaos, understanding instead of derision, joy instead of acrimony and Divine love instead of fear. In essence, we are practicing what we need to do in order to ‘rise above the din’ of the outer world!
During meditation our Lateral prefrontal cortex begins to override the Medial prefrontal cortex, or the ‘Me Center’ of our brains. We naturally ease out of the ‘me’ and integrate into the ‘we’. Making the time everyday to become peaceful, centered and allowing is ultimately what keeps us more focused and less distracted. Allow the integration of ‘we’ and the lessening of ‘me’ to bring you into peace every day. We will all be better off for it! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D. (Spirituality Guidance Channel)