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Fundamentalism, The Brain, and You

In Episode 91 of Fresh Tracks we talk about our brain and how we are designed to react. I found myself yelling at “them” on the television a few weeks ago. Angry. Disturbed at their lack of empathy for others. I experienced a complete disgust of those “other people” as a whole. In this week’s episode of Fresh Tracks, we look at what’s going on behind this anger and the “us versus them” mentality we see across the world today. This leads us to a discussion on brain scans, sacred values, religious fundamentalism and its meaning to us. Is our brain hard-wired to default to this anger and separatism?

I share results of brain research that has been done specifically on religious fundamentalism, sacred values and our willingness to fight and die for what we believe in. Why does this “us versus them” scenario develop in the first place? And what can you, as an individual do to change it? Check out this episode of Fresh Tracks and discover how to physically change your brain to experience empathy, compassion and reason.

Show Notes:

5:00 – Sacred Values and the role they play in decision making
8:30 – Us versus Them on a brain scan
11:00 – Are we all One? The brains natural hard-wiring and the pull and tug of us vs them thinking
13:20 – How do you justify your anger? Becoming aware of your reactions and anger
17:15 – Recognizing when your sacred values are threatened
20:30 – Meditation and how it effects your brain
25:00 – Seeing your inner work when it shows up
27:00 – Willingness to fight and die for sacred vs non sacred values

About Kelly Robbins

Author of Trust Your Next Step: Creating the Confidence to Cut Fresh Tracks and the podcast www.FreshTrackswithKellyRobbins.com, Kelly created her first business over 20 years ago, truly embracing the entrepreneurial spirit. Today she helps others live their divine purpose, live life as a fun adventure, and discover how to lead the right clients to their door consistently. Grab a copy of 10 Steps to Creating Your Fresh Tracks now for free here: https://kellyrobbins.net/theedge/