The Power of Thought

If someone told you that merely thinking about playing a scale on the piano could in any way approximate physically practicing it, would you believe it? Watch the video below to see what studies have shown about the power of thought and how far it goes to re-wiring the brain in very similar fashion to the new neuron tracks that are formed when physically doing something.

I can imagine all sorts of practical applications to this idea, and it might encourage your kids to use thinking to reinforce something they are trying to learn–guitar chords, basketball lay ups, you name it. Of course, I can hear it now, “Mom, don’t worry–I’m thinking about doing my chores!”  The video also made me think about Jesus’s words on the similarity of thinking about sinning and actually doing the sin. This video adds scientific evidence for his assertions. Not that we needed it.

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