Sometimes it seems that way, and perhaps it’s true.

Actually there is a part of your brain that has been programmed in a way that’s harmful to you.Just as malevolent software can take charge of your computer and cause it to create great harm and damage, hundreds of thousands of highly trained and intelligent experts have been hard at work figuring out how to hijack your attention and manipulate an ancient part of your brain, the pineal cortex, your limbic system, home of your “unconscious mind,” the work against you.
The overwhelming majority of the diseases we suffer from, our failures in our lives and relationships, and the global deterioration of our planet (genocide,pollution, violence and violent means like assault rifles and nuclear weapons).

Under the Influence of Fake News
When a virus enters the cells of your body, it takes control of those cells, and instead of your body’s cells now working to do the job and they were designed to do to promote the health and effectiveness of your body, instead that sells simply becomes a factory turning out more viral molecules. Similarly, due to a genetic complement that has not yet evolved mechanisms to handle the environment we currently live in, we have no built in defenses against the deluge of information designed to manipulate the subconscious part of our minds that we encounter on a daily basis in today’s world. Hundreds of thousands of highly trained at “attention specialists” are busy crafting auditory and visual memes designed to trigger fear, anxiety, and anger and convince us that we will receive relief by purchasing their product, voting for their candidate, or purchasing a weapon and killing the people supposedly responsible for our negative feelings. In other words, we are under the influence of fake news. No wonder we make so many poor decisions in our lives, personally, in our relationships, and in our world.

Keeping “Busy” Instead of Asserting the Problem
We keep ourselves and our minds busy by taking drugs, over exercising, and searching for the right diet to try and fight this war against this ancient part of our brain—which I refer to as our “monkey brain”. So we are visiting rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic, instead of realizing that the reason the chairs have slipped over to one side of the deck is that we are colliding with a very big iceberg.
Maybe the first step in dealing with the problems of the Titanic is to hop aboard the helicopter and fly off to a peaceful desert island and figured out what would be a wise response to deal with the tragedy.

Creating an Island of Peace
For us it means developing a kind of internal “mental helicopter,” a mind – tool that can take us into an inner “island of peace”. It is only through being relaxed and the bringing our awareness completely into the present moment that we can see the distorting filters that have been placed between our conscious minds and the truth of our world.

Then, by using the techniques such as autosuggestion, guided imagery, and mental image rehearsal, we can upgrade our mental operating system, and literally rewire our brain.

Author's Bio: 

Emmett E. Miller, M.D., physician, musician, poet, and master therapist, father of mind/body medicine, is highly acclaimed as the inventor of the first deep relaxation/imagery self-healing audio recordings. Still the standard worldwide, his guided imagery Software For The Mind programs are preferred by alternative and mainstream health professionals worldwide.

Professional member of California’s fabled Self-Esteem Task force, he has written numerous books, including the classic DEEP HEALING: The Essence of Mind/Body Medicine. He lectures throughout the country, has appeared on numerous national TV shows, and has taught at numerous universities including UC Davis, Stanford, and the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology.
He currently practices psychotherapy and life coaching online and in Los Altos and Nevada City, California. Connect with him on LinkedIn or Instagram.