Ever watch a
great basketball player get himself set, going through the motions
without the ball, before taking a free throw? Or a football team
working itself up into a frenzy before a kickoff?
Ever wonder how
a sugar pill, a placebo, can make us think we're well when we're
Does all this
have a point?
Yes: That this
delicate bundle of neurons and neurochemistry that we all carry
inside our heads and which has been evolving for eons is a powerful
creative instrument. It does exactly what we tell it to do and
can bend the world to its beliefs.
So be careful
how you use yours.
Don't ask for
something you don't really want. You'll probably get it.