The science behind Super Brain says that “Our biggest mistake is to believe that transformation is uncommonly hard.”
Looking back, we forget the little moments that compounded in effect, but rather we remember overwhelming moments as the most transformative.
The reason is because of the way you processed that memory. It’s likely that all of your 5 senses were active at the same time; allowing the moment to be stored in multiple areas of the brain.
That’s why when you recall that moment you can almost literally taste the salt of the sea, or feel your first kiss’ lips pressed against yours.
Even just now I’m sure you experienced one of the sensations I mentioned above.
But what would those moments mean if not all of your senses were engaged the way they were? Would those memories fade like the other, less-externally related experiences? Who would you become if you couldn’t recall those experiences to identify with?
To answer that, I’ll leave you with a quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson:
“I cannot remember the books I've read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me.”
P.S. This was originally sent on June 12, 2023. Sign up today for Daily Emails and get our free OCD resource: Unstuck.