The Power of the Mind
The human mind and its processes have always seemed as mysterious and fascinating as the universe itself, but investigation of the nature of the mind has become the province of experimental science only during relatively recent times. The scientific approach has paid increasingly rich dividends in knowledge. During the last century much new light has been cast on the nature of mental processes in the relationship to emotional experiences and how that effects the patterns of disease.
The mind is the center of mans awesomely complex nervous systems. Networks of nerve cells, some with fiber several feet long, run throughout the body, connecting every distant bit of tissue with the ten billion nerve cells of the governing brain. Electrical impulses travel along these pathways at speeds ranging from two to two hundred miles an hour, leaping across narrow gaps between cells, relaying information to and from the brain.
The soft mass of the adult brain is motionless. It does not contract, divide or grow, yet it consumes up to 25% of the bloods oxygen supply. The brain comprises only 2% of the bodys weight and is constantly bathed in blood. Its vessels receive 20% of all the blood that streams from the heart. It has been estimated that the average human being uses 3 to 7% of their brain capacity. We stand on the threshold of learning how to use the incredible power of the human brain!