The main character realizes that in order to change her life, she has to train her brain
by changing activities and learning new tasks, so her brain becomes more resilient and
able to re-educate it.
Her mother educates her children following a belief in which she does not want her
children to fall down and instead of letting them experience adversity, she paved their
way, and they did not learn that adversity is part of life and they should deal with it to
learn and develop skills that will help them
in their journey.
As Ann Landers said “Is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught
them to do for themselves that will make them successful human beings” and the
parents of this story did the right thing to, in reality, no help their children in their lives.
Nevertheless they opposed to anything the main
character did and that made her stand stronger like a spring that is pressed but when
released, it jumps higher.
When we give inputs to a child, no matter positive or negative, and we tell the same
things for many years, they get incorporated and become a part of the identity of the
person, and it is then very hard to erase those concepts from our identity and to have
our own opinions.
This is the story of Martha, who is mistreated in her family but she survives her childhood thanks to her best friend, Matthew, and in her teenage she finds out
who actually is that friend full of wisdom and knowledge. It´s her life story from baby till she is 29 years old, when after following her dreams in a catholic mission
in Mexico and with Mother Theresa in India, finds a different path.
She grows up in a catholic city full of dogmas but her friend tells her who and where is God, breaking her own belief system making her to ask questions about
her understanding of her Self, God and the Universe. From her dialogues and experiences in life, she learns about friendship, relationships, education, work,
money, as well as faith, intuition, God, inner self, psychic phenomena and past lives. She questions the validity of organized religions and is asked to question
the direction of her life.
She knows there’s more in life than doing the same things like all the others. It´s just about the essential wisdom of listening to our inner self and following our
dreams, even though it takes long time because still it´s difficult to erase the imprints engraved in our brains since childhood.
Introduction to the book
It´s based in a true story, but every time we remember something, we erase it remember
the same events in different ways.
The memory is fickle and fallible but I have been faithful to my memory and intended no
harm, but the subjects may remember things differently.
I might have revealed facts not related to public concern but this is how I remember them
and no real names of people are written here.
The real vocabulary and way of expressing themselves in the reality was much harder and
tougher as it is expressed here, but out of respect for the readers, it is put mildly.
Neuroplasticity is learning new, complex, difficult tasks because that is what forces us to exercise mental muscles.
Not everyone should drop everything and go to meditate, but do different things and incorporate other practices into their lives. Ramón y Cajal, Nobel Prizein medicine, argued that
traveling to a new city is great for neuroplasticity because you have to focus on other life to adapt and said a century ago that anyone “can become the sculptor of his own brain.”