Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Mervyn Drury Casey, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Posted: 2018-06-02

Chapter 13: The Brain


The Twelfth Step toward Riches

I always approach this chapter with fascination and a awe, we have made advances and understand more than people in Hills day but there is much to discover and learn. Here are a few facts regarding the Human Brain

The human brain is the command centre for the human nervous system. It receives input from the sensory organs and sends output to the muscles. The human brain has the same basic structure as other mammal brains, but is larger in relation to body size than any other brains.

The brain is our most powerful organ, yet weighs approximately three pounds. It has three main parts:

  1. The Cerebrum which fills up most of your skull. It is involved in remembering, problem solving, thinking, and feeling. It also controls movement.
  2. The Cerebellum which sits at the back of your head, under the cerebrum. It controls coordination and balance.
  3. The Brain Stem which sits beneath your cerebrum in front of your cerebellum. It connects the brain to the spinal cord and controls automatic functions such as breathing, digestion, heart rate and blood pressure.

Some additional facts:

  • It contains about 86 billion nerve cells (neurons) — the "gray matter"
  • It contains billions of nerve fibres (axons and dendrites) — the "white matter"
  • These neurons are connected by trillions of connections, or synapses.

The question must then be asked, why man’s Brain is superior to all other Brains is if it is only to control body functions. The answer lies in the fact that Man was created in the Image of God. We have observed in previous chapters the functions of the Subconscious Mind and Imagination. These two along with their ability, through increased vibrations, to communicate with Infinite Intelligence and other Brains, also vibrating at increased vibrations are what make up the other aspects of the Human Brain. It is these aspects that set Man apart from other mammals.

Unfortunately most human beings do not use their Brains to any great extent, it is suggested that most humans only use about 10% of the Brain Power available. They dismiss dreams and hunches as something that is not possible to achieve even if they can remember them. They do not follow the process of writing down dreams and hunches when they occur and if they do don’t follow through.

The Brain functions similar to muscles in the Body if it is not used then it deteriorates and becomes inactive in the worst scenario. However with use it can be reactivated and function along the lines illustrated in previous chapters. This can be brought about by learning “How to think and not what to think”.

Since joining MFF my thinking has changed along with how I treat dreams, hunches and ideas. I record them in writing and see how they can help my personal and business life. I no longer dismissed with statements like “I cannot achieve that, because I am not good enough”, “That is impossible”. As stated in an earlier chapter ‘anything man can conceive he can achieve”. This is the Principle on which all great inventions, battles and even conquering Space have been based.

In Hill’s day man was only just beginning to understand the Human Brain, Clairvoyance and Telepathy. We have made great advances in these fields of communication but there is much still to be explored before we fully understand the full working s of the Human Brain.

Thank you Linda and Michael Dlouhy, for your pursuit of an idea, which brought MFF into a tangible system. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, for changing my mode of thought to one of originality. I also wish to thank all the Members of this Think and Grow Rich Lessons Forum for their tenacity to share their thoughts in the Lessons they post each week.

Mervyn Drury

Casey, Australian Capital Territory, Australia.

Ps. Most of the thoughts for this lesson were derived from 1 Corinthians 12:12-31, no one part of the Body works in isolation to another.