HOW BRAIN WORKS?

It seems mysterious how our brain works – and how we perform, act, and interact as a result. The brain’s exact storage capacity for memories is difficult to calculate.

Things we have seen, heard around us not necessarily practically said, get saved in our brain’s disc. They remain there, though new learning, new words might push them back. Whenever it learns something new, brain quickly starts reading its disc and brings out that old memory which matches with the new one. For example, when we say some words such as apple, stick, grass …etc., these words come out of our mouth instantly, gives the glimpse of any past or recent memory.

Similarly, some incidents remind us of some other related occurrences. If our mind is filled with informative, positive, beneficial stuff, each flash of memory will be a good refreshment and source of support for us in present. On other hand, if our brain disc is filled with useless, unhealthy, meaningless junk, the results will be negative and it will leave unpleasant effects on body too.  The way our brain acts, it seems, is sensitive to the way we, their owners, think and get influence from our surroundings. Certain memories involve more details and thus take up more space; other memories are forgotten and thus free up space. Additionally, some information is just not worth remembering in the first place.

This is good news because our brain can keep up as we seek new experiences over our lifetime. But it is more important to nourish it in an educated healthy environment. It’s also essential to keep our eyes, ears and tongue safe from watching and listening to useless and indecent stuff so that our mind disc only fill with pleasant and pure thoughts.

The personality is a pattern of thinking, feelings and behaviors that make a person unique. A good thought reflects in our actions and words and in turn makes us a personality as a whole. If we want to see our generations and ourselves as productive and healthy beings, we must ask from Allah subhana’watalah to protect them from every evil.

There is a supplication that our Prophet Muhammad ﷺ taught us to recite thrice in the morning and evening for protection of faculties and well-being.

اللهم عافني في بدني اللهم عافني في سمعي اللهم عافني في بصري لا اله الا انت

O Allah! Grant well-being of my body and well-being of my ears and well-being of my eyesight, There is none worthy of worship besides you.

(Sunan Abu Dawud:5090 – Hasan)


Written by Bint e Abdul Waheed 

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