Modifying your Nerve Chains


In her book, Create Abundance, Zhang Xinyue, teaches us use brain images to articulate feelings. She explains how we can use just a few words to create powerful images if we choose the right words. She teaches us to alter the way we think about certain topics.

Modifying Your Nerve Chains

Poetry is a beautiful art form. The author uses only a few words to give us powerful images that stay in our hearts. One poem written by a Tang Dynasty poet has only a few words and yet it paints an incredible picture. It is the type of poem that stays in your memory for a long time. These days, people use so many words to get across an idea. We see it in articles online as well as advertising. We have forgotten the art of choosing just a few simple words to paint a beautiful, unforgettable picture.

Create Abundance by Zhang Xinyue

Let’s try this exercise to see if it helps you become a better speaker, someone who can get ideas across easily and clearly. Write down some things that you have always had trouble speaking about. It may be your insecurities, a personality flaw, sex or some other topic. Close your eyes and try to imagine why you find it difficult to speak about these things. If specific instances come to mind, write them down too. Now, out loud, tell yourself that you are no longer afraid to think about or speak about this topic. If you have several, then do each one separately.

You may need to do these exercises for days or weeks before you overcome your shyness or embarrassment. Eventually, you will get more comfortable speaking about these topics. Your brain will begin to accept this new paradigm.