A Conversation with Tricia McCary Rhodes
Jan 1, 2017
I became aware that even as a contemplative person, I was having increasing difficulty getting quiet and still. I also knew that this was a problem for many people. We knew something was wrong but didn’t know what to do about it.
What I learned through my reading and research on the brain is that the neuropathways of our brain are reframed by the things we do over and over again. So as we interact with our devices throughout the day, our brains get wired to expect this kind of short experience, to be continually in motion.
We need to retrain our brains in order to slow down and to contemplate. We do this through practices that strengthen our souls and our connection to God.