At Ziva, we love to dive deep into the neuroscience of stress. Here is one of the most salient concepts that we get questions about all the time:
Every time you’ve ever gotten stressed, it’s left something called a precognitive commitment, or PCC, in your cellular memory.
Think of a PCC as an open window on your computer. By the time we’re 20 years old, we have about ten million of those. Can you imagine having 10 million open windows on your computer and expecting the machine to do anything else elegantly?
In order to survive with all of these windows bogging down our operating system, we’ve spent years minimizing them. Instead of dealing with our increasing accumulated stress, we’ve told it, “I can’t deal with you now; I’ve gotta survive, gotta make some money, can’t deal with that breakup right now, no time to mourn, I’ve got to minimize, minimize, minimize.”
So now we’re walking around with all of these minimized windows slowing down our brain machine, weighing on us even though they’re not immediately visible on our desktop.
In order to operate at our most efficient level, we need to close these windows down. But here’s the challenge: you can’t close a window if it’s minimized. You have to first open it and THEN you can close it. This is what meditation does.
What we teach at Ziva is all about getting rid of stress from your past so that you have more of your computing power for kicking ass in your daily life.
When you meditate, you become more mindful, more present and more focused as a by-product of the stress release that happens during the meditation.