Today’s topic is that about how getting rid of alcohol from your life is going to change so many different things, about who you are as a person and your life in general.
A lot of people want to quit drinking alcohol because the hangovers are getting worse and they are getting too hard to handle. But there is something much more insidious that alcohol does, apart from all the other physical components put together – all the liver disease, kidney disease, threats of Cancer and all that kind of stuff. And this insidious thing is that – alcohol gets into your brain.
Alcohol is one of the few things that can pass through the blood brain barrier, who’s purpose is to protect your brain against foreign infections. Think about the blood brain barrier as the sack that a baby is wrapped in, in the womb, that is roughly similar to what the blood brain barrier does to your brain. It stops a lot of shit coming through and infecting your thoughts and making shit out of what’s going on up there.
I’m a big fan of Star Trek, Captain Kirk and the Enterprise. If you look of your brain as being the Bridge of the Starship Enterprise, the Motherboard then your brain is what keeps everything going. Your brain is infected by alcohol, not just when you are drinking and the alcohol is passing through the blood brain barrier, swarming through your brain and making you drunk. It also effects your brain after you have drunk alcohol and possibly for quite a lot of time after that.
Alcohol can only be detected in your body up to a certain time, something like 72 hours and after that it can’t be detected, but the effects could still be happening inside your brain. There are very delicate balances between brain chemicals that are happening in your brain, and your brain chemicals and neurons firing off, are what gives you your thoughts, your feelings, your actions and everything.
Just think about all the things that you cannot do as well as you should be able to do because of this deliberate brain retardation. It is very deliberate, it’s something that you are doing to yourself, by putting the stuff into your mouth, deliberately. You might not know this is happening, but it is.
Every drop of alcohol that you put into your mouth has got short term consequences as well as long term consequences. Long term consequences are going on beneath the surface, they are sub conscious and you don’t even know they are happening. Long term brain damage doesn’t happen overnight. Long term liver damage doesn’t happen overnight. Cirrhosis of the liver happens over years, years and years. It’s a gradual process and you don’t know that you have cirrhosis until you start getting certain symptoms and that’s normally when the damage has already been done.
I’m not saying it’s ever too late to get damage fixed or to reverse the damage but by that stage damage has been done. I always say if you had to wear your liver on the outside of your body, you’d probably do something about it a lot sooner because you would see the deterioration, you could look at a chart and go ‘Well that’s how my liver is supposed to look and that’s how is does look and Jesus Christ! I’m going to do something about that.’
And it’s the same with your brain, when alcohol gets into your brain, it affects your thoughts, it affects your short term thoughts and your long terms thoughts and since your thoughts are the basis of everything that you do, can you see that this is having a massive impact on your life? Whatever you try to do with your life, you are hampered by a self inflicted retardation – a self inflicted handicap. Take the handicap away and what do you get? You free your brain up, you free all those thoughts, you free the natural power of those grey cells which just churn over for your benefit.
The whole instinct of the brain is to keep you alive, to keep you moving forward, to keep you being the best version of yourself that you can possibly be, even if it’s only to make you more attractive to your mate. I don’t know what, I haven’t read enough into that.
People use the excuse that at the end of the day they want to relax, so they have a drink of alcohol to relax. They’ve got a busy day tomorrow and the day after, they have a lot of stuff to do and need to relax today. Imagine how much better you would be if you didn’t take a poison when you wanted to relax.
Drinking alcohol to relax, sleep or to problem solve or to do any of those things, is like a Guy who is just about to run a marathon, puts his trainers on, puts his t-shirt on, straps his number to his back and then straps big weights around his legs – mental, physical retardation.
So, that’s it for today. If you have any questions at all or comments leave them down below. If you like this video give us a quick thumbs up, go over to the website and sign up for the newsletter and take off those weights around your legs, stop doing this to yourself, free up your mind to do the things that you want to do, to follow your passion and get on with it. It’s a great life.
Don’t be handicapping yourself, giving yourself retardation of the brain, don’t be retarding yourself in any shape or form in your life, keep pushing yourself forward and get this alcohol out of your system now. Get it out of your system. Stop doing this to yourself. Take Care.
“Your life does not get better by chance, it get’s better by change”
Until next time…
Onwards and Upwards!