Every human action or experience, success or failure is closely associated with the relationship that we have with the people closest to us. These relationships can either be in the context of religion or culture, social or economical background, or the ones that we develop with the people who are a part of our daily life. These relationships tend to influence us both on the conscious and the subconscious level.

We may experience adversary at one extreme and at the other end we experience love and affection. These feelings bring about a change both in our personality and behavior towards life and how we deal with certain situations. On a subconscious level we are dependent on these relations and the role they play in bringing about either a positive or negative change in our life.

Human beings are often defined by the nature of the relationships they have with the people closest to them, society and, themselves. Relating to one another is the one of the most complex things that a human brain does, and this constant need of relating to each other both emotionally as well as socially has driven the human brain to evolve into this. We are fortunate in the respect that the human brain has the biologically innate capacity to grow new new neural circuits with time and experience and can also correlate the old and new patterns in forming neural circuits which are more adaptive. These new patterns are then stored in the brain and can be retrieved consciously according to need.

The neural plasticity of the brain allows us to grow with time and modify our relationships. We are genetically programmed to walk, talk and learn with experience. These changes are, however, developmental and are learned with the passage of time and leave imprints which are then cognized into memory.

On an individual level, the limbic system is the primary center of our emotional learning. The neurons in the limbic system are not fully connected at birth. They are genetically primed to form synaptic connections with each other based upon the emotional relationships that we have with our closest friends and family. Thus, the process of relating to each other is triggered very soon after the birth and is continuously evolving with time and changing accordingly.

On the social level, it is a basic human need to be accepted and approved by the people and society in which we live. We communicate both verbally and non-verbally and this triggers the development of the “higher mental system”, the cortex, which then brings about the amazing capacity of empathy, learning and discernment.

So basically, relationships have a very potent role in modification of our life long activities. They hold us together in tough times, sometimes bind us like shackles and sometimes yield such great fruits that we ourselves cannot find words for. So relationships for better or for worse are inevitable for a normal human life.

“Cherish your human connections, your relationships with friends and family.” Barbara Bush.

 

 

Article Author: Smiljan Mori is the founder of MindOver™ Network, Brilliant solutions for Performance, Motivation and Happiness. He is also the creator of Big U Academy, , the Kitepreneur NetworkTM and Kitepreneur Lifestyle Academy. He has literally created a successful business and coaching empire from scratch and is a best-selling author and motivational speaker who brings unparalleled professional experience and the latest scientific research from neuroscience and positive psychology to audiences around the globe. He has shown more than 150,000 people from 50 countries how to change their lives for the better.

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