Kevin speaks once again with Dr. David Levy, neurosurgeon and author of Gray Matter. This week Dr. Levy shares more of his professional and personal insights into the human brain, taking a deeper look at some of the mind’s quirks and how to stay mentally healthy.
Have you ever wondered why you always feel a little better when there’s some sort of background noise, whether it’s the radio on the way to work or the TV when you’re home alone? Have you ever felt that there must be something wrong with you, since you always dwell more on the negatives of life more than the positive? Do you find that you are compassionate towards others when they make mistakes, yet extremely hard on yourself when you do? If you can relate to any of these, you are certainly not alone. Dr. Levy talks about how these and other psychological phenomena are typical of humans, yet can present serious threats to our relationships with both God and our fellow man. He presents a plan of action to restore a proper frame of mind, by taking breaks from electronic distractions and meditating on the Word of God. Both the Bible and modern science testify that the things we put into our brain, and the ideas to which we choose to devote precious attention, will have a tremendous impact on our psychological, spiritual, and even physical health.
“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” –Romans 12:2
This episode first aired on September 6th, 2015.