Today has been filled with a lot of unidentified thoughts and general worry, yet the experience of calmness has been present in some moments. I have read about the brains modular network and how it controls a lot of our beliefs and impulses. The brain is wired so that the modular network that usually “wins” most fights against other modules becomes the norm for an action. This means that if we used to be good at withstanding the temptation of a chocolate bar, but eventually started to give in to it, it will soon become a habit because that modular network keeps winning historically.
I have identified a modular network creating a belief in myself, and this one's connected to my social life.
I often believe that social interaction will be drawing from my energy bank, and therefore I tend to prefer time alone. This particular modular network has won a lot of the fights over my other social networks, so the belief is quite strong. However, when I go out with friends I usually feel uplifted and full of energy afterward. I think it is safe to say that my brain is playing tricks on me, which also makes me more isolated than I need to be. At some moment in my life, this modular network was probably necessary, but it might have fulfilled its purpose for now. I believe I will have to be mindful of this in the days to come.