Beating Your Lizard Brain

Updated: Jan 29, 2020

The lizard brain is capable of subverting our best work. It wants us to get a factory job, because it feels safer.

The "lizard brain", or the amygdala, is about the size of two almonds, and this prehistoric lump near the base of your brain stem is responsible for fear, fight, flight, feeding, and fornication. This little neurological nugget is part of the limbic system, the most primitive part of your brain. It gets mad, and it's fast. It sends messages to your body you can't control, and shoots those messages straight into your spinal cord.