‘I Am the Master of My Fate’

How do we settle the paradox of free will and genetics? We are biologically determined, but we also know, through epigenetics, that our genes our susceptible to experiential molding. The two extremes are complement rather than compete. Complementary. They are opposites that coexist and cooperate. In essence, the brain maybe conditioned by new habits or thinking. Key principles remind us that conscious evolution is connected to individual choice. Some of those principles include the following:

1.     Mind comes before brain.

2.     Mental choices originate the messages that change organs, tissues, and cells.

3.     The body is fluid and dynamic, not fixed and determined.

4.     Genes operate through switches that the mind can access.

‘I Am the Master of My Fate’ — A New Take on Free Will « The Chopra Foundation