“The semi-independent network of neurons that constitutes the “small brain in the heart” is closely connected with the brain its self. Together, they make up a true “heart-brain system.” Within this system, the two organs constantly influence each other. Among the mechanisms connecting the heart and the brain, the autonomic nervous system plays a particularly important role. It has two branches: the “sympathetic” branch speeds up the heart and activates the emotional brain, the “parasympathetic” branch acts as a brake on both.”
– Dr. David Servan-Schreiber, The Institute to Heal
Special thanks to Terry Lynn Taylor of the Joshua Tree Retreat Center for having the vision of it becoming the replacement of the old illegible sun worn Institute of Mental Physics sign. Also would like to thank Juan Thorp for making the board, frame and install happen.