What neurological hard-wired tendencies work against re-discovering our true self? The simply answer is the amygdalae. The brain’s #1 operating principle is to keep us alive. Hence, the focus is on threat (real or imagined) which is mostly social/evaluative in our time. It constantly scans for danger (real or imagined) at the unconscious level. This tendency can be re-wired but it requires that we follow the pathway to our truer self.