Beginning to talk about how the mind works is similar to discussing how a car works. An even closer simile would be, discussing how the computer works.
It’s a tragedy that in schools, colleges and even universities, there’s no general discussion, teaching or showing of the very centre, the core, of every human being. But then, it wasn’t until about 1920 or so, that people could begin to understand the workings. Sure, they used it, but didn’t really know what they were using. It was regarded sometimes as a witchcraft, even a work of the devil. Some religions decry its use as a work of the devil – even though ALL religion is hard-core hypnosis. Beliefs, imaginations, and concepts, can exist only in the human mind – the SUB conscious part.
There is quite simply, nowhere else, and they will stay there until death dissipates them and all your other memories. They are all nothing but electricity, and you will continue to be the energy of the universes. You will continue to be everything that the universe is, and nothing more.
Indeed, you are OF the universe.
So let’s begin: One brain, One lump, but kind of in two parts. One mind, but again, in two parts.. All in the head and nowhere else. Except that latest ‘discoveries’ claim that the mind may be .active throughout the body.
The brain is the only physical part. Yes, it can be operated on. Chemicals, medicine/tablets and drugs do affect it. They are physical things The brain is also a physical thing. The mind is not. Well, it is, but not really 🙂
To go further with this, we would have to start considering the molecular structure of electricity and the mind, which means delving into the Quantums and atomic structure as per Einstein, and the delving has been done, and is discussed in another article. But…..
The mind is not a solid physical item. More a flowing electrical thing.
Flowing around, or sometimes blocked in parts of the physical brain.
Specifically the amygdala and the hippocampus.. Google them.
The mind consists of two parts. Very connected, but two parts, two missions. Similar to the left and right parts of the brain. Two parts making one brain.
Another two parts (the conscious and subconscious) making one mind.
I repeat however, that the mind is not a viewable physical item like the brain, but an electrical current as in a computer. Flowing around and through the computer chips. The knowledge is in the current. The music on a cd is not in the plastic disc. The brain is the disc, the mind is the electrical current.
When the music is stored on the cd, or your memories are stored in the neo cortex of the brain, it’s of no actual use. Just like your clothes in a closet.
If it’s just sitting there and not flowing, the music can’t be heard, the thoughts can’t be ‘read’ or ‘remembered’
Until your conscious mind asks for them…..
Moving on …
The following is mentioned elsewhere, but let’s go through it again:
The conscious mind is similar to the computer keyboard and maybe (probably) the usb inputs. The conscious mind is the ‘contact’ , the
gateway to the subconscious part of the whole mind.
It also acts somewhat as a filter.
It does not ‘let through’ to your subconscious mind, habits, beliefs and concepts on a permanent basis that will conflict with habits, beliefs and similar already ingrained in that subconscious mind. Which is why to CHANGE a habit or belief, the conscious mind has to be put into a trance – trances are a kind of sleep.
The very word hypnosis, is a Greek word meaning sleep except that in this context, the conscious mind is lulled to sleep – but a trance type of sleep.
In Yoga and EVERY type of meditation and religion, hypnosis HAS to be used, ie: the conscious mind is by-passed and the subconscious is accessed to allow the human to “achieve nirvana with the almighty power, the ultimate spirit, the only God” and so on according to whatever particular ‘spiritual’ event is happening. It’s all a variation of hypnosis by a different name.
With the utmost respect (out of the corner of my eye) it can be said that you get the same result sitting in your lounge-room as you would going all the way to some far-off Indian or Balinese “spiritual retreat”
The conscious mind is also very much a necessity as a filter, because the subconscious mind accepts everything that’s fed into it, as the truth – whether it’s true or not. So that explanations given to a child, especially by parents and other ‘grown-ups’ are accepted as the truth of any matter “because mum told me”. People used to ‘believe’ that the world was flat.
Other people still believe that there’s some kind of super judge flying around the planet – and these same people are actually in charge of the human race.
– or would like to be.
The saying is well known ; “Give me a child until he’s seven years old and he belongs to me.