. . .is the Mind. For more than five thousand years, and despite the spectacular advances in both arts and sciences, we still do not know what it is.
True, we benefit from it every minute of every day, but it tends to manage us rather than the reverse. We’re not certain of what, or even where, it is!
As physical beings, we experience sensations which, in turn, give rise to emotions. The next step is the formation of thoughts. We have no idea how this happens!
Certainly, we do know about neural processes in the brain, even that there are hundreds of millions of these occurring at any time. But how do these material events transpose into our awareness of consciousness? The mystery remains, and perhaps we’ll never solve it.
Meanwhile, it creates both blessings and curses, benefits and chaos. It determines the quality of our life.
We do have a simple and easy choice to make. As we seek to manage our unfolding experiences, we can choose to view our sensations positively and constructively, or we can abandon this crucial decision to the winds.
As Sir Winston Churchill is reputed to have said, “I’m an optimist;.It does not seem too much use being anything else.”
Food for thought; nourishment for the mind – whatever that might be.
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