Posts Tagged ‘ brain ’

Our only option is choice

I still hear people arguing that we are just physically responding to stimuli and we have no real choice of what we do.

I know this is not true because of what I experience, despite what I have been told.

For example;

We have Australian Shepherds in this place I have come to call home.  About three months ago one of them, Zoe, had puppies.  My daughter got a little bit too close to her face and Zoe snapped at her and drew blood on her lip.  I picked up my daughter and carried her away from Zoe and toward the bathroom to clean her up.  As we ventured down the hallway I felt this horrible rage build up inside of me.  The energy of it was incredibly strong and I was perplexed that what I felt was contradicting to what I thought and chose to do.  I realize that there were many other stimuli I was feeling at the moment, probably too many to even calculate, but the rage was definitely the dominant stimulus.  It is a good thing that the majority rule did not apply in this case, as the majority was screaming for war.  Reacting to stimuli would have brought the story to a different ending.  We feel things for reasons but we should not be a victim to everything we feel as we learn to be conscious of our choices.

This is not saying that we should always go against what we feel.  It is saying that we feel many things and we are interpreting many different stimuli at any given moment.  This leads me to realize that our only option is choice in light of all the variables.  This realization requires me to feel responsible for my actions as well, which we know we should be.

Consciousness vs. Responsiveness

If we are ever to reach a “golden age”, it will take a conscious effort. Meaning that; simply responding appropriately to stimuli is not enough. We must use consciousness to allow us to step outside of our reactions in order to see a more complete picture and enable us to act on awareness rather than the relative sensational responses. It will require a majority of our conscious efforts to even begin to move in that direction. It seems to be a battle between consciousness and responsiveness. Right now we are dominated by responsiveness which has led us through many wonderful and horrible places. I wonder where consciousness will lead us. We have yet to grasp the concept collectively, so we can only wonder until we walk the path.

Danger Triggers Evolution

In the face of most danger you have the option to fight or take flight.
In some cases however, you may realize it is counter intuitive to do either.
This is when you must become clever.
Danger triggers evolution.

World vs Mind Theory

What if you were only a fraction of “you”?
Could it be that we are all part of the same “us”?
When i die will I be judged by my greater “self”?
Is that greater “self” all of us?
One brain has many neurons which act independent and in relation to each other. Parts of the brain thrive while other parts are neglected. When contradiction occurs there is internal conflict and different parts of the brain will oppose each other. All this generates a place that we call the mind. Your state of mind describes what kind of place is generated. Think about the word “mind” and what it really means to you. What is your mind? Could the world we live in also be a mind that we are able to experience individually and collectively?

Fighting Conformity

Is your child having trouble paying attention to the agenda driven education system? Does he or she have an unexplained anti authority reaction when forced to do things that don’t make sense to him or her? If so, your child is probably suffering from a chemical imbalance that is not a result of his or her environment. Please visit your family doctor if you notice these symptoms. Treatment is the best solution, because no child should suffer from fighting conformity.

%d bloggers like this: