I had a thought today...
Which came out of my brain...
The thought was about my brain...
My brain was thinking about itself, which is...
The outer world entrances us. We spend most of our time and energy focused on what lies beyond the contents of our cranium. Yet the brain is indeed the most complex object in the universe.
Aside from the universe itself.
The human brain is truly awesome.
A typical, healthy one houses some 200 billion nerve cells, which are connected to one another via hundreds of trillions of synapses. Each synapse functions like a microprocessor, and tens of thousands of them can connect a single neuron to other nerve cells. In the cerebral cortex alone, there are roughly 125 trillion synapses, which is about how many stars fill 1,500 Milky Way galaxies.
Anyway, back to my thought...
What if, whether we're religiously or scientifically or otherwise-minded, this amazingly complex mini-universe of the human brain, which really isn't part of us, but is us, contains The Secret we yearn to know, even though we don't really know what we're looking for, have no idea where this mystery can be found, and wouldn't recognize it even if we stumbled across it?
By which I mean to say, assuming this second saying is any more meaningful than my first attempt...
What if we simply relaxed, and told ourselves (who are our brains), "I trust you; show me; surprise me; bubble up into consciousness The Secret lurking inside those billions of nerve cells and trllions of synapses"?
What would happen? What could happen? What should happen?
I have no idea. I'm just a few neurons sitting on the surface of my brain's conscious awareness typing out some thoughts.
There's a lot more going on beneath the surface of the brain that is me.
Show me, Me. Surprise me, Me. Just a thought...
Very interesting article on Consciousness or lack thereof and Anasthesia.
Posted by: Janya Barrish | September 23, 2012 at 08:56 AM
Isn't this; your very thought, that has inspired sincere and authentic yogis and sadhus, shamans and others to claim what they claim? They say, the brain is us and it reveals its secrets to those who go into it. Remember, they meditate in structural areas of the brain.
To me the larger question is what is the relationship between us;the brain and its insides and the them/that;the macro brain outside;the world.
Posted by: Janya Barrish | September 23, 2012 at 09:44 AM
Brain of mankind may be brain cell the Sample of the Universe. In our thinking capacity, our brain is capable to store the eternal picture of the cosmic world and that is why the brain of mankind may be called the sample of the universe. See Sample of Universe at https://shahidurrahmansikder.wordpress.com/2010/11/12/universe-brain-cell/ or See into- Our Very Brain is the only Specimen or key of the Universe at https://shahidurrahmansikder.wordpress.com/2009/12/31/4/ The God or Dark Energy, Big Bang, Evolution Universe and Early Universe, My DEMO Final https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYcnbwUKUEM New Discovery of the Universe: can be found at http://lnkd.in/Sn6wPK
Posted by: Shahidur Rahman Sikder | February 09, 2016 at 11:13 PM