So let’s play with our minds, lets play with what we call reality, this 3rd dimension we all live in. Well we don’t really, our bodies do and hence our brains that reside within our bodies.
It is one of the big questions that science has no answer for…so far.
“What is the relationship between the mind and the brain especially regarding conscious experience?” (Ref:The Buddha’s Brain, Rick Hanson Ph.D)
When I ask people do they exist? they look at me like I am an idiot. “Of course I exist – here I am” Where? I ask, “I am in my body, I am this separate self, a human body, separate from all others.”
Where are You in your body? Is my next question. Most will say “I am in my head, my brain”. Oh really?
If we inquire more deeply we can pull those beliefs apart. You are the one that creates your reality, and that your body and brain create what you, the mind, hold in consciousness.
If you have beliefs that you are separate and in control of your life then these beliefs need to be shaken. We are destroying ourselves and the environment because of our beliefs that we are separate from the rest of life and somehow in control.
Here is an example of how you depend on your connection with nature.
What are one of the first things you do in the morning before you get dressed to go out? You check the weather, to know the temperature, because you have to dress accordingly to maintain a healthy body temperature. We all know instinctively that maintaining the right body temperature is very important. So the weather has a direct effect on the body and your mind.
So our minds are separate from the body but also interdependent with the body and the outer environment down here in this third dimensional reality. The body/brain is really a space suit with a powerful inboard computer. Continue reading