The Connection: Brain, Mind, Consciousness
Mind overrides consciousness.
Brain overrides mind.
In our formative years, the brain pathways are formed, and this sets up our approach to life. We can either feel entitled – high self-esteem – or feel inferior – low self-esteem, depending on how we are treated. This set-up – or up-set – lasts our entire life; the creation of these deep memories is the reason why we are predictable.
Parents can unconsciously favour one child over another, and that causes the brain to fall into narcissism. This is why, even when we think we have given up certain ways of thinking, the residue is still present. Christmas carols and hymns and their hidden meaning of adherence to belief come to mind. 😀
When we start to meditate and understand how our mind works, consciousness brightens up; we see differently, and the brain develops new patterns. It now has the ability to adapt.
If we think we cannot change, we won’t change.
If we see what is holding us back – that is the path to enlightenment.
Of course, there are those who want us to be confused about brain, mind and consciousness. Subliminal messaging is all the rage. That, in itself, is the reason to change, but this can be disagreeable to those who are set in conformity.
We need the proper practice of realising we are pure consciousness,
rather than repeating ritual
(which merely takes us back to the attitude towards hymns).
Yes, hymns and mantras. What a lot of nonsense 😝
Hello Tony – it seems that these patterns set up in our brains are the reason why we don’t grow up. Daisy
Growing up is evolving, and evolving is the path to enlightenment.
What people call grown-up, is merely getting old. 😀