Ever wonder how the mind works? Have you ever wonder if your mind is what makes you be what you are?
Regardless if you think that your brain is your mind, or if your mind is something else all together, the fact is that we act according to what we have learned in life and our particular tendencies. If you do a little research on the net about it, you will find that there is evidence that the mind starts picking up knowledge even before we are born.
There is advice in the net for upcoming mothers that say that if they play classic music to their babies while in the womb, the babies will turn out smarter. If they play rock, or other types of music the children will act accordingly. The reason for this is that the mind of the baby is active and learning from the sounds it receives. That is one of the reasons babies seem to recognize their mothers quickly. It’s her voice that they hear continuously before they are born.
So, the mind is like a computer that is working 24/7. It might lower its activity while we sleep or while unconscious, but it doesn’t quit working, perhaps until we die. While it’s functioning, it collects knowledge, or at least what it’s offered to it, and we use that knowledge to function within our society. The more exact the knowledge, the better we will function.
Again, just like a computer, there is data that act like viruses in our minds. Because of this sometimes it’s hard to act, to learn, to develop our lives. Our minds cease to function properly and so things start to become more and more difficult as the years go by.
Now, you might think I’m out of my gourd and writing b/s, but I bet you have notice changes in people that are hard to explain or to resolve. For example I used to love hotdogs when I was a kid. Then I ate some hotdogs at school that were slightly spoiled. After that, the mere smell of anything that reminded me of a hot dog turned my stomach. I could not be around them without feeling queasy. It took me a long time to get over that.
I also had a friend at work that was very healthy, then he got married and all of a sudden he started getting sick frequently. The only difference was that he got married and, no, it wasn’t his wives cooking that made him sick. She was a pretty good cook.
Other friends changed their behavior too when they got married. Guys who did not hang around late in the street started to do so. Calm, easy going guys who were sweet to their girl friend started beating their wives. Some became ogres as soon as they walked into their house. Some started drinking and became alcoholics, and again, it was not because of the way their wives behaved. In any case, if one marries a woman, or a man, who is not convenient, one can always get a divorce, why ruin our lives.
I lost my love for hotdogs because misleading data entered my mind. I ate delicious hotdogs that made me feel good, until that one day in school. The bad experience did not mean that all hotdogs were bad, just the ones that I ate at school, but my mind interpreted the information as if all hotdogs were bad. Again, like in computers, junk in, junk out. It’s the same with all of us. We acquire defective information and act according to it. So, a person gets married and all that info acquired from their parents and others around the, becomes active and so their behavior changes.
The trouble with the bad experiences is that, just like computer viruses, they hide, we forget about them or at least we think we do but they remain in place making yogurt out of our lives. While they stay hidden they can continue to harm us but, if we locate those memories, we disarm them and can free ourselves from their influence. The best way to do this is by talking about it with someone else, two way communication.
The solution is more effective if the person we talk to knows how to listen and what to ask. As an example, I had a girl friend once that could not sleep. She told me that she could not stay in her room and sleep. That at night she had to go sit in the living room and wait the night out. Because of this the doctor gave her sleeping pills and antidepressants. So, I sat with her and asked a simple question, which I repeated continuously until I could detect a change in her.
The question was; what is the problem? I asked her to answer with whatever came to her mind, no matter how crazy it sounded and when she ran out of answers, I asked her to invent something. After a while she told me a story about her being buried alive in another life. True or not, she felt relief and started sleeping normally. She did not need her meds anymore. Her fear of the dark was gone.
So, perhaps I got lucky that time but I have done this before with other friends with good results. Our minds betray us because there is harmful, incorrect info in it. If we locate that experience and identify the false info, the effect it has on us ceases. We become free of it and our minds start acting more analytically or logically or whatever you want to call it.
So, if a computer can become faster, more “powerful”, when it has the right programming and all viruses eliminated, so can your mind. That would mean us, because our minds is what makes us tick.