A Graphic ExplainedAs noted on the graphic itself (and from left to right), we have (for, this is a group effort, is it not):
- The All
- The World
- The Brain
- Neural Connections
- Subsystems Of The Mind
- The Planet
- The Universe
In the end (and as I envision the argument), it reduces to a sort of presto-magic.
I think.And wouldn't it be fun if there was more to it that just that. I mean, the words exist. And it's an irrefutable word game (in that the logic is solid). But it may imply more than there actually is. Still, let's forget about all that (a piddling little limitation if ever I saw one); mainly, because that's no fun. And rather, let's simply assume (for a moment, for as long as this daydream lasts) that there is more to The Universe than meets the eye (and/or than I currently see and/or perceive). Or in other words, let's assume on some level The Universe is looking back and enjoying the show.
I am part of The Universe.
Therefore, The Universe thinks.
Wouldn't it be fun if it were?
I think it would be fun.
But whatever one's opinion on the matter, that's a brief explanation of the graphic that tops this page from the center moving towards the left (i.e. starting at The Self and moving towards The All). So what do you say (as if you have any choice in the matter), we do the same thing only moving in the opposite direction this time, following along as The Self gazes inwardly at itself:
- Neural Structure
- The Mind
Anyhow, The Self (according to modern theory) arises in The Brain, which is a Physiological Structure, which expresses itself internally as The Mind.
And (for funsies, if nothing else) I would posit The Mind is composed of intertwined substructures, at least some of which (if not all) have direct access to The All.
- Intertwined Subsystems
- Intertwined w/ The All
Meaning, there are different parts of our Minds. And I do not consider this to be a radical thought.
What might be a bit more radical is that I am willing to presuppose a Physiological Basis for all such divisions and to accept (as a working hypothesis) that there exist meaningful (i.e. significant) structural separations (in The Brain) between the different subsystems (of The Mind). I am hesitant to use the word autonomous (at least, without further qualification), as the parts are clearly intertwined, interdependent, and manage to present as a fairly cohesive whole. But at some level, we are talking about divisible entities with some degree of autonomy, separation, and independence.
To the extent one Human is autonomous from the next, Brain/Mind Subsystems are also autonomous.Clearly, Humans are linked together into what is known as Human Kind.
And by the same token, Brain Subsystems come together to make a Mind.
But just as Humans are distinct and different from one another (with independence of action, whatever that might mean), so too are the different Subsystems that make up The Mind.
I will not be listing out the different Subsystems. Nor do I have any reason to believe they are separate but equal. And in the end, I believe a hierarchical structure is the most likely with Lesser Subsystems merging into Greater Subsystems until it is all mashed together and one gets The Mind or whatever one wishes to call The Sum Working Total of The Brain.
Whether one can interact with any of these Subsystems Directly (any more than a person already does) is beyond me.
And I really cannot prove (or even offer much evidence in support of) the theory that any part (or even the whole) of The Mind has direct access to The Intergalactic All. But I think it would be pretty cool if that was the case.
And thus, I am proposing (as a topic for further meditation and musing) that if one falls inside deep enough, they come out the other side with some perception of The All... however limited that perception of The All might be.