08 March 2011

Food for Thought

I can't think out of this particular box...ready?

Part I
The (human) Self (Mind and Representation) is outside of biology while being contained by biology.

The Self is a creation of mind as receptive organ.

The Self is an individual in space and time--local and family "geography".

The Self as Ego requires defining characteristics. The "I am" is not enough. The "what" is necessary.

The Self lives a fiction.

Part II
The Brain (where Mind lives) is organic material.

The Brain works biologically.

The Brain acts of necessity. As the heart beats the brain sends and receives electrical "pulses".

The Brain interprets these first biologically--needing X to continue to exist, to not be dead.

The Brain may USE the Mind as necessary.

Part III
However, Mind does not understand this.

Mind desires to be out of time and hence out of body, out of brain...to be eternal.

This is a "fiction" of living (not dying).

Mind creates mythologies.

Our history, our literature, our science is a creation of MIND outside of time.

Mind is forever struggling against the truth of the organism...it is very basically, food...humus.


  1. What is reality? The string theorists have been trying to get their arms around that one for a while.

  2. I'm not sure I care about understanding the universe...rather trying to be aware of how the physical human acts outside of "my" thinking.

    I am okay with believing we are only stories...but I wish we'd tell ourselves some better, nicer, kinder tales!

  3. I think the desire for timelessness is also somewhat of a biological function, i.e. what can I pass on to future generations? Writing, technology, etc. makes this a non-biological thought.

    I agree about telling ourselves a nicer story. I don't think we should strive for a mind outside ourselves, but simply a good, ethical, peaceful time while we're alive!

  4. Timelessness is a "mindful" concept. Biology just wants abundant continuation of organisms.

    Perhaps a gentle revision is that individual memory wants to "make" continuation a "construct" (call it living on in your bloodlines) rather than simply a biologic fact.