“I have lived the life and now I shall hug the anonymity of death” – Anonymous
We have been curious since the dawn of civilization. It was the cradle of mankind who discovered fire, farming, and numerous other essential parts of life. After, years of exploration, there is a question that has stayed unanswered. Who am I?
The very basic question is the hardest one to answer. Today, we claim to know almost everything from microsystems, atoms to macrosystems like the universe! The one who is wondering everything is itself clueless of the self.
The way I breathe, the way my heart pounds, the way I see the world around, it just feels like magic or a dream. I am always amazed by the surprises that nature plants. The sync makes happen everything with such grace. For a long time, I kept these two things separate from each other, myself and nature but I am a part of everything. The only reason we are drawn towards nature is that we are part of it. But that’s only this physical body. The body that we all wear till the end. Who is inside?
We are just the consciousness. We possess this body to experience what consciousness alone can not. There are various aspects to the nature of the self. To understand the nature of the self we have to discuss the distinction that we create between dreams and reality.
There exist no proof that dreams are no reality and the reality in which we think we are awake is true. You, when dreaming you experience different things and even after waking up you feel you have done something.
The only thing that is present in your dreams and while reading this blog is your consciousness. You are experience reading this blog and you also experience in your dreams. The dreams are just projections of your subconscious. We have already talked about the subconscious in brief. In this blog, let’s break myths and dive in.
To comprehend the existence of the subconscious let’s take a common example. We all have been in a situation when we forget something. At that point, we want to remember it but we don’t recall it. So, we just leave it. But suddenly, we recall it doing something else. It’s not merely a coincidence. The point where you wanted to recall it for the first time triggers your subconscious and everything else happens in the background. You are just not aware of it. When the search is completed the memory is transferred from the subconscious to the conscious section of our consciousness.
Whatever you feed your subconsciousness everything you experience will be born out of it. Your thoughts will be rendered in a similar fashion, you think you have choices but you have no control over them. Your whole existence is based on your experience and reactions. It’s essential that you feed your mind the right thing because the subconscious is dumb yet extremely powerful. You give it data and it efficient enough to make the best out of it.
It’s one of the things I fear about it. A normal person can’t regulate it and thus falls into the trap of addiction. You have to be strong intellectually. The more you feed good things, more and more similar thoughts will be generated. Your subconscious is untrained you have to train it. Your existence is just like a baby trying to figure out walking for the first time. It’s very normal for us to say that humans walk but there are some unfortunate yet special people who can’t but they have channelized their energies into other things. Walking and every other physical experience are just related to the body, not the mind. You haven’t yet explored your true nature.
Once you have accomplished it, everything will come easy. You are not the body you live in neither the brain that you use but the consciousness that is present everywhere.