Perhaps you’re aware of a waning interest in your thoughts. That’s a good thing! Thoughts depend for their survival on one thing—our interest in them. Less interest, fewer thoughts, more space. Paul spoke of this as a process of putting aside childish things.
We have three operational centres: Mind thinks, Heart feels, Body acts. We know this because they change. (We cannot see what does not change.) After waxing and waning, the centres shut down. This does not affect us.
Scientists are touting the benefits of disembodiment as a way to relieve suffering. The process involves uploading a patient’s whole brain onto a computer and then running scans on it. Another colony of scientists holds the view that we are a simulation of reality, that we have no intrinsic realness. A harmonizing Elon Musk says the odds that we’re real are one in billions.
The ungoverned mind churns, roils, bubbles and pops like the over-heated contents of a cannibal’s cauldron.
The human brain receives signals and transmits signals. It does not create signals.