Friday, February 9, 2007
Above is an artist's conception of possible results if my brain were scanned using the exciting new technology being developed at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences. It really is interesting to think about interior voices of all kinds (parents, deities, news demons, teachers, beloved ones) and where they fit in relation to one's "own" inner voice. My hypothesis (thanks to sources suggested by Elissa) is that there is no "me," but rather a collection of voices that arise from learned patterns of language, innate survival responses, and social cues...and of course the Divine Mother, though I realize She isn't so scientific.
The old cliché was "You are a radio," though it should be updated to "You are an iPod," since we do have a lot of control over input and playlists...as hard as it can be to take control, sometimes, for an obsessive man like me...so I was walking around my neighborhood the other evening rotely repeating "I am a child of the Divine Mother and She has a plan for me, and it's better than anything I can imagine." I didn't believe most of this spell I was reciting, but it was better than putting my brain on shuffle and letting all the bad thoughts play.
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