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How the mind works

July 14, 2021, 12:36 p.m.

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Our mind is always looking for answers to questions, solutions to problems and problems, solutions to riddles, ways out of dead ends. It enjoys unusual and unexpected plot twists, analyzes data day and night, in a dream, sometimes offering brilliant and simple options.

This happens because our self-learning consciousness runs on reward fuel. Specifically, we seek to enjoy any issue because it gives us serotonin. However, its very anticipation makes the search process also enjoyable, thanks to dopamine, a hormone used in the tail and mane in advertising and p0l#t#ke.

Sofar our mind is a tireless pathfinder whose cessation of work literally seems to him to be like death, he does not want to stop for any mats. Hence, in fact, all the problems with meditation: until you teach your mind that not to think = pleasant, he will stubbornly continue to do it.

The connection between the brain and the mind

But the real problem is that our mind is focused on problems and fears, not on pleasures and all sorts of puzzles, puzzles. And this means only one thing: we endlessly chase thoughts about how to do better, and what awaits us there in the future - is not the danger?

  1. Focus of attention. Directing the focus of its attention in tension, the mind eventually gets into such a jungle that, not just said: "without a bottle you can not understand." And we begin to swell. Or use sedatives to disconnect into sleep. And also distract from the annoying rut of the mind to all sorts of nonsense like funny vidosikov, which eat for half a day every day, and this, by the way, is half a life in the dry residue.
  2. Samoscopy. Self-digging usually leads to the same thing. Since the mind, first of all, is an apparatus for analyzing the external data supplied by our five senses, it is not designed for introspection, especially deep. When we reach the center of the labyrinth, we still remain in the labyrinth. Coming out of it, we are left without anything at all, because there is nothing but this labyrinth
  3. Lightening. Seekers of enlightenment sometimes still find it, and find that new knowledge is new sorrows. Why exactly - we will not describe, so as not to sadden anyone) Just believe that at the point of clarity and understandability of everything and everything there is only that notorious emptiness, which, although beautiful and calm, but still want to eat.

The reason in the Zen tradition it is said: before enlightenment you prick wood and carry water, after enlightenment you prick wood and carry water. And what else to do? You need to live on, the body does not ascend to heaven alive, if you all understood everything) Many people want to see and forget everything, even at the cost of lobotomy or enhanced alcohol therapy.

One of this sharpening of the mind, uncontrollable and inconsistent with our colossal capacities of memory and imagination, we can and even should relax, leading our mind with a firm but gentle hand, like a good groom - a burrowing horse

Are you curious about how to determine your priorities in life?

Some of us have a natural fuse. My head starts to hurt, my mood hurts, the thinking process brings discomfort. For very few of us, this threshold is at such a low level that the saying was born that, like, let the horse think, she has a goal.ova bolshaya.

The remaining will have to take matters into their conscious hands. Feel free to allow yourself to forget, score, not think, not to concentrate on a problem that only gives rise to new questions and problems. If the matter is really important, over time the solution will come, even in a dream. And if it is not important, then well, his.

Watch better cartoons, talk to people about THEIR problems, help someone, eat, dance or ride something. Distract yourself to something simple and life-affirming, ask yourself a simple, understandable and doable task - specific, not abstract

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