This is an interesting article that I thought was worth sharing.
Unraveling the mystery of consciousness on CNN. An article by Antonio Damasio, Special to CNN.
Antonio Damasio, author of “Self Comes to Mind“, published by Pantheon/Vintage, is a professor of neuroscience and director of the Brain and Creativity Institute at the University of Southern California. He spoke at the TED2011 conference in Long Beach, California. TED is a nonprofit dedicated to “Ideas worth spreading,” which it makes available through talks posted on its website.
Of course this is a discussion from the point of view of physics and not metaphysics. But give science a little time to catch up with the wisdom of the ages that many walking a spiritual path understand and accept.
The article speaks to the function of our brain to map it’s surroundings with our senses. It also touches on our ability to incorporate memories into those mappings that help us decipher and interact with our world on a conscious level. What it fails to discuss is how those mappings are affected by the unseen senses, that being our sixth sense that feels the unseen energies around us.
Now this isn’t surprising and mainstream western science isn’t willing to accept the concept of sixth senses. But we don’t have to be so shaded by that perspective. Many of us have walked into a room and ‘felt’ the energy where others have been arguing. “You can feel the tension” or “you can cut the tension with a knife” are phrases that have long expressed the existence of this sixth sense.
One day, western science will begin to investigate the metaphysical aspects of the consciousness, subconsciousness and even the super-consciousness. Until that desire is more wide spread, we can still learn from these little steps and insights about how our physical brain works and how science is slowly coming to understand it and the consciousness of the mind.
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One day western science will realize that the centuries of Eastern Medicine, that approaches all living things from Mind/Body/Spirit, was right. I do think they’ll get there one day. And..by the way…I love the introspection of the wolf. Such thoughtful eyes.