Mind is not that simple to define in a few words. It is our thinking brain that tries to give meaning through thoughts, beliefs, feelings. It is our planning an organising brain that helps to put our dreams into action, it is a part of our conscious self and our awareness. And the nervous system is part of the brain too.
I feel the mind can’t be seen separate from the body. “A brain without a body cannot think” And a body without a brain would have trouble to move. This inseparable whole shows itself through f.e. our intuition or heart-brain and instinct or gut brain. Actually every organ in the body has it’s own brain and informs the nervous system. And the nervous system has specialised cells everywhere in the body that send non-stop updates about the internal and external environment. It also gets information from the body’s energy field. It orchestrates the body based on all this information.
The nervous system has a blueprint of your physical, emotional and mental body based on what is important for your being. I call this your self image. This self image serves as a filter for creating patterns in thinking, feeling, movement and action. They become our habits. Unfortunately not all habits are serving us to joyfully navigate through life. How do you see yourself? How do you move?
That brings me to the conscious part of our mind. Our conscious mind governs Self Awareness and that can be the catalyst for change. If we can listen with presence and intelligence we discover with what thoughts, beliefs, and feelings we created our self image. Most of us have self images that are by far complete or accurate. The good news is we can change our self image if we change the filter through which we see ourself and the world. For this we need options.
To create options we need to be able to perceive differences. This is the field of the conscious mind. When we play and have new experiences we allow for different input and awareness of other options or possibilities. And for me one of the super powers of the brain lies in creating a world of possibilities and choice! What moves you? What move would you like to make ?