Feeding Your Brain with Your Mind
Our brain is an electric machine, and it must be charged. If we fail to do so, our brain cells will ask it from us by seeking out irritants. Thus, either we generate energy ourselves, or our nervous system forces us to want to.
Let’s see how we behave in certain environments. We either react, resonate with information or meditate, but most often it is in response to a certain reaction of other people.
As a matter of fact, this is how rhetoric was born as the art of exciting the environment with an interesting topic, monitoring one’s own brain and feeding it.
It is important to introduce this concept of the brain knowing itself. This notion leads us to the concepts of oneness and multiplicity of the mind. Understanding the possibility of knowledge, not just its availability, is critical. The brain wants to feel the need for knowledge, or it will instead find this necessity in irritation. This is typical for its electrostatic signal function.
The brain is a relation between thought and mind, or a subject and object. When addressing an audience, one must realize that there are people with various brain excitement circumstances. They are not just poets, musicians, writers, builders, scientists and doctors, but people excited by different things.
And all together they unite as an orchestra, or chorus formed by a singular idea and belief. Or they were shaped by the influence of a number of excitement interests stretching beyond the self. For example, money.
That is why when we charge our brain with a task, or ask something from it, we do not simply make it live through this process, we feed it. By opening our minds to knowledge we feed them, creating an effort where the process of knowing is more important than knowledge. If we do not know how to learn, we cannot aim for knowledge, and we cannot feed our mind. If our mind is not open to knowledge, does it even matter what the subject is? We do not hear more than our reflexes allow us to. If we fail to teach our brain to learn, it will be doomed to only superficialize and remain unable to concentrate.
Being born Goethe is one thing, but how can one become a Goethe? Thought is impossible without concentration and supported by concentration. One cannot think if one does not feed their brain. Thinking in itself is food for the brain. What is the use of Schopenhauer’s philosophy if we do not know the way we think, to say nothing of the way he thought.
Sorry, but at first we must isolate the task to get rid of any unnecessary roughness. Our brain makes the world visual. It is not what we see that we care about, but how our brain processes it; it is not about what we hear, but how our brain processes what we hear; it is not about what we eat, but how the brain processes the taste. And the most important thing is not the brain itself, but our feelings related to the fact that we possess it.
But if it is not processing anything, it reacts to food or music without feeding on it, and instead becomes irritated. Doing without thinking implies doing outside of our inner space, without knowing the functions of our body and without our environment, as our thinking depends on random factors that also contribute to feeding our brain.
What matters is initiating the analysis, which implies the ability of the brain to snatch up ideas that are tumbling about, group them together and strive to process them.
© Oleg Cherne