A very interesting article (link below) about your “mind” not being confined to your brain, or even your body. The two following extracts from the article are quite startling, for me, in their implication.
< … the mind is: “the emergent self-organizing process, both embodied and relational, that regulates energy and information flow within and among us.” >
< The most immediately shocking element of this definition is that our mind extends beyond our physical selves. In other words, our mind is not simply our perception of experiences, but those experiences themselves. >
The implication of the first statement is that Mindfulness is not only a link between mind and body, but linking of the body-mind with the mind, and the mind-body with the body.
The second statement then adds our experiences, or interactions, as parts of our bodies, body-minds, minds and mind-bodies.
This makes the notions of autonomous (self-controlled) body functions , feeling your mind, ethereal-body and intent, very credible.
I believe that true Mindfulness embraces all of the above:
- you can learn to move your body in a coordinated way without thinking – so called muscle-memory or flow
- you can learn how to feel and massage your mind
- you can feel when someone or something comes within your ethereal aura; and
- you can communicate your thoughts through intent.
With mindful connectivity you can achieve all the above.
You might wonder, at some point today, what’s going on in another person’s mind. You may compliment someone’s great mind, or say they are out of their mind. You may even try to expand or free your own mind. But what is a mind? Defining the concept is a surprisingly slippery task.