What do we know about the brain-mind connection? And what is consciousness?
These are unanswered questions. Mysteries. And they’re big ones. Important ones.
Yet, they’ve gone unsolved for so long. Do we really need answers?
Here, my friend, are 3 amazing possibilities for a future in which we DO understand these central aspects of ourselves.
Truly Understand Mental Disorders
How does the brain create thoughts?
We don’t know the answer to this question. But what if we did? We might be able to understand:
- How the brain creates NEGATIVE THOUGHTS
- How negative thoughts play a role in depression
- How to treat these negative thought cycles in the brain
- How to cure depression
And now imagine more… what if we could do this for anxiety too? And every other mental disorder out there? Now THAT’S a future I want to be a part of!
For many mental disorders, we treat the symptoms. SYMPTOMS is the keyword. And that is wonderful but I want more. I want to CURE them.
Because we don’t understand the answer to the most basic question, “How does the brain create the mind?” we don’t know the true underlying biological nature of mental disorders. And until we understand it we will continue to have a hard time treating and eliminating diseases of the mind.
Of course, I am not claiming “no one has ever recovered from depression.” What I’m saying is that, when they have recovered, we don’t know exactly WHY. And we especially don’t know why well enough to do it again and again for every person who wants help.
But I’d like to paint a picture of the future in which we DO understand mental disorders. In which depression, anxiety, and all mental disorders are completely cured, never again to return. I want to GO THERE. I want to make it happen. 🙂 And I want to begin by creating greater knowledge of the brain-mind connection.
Push the boundaries of our knowledge
Another reason that I’m super into this pursuit is simply for the knowledge itself! The possibility of exploring new territories intrigues me. I LIKE that we don’t know everything yet. I LOVE that there is more to explore, test, and ponder.
One of the reasons I think the brain-mind connection remains such a mystery is that the fields that research and practice in these disciplines are quite separate. I’m talking about Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Neuroscience, Philosophy, and Consciousness work. These are each their own fields. They’re not well connected.
But what if they were connected?
What if we understood the mind, the brain, and consciousness as one connected system? Wouldn’t that be just COOL? Just awesome for its own sake? Yeah, dude. It would. And It will be! So let’s go on a journey and make some friends along the way. 🙂
Humanity needs help. Like, BIG TIME. Have you noticed?
Today, we face MAJOR species-wide problems. Problems like:
- Water Scarcity
- Opioid Epidemic
- Rape culture
- The largest sex slave trade in history
- Political Corruption and
- Climate Doomsday
Lovely, right? You know… I think there’s something I forgot… Oh wait. I omitted A LOT of things from this list. Like xenophobia. And genocide. And the worst part is, the list goes on. A LONG WAY. Humanity is in crisis.
And… I’d just like to mention that there is one common theme in all of these factors: Humans.
All of these are human problems. So here’s an idea if we want to solve these problems. Let’s understand humans.
Once we understand ourselves, from the deepest aspects of who we are, perhaps we can begin to understand WHY we have the problems that we do. And then create a roadmap for fixing them.
A Solution to the Brain-Mind Connection Mystery
Well friends, I am putting my money where my mouth is. If you haven’t already heard – I’ve decided to solve the mystery of the brain-mind connection. And that is exactly what I’ve done! Eeek!
I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I’ve just announced that I’ve written my very own Unifying Philosophy of Mind, Brain, and Consciousness! And I want to share it with you! Here you can peep my announcement post and see exactly what I mean!
I am so excited to share this with you and the world. I truly believe that with greater knowledge of ourselves, and together, we can create a positive future for humanity. Why not?
What do you think?
So what do you think? Let me know! What could we do with a unifying theory of mind, brain, and consciousness? What problems could we solve? What would the future look like?
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