Our new understanding of the mind through the rapidly expanding domain of consciousness studies demystifies and augments not only reductionism, but also the theory of everything. While it is agreed that the two realms are challenging identities in our realistic world of experimental science, it may be argued too that a theory of everything runs parallel to a practically infinite collection of probabilities at the biological level, not to speak of elevated planes of our conscious identity. To use a simile, new research in physics, with all its analytical glint and lustre, is no different from the nature of chemistry — the rock solid foundation upon which biology, including our own origins, is founded and also validated over the millennia.
This brings us to the predictable, big question. How has mother nature preset or fixed, to determine, resolve and execute endearing systems in diverse, compositely realistic contexts, such as human physiology, mind-body dynamics, aside from sports, politics, and the sublime subtleties of board games like chess? There is no need, despite the complexities, to look at the horizons, or unravel the deep, resident beauty of a flower. The answer is simple, also profound — there exists a multifaceted network of constructive feedback connecting us to analogous contexts of the biosphere that trigger well-thought-out or sudden ideas to take place. In simple terms, this corresponds to the evolution of our brain from the beginning of time. The perspective has also got all the more better for the talented and the exceptionally gifted in any area of human activity, or interest, one could think of, or distinguish.
The more you perceive your emotions as the ‘accumulation’ of your feelings, not as something that lights you up with a sense of trepidation, like the matchstick, or gloom, you’d need to keep a close watch on your emotional intensity, aside from connecting dots, or contexts, more so if you are the extreme emotional type. This is primarily because you’d not be understood by certain people who don’t emote easily. The world is so replete with them — you know it, don’t you?
The inference is obvious — intelligence and knowledge now encompass a multipurpose echelon, aside from a parallel upbeat response sphere, including the expansion of our new mind, or what modern thinkers ‘relate’ to as our pluralistic perspective. You’d call this initiative as our own thoughtful formulation that emphasises on our cerebral scaffold through which our mental and physical processes function. This is also the essential basis for our splendid symmetry, including our neural and emotional processing. It connotes and echoes the fundamental nature of our conscious awareness, including responsiveness, in everything we do.
All of us are endowed with such abilities about things, people or situations. Most of us, as a rule of the thumb, also guess situations right — sometimes before events happen. This is primarily because we ‘read’ the outcome of a circumstance almost to a T. This emerges in its full spectrum because we’ve carried our feelings and used them as a ‘gauge’ to measure the effect of other people’s behaviour as well as our own. However, this is not as simple as it appears — because, it is only when you get a firm grip of the whole idea of measuring outcomes, if not using your gut feelings as your emotional soundboard, would you be able to ‘tap’ problems and their corresponding solutions.
(The writer is a wellness
physician and author)
Rajgopal Nidamboor