“What’s important is to be able to see yourself, I think, as having commonality with other people and not determine, because of your good luck, that everybody is less significant, less interesting, less important than you are.” – Harrison Ford
Daily Nugget of Gold 1439
One Share of Reality, Divided
Last time we were making the point that we are all connected in a deeper level, with every other conscious being there is. We understand how radical this idea is, but we’re certainly not the only source for this kind of thinking. Please humor us for a while if that sounds impossible, for we probably can help some folks get a grip on this.
Who do you know better than yourself? Probably nobody, right? You have certain personality traits which you possess and they make you, well, you. Right? One of the strange things that we know is true is that actually, we all have two brains, a left side and a right side, connected together to form one unit. We also know that each of these is endowed with certain functions, abilities, and characteristics. One half of the brain houses much of our creative abilities and the other our analytical skills. Still, together- our brain forms one person, us- and we are the product of the whole brain.
In some cases of the most severe forms of epilepsy, a disease which is much like an electrical thunderstorm in the brain that sometimes won’t stop, an operation might be performed to separate the two halves of the brain from each other. In doing this, we can sometimes help someone live a fairly normal life instead of being constantly plagued by massive seizures. In those individuals whom have undergone this procedure, something startling happens. It’s with this that we get a glimpse of what a shared reality is really like.
If a person’s brain is divided in two like that, each of those distinct personalities of the two sides comes to the surface. A person may be dressing with one hand, and undressing with the other. One might be trying to make a certain food for dinner and the other might be sabotaging that effort because that one doesn’t like it! Both conscious beings are valid and real, and both live in the same flesh and blood body.
While some people would conclude that the reason a person like this becomes two individuals living in the same body is that their brains are generating their consciousness, there is another way of looking at this. Our brain might just be our own unique filter by which we see the world, and if we split that filter into two- we would see the world through the unique perspectives of each of those filters. Next time we’re going to look through some other filters and see the world differently, indeed. Join us for some fun!
Question of the Day to Ask Ourselves
“What makes me, me?”
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