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Mind and Body

If the mind is a terrible thing to waste, what about the body? They are, after all, intricately connected. The body is a material construct to facilitate consciousness, which is ethereal. The mind is a byproduct of their union, material with ethereal.

When the body is not well maintained and stable, consciousness wanes. If the body destabilizes too much, consciousness will leave. Conversely, when the body is well maintained and is stable, consciousness flourishes. When the body is at, or close to homeostasis then consciousness is just about as happy as a horse in a field of oats.

Dr. Bruce Lipton points out that consciousness does not just act from the brain, which is a common misconception. The brain is just the command, control, and information storage center … it’s the home office. Each and every cell in your body has a consciousness, and all together, trillions of individual cells, form your mind.

What do you feel like when you’re breathing fresh air, and you’re fit as a fiddle, well rested and exercised, and you’re full of healthy nutrients? You feel good, and your spirit escalates. You, the whole you, are a fractal of the cells of your body. You feel great when you’re breathing fresh air, and you’re fit as a fiddle, well rested and exercised, and you’re full of healthy nutrients because that cell in your big toe is feeling the same way for the same reasons.

By all means, study, meditate, contemplate, and pray … I don’t recommend watching TV as a means to enhance your mental facilities. However, don’t forget to exercise, and eat right, and laugh, and play hard, and work hard, and look good, and feel good, because it makes you even more spectacular than you already are.

How Big is Your Brain?

How big is it?

The Milky Way Galaxy has about 400 billion stars.

The known universe has between 100 and 400 billion galaxies

The human brain has about 100 billion cells, and each one of those cells has between 800 and 1,000 synaptic connections … between 80 trillion and 1 gazillion synaptic connections.   Forgive me if my numbers are wrong; I’m a linguist, not a mathematician.  Suffice it to say, the human brain has many more times the number of synaptic connections than there are stars in this galaxy, and more than the galaxies of which we know in the Universe.

If we consider the Physical Universe as a series of fractals … the Earth and Moon tend to mimic the Atomic Structure; the Solar System tends to mimic a Planetary System; a Galaxy tends to mimic a Star System …

… Nor am I a physicist, and I’m pretty sure I failed High School Biology.  However, from what I know of the Milky Way Galaxy, it is more than a bunch of stars swirling around in space.  From what I understand, there may be a black hole gobbling up stars in the traffic jam at the center of the galaxy.  Over the course of a few million years new stars are born, and quickly peter out … as far as the petering out of stars is concerned.  There are all kinds of other functionalities functionating out there in the Greater Milky Way Galaxy.   To me, the Milky Way Galaxy tends to mimic … or is the fractal of … a cell.

One thing I do know for sure, and that is your brain, considering the number of synaptic connections, is of Cosmic proportions.  Furthermore, the number of combinations and permutations of synaptic activity possible in the brain is so vast that it may exceed the number of elemental particles in the Universe, which I find incomprehensible.  A poor linguist can only write so many zeros before he has to take out a loan from the bank to buy more pencils.