Author: Anish Kumar Sreedharan, Mentor & Founder of Mindkraft consulting
“The human brain (Universe) is an infinite space of intelligence, the mind as its activity is also infinite. From the infinite brain, the infinite mind is formed to create our personality, which is also infinite.
The whole purpose of human life is to awaken this infinite consciousness and use it to transmute the power of our infinite intelligence into an energy of vision and focus it on completing the mystery called ‘Life’”.
MindKraft(R) The central theme of this engagement is to make sense of the real nature of one’s “Self”, the totality of our mind (the conscious, the preconscious and the unconscious “Self”) and how it determines the way you conduct yourself through the journey called life. Importance is given to understand the mental processes behind your thoughts: (the ideas or opinions produced by thinking, or occurring suddenly in the mind), attention: (selectively concentrating on one aspect of the environment while ignoring other things), memory: (encoding or registration: receiving, processing and combining of received information, storing: creation of a permanent record of the encoded information, retrieving, recall or recollection: calling back the stored information in response to some cue for use in a process or activity.), perception: (organizing, identifying and interpreting the things you hear, see, smell, touch and taste), creativity: (the process of producing something that is both original and worthwhile), problem solving: (mental process that involves discovering, analyzing and solving problems), language use: (what you say and how you say, the style, tone and the clarity of your speech and writing), thinking: (the act or process of producing thoughts) and acting out: process that enables us to perform an action in contrast or in concurrence to the impulse generated within us.
The reality is that, of all the processes mentioned above, the most interesting fact is that the sum total of our lives depends on, the manner in which, we as an individual use our intelligence. This engagement provides you with scientifically established processes that help you understand your innate strengths that when tapped can help you realize the immense potentials you have in claiming your stake in your professional and personal life.
Have you ever noticed how you think, work, play, construct, control, enjoy, love, hurt, hate, feel, will and conduct your daily life, your relationships. How you interact with others, find solutions to problems, cause problems, transform things, succeed and rationalize your thoughts to define the circumstances you encounter. How you determine situations and how you deal with the consequences of your thoughts and actions and even more how you justify or disapprove them.
When you inquire from within yourself and begin to notice how you have involved your thinking patterns and thought processes (in creating new things from old perceptions), finding new solutions to old problems and how you have evolved as a consequence of all these thoughts and actions, the repercussions, failures or the successes they have all lead to. You get to understand that a lot of it is attributed to our hardware (Brain) and our software (The Mind). The Brain is the matter and the Mind is the intangible epiphenomenon of the matter (Brain), which evolves through its indulgence with life’s subtle and harsh connotations.
The Brain is a reservoir of intelligence, the mechanism that allows information to flow through your senses and processes them into meaningful events. Information s are picked up by your senses and energized into electrical signals that travel through your nervous system and reaches the reservoir (The Brain). The brain gives them a meaning and responds by releasing neuro-chemicals, which are further transmitted through electrical signals towards the body to regulate its actions, movements etc, which is further influenced by emotions. All the above happens simultaneously and this entire process helps us create the intangible mind by which we experience life.
The status of one’s wellbeing (health, happiness & prosperity) is the direct consequence of this great drama that happens between the brain and the mind with respect to its environment. Survival and success depends on the human capacity to see this drama in perspective (our ingrained beliefs, behaviors, habitual responses and the accompanying thoughts). As we engage ourselves in this drama, where the mind is the activity of the brain and the brain the infrastructure (like the software and the hardware of a computer), we are in-fact interacting with other brains and other minds, while building our own unique mind (unique thoughts, feelings, perceptions, memories, beliefs, and attitudes, and a unique set of regulatory patterns).
The constant drama that happens between the brain and the mind in relation to other minds and the environment, the capacity of the brain increases by the capability of the mind and vice versa (Neuroplasticity). The mind changes the structure of the brain and relationships. The brain further works to expand and accommodate the growing structure of the mind and its relationships and these relationships change the mind and the brain. Our success or failure lies in how we integrate these changing processes maturely and diligently.
The journey of life is encompassed between this tangible brain and intangible mysterious mind. Now the question lies “Can we make this intangible mysterious mind tangible through our awareness. Well indulge in it to believe it.