I confess that I don't fully understand it myself. Hence the frequent articles on the subject while I try to get to grips with your body….
Lately, I have been wondering whether conscious thinking is simply irrelevant to life. Whether its only purpose is to come up with stories about 'why' we did whatever we just did.
Meanwhile, Bodymind calmly gets on with doing it with no conscious input from us at all. We are merely the ghostly spectators at a tragedy.
Here is a list of things your Body (Brain) can do without any assistance from you provided you don't damage it with stupid Headmind ideas:
- Store and retrieve memories
Reject and kill wandering bacteria
Use emotions to guide you towards correct decisions
Renew cellular tissue
Change optical focus and recognise distant objects
Use awe, wonder and ecstatic states to connect you to God
Keep you on your feet and maintain your balance
Deliver energy to the muscles
Catch a ball
Initiate and complete the sexual act
Keep your temperature stable
Excrete waste products
Use moods to tell you the state you're in
Cue you to eat
Trigger thought processes in the brain
Detect poisonous substances
Bond you to other people through hormone release
Wake you up
Send you to sleep
Alert you to danger
Conceive and give birth to a child
Send you intuitions about other people's motives
Control your blood sugar level
Create passion, drive, the will-to-power
What's left for you to do except provide the commentary, the delusions, the explanations, the complaints, the appreciation and the whingeing?