Mining our brain. Uncharted frontier. Imagine a virtual reality headset for that, not to explore some surrealist world – but to explore our own life, a continuous unedited strip of film, as old as we are with nothing left out …
What do we search for – if we could click – extract from our own brain, just as we search Google, what would we search for?
If all it took was key strokes, ‘hitting enter’ – results would pour in, so what would we most want to extract from our own minds. Remember, there is no better computer. When you remember the most obscure inane moment from long ago it is a clear reminder that from the moment we are born our own CPU was recording, storing everything. It’s all there, waiting to be extracted, harvested, re-visited and examined.
What memories/lessons/moments would you pull out if you could choose?
And, why that particular thing, that precise memory?
To savour the moment again and again, or to confront that problem again and again?
See it differently now, to see it with more mature insight, to hear with more mature hearing?
Our brain seems to be a time-machine device; close our eyes, we can travel backward to any point in our lives with memories clearer than any movie screen – the answers to our lives are playing over and over. The question is whether or not we are tuned in …
But we can’t look forward with that tool – only backward.
Moving ahead requires our senses and our sense of where/when/what – driven entirely by that time-machine travel through our own history lessons.