I am only joking about the chocolate. The bigger consciousness I believe in, God, does not tell me what to do. My instincts tell me a lot of things, suggesting actions, but apart from that, I can choose to be good or bad, eat or not eat, all sorts of things.
The instincts, like in all animals, are there to do all those life-saving things for us. The thing which you call nature, the other mysterious thing, is what you credit for programming all life.
What if it is one and the same? But not unconscious, very, very conscious, to having done all that, our instincts and all. Such wonderful creations. And we think it is all solid, but no, we are all made up of little swirling universes of pure energy.
We are made to think it is solid, for practical reasons.
Susan Doris Wrote:
> You did all those things because of learnedQuote
Something told my brain to tell my legs to
> get up and walk the dogs. It had stopped raining
> at last, so we could walk. I also pulled out some
> prickly weeds before they get to hang on to dogs
> and humans. They call them Bindy here. There will
> be heaps more out there.
> behaviour. You already have all that information,
> combinations of ideas, time to do them, etc etc
> stored in your brain, as is every single other
> thought, idea and observation. Things you do are
> either determined or random. To know this does
> not alter your choices, it just makes everything
> you do more understandable and therefore, to me
> anyway, that is far, far more exciting, wonderful,
> etc than imagining they are controlled by some
> mythical something.
> The conservation of water is something I fullyQuote
Now I am back in the armchair. I totally
> understand people's addictions to their phones.
> But I would rather be outside when the rain stops.
> Great to get it, though, in my tank. The only
> water I have. Raining again, but not much. It is
> foggy, a spooky day, nearly evening. Nice inside.
> understand. When I was in Port Lincoln for that
> year, the house I was living in had mains water,
> but tanks as well. The next-door-but-one neighbour
> (who is still a friend) had only tanks.
> Not that I know of. The brains we have have takenQuote
The chocolate made me get up. It is good
> for my digestion anyway, so I do not feel guilty.
> But for other things, what tells the brain a split
> second earlier to give orders? Why is it not just
> the brain? Is there something bigger than the
> millions of years to evolve and our ability to use
> language to pass on abstract thoughts and ideas,
> as well as to give practical instructions is
> unique to our species. Why think that the brain is
> not enough?!