13 Apr The True Human: The Introduction to Acts
Last week, we read about “The Human Mind” and how powerful our mind makes us. This week, The Memoir Blogger presents “The Introduction to Acts.” We will blog this topic over the course of several weeks, attempting to understand this concept in four acts and how each applies to us as humans. Each act is rather extensive and will proceed into series.
- The act of the subconscious.
- The act of faith.
- The act of spirituality.
- The act of love.
The Act of the Subconscious
In this section, we will consider the nature and exhibitions of the mind in the conscious and the subconscious states. Here we will realize that things are not always as they seem – I will not fail to relate that much work has been done already on the aspects of the subconscious and unconscious. Here some important characteristics of humans which are everyday occurrences that carry much weight than they seem are better looked into as I will attempt to explain with references to published works.
We are no novice to sleepwalking, sleep-talking, day-dreaming, and “blinks” as I would put it in the words of Malcolm Gladwell – Instinct, taking actions based on intuitions and impulse. All these are important yet unexplained factors that actually fill our everyday life. It’s stunning to note that the true nature of a man is predominantly expressed in his subconscious – when he sleeps, day-dreams, his views, his attitude, his response are conscious but guarded by the subconscious. The achievable is a product of the subconscious effort which is part of the determination to achieve a goal.
The Act of Faith
Continually the aspect of faith remains controversial. In this part, we are not limited to religious faith, but the general faith exercised either consciously or unconsciously by humans. We can see faith as a tool of getting something from nothing, by our believing, praying, wishing and hoping. How come faith traverses religion irrespective of beliefs or whatever the sacred opinions individuals hold?
Faith is an incredible and vigorous force of the mind – it comes from the mind – though unpredictable in actions, some persons have been able to make use of their mind to tone up their faith to purpose. We can call the part where faith force originates from as the faith center, the only abstract area that can operate out of conscious reason and logic. The effective faith works from the computing of the pure human mind. The pure human mind is a mind that is free – simply put. Not susceptible to boundaries, limitations, and stereotypes. This mind is dynamic and active as ought to be. So that the manifestation of faith though truly a mind process is a link to the inter-relation of man in the universe – where the mind’s creativity is spurred into action by making something from nothing.
The Act of Spirituality
Hallucinations and dreams are believed to be mental processes which cannot be regulated or controlled. The act of making decisions or taking actions based on what has no visual clues to the average human is very much unusual. Here, we will discuss hallucinations, extrasensory perceptions (ESP) and mysteries. The act of spirituality is quite a subtle topic to deal with, but in every way, from researches, thesis, and hypothesis, there seems to exist energies way out of our ability to observe or study but are very much influential on us humans. There are chemical constituents and mental activities that cannot be explained yet. Scientists have agreed to the complexity of the human body and the environment he lives, his biosphere – many unexplainable concepts that hold. However, scientists never justify or accept anything that has no documentable proofs or certainty of substance that can be observed or accessed. This act deals with the aspect that men deem spiritual on what goes on within the mind.
Howbeit, out of science, more than 70% of the world believes in the existence of spirits and forces. Many believe in the mystical phenomenon. The aspect of ESP is also being looked into in this light, and some of its operations in real life situations, also the fact that some tissues in our bodies of which functions in regard have not yet been identified or investigated in detail. Not everything is known about some cellular activities, for example, some concepts that come into play after certain events such as accidents, electric shock, etc.
The Act of Love (Emotion)
Emotion is included here – because Love is a form of emotion, though the word emotion is a huge family of feelings like fear, fury, melancholy, joy, paranoia, and so on. The operation of most emotions has same basic biological roots. This only act that computer engineers are trying so much to simulate in computers without success has everything to do with the pitch of voice, tone, eye, and body language largely, facial expressions and choice of words. It is a highly complex build of mechanism that is beyond comprehension.
When do you know you are in love or not? That is why Love is different from any of these emotions. Scientists have shown that the biological basis originates in the brain and not in the heart as popularly pictured. Four little parts of the brain called the love circuit have been identified, the interactions among these four sections result in the complex sequence of the act of love. The hormones dopamine, oxytocin and vasopressin have also been identified to largely contribute to the deep feelings that come along.
That being done, the question still arises, how does the brain fall in love, such that it loses all forms of co-ordination sometimes, and how effective is the power of love?