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David Lynch on Consciousness, Creativity and the Brain

on December 13, 2011

Well, I just learned how to insert a link properly….I think….

David Lynch on Consciousness, Creativity and the Brain

A friend posted this video of David Lynch … he says:

If you have a golf ball size consciousness, when you read a book, you will have a golf ball size understanding…when you look out, a golf ball size awareness…and when you wake up in the morning, a golf ball size wakefulness.

But if you could  expand that consciousness, then you read the book, more understanding; you look out, more awareness; and when you wake up, more wakefulness.

It’s consciousness, and there’s an ocean of pure vibrant consciousness inside each one of us and it’s right at the source and base of mind, right at the source of thought, and it’s also at the source of all matter.

The film I AM talks about another aspect of this.  In that film, the author Lynne McTaggert is interviewed.  Her book, The Field, is an amazing explanation of the science behind the study of consciousness, and it is written in a way that is very understandable.

When these concepts are first encountered, they may seem a little wacky and foreign.

Another analogy that comes to mind…think of it as kids who are all in different grades in school.  As a first grader, there is a simple understanding of math.  It’s where the child is in their stage of development.  As they grow, they learn more and more, they understand more and more.

There is no judgment associated with a child being in first grade.  It’s more important for that child that they are placed appropriately, learning the math concepts that first graders learn.  We don’t push them to do fourth grade or tenth grade math.  The high schoolers don’t look down on them.  They are in the right place for them.

Conversely, the first graders don’t get mad at the seniors, who are taking calculus.  They just know that that is what you do when you get to that stage.  There is nothing “right” or “wrong” in this process….each child is just where they need to be.  The only concern would be, if the child stagnated in the process and stopped learning.  Then, we would want to help that child overcome whatever hurdle was keeping them from progressing further.

Just food for thought… 🙂


One response to “David Lynch on Consciousness, Creativity and the Brain

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