Thoughts on Thinking

"When somebody persuades me that I am wrong, I change my mind. What do you do?" John Maynard Keynes

"If you're unhappy with your life, change your thinking." Charles Fillmore

"The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it." Eckhart Tolle

"People are not disturbed by things, but by the view they take of them." Epictetus

"The unexamined life is not worth living." Socrates

"Consciousness is a terrible thing to waste." PunditGeorge

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Perhaps the Biggest Thought of All...

Dr Eben Alexander, a Harvard-educated neurosurgeon, fell into a coma for a week in 2008 after contracting meningitis.  Read his remarkable story here.

From the Telegraph article
Near-Death episodes seem to be more and more common as well as lucid dreams.  The Thought that goes bump in the night is that Consciousness is not a by-product of the actions of the organ we call brain.  Dr. Eben summed it:

"I've spent decades as a neurosurgeon at some of the most prestigous medical institutions in our country. I know that many of my peers hold as I myself did to the theory that the brain, and in particular the cortex, generates consciousness … but that belief, that theory, now lies broken at our feet. What happened to me destroyed it." (emphasis added)

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