A dear ol’ friend, Jeannie, post this on her Facebook page. Over 20 years ago I worked for a super duper Vision Team from American Institute of CPAs with her, back in my days with The Grove Consultants. Social media of course being a double edged sword. However its the useful and truly social side of the sword that allows me to keep up with her and the other team members all these years later.
The cartoon stands on its own with just the context of 2020.
“Mind” and “Intellect” nearly always make an appearance during Self Inquiry.
And we give thanks and deep respect to it when it does … as thank goodness we have Minds as we need them to survive and thrive.
However, and its a big however, the Mind is not everything.
In fact, our Minds can be very limited in their scope and they are kinda ‘one trick ponies’ as they want to think their way out of everything. Sometimes a useful coping and survival strategy but a limited one.
Our Minds are like uptight bureaucrats. They don’t do well with ambiguity and they don’t do well with emotions. 2020 is full of both. So our poor intellects are blowing gadgets left, right and center.
Minds do best when they are in service to a larger authority. When they aren’t the boss.
Who is the boss? Well, the Right Brain of course!
Who has its heart tapped into the larger field of intelligence. To the one. To the all.
Iain McGilchrist does a fab job of outlining all of this.
Thanks to client Toni for pointing him and his book out, The Master and His Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World.
Below is a Buddha at the Gas Pump interview with him:
I know, a lot to watch during these days of quick soundbites.
If you do, drop me a comment below and let me know what you think.
All the best with making your Mind a servant rather than you its slave.
Yours in SHIFTing IT,