Indeed, such experiences enabled me to better understand what exactly awareness entails. There exist so many different flavors, each appropriate for a different situation. Knowing what corresponds to a given mental disorder differs significantly from reading a personal blog or watching videos of the interactions between doctors, patients, and their families; and these video and Internet interactions, like talking to someone on Skype versus in real life, are still a far cry from actually being there.
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Straying a little bit away from articles that are usually posted here at Sporkability, I recently got caught up with the idea of depersonalization. And so, going with that mind set, I examined curious occurrence of dreams and how they trick the mind and senses into believing something false and how Descartes Meditation theories play into this idea. Enjoy!
In our awaken state of mind, with our bodies tolling throughout the day, we rely on our senses, our conscious morally correct mind, each other and ourselves to relay back to us what we see and know. We trust in the elementary things that have been taught to us from years ago. We act on them and use them as devices to make simple and exquisite decisions. At the end of the day we retire, slipping into an altered state of mind, we dream of things that could never fully come to term if placed in this world of limitations. We wake and replay each day with only minor differences to tell one another from the last. Our senses drive us through this process; we follow blindly. We are finite. We are flawed.