Is My Mind In My Brain? Is There A More Important Question?

I’m going to talk to you about the belief that the words brain and mind are interchangeable. And I’m going to suggest that they are not: everything is experienced in, or within, mind – everything seeming physical, everything called “physical”. Which means that your brain is in your skull which is part of your body, but your body is in your mind, not the other way round.

Everything you’ve been told about your brain is exactly that: it’s what you’ve been told.

Never, at any time, have you experienced your brain, so you don’t have any direct knowledge of it. You can’t feel it, and (although you may have had the pleasure of seeing someone else’s) you have never seen your own.

A lump of electro-chemical meat, is how it has been described, and, I agree, it’s an amazing organ, but how it could comprehend itself, is something I’ve never been able to comprehend.

Now, I don’t research my subjects, I simply go within my mind, so you may stop reading now if you think this is invalid as a basis for serious thought.

However, I am interested in making sense of my experience, and I suspect you may be too, and that you may also be curious about the puzzle , the puzzle which I’m calling the MIND. As far as I know, and my experience may be limited to this lifetime – 77 years only – but! … as far as I know scientists have admitted the limits of science in regard of the subjects of –

– Life
– Consciousness
– Being
– Mind

So, I’ll continue, I don’t think science has anything definitive to offer on these topics -which, I will venture, are so intimately related that, if you crack one you’ll crack them all. That’s big stuff! And I will stick my neck out here, I think that in the process of understanding these, you will also come at last to understand yourself.

And at the same moment, you will understand me, and I you, and we will at last be able to see through the other’s eyes with total understanding.

So, really big stuff!

Why is it important to reference science here? Because it is (at this point in history) the ruling illusion, the ruling religion. It has taken the role of the priest and the church as to pronouncing what is what, what is reality. Consider that.

I’m going to stop here, and I’m inviting comments, I’m asking you to join the discussion. The only criterion is: please no rampant political agendas! This is fun, and should be treated as though it’s a a joyous interchange between friends who are slightly drunk! 🙂

Just remember nothing is required!

But I’d love you to get involved. But don’t go crazy. Please.


  1. I’ve been mulling over this myself and I agree with you. I believe, at least to start: it is necessary to be very specific with wording, because words become traps very easily thanks to connotation and context. We all envision a brain while correlating a mind, we then become baffled that our mind and soul are contained within our body, which we know will one day rot. We cannot conceive of where a mind could go, though we know a brain will rot, because mind and brain are used interchangeably. The notion that we can observe our thoughts, which are thought to be part of the brain…or is it the mind? Where is the ego? Become the questions for anyone who even gets to the point of observing thoughts!

    Point is: by delineating two different processes: mind and brain, we can begin to allow a transcendence beyond physical. We can all accept quarks beyond any concept of vision, that fundamentally build us yet we think of them as not us: so it becomes easier, I think, to accept anything I can observe is not me.

    I think we all get to a point where we see the irrelevancy of words, but we have to see how we’re all driving ourself crazy in thought first 😉 I think “quiet mind” can be achieved despite “busy brain” and THAT has really helped me see around the clouds of my thoughts.

    Hopefully that made sense! These are my favorite sorts of topics. Thank you for picking my brain (or was it my mind? 😊)


    1. First, thank you for your comment! It shows you are on the same (or a similar) wavelength to me when I go into this question. The point is to be curious, to explore the mind, using the very thing we are investigating! It’s experienceable that the mind can be aware of itself, yet to conceive of the brain knowing itself is bizarre! Try to experience that! If we are to not disbelieve in our immortality, then (as you say) we do need to begin to allow a transcendence beyond physical. And let’s use words without getting boxed in! Humour helps. Thanks!


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