Cerebral: (adj) characterized by the use of the intellect
A think tank.
Much of my thinking tanks. Does that count?
We are so impressed with the brain that we fail to read the instructions–like getting a new appliance. We unpack it and try to figure out its
intricacies as we go, instead of truly understanding its purpose.
The brain is where three distinctly different experiences collide:
- Our upbringing
- Our fear
- New information
We cannot receive new information without fearing it and comparing it to what we’ve already been taught. So new information has to work really hard to displace old, faulty mind-wiring.
Because of this, our attempts to be cerebral or intellectual are often the rehashing of old outdated concepts.
Is it possible to give new information a primal position–where we have the opportunity to expand and grow with much more fluidity?
Yes, it is.
But we must take care of our fears and emotional inadequacies. We must get rid of superstitions. Then and only then does a fresh notion have a chance of gaining life in our cerebrum.
The world will continue to be a place of repetitive disaster until we understand that what needs to be done is not already in our brain–but will come as we open the door to greater understanding.