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Mastering our chaotic pendulum minds

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Despite so many studies and writings dedicated to discovering how our mind works, it is amazing we still have no clear idea how it works internally.

Together with the Universe, the brain is by far the most complex entity known by now.

According to Michio Kaku’s words, we can actually “see” a thought “travelling” through our brain, using MRI. (see more here)

One thing is for sure: We can’t define a clear “line of behaviour” or a “formula” that can unveil how it works and why, that suits for each individual, and furthermore, that lasts in time.

What it can be certain today, tomorrow can be wrong.

Our three brains, Reptilian, Limbic and Cortex have their own purposes, interacting with each other in a way we still don’t really know in detail.

The question is that our behaviour, ideas and thoughts are very seldom obeying to common sense or logic, when it has to do with main issues in our life, and if we force it to do so, it can lead us to unhappiness.

In my opinion, life and our mind are not meant to be understood, as the very moment we stop asking “the why” we might start to see “the how”

Otherwise, we could waste our entire life trying to find out why things are as they are, instead of using our time and energy to learn how to make things happen.

According to Mr Michio Kaku wrintings at “The Future of the Mind”, he compares the brain to a company, on which every “department” reports to “the boss”, the cortex, and decisions are taken there.

Surprisingly, “the boss” does not use to take decisions based on logic or on the “best report”.

You only need to look at yourself, and see that more usually than we would admit, we have taken the craziest option available.

This is because “the boss” takes the “decisions” based on how “loud” the corresponding “department” has exposed its report, not because of the “weight” of it.


Let’s put a contrasting example:

A woman gets pregnant, and to carry on delivering the baby has a high risk of death for herself and for the baby.

Case A: The woman is been trying hard to have children without success until now

Case B: The woman has an absorbing job, and being mother is not her priority

For both cases, there are high weight values and issues which can lean the balance in one or other sense.

The only valid item it will make her take the decision will be the one her “boss” will pay attention to, the one which is “louder”, despite any logic or external advice.

Sometimes, when dealing with complex questions, the solution is inherent in the problem statement.

So, if our “boss” takes decisions based on the “louder” approach, maybe we could master it by giving more “voice” to the things we prefer, and silence the things we do not.

The book of the books says at Luke 6:45

"A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of."

From this point, how to master our mind should be simple.


Make sure of the things you want in your life, and the things you don’t.

Stop asking why and start making it happen in the way you want.

Be aware that this is the greatest challenge you will ever have, so don’t be too concerned if it does not work right from the start.

You will feel like swimming in a river against the water flow.

Learning how to master your mind, as any other learning process needs patience and humbleness.

The important issue is not if you succeed or not.

What it matters is that you are fighting for becoming the best version of yourself, and this, in the end, is the reason why we are all so concerned about knowing how our mind works.

In response to the challenging buzz of @Ali Anani


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David Navarro López

David Navarro López

vor 4 Jahren #12


David Navarro López

David Navarro López

vor 4 Jahren #11

Thank you for stopping by Harvey, it is an honour having your opinion. I agree that Luke speaks about motivation and the brain is the tool to execute it. The reason to mention it is because is giving the key on how to work out our motivations, so the brain can take the decisions and make its work of making it possible. We can actually influence our motivations by using our brain to feed ourselves with good contents. The society is literally bombing us daily with negative and destroying issues. Our subconscious, where the motivations are forged, receives it almost with no filters or barriers, so it is our task to compensate it by virtually overwhelming it with the things of our choice, not what our environment chooses to put before our eyes. It is the way I achieve "my motivation to be set inside the societal discourse"

David Navarro López

David Navarro López

vor 4 Jahren #10

I would like to highlight your words "the how can not exist unless the why behind it makes sense" Unconscious mind yells "the boss" what has to be done. Conscious mind then has the task to "justify" the decision taken. In a purchase process, for example, it is said that less than the 1% of the time is needed to take the decision, and the rest is used to evaluate how to get it done. Sometimes we take decisions it makes no sense to the conscious mind, but we take them anyway. Then is the task of our conscious mind to find out "the how" This is the reason I've put the example of the two pregnant women. There is no valid why depending on your point of view. I would then suggest saying "...unless the why behind it makes sense TO YOU" Because this is what this post is all about. We need to take decisions, and thus, mastering our mind with bravery and a little of madness knowing that our choices will not always be fully understood by others, and many times, not even by us. Above all, thank you for taking the time to read and comment. Look forward to your further comments.

David Navarro López

David Navarro López

vor 4 Jahren #9

It is my pleasure to have the privilege of enjoying your comments. You are spot on with your words "When why is used to prevent action it is a waste" There is a lot of people who gets lost looking for "the why", falling into desperation due to not finding the answer they are looking for. We as species have many things that make us unique, and the capability to ask why is just one of them, but in my opinion, it is only a "side effect" of another one. Reptilian and limbic brains give us respectively ourselves and social reality. Our cortex, the boss, makes the real difference among other species because it is capable of situating us on the concept of time, thus, it's more outstanding capability is to imagine the future comparing it with the past. Nevertheless, it lacks the capability to fully "understand" what happens in the other two brains, becoming fed by them with emotions, sense of living or purpose. This is why I understand that our conscious mind is not able to find a why, due to the fact that only in our subconscious complex cognitive processes can take place, sometimes without the boss even being aware of it. This means to me that we are not consciously able to control directly our sense of living or emotions, which do not reside in our conscious unless we influence our subconscious with the things we want.

David Navarro López

David Navarro López

vor 4 Jahren #8

Thank you for your words dear Tausif. "The way we program our mind the consequences will follow in the form of an action" There is no way to say so much with less words. Happy to have provoked a good start for your day. This was the purpose

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

vor 4 Jahren #7

We are kindred spirits David Navarro L\u00f3pez. Luke speaks to our motivation not our brain. Within our brain we choose our motivation based on sound teachings or society which is ever evolving/changing. Society can't make up its mind but my motivation can be set inside the societal discourse. Our brain is but a tool to execute our motivation. We should know our motivation and the why, beyond that the brain will know the what, how, why, and what to do. What an awesome, inspiring teaching. Thank you for your words this morning.

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

vor 4 Jahren #6

Thank you for the tag David Navarro L\u00f3pez and the thought provoking buzz. Personally, I wish it was that simple....but it's not. It's interesting that you chose an example that reflects the complexity; each case of the pregnant woman starts off from a different perspective about a life event. I see it as a top down decision; the boss already "knows" what it wants and tells the department what to do. When why is used to prevent action it is a waste, but we are the only species created that has the capacity to ask why and so it should be asked. When the task, job, or responsibility is already identified, then the how has to be engaged. But the how can not exist unless the why behind it makes sense; purpose and meaning is crucial to us humans before action can take place. Much to think about David. Thank you for the opportunity to exchange ideas.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

You remind me of my own work dear David. You are an amazingly wise man. Yes, you have been a great partner with whom our pendulums tangoed together.

David Navarro López

David Navarro López

vor 4 Jahren #4

Thank you for your words, dear Ali. I remember clearly your mentioned presentation. In fact, by those days we started to talk, and fruit of our conversations about pendulums, it came out this one https://www.slideshare.net/hudali15/performance-complexity-revisited Glad to have you as a "tennis partner" on this game

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

This is a great buzz dear David Navarro L\u00f3pez. I enjoyed immensely reading it. I loved your two pregnant women example and also the expressive images. I wrote one of most favorable presentations on "Complexity Thoughts": https://www.slideshare.net/hudali15/complexity-thoughts In this presentation I described each leave as a pendulum and how the pendulums synchronize with each other to generate music. The same thing and as your described in your buzz the pendulums in our bodies of the "three brains, Reptilian, Limbic and Cortex". We are what you said beautifully in your buzz "Otherwise, we could waste our entire life trying to find out why things are as they are, instead of using our time and energy to learn how to make things happen". They make things happen because of this synchronization. We need to be in harmony with ourselves. This leads to "What it matters is that you are fighting for becoming the best version of yourself". I know one thing for sure- you are in harmony with yourself David.

David Navarro López

David Navarro López

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David Navarro López

David Navarro López

vor 4 Jahren #1

Ali Anani I am sure your comments will throw a lot of light on this issue

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