Graduate Resources Module 2
"What mind sight does is enable us to sense and shape information and energy flow" - Dr. Daniel Seigel
| The Mind
Mind defined by Daniel Seigel
The human mind is a relational and embodied process that regulates the flow of energy and information.
The mind involves a flow of energy and information.
Energy is the capacity to carry out an action, whether moving our limbs or thinking a thought.
Information is anything that symbolizes something other then itself. These words that you are reading or words that you hear, are packets of informations.
Our minds create information from the flow of energy.
"Who sees all being in his own self and his own self in all beings, Loses fear" - Upanishads
"one does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the dark conscious" - carl Jung.
TENSION OF THE OPPOSITES
Holding an inner or outer conflict quietly instead of attempting to resolve it quickly is a difficult idea to entertain. It is even more challenging to experience. However, as Carl Jung believed, if we held the tension between the two opposing forces, there would emerge a third way, which would unite and transcend the two. Indeed, he believed that this transcendent force was crucial to individuation. Whatever the third way is, it usually comes as a surprise, because it has not penetrated our defenses until now. A hasty move to resolve tension can abort growth of the new. If we can hold conflict in psychic utero long enough we can give birth to something new in ourselves.
“We shield our heart with an armour woven out of very old habits of pushing away pain and grasping at pleasure. When we breathe in the pain instead of pushing it away, we begin to open our hearts to what’s unwanted”