A Happy Brain

Science writer David DiSalvo explains the centrality of feelings to the human condition, in his book: What Makes Your Brain Happy and Why You Should do the Opposite:

“A happy brain interprets uncertainty as a threat and wants us to get back to “right.” But what we often overlook is that what we are really trying to recover is the feeling of being right—because it is the emotional response of rightness that shuts off the alarms and puts us at ease. It’s easy to confuse this feeling with the real thing, and all of us are culpable. The truth is, however, that the evidence may not align with the source of your certainty, and that’s a difficult realization for any of us to acknowledge.”

When money rules our world, we quite naturally feel we are right to pursue happiness through wealth and privilege. But, the human spirit should rule our world, just as the spirits of lions, eagles, and elephants have always ruled theirs. By satisfying our need to feel right, through our devotion to money, not relationships, we are “confusing the feeling of being right with the real thing.” Consequently, we are missing out on life’s ultimate feeling of certainty, the certainty experienced by the members of a real human family who feel that, together, they can deal with whatever uncertainties the future has to offer. By finding certainty in money, instead of relationships, we are also missing out on life’s ultimate experience of love.

Why wouldn’t our spirits find certainty in relationships based on the love inherent to interdependence? Modern we may be, but our spirits still carry within them the same sensibilities that evolved over eons of living in spiritual homes. Indeed, it is these spiritual connections—improbable in modern life—that have always enabled natural humans to face the future with a calm and confidence that is all-but-unknown to those of us alive today.


No Regrets

So, we can see how our minds—determined to avoid a state of panic regarding future uncertainties—deny us the freedom to stop believing in anything, by conscious choice—including law and order. However, the likelihood that there are indeed unseen laws that will create life-sustaining order (if we only trust them) provides our minds with a new option. It’s an option that may eventually result in a conceptual transition—an “Oh My God!!” epiphany, through which we will become cognizant of the consequences of institutionalizing order. That epiphany will mark the moment when our brains cleanse themselves of the legal-truth virus. Then, we will understand why, as subjects of states, we never could have known the happiness, love, and devotion to those around us, for which we are spiritually equipped.

Once the epiphany has cleansed our minds of the legal-truth virus, we will never again be able to take comfort in the illusion of state sovereignty. We will never again be able to see institutions as trustworthy. There will be nothing left to separate us from our natural, inborn trust in the unseen forces that sustain life, or from our innate belief in one another.

Should that epiphany happen to enough people, and it won’t take that many—as few as four to six women could start the process—then, we will do something. But what we do will be a matter for discovery. It’s a matter of waiting to see where our emotions—which express life’s laws—will take us.

No one knows the future. But, I am fairly certain of one thing. Once those unseen life forces regain control—call them God, if you want—human beings will again become essential to one another, and we will bond—not in pairs, nor en masse, but as sisterhoods and brotherhoods that support each other. Projecting human life into the distant future—if it is to be so projected—will be a shared experience in which everyone’s feelings count, never again a lonely one, in which spiritual repression is the order of the day.

I am absolutely certain of something else. Once it dawns on us that states are not viable expressions of life, we will no more be able to go back to believing in legal truth than we can now go back to believing that the earth is at the center of the universe—or that a child, once it sees the truth, will ever again believe in Santa Claus. And, no matter how onerous the journey, or its consequences to us, personally, we will never regret our awakening, should it even cost us our lives. I am as sure of this as I am certain that Jesus never regretted going to the cross, even at the moments of his greatest suffering. Having experienced the epiphany, himself, and being fully cognizant of the mindlessness of an existence ruled by states, he suffered far more for life, than he could ever have suffered for himself.


 This is an excerpt from the book: The Legal Truth Virus

 Free download available at SpiritualFreedomPress.com



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