IDENTITY, OR WHERE EGOS, ERGOES.
What is identity? What is ego? Who are you? Who am I? What is consciousness? Where is the bathroom? Is the toilet lid up or down?
Quite naturally, we respond to the outside world from an internalized point of view. We see through our own eyes that the rest of the entire known universe surrounds us, and with our own special ego we perceive ourself to be at the center of it all.
All right: so what is it that makes us think so highly of ourselves? And why can’t you understand that you are simply a figment of my imagination?
Think of that first small spark, that tiny impulse that triggered the neural pathway through your brain. Perhaps the one that designated a colour, say red. When it travelled along that pathway, it used up energy, thus generating chemical traces inside your brain cells. It was an impulse of electricity that those neurons actually felt. Subsequently, every time you saw red, you ‘felt’ the same reaction, along the same neural pathway. It was a physical (an electro-chemical) phenomena.
Consider that at any given micro-moment there are several billion similar 'patterned' reactions going on inside your brain and your body. Included in those reactions are the acts of seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, walking, talking, making love, laughing, farting, and thinking and remembering about walking, talking, making love, laughing, farting, etc., etc. These are all electro-chemical processes, even the ones directing physical movement of your muscles. The extremely complex sum total of all these electro-chemical reactions to external and internal stimuli allow you to be you, and create the overall sensation of being yourself. And this grows, or evolves, according to perfectly natural and normal pre-programming!
That’s all there is to it, I promise.
Subject: Wherever Egos Ergoes Date: 10/02/2017