The Magic of Segmenting the Two
The two most important parameters of human existence are ‘Body and Mind’ and their construct itself is very intriguing. Body and Mind are apparently two independent elements, yet they are so much dependent on one another. The Central Nervous System controls the body and its varied actions. The tiny neurons and the messages they transmit, drive the body to do things, which it wishes the body to do. Yet the body is psychologically made to feel that it is independent.
We spend a lot of time in our lives thinking on how we look, what to wear, our hairstyle, our shoes and all the physical attributes which people would see and admire. For many it becomes a profession to earn through various body movements and performing arts. But even for them, the CNS plays a major role. If you start studying this subject, you will realise that body helps you to perform robotic maneuvers through your CNS. That is why, when you get older, exercises, morning/evening walks, physiotherapy become very important to keep the blood circulation going, which act as the lubricant to the way body functions.
But in all these activities, there is Brain (Head) and Heart. They are unique and very vital for our living mechanisms and distinctly different from other elements of our body and their roles. Head is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and the Heart is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO). CTO also looks after all creative instincts, all thoughts and innovations, and is our COO, the Implementation Head. He simply implements all decisions of the decision maker, which is YOU, controlling both the Head and Heart.
As you grow older, you try and decipher these elements inside you. You will see the futility to be governed by some foolish, idiotic norms, created by our society, which unnecessarily without any rhyme or reason, tries to control you, thereby your instructions to your COO and CTO, gets messed up by not what you believe, but by what you ‘think’ others believe about you. How ridiculous it can get!
So, what is the way out? The best is to compartmentalize your life into 3 Segments.
Segment 1: Your growing up years.
Segment 2: Fulfilment of Societal Responsibilities, like education, job, career, marriage, parenthood, family duties and responsibilities.
Segment 3: Self-actualization and Spirituality.
These three segments comprise our life’s complete journey. If we do justice and mostly listen to societal norms, in Segment 1 and 2, then Segment 3 belongs to you totally. You see everyone and everything else through your glasses. Once you think about it, life becomes clearer by the day. In Segment3, you can simply keep the Mind and the Body separately and observe their behavior. You will realise what I have said, IS TRUE.
Ask yourself: ‘Which segment of life are you in?’
If you wish to discuss this further, write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we shall take it from there.
If you wish to read more inspirational blogs by Bikram Dasgupta or get in touch with him, then push the Like button.