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Look, imagine, and remember

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“In order to think we must speculate with images.” — Aristotle

It’s impossible to remember anything without seeing the image in our head first. With a little effort, we can activate our brains to become conscious recorders.

But the banality of everyday life tends to dull the senses. Blind to routines which automate thinking, we float by the external world without acknowledging its subtleties. Mobile phones further exacerbate attention; some people admit that the addictiveness of the rectangular glow makes walking harder.

We must force ourselves to look for distinctiveness. No one ever forgets a purple cow or rainbow zebra, even if it’s a figment of our imagination.

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Taming the restless mind

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It was all a dream. (image via Cris Saur)
Our mind manufactures time. It fills the present moment with things to do so we don’t have to listen to each tick-tock.
 
Yet the ‘tension’ that arises from the time we shut our eyes until we fall sleep reminds us that we’re still alive.
 
Dreaming sustains the active mind and pauses time. The alarm clock reboots our consciousness once again.

Read:The secret life of time

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The Complexity Is What Makes It Work

The brain works. NY, just works. Both systems appear chaotic but their complex inter-dependence is what makes them work.

The complex things are the most simple. That’s why they need no further explanation.

“The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” – Aristotle