On the path of enlightenment is the search for perfect, sentient awareness. Generally today people casually think that people are simply “sentient,” and don’t think that maybe people are really only sometimes sentient, perhaps similar to animals, as well.
There are a lot of blind automatisms in human behavior, and each of these automatisms, or actions that occur without desire, are instances during which sentience was missed. These are the machinery of the mind, but without sentience, the actions find an obscure and dissonant direction.
A lot of the problem occurs in the separation of consciousness from the subconscious. It seems we do this in order to protect processes of our minds and bodies. What it implies is that there’s a type of misunderstanding or disagreement within the self. If the conscious mind cannot be trusted, then what is the reason?
For many people, the conscious mind is erratic and largely unpredictable, while the subconscious mind is orderly and loyal. The conscious mind hears people more pronouncedly than the subconscious mind, which pays less attention to the externally present role of the person.
The mind is built on a collection of yes’s, no’s, and maybe’s. Technically, it is all either an affirmation or a position of not knowing. That is the decision structure of the mind (and body). Tension and turmoil ensue if previous affirmations are violated by later affirmations. If someone wants a process to continue on, one simply does not present a counter-affirmation to that process, which is a manifestation of an affirmation. That is, one always desires that process to continue. Without any conflicting process or counter-affirmation, the process continues on without interruption.
The subconscious mind, being the predecessor to the conscious mind, is built of deeper affirmations, which are affirmations that are nearer to the origin of one’s psyche. These are the more important building blocks of the psyche.
What occurs, however, is by way of learning, people separate their subconscious and their conscious. A disparity in direction is created between the two parts of the psyche, leading one to believe that their subconscious is “automatic” and their conscious is not automatic. In this case, it’s important to realize that any psychological process will continue on as long as the desire is not changed. That is, there is a type of inertia in the psyche. Being powered by unchanging desire, the subconscious mind feels automatic, at least in comparison to the conscious mind.
The reason the conscious mind does not feel automatic, or easy, is because there are often conflicts in the psyche that are manifest in the conscious mind. While the subconscious mind follows the conscious mind, the subconscious mind has more fundamental desires which change less frequently.
These conflicts in the psyche stem from what we learn in the world. It is not natural to deviate from the original coherent mind into two minds, I believe. Instead, we learn this deviation through advice and pressures from society. The act of separating the conscious mind from the subconscious mind involves adhering to a lie of some sort. This lie enables the conscious mind to reach further and to gain a greater type of control over the body. People believe that this ability to extend the truth beyond what was intuitively known enables them to “be happier,” and to perform better in society.
This segmentation of the mind results in a loss of confidence regarding intuition. While the mind is initially built on unchanging truths, the segmentation of the mind to form a new and different conscious mind allows the mind to start building itself on changing truths, which are inherently dishonest.
Just because someone goes through this process doesn’t mean that the immense pressure to segment oneself is due to that same person. Bad advice, even when only communicated in subjective connotation, are like tiny machines that may nest themselves in the psyche, offering small rewards for what is a type of self-sacrifice. Subjective inclination is a language near subconscious, and what it really expresses are the machines that one cultivates in the psyche. These machines could be angels or demons. The demons are machines that use dishonesty to achieve a goal. It’s important to remember that these machines may be so subtle as to be made only of subtle emotions. These emotions affect the logic that one performs in their mind, however, and are often easily ignored. Nonetheless, they do create suffering as with these machines, the mind cannot then find coherence. The evil machines are contagious as well, and the pressures of society can be difficult to negate, leading to a world of unfortunately corrupt and misperceiving minds.
The goal is to found oneself coherently, from the physical aspects of themselves, like DNA, all the way through the entire expression of the machine, into a fully living being, thus connecting the whole through a hopefully eternally consistent set of desires.
To find eternally consistent desires, one should focus on what the person’s desires are for eternity. Enumerating desires based on examples which only exist in today’s time will make one’s consistent desires more difficult to see. By finding persistent greater understandings of one’s desires, one can find the consistency required to be ultimately true, to oneself, and naturally, to all things.
That is, instead of liking a certain kind of food, think about the context in which one resides, the world, the economy, the government, the people, the design of the body, the traditions, the weather, etc., and how that all plays a role in whether you enjoy that certain kind of food or not. Then put the entire thing together, context and object, to truly understand one’s transcendent desire. These desires, as opposed to simply liking a food, build a stronger psyche in that they are non-transient — they don’t change with time. They allow one to nicely and with organization, consistency, and clarity, build one’s psyche out of long-lasting affirmations and ambivalences.
Thus, by finding eternal desires and finding a greater understanding of what are temporal desires, one can find coherence and consistency, build a well-crafted psyche, and connect to the subconscious in singular wholeness.
Ultimately, a conscious mind that has been segmented from the otherwhile holistic psyche sees only partial desires. The desires that are not transcendent of time should be put into its holistic context, or else, all desires will be found to be partially unfulfilled. Ultimately, one should seek to understand the reason for all things, so that one can see the self in its context and understand the desires that compose the environment in which one resides. This process of understanding reality is hindered by an erratic psyche, as it takes a pristine sensitivity to see the truth of the reality itself. This sensitivity cannot be find through self-doubt and double-thinking, as must occur with a segmented psyche, but can likely be found through perfect coherence, as the ability to perceive information relies on the reliability of the information. If one is producing cognitive aberrations and noise, then one becomes less sensitive to truth. The more coherent the mind is, the more easily it can find and discern truth. Ultimately, the coherent mind reflexively perceives truth; by being coherent, the truth is easier to assimilate from raw information.
Thus, we want to ultimately achieve a type of perfect sentience. That is, all of our actions are our own, there is nothing truly involuntary, and every action is done with the sentient awareness of truth, which is constructed into a coherent psyche.