DEC 1, 17 .. HAPPY 1st ANNIVERSARY CAPTAIN .. /s/ Your Mayo Surgical Team

One year ago, December the 1st, 2016, right now this very instant in time, it was 2:55pm and I was in surgery at the Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, Arizona.

What we don’t know. What indeed do we actually know in the final analysis?

“We know our brain / mind is beyond any comprehension on our part.”

Odd that statement isn’t it? Think about that if you don’t mind.

“We know our brain / mind is beyond any comprehension on our part.”

Are there two parts of us? The we (who is unable to comprehend) and our brain / mind (the thing ‘we’ can’t comprehend). Yes indeed, there certainly must be two of us. Maybe there are many parts to our brain / mind. Separate rooms if you will. Each room inhabited by a ‘committee’. Maybe some of the rooms ONLY our brain / mind can enter.

Brain / Mind. I am already confused. (tried to help but hasn’t really helped me here).

The Brain : noun 1. Anatomy, Zoology. the part of the central nervous system enclosed in the cranium of humans and other vertebrates, consisting of a soft, convoluted mass of gray and white matter and serving to control and coordinate the mental and physical actions.

The Mind : noun 1. (in a human or other conscious being) the element, part, substance, or process that reasons, thinks, feels, wills, perceives, judges, etc.:
the processes of the human mind.

This of course takes me instantly to Mister Eckhart Tolle’s amazing book, ‘The Power Of Now – A Guide To Spiritual Enlightenment’. Eckhart Tolle uses the word mind.

INTRODUCTION. The Origin Of This Book. Page 1. Bottom paragraph. I quote:

“I cannot live with myself any longer.” This was the thought that kept repeating itself in my mind. Then suddenly I became aware of what a peculiar thought this was. “Am I one or two? If I cannot live with myself, there must be two of me” the ‘I’ and the ‘self’ that ‘I’ cannot live with.” “Maybe,” I thought,” only one of them is real.”

As I was casually flipping through his book, when I read the above paragraph, instantly I knew I had to read it. This is one of the very few (if the only place) where I have seen written the concept that we have ‘committees’ in our brain / mind.

One year ago, I was completely unconscious at this instant. Totally anesthetized and in another place.

I am wondering to myself IF my brain / my mind was having the below or similar thought(s) :

“What on this good earth is happening to me? I suddenly have a massive wound and it is bleeding like crazy. My left hip bone is being cut / sawed apart and my hip joint is being manhandled. I need to stop this bleeding so I am going to send clotting chemicals to stop that bleeding. It was bad enough a week ago when, suddenly, at NO request on my part, I was slammed to the ground and ker-pow! Big pain! I couldn’t make my body stand up and walk. No way could I do so because my left leg was like a piece of rope.”

Certainly some part of me was well aware that something serious was going on.

I wonder if my brain / mind was talking to itself as I mimic above.

Here is a fact : I / we will never know the above great mystery.

One year later ..

Still Smiling ..

“What’s that brain / mind? You are pondering something about my left kidney?” .. “Sigh.”

Cap and Patti

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