Ali Anani en Lifestyle, Social Media, Psychologists 25/11/2016 · 2 min de lectura · 4,6K

Conscious and Subconscious Questions

Conscious and Subconscious Questions

I say the more we know, the more we should ask questions to discover how little we know. Surprisingly, what we know for sure becomes our handicap. We all know for example, that water is an essential ingredient for our health and vitality. We know we need to drink copious amounts of water. We know that not drinking enough water may lead to terrible consequences. I am guilty of the same. I had blood pressure reaching 200/140. I have been on medicines for long times to regulate my blood pressure. Recently, I had another problem with my prostate being inflated to 2.5 of its original size. My MD told me that my problem originates from me not drinking enough water. Here is the surprising thing- because my MD warned me strongly of the possible ill consequences of not drinking plentiful amount of water daily I listened. The unexpected result was that my blood pressure fell to 110/70 and stabilized.

I am sharing my story because Deb Helfrich asked me to share it. I am listening again. However; this experience led me to ask myself why we fail to do basic things in life even though we are conscious about them. I am a chemist who knows the value of water for the human body and still I failed to conform. Knowledge is there. So, why not doing? This is a topic that I shall cover in another buzz.

I feel there is a missing issue- the missing subconscious questions that I failed to ask? If we ask simple and conscious questions we shall not possibly act. Let me explain. Trees do many things that we don't understand. Why two similar trees of the same species growing next to each other develop different shapes such as one being symmetrical and the other not? Or, why one tree grows high and the other doesn't. These are simple questions, but their answers aren't you completely satisfying. The trees apply on us the concept of negative certainty. We know more to find out that we have more issues that we make less certain of what we know. This way we keep our passionate curiosity to know more. If we know the answers we may then lose passion to know more. Natural phenomena are like that. The more we know, the less we are certain and the more passionate we are to remove the uncertainty only to fall in the rabbit hole of uncertainty. Because our minds remain clouded with these issues we may ask subconscious questions that may give us a hint to the answer.

The issue of my failing to respond to my knowledge by not drinking enough water stems from the fact that I reached a definite answer and therefore the element of negative uncertainty was removed. Are definite answers a form of mental block or even a barrier to ask subconscious questions?

Harvey Lloyd responded to one of my comments on a great buzz on Developing a Tolerance to Negativity by Sara Jacobovici as follows. Emotions are neither good nor bad. But they can be either if, they cause us to fluctuate between interdependent and independent. A team recognizes this fluctuation instantly and it can have a souring effect on success, individually and team. I agree with Harvey. The keyword in his response for me is fluctuation, between on emotion or another. Or, fluctuation between shapes such as a drop of water is rounded or not when it falls on a tree leaf depending on whether the leaf is waxy or not. It is the fluctuation in protein in our bodies between different shapes and the fluctuation of the trunks of trees between growing linearly or spirally.

Conscious and Subconscious Questions

The question remains- when we fail to fluctuate between conscious and subconscious questions do we fail what we need to do what we should do? Is this one reason for my failure to abide by simple facts to keep my health in good shape? Apparently, subconscious questions lead to subconscious answers.

I dedicate this buzz proudly to the great thinker
Harvey Lloyd whose comments propelled me to write this buzz. Dear Harvey- I am full of gratitude to you.

Ali Anani 8/1/2017 · #159

#158 We need both types of people and I appreciate your very expressive comment @Lyon Brave

Lyon Brave 8/1/2017 · #158

I used to ask all the big questions, then i got into this existential depression because my molecules didn't some big enough or infinite enough to compete with the universe. Then i stopped caring about entropy, afterlives, why am i hear, what is my purpose collective purpose, and i just started focusing on me. I'm not designed to be a scientist, knowing about black matter just confuses me and makes me feel minuscule., I'm a more philosophical person. I think they're both people of reason. I would rather focusing on my inner being than the outer world, but i'm so glad other people go explore it.

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Ali Anani 30/11/2016 · #157

#156 This is amazingly well-said "Traveling is about finding new and losing old".

Joris Plaatstaal 30/11/2016 · #156

#155 I think that is the beauty and the sadness of it all. Crossing the border might be an event not noticed by the traveler.

No matter what border the traveler crosses, at some point the traveler will realize there is no way back.

The traveler crossed the line and lost his past. Is that why so many of us do not travel?

I can understand them, the stayers. Traveling is about finding new and losing old. I can understand it does not appeal to everyone.

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Ali Anani 30/11/2016 · #155

#154 I hope you share with us your thoughts when they cross the borderline @Joris Plaatstaal. Again, you got me even more interested.

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Joris Plaatstaal 30/11/2016 · #154

#153 Now you got me thinking.... @Ali Anani.

"Between freedom and illusion there is a borderline of knowledge."

This is an interaction I truly love. ......Between freedom and illusion there is a borderline of knowledge...... It is just great, I did not realize that while commenting. You kick my thoughts a step further and at this time I am not sure why.....

Between freedom and illusion there is a borderline of knowledge. There are so many ways to look at that. I will have to let it sink in.

Thank you!

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Ali Anani 30/11/2016 · #153

#152 "Know" to soon and freedom is lost. Never know and freedom is an illusion- this got me thinking deeply @Joris Plaatstaal. Between freedom and illusion there is a borderline of knowledge. WOW!

Joris Plaatstaal 29/11/2016 · #152

#148 I agree @Ali Anani.

"And so there is a danger of always searching." That was indeed a bit of a one-liner. What I tried to say.... And that is where the complexity cuts in....

There are people who are sure they know. There are people who are sure they don't know, and they search further.

At what point in life and knowledge are we happy with who we are? Free?

Am I to early reaching that point? I made up my mind. I am sixteen years old and I know it all. What I know is the rigid setting for the rest of my life.

Will I never reach that point? I can't make up my mind. I am 120 years old and I am not sure. I must learn more.

Those are two extremities, I know. They fell in my mind, reading your conversation with Max. Those extremities do not represent you or Max. My knowledge of the both of you is too superficial.

Ah well. What did Come to my mind? The extremities.

"Know" to soon and freedom is lost. Never know and freedom is an illusion. Where do I step in? At what point in my life I feel secure, without developing my own tunnel vision? It feels like a Gaussian curve with a standard deviation of close to nothing.

Does this explain my one-liner more?

P.S. I am only here to exchange thoughts, not to prove my right. Thank you for your open, respectful comment.

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