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.
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.