We are not the voices in our heads
We are not the voices in our heads.
A take on the physiology of the brain:
Spinal column, fish brain, reptilian brain, avian brain; and the final frontal cortex, the mammalian brain. A perfect mess.
Each a unit operating with independence.
Each a step in evolution,
Of physical form,
Each a part, operating with independence from the others,
but coming together to form a union,
reaching an agreement,
as the intelligence behind our unit.
This unit is our physiology.
This organism formed in union is our body.
Would we not all agree that there are intelligences at work within us that we know nothing of?
We do not need to ask our blood to flow,
our stomachs to digest,
nor our wounds to heal…
They do it for us.
Billions of years of consciousness moving through form.
Natural selection, genetic evolution,
Whatever it took to survive.
Whatever worked best.
They are what they had to be.
They operate for us, but are not under our command.
They each have a function,
They each have a purpose,
They each have a voice.
All these tiny voices pulling us each and every way.
All the tiny voices; ‘You should go!’ “You should stay!”
What are we then? If not the thoughts within our own skulls?
We are the Silence between.
We are the hearer of voices,
We are Presence observing it all unfold.
These voices will go on telling stories until the end of time,
But it is up to us, centred in this new found Presence,
to choose whether to listen.
THE SILENCE Behind it all….
We are not the voices in our heads,
We are the space that allows them voice.
-SPACE that allows them VOICE-