In my recent post “It’s a joke” I wrote that YOU, or consciousness is not really in control of the body. That it is just an observer. You’re a person sitting in a cinema. As I expected this claim raised a lot of skepticism, but some people actually thought about this idea and I congratulate you, if you’re one of them. The thing is, we don’t know for sure if what I wrote is true or not, so it is perfectly healthy to consider that idea and not be blocked by your “ultimate knowing” of the way things are. Get out of your head. I actually don’t believe what I wrote. I was just fucking with y’all. I believe that you have control. What kind of control is the BIG question? We shall play a game here to find that out.
I have a couple articles planned which could be described as self-help. For anyone that is struggling with productivity or wants to generally improve their work potential and flow. The problem is what I will write will be rubbish if you don’t realize one thing. And that is YOUR relation to yourself and everything while we’re at it. I know the answers, I didn’t make them up, they were made ages ago by men much wiser than me, but you have to know what you’re looking for. This understanding I have WORKS and helps me with my life and work immensely. Now if you’re interested in scientific fact this is not the place, if you are interested in increasing performance then continue. I want to play a game with you all here today. We’ll drop the scientific/brain reasoning and work only on metaphors.
WHAT is YOU?
Meaning what is the consciousness/awareness/observer. What is it?
We can find out what it is by knowing what is its role. If we find out the role we will know what is awareness and how does it control/affect its reality. So the purpose of this game is to find out who YOU are.
Write your best possible answers in the comments. The game ends if somebody makes the same claim as I believe in, if nobody does that I’ll reveal my answer in a couple days. Let’s begin.
Suppose the human being is a PIRATE SHIP.
The obvious is that the body of the ship, the shell is the human body (skin, flesh, bones).
This is actually a corsair ship, because we need more roles. So the ship consists of:
the upper deck crew,
the lower deck crew,
the captain’s parrot (sits on the captain’s shoulder and talks),
the ship monkey (a little pet rhesus monkey with a bell attached),
the loyalist (spies on the captain and reports back to the queen),
the queen (she’s not on the ship but it’s her ship),
the mail pigeon (carries messages),
sail map and measuring tools (compass, barometer),
a chronicler or writer aboard the ship
Now the purpose of the game is to find out what is consciousness in our model. So assign it to what you think it is, say why and say what is its relation to the rest of the ship. For example: consciousness is X because I have to do Y and Z all the time.