How my mind creates the experience of meaning

 

It can be helpful to explore how our mind creates its experience of meaning.

When I explore this for myself, I see that meaning is created by images and words. And if there is velcro on it – a charge, a sense of reality or solidity – sensations are connected to it as well. As usual with velcro, sensations gives the words and images a sense of substance and reality, and the images and words give the sensations a sense of meaning.

One example is my sense of dread. It’s made up of sensations with images and words associated with them, and these images and words create a sense of meaning. The meaning is in the image of something dark over everything, and in words such as “dread”, “the world is scary”, “the world is a threat”, “I can be hurt”, “I can be damaged beyond repair” and more.

Any inquiry is really an exploration of meaning and how our mind creates a sense of meaning. And it can be done more intentionally where we explicitly look for meaning.

What does X mean?

What images and words create this sense of meaning?

What sensations are associated with these images and words?

What does this situation mean? I am weak. Incompetent. Unloved. Can I find that? How does my mind create those experiences?

What does this feeling mean? I was treated unfairly. Can I find unfair and fair? How does my mind create those meanings?

What does this compulsion mean? I need love. I am unloved. Can I find love? Can I find me, the one who is unloved? How does my mind create the experience of love, or being unloved? How does my mind create the experience of person Y who loves me?

What images, words, and sensations create those meanings?

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2 thoughts on “How my mind creates the experience of meaning

  1. Even though I appreciate the good intentions of this writer in expressing insightful perspectives, the consistent grammatical errors and improper sentence structure in these blog posts interfere with my ability to follow their inherent meaning. The reading of such requires undue effort for accurate interpretation and understanding of the content.

    It would undoubtedly improve the delivery of these ideas to employ the services of a qualified editor. Due to this obstacle, I am tempted to unsubscribe, but will, meanwhile, hold out in hopes that there will soon be improvement in this area.

    Thank you for your consideration.

  2. Thank you. English is a second language for me, and I also write these posts mostly for my own benefit. Employing a qualified editor would be a bit of an overkill…!

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