The Technology of the Brain
Your brain can be compared to a hard drive on your phone or computer. You are born with a predominately empty hard drive, which is ready to be filled with information. The first two years of your life, you are in an UNCONSCIOUS brain state, almost as if you are sleep walking. This is the learning and observing time in your life; this is the period of time when the unconscious mind is heavily developed. These forming years you are DOWNLOADING information and experiences just like downloading a new app or program onto your phone. Each EXPERIENCE IS AN APP that is downloaded on your hard drive.
Every EXPERIENCE or APP have 2 things:
1. MEMORY SIZE-The apps and programs you download have a specific amount of information i.e. Megabytes or Gigabytes. The size of a experience, memory or trauma, will determine the amount of space the app will take up in your brain. Remember that any experience, whether good or bad, that REPEATS ITSELF can also increase the size of the app.
2. DATA TYPE-The type of experience/app you have is placed into certain category boxes on your phone screen. For example, you place all your banking and credit card apps in FINANCE grouping boxes, so when you tap on the box all the financial stuff is pulled up. This is memory recall.
Have you ever had so many apps running that your battery gets drained super quick? Unresolved or unprocessed experiences or memories are equivalent to old apps that are running in the background. You are not paying attention to them or conscious of them, but they are still draining your battery.
How do you gain your energy back? You have to swipe off the unnecessary apps. Processing old experiences and becoming aware of who you are is the action of swiping off the old. This allows more memory space to open up on your hard drive.
This accomplishes 2 things:
- Increases bandwidth for quicker downloads
- Increases processing speed within the brain.
We will talk more on how the technology of the brain processes awareness.
Illustration by @lindsayblaze