The human brain is an incredible organism, if only we could learn to use it properly. Right now, the human brain is like one of those fancy computerized gadgets that we buy at an electronics store. We take it home, the instructions look like coordinates for a UFO landing site, so we toss them into the trash can.
We spend the rest of our lives figuring out how the gadget works but we never quite realize it’s optimum capabilities, then one day we say, “Oh, so that was what that button was for!”
The brain is an organic computer with infinite possibilities. It knows the answers to everything, but we tend tell it to do things rather than letting it, tell us. However, just to be able to access another five percent of the brain’s function all of a sudden, would be very scary indeed, as that unchartered and instant awareness would probably send us straight to an asylum.
To say that we use all of our brains one hundred percent, would be like saying that a car will never go faster than fifty miles per hour or we will never put a human being on Mars. There is always room for growth and new development and that has been proven through time. The only thing that we can do is to learn to use parts of our brain gradually, logically and collectively.
The human brain is developing slowly but surely. Each lesson and thought is like a road map. First we think, then we take action and we start to charter a course inside of our tiny skulls. The human brain has an estimated 100 billion neurons, each connected to 10,000 others. The brain has an infinite realm of capabilities, linked to an infinite universe of possibilities.
The brain is so vast that it is hard to imagine that we could ever use one hundred percent of it. If we could ever use the brain in it’s entirety, then we would be close to the end of infinity, but that will never happen.
When an individual learns something for the very first time, a minuscule part of their brain becomes activated. When that learning process takes root, neurons in the brain start to transmit signals and then something incredible happens; To put it bluntly, it is somewhat similar to a road construction. As the individual learns, so the synapses in the brain start to connect the thought processes together until the area of learning in the brain begins to look like a full scale city map, consisting of highways, bi-ways, underpasses, back roads and side walks. Once the thought patterns and experiences have been established, so the brain configures and reconfigures a new neurological pathway.
If one can imagine the universe and compare that to something the size of a honey dew melon, then you are on our way to building a new bypass or overpass in your brain. To expand upon that, we will be building more avenues for more thoughts and you will be on your way to using parts of the brain that you never thought were there.
But even then, one may never be able to utilize their entire brain, as it will take an eternity of evolution, on a collective scale to even come close. When I say collective, I mean that we cannot seem to do it alone because the brain has a safety mechanism, especially as our thoughts are dictated to us from the school of what is accepted in society.
To expand this subject further; there are five acceptable known senses: Seeing, hearing, feeling, taste and smell. However, when people talk about the sixth sense, that encompasses many other unnamed senses that certain governments have experimented with, but now are rumored in our society today.
Sixth senses are becoming part of the norm, but were frowned upon many years ago. As I said, the brain is a complex organism with infinite possibilities; To stand and look at a painting, for instance; one may see a painting that is very appealing and stare at it for hours, or one may turn away and not think further about it’s subject.
One might be able to touch the hardened oil paint on the canvas and/or smell the old paint and mustiness of it’s composure. One might even be able to connect deeper and look into the artist’s mind and feel what that artist was experiencing at the time he or he painted his or her masterpiece.
Sometimes we get a feeling, not knowing what it is, because we can’t identify and compare it to any experience that we have ever had. Sometimes we get a sense of something that doesn’t feel right. Sometimes, the telephone will ring and we get a terrible feeling about a loved one. Sometimes, we will fall in love.
In conclusion; can we put our all of our feelings and senses into words? Can we explain our thoughts and everything that we see? The answer is maybe one day, because these thoughts and feelings are all part of the unchartered brain and the ninety percent that we are not using.