We’ve come a long way in understanding the human mind, but much of it remains a mystery. We alter our state with substances from coffee and alcohol to seemingly unending drugs but still, as Henry David Thoreau said, “Most men lead lives of quiet desperation.” And when the world is in such chaos, it seems that happiness is often elusive and peace of mind hard to find.
Sometimes I wish we could just tinker with our brains as though they were simply clockworks; adding a little calmness here, turning up the motivation there…adding a little creativity. It would rock if we could make an adjustment and cure insomnia, control pain, engage the body to heal itself. There have been those who have made meaningful strides in harnessing the power of the connection of the mind and body. Mindfulness meditation has been proven to be of significant value in how one experiences the world. There are other modalities that are beneficial as well if one is willing to work at it.
Still, I wonder if I will live long enough for science to have truly significant breakthroughs. I know that, if given the opportunity, I would love to design a few “repairs” to my own brain. How about you? @blueravenartist