[ Poster Credit : Bari Demers – self taught graphic designer ]
WE humans are indeed a diverse species with millions of years of evolution, developing in who we are today. It may be our evolutionary timeline was drastically altered by our ancient ancestors, but overall WE have survived.
Interesting, our biological brain, still clouded with its mysterious beginnings, dictates our consciousness to do what we do. It’s the master of our biological body, controlling us everyday living on EARTH.
Only our brain knows our darkest secrets.
It feeds us with intel and safe guards, keeping our ‘Spiritual Being’ free from harm. That IS, only if, we listen to our inner thoughts. Somehow we have the option to reject our basic animalistic warnings, injecting ourselves to bodily harm. Complex our brain is, it too can be subject to all kinds of circuitry malfunction, from a birth defect to severe accidents. If our brain is healthy, firing up all its circuits, its amazing what WE humans can achieve.
Believing who we are can be complicated.
It’s clear our brain and consciousness are constantly fighting, trying to prove our very existence. The creation of man-made religion is clear of that, giving evidence to the battle inside of us all. Each tribe of human beings demanding our ‘religion’ is the right one. It has plagued us throughout our history, resorting mankind to its darkest moments of shame and incogitable terror.
Our consciousness (controlled by our brain) believe we have a soul. The brain tries to calculate why we exist. Who are we? Where do we come from ? Those two basic questions have divided mankind from the very beginning of existence.
To add insult to injury, our brain may think it’s all so powerful, becoming the savage dictators in our historical past and present, tormenting fellow human beings ; subjects to their rule.
On an individual basis, we are constantly fighting ourselves.
For example, I’ll give two different comical dialogues – my BRAIN talking to my ME.
FIRST DIALOGUE OF INNER THOUGHTS:
BRAIN : How do you feel ?
ME ( Consciousness) : Who me?
BRAIN : Yes you ! Who else am I talking to?
ME : Why does it matter ?
BRAIN : I need to know you are OK. Are you happy?
ME : Am I happy. No…I don’t think so. Most writers aren’t…
BRAIN : Why aren’t you happy ? What could make you a happy person?
ME : Finding my soul mate would help. Being financially secure would be another one. It would be nice if someone bought my screenplay BLACK ANGELS for $200,000. Then I could be financially secure.
BRAIN : You’re a dreamer!
ME : I know.
BRAIN : What do you believe would make that prefect soul mate ?
ME : Another female human being who has the same interests as me. Who backs me up, sharing identical views.
BRAIN : You realize I’m laughing inside…right? There’s no such thing as that prefect soul mate. It doesn’t exist. It doesn’t exist because human beings are constantly changing, growing from what they were in the beginning. Stop dreaming and be realistic !
ME : Wait a minute ! That’s what I do. I’m a dreamer and a lover of life. That IS why I write. My interest in ‘Space Exploration’ and defining WHO we are, explores my inner thoughts into words. That IS ME.
BRAIN : Me…me…me. It’s NOT all about YOU. You must of heard these words before,” A King has his reign, and then he dies. It’s inevitable.”
ME : I’m not a King !
BRAIN : No. But you ARE just another human being, trying to make his mark in life before you die, It’s inevitable. “ In this world, nothing is certain, except death and taxes.” Time is always against you.
ME : OK then! Thank you Brain for making my life seem so promising.
BRAIN : No problem!
ME : You realize I’m being sarcastic…right?
BRAIN : Of course I do ! After all I control your inner thoughts.
SECOND DIALOGUE OF INNER THOUGHTS:
BRAIN : Hello ?
ME: NOTHING. ZZZZZZZZ….
BRAIN : Hello?! Good Morning! Up and Atom.
ME : What ? What do you want?
BRAIN: It’s time to exercise that brain of yours. Come on …
ME : Yeah …yeah…do I have to ?
BRAIN : You must! I need me in top shape. So…let’s move those muscles. Get-up and begin your workout program. Up Up Up ! Besides, the rest of us had a talk.
ME: What ?! Who? What do you mean? Your such a crazy Brain.
BRAIN : I’ve just had a meeting with your heart, lungs and liver. They want me to be the spokesman. Actually, I’m the Leader of the Pack. Well…just between you and me, I’m much smarter than they will ever be.
ME: It sounds like a conspiracy to me. What did you all talk about?
BRAIN: The heart, lungs and liver say,” You’re doing a great job, but you must keep going. It’s essential to your health.”
ME: OK. But I don’t feel like it.
BRAIN: Too bad. Cry me a River! Let’s get out of bed and out that door.
ME : Ok ! Ok …fine! You’re such a nag sometimes.
In conclusion our brain dictates who we are. But is it our consciousness ? Do we have a soul ? Is there more then our physical existence? I choose to believe there is more…a lot more. And I’m NOT talking about man-made religion or the singular GOD in the sky.
No. I’m talking about SPIRITUALITY – OUR DESTINY.
Thank you nagging brain.
Bari Demers – screenwriter