Insight Three of the 59 Second Course in Thinking is:
At any NOW moment in spacetime (n) the brainuser has a cvs
NOW = cvs
The default position of your brain is what we call a cvs which is a current view of the situation. Right here, right now your brain has a cvs.
As far as we know, your human brain is the ultimate product of the 13.5 billion years of the evolution of the universe.
It is possible that one day this may change, but based on all the evidence currently available to us, there is no more extraordinary machine in the universe than the human brain.
The main purpose of your brain, as an organ of your body, is to secrete a cvs from moment to moment. If brains didn’t do this then we couldn’t live or survive.
Your brain has evolved to secrete, moment by moment, a cvs.
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We survive physically and psychologically on patterns. A cvs gives us the reassurance that creating and following a set pattern will sustain us.
The fact that we are sustained by maintaining the status quo reinforces the idea that the cvs is good. The cycle repeats.
The brain is always looking for meaning it can use to guide us to first survive, and if we are so self-directed, to succeed. We need to make sense of myriad of sensory impulses which can freeze the brain unless we filter based on what we are already familiar with.
This filtering not only allows us to focus and flex, but also to flow with the changes in our circumstances and environment. It helps us economise both energy and thinking to ensure valuable resorces at our disposal is available to help us to both survive, evolve and cope with disruptive crises when they occur.
Learning is moving from the familiar to the unfamiliar. It does not take place in a vacumn. It gives us a starting point which is also the NOW moment.
The road for change begins with the NOW. Our brain recognises the now to be our CVS. What we do NOW determine the direction we are going to travel. We will only do something different if we seek a BVS.
What we can perceive from our platform of NOW we can conceive and bring to fruition to influcene our future.
We have to navigate in the world/universe we live in, those that failed to do so did not get to reproduce. So once again its all about sex!
Any given NOW is a perceptual reality and acted upon accordingly. Its a product of our model of the world, our memories of objects in time in space so we can make predictions about the future. The next track on the favourite CD, the next thing he/she is going to say as we listen. Allows us to drive on same road anticipating the the oncoming car wont typically veer across at us on the way to work.
This permits anticipation and we dont have to reconstruct meaning from moment to moment.
The NOW is all internal to permit action in an external world.
this moments cvs is not necessarily the next moments cvs, if the cvs can and does change it makes even more sense that a cvs can and should be challenged to find the bvs which then becomes the cvs and so on.
Humanity has evolved from a flight or fight environment to one in which our CVS can be often directed by our “little voice” constant reminder of our fears and hesitations. So our CVS can often just be an interpretation of our reality and our potentials. It is an image of possibilities evolved from years of life experiences. This is why I believe that there will always be a BVS available as long as I am capable of thinking and imagination.
I suggest our brains have evolved to secrete a moment to moment CVS because that process was seen to have served us well to date and the switch from CVS – BVS has not been an evolutionary requirement – albiet it would have been a better way. Its only as we have progressed in our thinking that people are realising the benefits of the CVS – BVS
Presumably to provide the ability to cope with one’s current environment and circumstances and provide the basis for continuing the process of evolution.
Assessment on how I am thinking and feeling at any point in time.
Foundation for “should I act to change anything?”
Love it…easy point to work from instead of always reinventing the thought process.
my brain has evolved to secrete a CVS in case there’s nothing on the telly…
I believe this is about a survival instinct of the brain. Our perception of the world is built on by our experiences through our lifetime and added to moment by moment. The number one emotion is survival. This is our CVS. We hang onto these thoughts and feelings. They are deeply implanted in us even at a subconscious level.