WORLD-OF-MIND CARTOGRAPHY – CHAPTER 1
The extent of our minds is quite difficult to determine. It’s easy to wrap a tape measure around our heads and decide the exact diameter, but when it comes to the incorporeal world within our brain, no ruler will suffice.
The size of our minds is determined by the amount and nature of understanding we have; the more we learn to understand, the more our minds expand.
It’s by exploring a certain area of expertise that we become more and more familiar with its surroundings, after which we will be more and more able to create a map of the area.
In a way we are all cartographers creating our own map while enlarging our personal world of mind. When we are without much understanding, that map is small, and when we venture into the unknown to uncover its secrets, our map becomes larger and richer in detail.
This analogy of course doesn’t help much when it comes to determining the exact proportions of our psyche, but it gives us a way to at least understand how it can be perceived.
Expanding our minds can, in this regard, be viewed as stepping into unknown territories in order to explore their mysteries. Therefore, examine politics, analyze mathematics, investigate human interaction, research ethics and delve into history.
Your first steps will always be superficial, unlocking only nearby regions of the province of any subject, but over time and with increasing effort, farther reaches of their domain become apparent and confirmed.
A philosophical dreamer with a passion for self-reflection and contemplating life. He’s serious about helping people with the insights he gathered, but playful in the way he communicates his wisdom. He left a career as environmental engineer behind, in favor of becoming a personal development coach and thought-provoking writer.