A Clear Mind presents a memoir of Robert Tosei Osterman's observations on individual existences, focusing on his thoughts and ongoing practice to purify and calm his mind. A pure mind is able to see all things in their beauty and wonder. A purified mind brings real freedom-freedom from clinging to life and freedom from the fear of death. For Osterman, this clarity only came to him when he sincerely applied himself to the practice of attentiveness. It is his belief that this is the most important thing that anyone can do in life.
He recorded his daily random observations, presented here and arranged under ten themes. He explores the concept of life after death, reviewing his own experience after surviving the randomness of lymphoma and the devastation that it brought to his life.
Is there life after death? Can one be truly happy and free in this life? In "A Clear Mind," the ordinary becomes the extraordinary, from the children on the school bus that Osterman drives to the winter scenes he experiences. Follow one man's path toward the clarification of his mind and the journey to make his mind right.
Evolving the Mind has two main themes: how ideas about the mind evolved in science; and how the mind itself evolved in nature. The mind came into physical science when it was realised, first, that it is the activity of a physical object, a brain, which makes a mind; and secondly, that our theories of nature are largely mental constructions, artificial extensions of an inner model of the world which we inherited from our distant ancestors. From both of these perspectives, consciousness is the great enigma. If consciousness evolved, however, it is in some sense a material thing whatever else may be said of it. Physics, chemistry, molecular biology, brain function and evolutionary biology - almost the whole of science - is involved, and there can be no expert in all these fields. So the style of the book is simple, almost conversational. The excitement is that we seem to be close to a scientific theory of consciousness.
"Because I know where I come from, I as well know where I am going to." The Tragedy in a Tangled Talented Mind is the second book of Inspirational Collective Poetry by Qhubani M. Malinga. "If ever you are with me in the struggle, keep calculating your steps. If you know where you come from, you will know where you want to go. If you believe in yourself, just look around and see the vast fortune that you have."
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