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Consciousness vs. Sub-consciousness

Consciousness vs. Sub-consciousness

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Olan Smith By CottonJones Completed

This is based on MRI reading that show the brain forms the our words six to seven seconds before we actually say them, meaning the subconsciousness is aware of what we are going to say before it happens.  This poem takes that fact and questions what brain is real living in the now, and which is reacting to the stimulus life presents to us.

  • philosophy
  • psychiatry
  • reality
  • subconsciousness
  • unconsciousness
2tellsteph 2tellsteph Apr 08, 2016
Victim to my scattered whole being. 
                              Searching for truth, relationships, and piecing back together my identity. Boy did you nail this one right. I'm arriving late and holding to what riverbank of preconception I can grab, as the ripples of reality and life flow on.
cHaOsOfWar cHaOsOfWar Mar 21, 2016
Interesting contemplation and asks the question, How many tracks does our mind run on? Probably more than one and less than infinity. Just a guess.
RDBrooks RDBrooks May 24, 2015
'We walk on our head and speak with our feet'.  Thought-provoking from start to finish @CottonJones.  I'm going on a 6-second delay starting right...2....3.....4.....5....Now!  Vtd
rosaimee rosaimee Aug 25, 2014
Absolutely I love this poem! So wisely written! I live the flow of the lines and the message it conveys!!
GhilaPan GhilaPan Jul 22, 2014
Great! Good to know! 
                              Six seconds. Yes, if, we only knew... the gap of freedom ... the possibility to choose.. our kingdom
                              Thank you for this poem!
maryltabor maryltabor Jul 06, 2014
I love the acknowledgement here of the state of mind and the admission of our search through confusion. Humor and science and wisdom here. Vtd.