(2003 to 2005)


Tue Jul 27 15:38:00 UTC+1000 2004


Something has been happening to my mind over the past few months.

I'm not exactly sure what it is.

Perhaps it is that I have spent too long in solitude suffering sleep deprivation and I am losing my sanity.

However, it doesn't feel that way.

I have in fact become more congenial of late, but I prefer more than ever to be alone.

It feels like I'm beginning to learn how to use my mind.

I feel like I am beginning to understand a great many things.

Things that I thought I knew, but that I didn't really understand.

I'm starting to understand better what words really mean. I'm finding better truths, and new meanings in old concepts; concepts that I once thought I understood.

The human mind is confused by irony. Messages are lost in irony.

I'm realising that human intelligence is at least as old as recorded history, and that great minds have been encoding their wisdom in language for successive generations for ages. You need to decode their language in order to gain their understanding and find out where they got you to. If you think that messages in English don't need to be decoded, then you're wrong.

I'm finding that language is crucial to understanding.

I'm finding that there is an element of our society that is either killing our language, or that via some failing in my education I failed to learn it adequately.

There is no point in reading until after you have learned to read.

I'm discovering the power of the human imagination, and I now better understand what that really means.

I can better understand other peoples minds, and I can appreciate how foreign they are to my own.

I can see there is a great deal of learning and understanding that I have yet to attain.

My mind has been becoming clear.

I am no longer daunted by complexity, or scale.

Inside myself, I can feel that I'm close to something. It's almost like a spiritual experience.

I don't even feel like making a joke to make a person that reads this more comfortable about what I've said.

The human mind is a very powerful tool, and you can use it to accomplish many things.

I've realised lately that a lot of the limits that I believed I had were false. They were externally opposed on me by people who didn't dare to try harder.

Nothing is hard.

Anything is possible if you can imagine it. That's not optimistic wishy washy crap. It's true. At least, it is in as much as I mean it to be true.

Your brain is a powerful tool. You can use it if you want to. It's already there, all you have to do is decide that you want to use it, and then figure out how.

Imagination is the key.

Language is very important.

You have a brain that you program with your life experience. You have less than ~30,000 days to live.I think getting the most out of your brain in that amount of time requires a concerted effort, but it's an effort worth making.

Copyright © 2003-2005 John Elliot