I think what this episode really revealed is the notion that we don’t get to choose our thoughts as much as we do our actions.
This might sound like a weird thing to say, but it’s something I’ve noticed myself. When I drive around and see cars with no license plates, I take a look at the plates to see if I can find the owner. I don’t usually get too close, but when I see them, I get a bit freaked out. I’m not sure why, but it sounds like it stems from a place deep in my subconscious that I want to protect.
To be honest, this idea makes a lot of sense: we often think of ourselves as the ones we are, and we probably feel that when someone else is doing something that we have no control over, we are doing something wrong. This is the case even in our own minds. But we all know that this is only an illusion. Our thoughts are not our own, and they don’t really control our actions.
We all have this hidden inner voice that tells us what to do. It’s not that we want to have the power, it’s that we want to protect ourselves and our loved ones. This is why our parents are so afraid of us. We’re the last family they want to have, and it probably goes back to the same reason. We all have a part of ourselves that wants to be in control.
Its easy to assume that our inner self is like a supercomputer programmed by our parents to control every possible situation. But that would be an entirely false perception. Our inner self is a very complex and sophisticated thing. But when we understand that it’s us, not our thoughts, that’s controlling us, then we see that our mind is not a machine, but our very essence.
And so, the more we understand our inner self, the more we can understand ourselves. In that way, we can become more conscious of our inner feelings and thoughts, our inner wants and desires, and our inner feelings of control. Just as a computer, our mind is a collection of synapses, each of which is a neuron and controls a specific piece of information. So the more we can understand our inner self, the more we can understand ourselves.
You have to be careful when you use the word “self” in this context. When you say, “I am my inner self,” you are saying, “I am this specific thing in my mind that is this specific thing at this specific time.” You are saying that a person has a mind, and you are saying that they are their own mind. You are not saying that they are a person, and that they are self-aware.
You are saying that they are not self-aware. We are not saying that they are not their own mind. We are not saying that they have no mind. We are saying that they are who they are, and that they have a mind. This is a big topic that should be considered. When you say, I am my inner self, you are saying that you are your own self. You are saying that you own your own mind.