Tuesday, December 07, 2004

State of Mind!

Wonder how complex the design of our brain is...!
For a moment, one feels let down, tensed, disturbed and concerned!
And in a few hours, he/she feels something absolutely different - say calm, happy and content - even joyous!

Thinking about it... consciously, nothing around him/her has changed.
The landscape is the same, the people around are the same, yes - but the time has
passed by!

But there is a change - change somewhere within - the states of the mind!
Thats it!

What induces this change of states?
Are we really masters of our own at all?

wrt science, it just can't be a few chemical secretions in our brains, that bring about this state of mind?

There has to be more - what, why and how are these chemicals that change our states

Does our brain has a mind and life of its own?
or is it just US?

That these changes happening in the brain are too microscopic to be registered
by our brain?

we can see a rat run by, in front of our eyes...
catch a beautiful butterfly, fluttering by its wings - with magnificient colors fly away...
smell the fragrances of a bunch of sweet flowers...
and can reach out to touch 'em soft n gentle, with the tip of our fingers, to feel it...
and listen to the rustles of dried leaves by the tree, and hear to the noises filling the air
all around - a city dwellers' nightmare!

But hey, why is that, we can't feel our own innards?
can't identify the changes, the reactions - of our own body and mind,

As like any other question, there should lie an answer for this as well...
and i want to find more ...


At 2:45 AM, Blogger S said...

I use to wonder if it was only me who goes thr this drastic change in mood!!!! but you seem to be another one.
I have an explanation for my change in mood!!!! the change in mood as in from terribly sad/upset/uncertain to upbeat/hopeful/unconcerned comes along with the change in state of mind and this state of mind is driven by me. Even though there is no change in the environment or anything, for me it comes along with talking to people. It comes from making myself involved in something, getting busy. Once the task is over as in the busy phase I might get back to the same mood but on a lower intensity.
So, I assume, every one has a way of his/her own that will bring that change in the state of mind, all you need to do is some introspection and hit the action that makes that change for you.

At 5:15 PM, Blogger The Visitor said...

Some pointers for you and S

Regarding change in moods - it is an established fact that our moods are influenced by hormones, or rather a balance of chemicals (melatonin / serotonin) that act in/on the brain. The secretion of these chemicals is influenced by a wide variety of factors (length of day, daylight, exercise, interaction with people etc.) So mood changes are to a large extent a function of these chemical levels in our body. To the extent that we can control these chemicals' levels in our body we are masters of our moods. :)

Having said that here is a quote that I liked:
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
-Hugh Down

At 5:17 PM, Blogger The Visitor said...

A link to a disorder where patients have swings in mood - bipolar disorder.

Probably all of us have bipolar disease to different levels. :)


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