Sometimes, I'd like to give my MIND
A good slap right up side the head.
I really would.
It thinks it exists in capital letters -
The boss of everything!
Well – it isn't.
There are many systems inside me
Governed by inherent programming
Not commanded by MIND.
Well, I'll allow 'Attitude', of course
A major factor in everything -
But not superior status.
Of course, MIND is wonderful
But so is the physical me.
All those vital functions pre-coded
Down the centuries
To conceive, birth, grow and maintain
My 'body', my personal evolution.
I don't totally begrudge MIND'S touted superiority.
'Mind over Matter' etc. etc. and etc.
Can be amazing in practice:
A huge arena of exploration.
But, still, sometimes, MIND just needs to back off
And let the Physical do its own thing.
Physicality is really the boss of the body.
Death is inherent in conception!
MIND can observe, and extemporize
Exploring grand ideas with great delight.
But MIND too must succumb
To physical death - Pfffft!
And into this simplicity sneaks SOUL.
I wonder if that is still just MIND
Wooing human imagination to buffer Fear
Calling it Creation -
Beloved stories, but just stories.
I think SOUL revels in the Mystery of Joy, too
A star-studded Idea so coveted by us all
Which, in its promise of fulfilment,
Can become a weapon of MIND control
In good conscience, or not.
Which is a whole different discussion, of course.
But a valid thought.
Yes - maybe - sometimes -
MIND just needs a good smack!