Reflections on John Nash’s quote

John F. Nash Jr., a mathematician whose work on the nature of strategy and negotiation changed modern economics and whose personal struggles with mental illness touched millions, died Saturday in a car crash together with his wife, Alicia.

Their combined struggles with his mental illness were documented in the book “A Beautiful Mind,” which was later transformed into an award-winning movie starring Russell Crowe.

John Nash wrote in his 1994 commentary for the Nobel“At the present time I seem to be thinking rationally again in the style that is characteristic of scientists,”. “However this is not entirely a matter of joy as if someone returned from physical disability to good physical health. One aspect of this is that rationality of thought imposes a limit on a person’s concept of his relation to the cosmos.”

I’ve noticed in my own journey from awakening back to “reality”, some relief from expanded consciousness when focus and rational thought return to my mind. Such as when I am attending to a task that requires my full attention. Jumping back into the mind is no less creative, however, it has a different potential. It seems to exist within the expansive awakened mind. Words and linear expressions of the rational mind, can be used in synchronistic moments. The rational mind cannot bend as it is set in stone, and its changes are linear. Whereas the awakened mind, more etheric, can travel and “feels” more alive and interactive with all that is known and not yet known. Therefore it is life in its essence. Staying in the awakened mind can leave one feeling that they are without an umbilical cord. For a while its a pleasure, until one returns to the rational mind where realization takes place. Then there is a different relief, that which vacates the vacant. It is this bouncing back and forth that becomes the dance of a consciousness awakened to its inherent nature. Being awakened opens the pathway to travel to the divine. At the foot of the divine I experience onenness. With a shift in consciousness, I seem to travel as I become closer to my physical existence. There I can interact with this world as I wish. When traveling between worlds, I am multiple and I am simultaneous. This understanding it quite difficult to understand for some. I feel alive within aliveness, and partially dead when in my rational mind. There is an element that I am not aware of when I am engaged in the world, and this helps me to be in the world. I cannot say that this is bad. Perhaps it’s more like a function.

I cannot speak further than this, the unfathomable mind,  as it exists far beyond words and speech, can only be touched in ways that have no words, no umbilical, and are only realized deeply within, and seen only by those who have eyes that see!

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