What Is Life All About Without Your Brain?

The mind can become your main life-support system if you learn to use it properly.

I’m sorry for bringing this up, but I just realized that I can’t be around you very much if I’m not having a good time. Maybe someday I’ll be able to be with you all the time, but for now, I can’t give up. When life becomes unbearable, all there is to focus on is your brain and the thoughts that arise there. It’s true! I’ve seen it in myself. And while it sucks, I have to admit, I enjoy my mental state.

The problem is that I need to find that fun and not worry about the pain I’m going through due to my condition, though it’s really painful to watch you. I don’t want to lose your trust, because I’m going to need it. It’s hard to trust and I don’t want to lose that, too.

I don’t know what to do for fun. That’s what I’ve been wondering the whole trip. What to do when I’m out in nature, because I don’t want to watch you while I’m trying to sleep. It’s not like I want to see you all the time. I’m not looking forward to watching you all day long, but the feeling of isolation from you is going to be great. I want to enjoy your company more, not take it for granted. I don’t want you to think that I’m a slacker or a bore. I mean, I do like watching you sleep, and that’s all, but I’d like to have you as a friend in my mind all the time. That means, I’m going to have to find something that keeps me going.

I’ve been hearing a lot of things about meditation, but I know you don’t do meditation. Are you a Buddhist? Do you practice? I’m afraid that your attitude towards this is not the right one for me. But I don’t know for sure. If I am a Buddhist, I’m sorry, but I won’t be doing it.

Well! That’s not good. That means either you have no faith in me that I can meditate, or you’re trying to be helpful. I already have other ways of thinking about meditation than that. I’m going to say something that might embarrass you, so take it as a joke. But I can’t. I need to trust you, even if it’s just a little. That’s what I’m struggling with. I know it will hurt a lot, so bear with me.

I have no idea what to do in this situation. You’re already starting to feel uncomfortable with me, so you’re doing all you can to be helpful. But I just want to think of fun times for you. I want to spend time with you, so please, let me have your mind. I think of the best places that go with you. I know that I could do some exploring, but I’m so sleepy that I can’t stand still for more than a couple seconds. It’s not like I’m going to miss you, because I know that I can’t. I’m so sorry that I won’t be able to hold your mind for more than a few seconds. I would love to stay with you for the rest of our lives, or at least for as long as you want to continue being my friend. I want to be your friend, too. Please don’t leave me again.

Okay, well… Thanks for listening!

I don’t have your mind. The way to get your mind is to get out of your body and find it somewhere else. As for you, I’m just going to be the first to give you space to think about my mind.