A mind elevater is a person who wants to elevate their mind towards positive thoughts and behaviours.
Why Mind Elevater?
Most spiritual systems demonize the mind. They consider the mind to be an obstacle and nothing but an obstacle to a virtuous life.
The mind is the only thing we have to make our way in the world. It’s the only thing that allows us to contemplate, dream, design and problem solve. It’s the only thing that can make our life better, if it is used better.
Our mind is an abstraction. There is no real physical thing we can point to and say here is the mind. Sure we have a physical brain that produces the experience of mind but the mind itself is a result of what the body does just as physical movement is a result of what the body does.
Because the mind is result of ordered but random evolutionary processes it is capable of high functionality for survival but it is also vulnerable to biases and errors. These evolutionary processes have generated both productive and unproductive thoughts and behaviors.
The mind is us, it’s who we are, it’s not separate from us.
By steering the mind towards useful and beneficial thoughts we produce useful and beneficial behaviors. This is the process by which we elevate the mind. That’s our project here at Science Meditations, elevating the mind through science inspired allegories.