In his fascinating book ,How to Know God: The Soul’s Journey into the Mystery of Mysteries
Deepak Chopra seperates the mind from the brains to make us better understand the science of mind.
Inspiration and Insight
If the brain produces thoughts, and these are the result of stored information inside our neurons, how does anyone ever have a new idea? Why aren’t we constantly combining and recombining old information? New thoughts come to us from the mind, not the brain.
The most original new thoughts are called inspired; on the personal level seeing something new about yourself is called an insight. When you feel inspired, more then ordinary thinking is involved. There is a sense of being uplifted, of suddenly breaking through. Old boundaries fall away, and one feels, if only for a moment, a rush of liberation. If the inspiration is powerful enough, one’s whole life can be changed. There are insights so potent that years of patterned behaviour can change in an instant….
Deepak Chopra explains us the brain as being like a radio. You year music coming from the radio, but when you open it up, there is no band playing in the radio. Similarily, the brain is the receiver, it receives the signals from the mind.