The frigid gusts of wind that assailed Evan’s countenance served to restore his equilibrium. He found himself enveloped in near-total obscurity. After a brief interval, the moon fleetingly emerged from behind a swarm of inky clouds, affording him the opportunity to re-orient himself. The ground beneath his feet was sodden and treacherous, indicative of a recent downpour. He proceeded with caution, mindful of the perilous footing. Clutching his metallic staff by its slender end, he employed it as a walking stick, and within a few minutes, he detected the unyielding surface of the pavement beneath his soles. The clouds once again parted, and the moon illuminated the thoroughfare that extended northward towards his objective.
The narrow, man-made canyons were shrouded in complete darkness, forcing him to walk with the caution of a blind man. He utilized the metal staff as a probing instrument and groped for railings or building walls with his other hand. The pavements were uneven and cracked, and at one street corner, he stumbled over the curbstone and lost his grip on the staff. The fear of losing the staff filled him with despair, and he struggled to control his rising panic. However, he remembered the mind mirror and activated it, experiencing a momentary pain in the back of his skull before feeling a sense of power and control. He located the staff with the guidance of a tingling sensation in his fingertips and a faint signal from the metal staff. Retrieving the staff from the gutter, he turned the mirror away from his chest, aware of the energy drain caused by such intense concentration.
A brief statement regarding the Mind Mirror: This concave apparatus is utilized to enable the Mind to shift its focus away from external occurrences and instead recall its original state, thereby restoring its fundamental essence of being prior-to and rendering all other aspects irrelevant.
Subsequently, he recollected the inherent characteristics of the two cerebral hemispheres within our cognitive faculties. Upon introspection, it becomes apparent that the left tends to direct its focus outwardly, towards the external world, whereas the right is oriented inwardly, towards our inner selves. The left is primarily concerned with managing everyday challenges, while the right is responsible for addressing our emotional states and sentiments, as well as regulating our energy levels. In instances where one experiences tension and exhaustion, the solution rests in immersing oneself in a task that serves to replenish deep energy reserves.
The prevailing principle appears to dictate that when one requires assistance and support, it is necessary to solicit it by directing one’s attention towards the “other self” located in the right hemisphere of the brain. This phenomenon is exemplified in Wordsworth’s “Intimations of Immortality” Ode. The poet experiences despondency and weariness, and contemplates with pessimism his diminishing ability to derive poetic inspiration. However, the process of articulating these sentiments into language enables him to recognize that his situation is not as dire as he had initially perceived, and he concludes by composing with assurance about a resurgent sense of fortitude and hopefulness. This same process elucidates why individuals who have undergone significant personal loss frequently acquire religious faith as a substitute; their anguish compels them to introspect, and the right hemisphere of the brain responds with solace and motivation. The left-brain self becomes cognizant of the fact that it is not alone, and believes that it has encountered God. While this may be the case, it has undoubtedly discovered its “silent partner” who resides only a few centimeters away; and this, in its own right, is an equally momentous revelation. The aforementioned tacit collaborator is none other than the Unborn Mind.
Evan proceeded to circumambulate before an immense Tower before him, intently scrutinizing its exterior in an attempt to discern any indication of an ingress. Regrettably, the impeccably polished alabaster surface exhibited no discernible crevice or aperture. Despite this, he persisted in experiencing a peculiar, prickling sensation, accompanied by a pungent, metallic aroma. He was resolute in his endeavor to uncover the clandestine entrance of the edifice towering before him…