Each mind is a mythology of Self and Non-Self, woven out of facts and fictions. "Bottom Feeder" is a collection of stories by Pavel Somov, a Russian-American psychologist-author, who grew up in the Soviet Union.
Psychologist, author (Lotus Effect, Present Perfect, Eating the Moment), international speaker, CrossFit enthusiast, on Advisory Board of Mindfulness Project (London, UK). A modern-day ape continuously lost and found in the jungle of Real and Abstract, ever interested in the monkey business of being human. I grew up in Russia, served in the Soviet military, and immigrated to US in my early twenties. You can find me online at drsomov.com or pavelsomov.com. I am also on Twitter @pavelgsomov and on Instagram #unprincipledknowledge
One way to know who we are is by knowing who we are not. We are not what passes. We are what remains the same.
We package entire bottomless universes of thing-less things into single words such as ‘neuron’ or ‘brain.’ When my “neurons” de-fragged informationally, they continued to de-frag structurally. First, on a molecular level, then atomically, now sub-atomically. I am still de-fragging as we speak: everything ‘I’ ever collectively was is still un-dancing all of its vortical twists-of-determinism, in an infinite half-life overture of cessation. ‘I’ am still here, as completely, as I ever was, just not in one convenient place, but all over, even in you, through you.