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
Consciousness is ground. Mind is figure. Understanding the oscillating Gestalt of who/what we are and we aren't is key.
Mind is as fertile as alluvial soil, like the kind of soil you find around the Nile or the Volga, after the rivers spill out of their waistlines in spring. Mind is a receptive medium, a field to be ploughed and sown. But Mind-land must lie fallow for a while lest we lose our capacity for regeneration. Too much information chokes us up.