Men of war love to quote the dictum "divide and conquer" due to its simplistic usefulness.
If man's mind had a belligerent force seeking to overcome it, such an enemy could take no better action than to fragment the mind which (curiously enough) is its present condition.
What d'ya think? Is there something out there actually threatening the integrity of the Mind...are you certain there is or ever has been such a state? If there is a natural unity and stability to the mind, then why cannot a man select a word ("unity" let's say) and hold it constantly in mind for (let's say) the next 90 minutes? The mind is a singularly talented instrument of observation, except in one area.
One day, while shaving his bike, a guy mused to himself, "Why do men speak of physically 'living in the fast lane' and 'burning the candle at both ends,' but never make such note regarding their mental life?" And, as he lathered up the spokes, thought, "Guess they never see the need to."
There was once an ancient oak tree who, after decades of witnessing the many non-flora activities around it, said to itself, "If it weren't so funny, it'd really be funny."
One father told his son as the youngster headed off to explore new planets: "Never stay on a world in whose dictionary are any entries between the words 'meaningful' and 'pitiful.'"
One sign of the routinely civilized and the ordinary-minded is that they give most credit for man's progress to the presence of his so-called "human emotions,"and from a casual, effortless view this seems justified and appropriate, but it will not stand more careful scrutiny.
There were once some birds who had miraculous head feathers which gave them powers unique in the avian world, but, for some reason (perhaps because of the feathers' location above their field of vision), the birds never recognized the feathers as the source of their singularity.
There was once a building
whose upstairs tenants
dismissed those below
because of the repetitive
lives they lived.
Mystical: (I don't wanna go into it.)