The Final Frontier
Captain Kirk would say that Space is the Final Frontier, and for a kick ass Sci-Fi show, I’d say he’s right. But in real life, I think that the Mind is the Final Frontier, but also the true beginning of life. Think about it, can you not think? Throughout your entire life, you live inside your mind. Your senses tell you of the outside world, but you interpret that stimulus, thereby forming your impressions of the world. Now I’ve said before that if you change your perspective, you change the world. That is so very true, but that change begins with the Mind. Your consciousness is truly your own, and uniquely yours. Sure, you might have similarities to some, or many, but no one is exactly like you. For some, these ideas are not new. For others these concepts have never dawned on them. But guess what, it’s in the Mind’s eye that you draw meaning.
They say you can’t change anyone, only yourself. I totally believe that is true. I’ve had people ask me advice, wonder what they should do, waffle, and procrastinate even after I told them what I would do in a certain situation. I think it’s because on some levels people don’t want to do something that goes against their way of thinking. But if you learn to control and alter the way you think, interpret things, and perceive things from different angles, you might find that the broader scope of understanding can be very rewarding. Think of it as fluid thought. The process where you can take in multiple ideas, understandings and perceptions and come to a conclusion that is much more meaningful and dynamic than it would be otherwise. Granted, if you’re new to this idea, it can be difficult to try, or even grasp. But see that’s the beauty of the mind. It Can adapt, and will, if you give it a chance.
Sometimes I get bored. Not because I don’t have anything to do, but because I’m not challenged. I need mental stimulation that is challenging and new. This is a personal thing and I wouldn’t expect everyone to thrive on new experiences or intellectual puzzles. But, changing the way you approach something can yield surprisingly creative solutions. Your mind is the most powerful tool in your arsenal of personal creativity. Challenge your mind and it will richly reward you!