Sometimes I try to imagine the extent of imagination to which our mind can go. Our mind which plays the role of leading us into our future can it make us peek into the past too? Can it see the unseen? Can it actually decipher the maze of life which rests in front of us? All of these are questions and there are infinite more but the main problem to all of these questions is the basic lacking of an answer. Nothing definite exists, you can’t define the mind, not even it’s starting and I here was pondering upon the question of finding a limit to this infinite maze of neurons.
So what is the mind actually? Is it just a storage unit, where you store experiences and use them for reference? Is it just a unit which defines the working of our bodies? What is it? Is the question at hand. I define the mind as a playground. I feel that’s what it is. It’s a mental playground where everything can be real ideas, visions, dreams and even realities. The mind is the perfect ground for everything starting from a small idea to the end where it comes to life. We set goals, why? Where? Answer to the second one is: in the mind but why? Why inside those walls? And what is the need? Some answer this by saying that mind is the safest fortress where you can keep everything very close to you and very safe. I keep goals in my mind to carve a way to reach them, to remind myself my ultimate destiny which I have chosen for myself. I feel the mind is the locker to all our secrets. It enables us to do all the things we can actually imagine because it is the one which helps us imagine. Everything inside the brain is a perspective, a way in which we want things to be. It is our maker and it is our breaker.
The functions of our brains are enormous and uncountable. It’s a resource, a raw one at that. All your brain needs is direction and if it’s the correct one corresponding to the mentality of the society then you’re a genius else, you will either have to channel it in a way it is acceptable or prepare yourself to be tagged by the society (or the other minds) as a lunatic. Another way of living with this miraculous brain is where you’re not accepted by the society but you’ve found your forte of interest. Here is where a person makes a choice and balances on a beam which direction will yield to betterment and this analysis and balancing, this choice is made by one and only, the mind.
What I feel is that the mind should be left free to roam in the streets, should be let out high into the skies of imagination. It should never be forced to choose a route to follow. A definite path makes a brain limited, makes it something like a follower. The mind should never be a follower. It’s the one thing which makes the world follow its creation ‘an idea’. The mind creates the idea and the world follows it. We talk about Mahatma Gandhi. His idea of Non-Violence was generated in his mind and that one thought made the world follow him. Hence, the mind should be let free from the chains and definitions of society. What’s good for one might be bad for the other but this is for the perception to decide. We have this massive amount of power, right above our bodies at the supreme position, indicating the position which the nature itself has provided it with.
“There is a very fine line between a mad man and a genius” and being a genius or a madman is all based on perception. So use those neurons and generate masterpieces. You might find everything about everything on the net but your mind is the only place to find nothing which you’ve ever seen or dreamt of. Your mind is the gateway to a world where you can create a friend for yourself or split yourself into parts. It is the gateway which allows you to define life. Everything that happens around you happens for a reason, your mind can tell you that little secret.