If you’re anything like me, then you can literally think about nothing, something and everything else all at once. From a young age, I’ve always wanted to know the answers to the unanswerable questions. Anything from.. Why are we here? Why is the Sky blue? Is there a God? To.. Why is a table called a table?
It’s known as ‘normal’ to conform to empty social behaviour and conversations. We are taught to speak inside the box of ‘hello, how are you?’, ‘what have you been up to?’ and it becomes repetitive and draining. For anybody with an open mind, it’s not fulfilling and can slowly wear you down. Personally, this is where I feel a lot of depression and anxiety can stem from.
Having an open and active mind is beautiful and chaotic at the same time. It’s like you have a whole world inside of you and you can only express about 2% of it. It’s as if you must constantly force your mind to keep everything else inside. And sometimes, you can’t even understand your thoughts and that’s even worse because you want to understand what you’re trying to think. Crazy right? So, as time goes on, of course it’s going to feel uncomfortable. It’s like an overflowing boiling kettle. This is why I’m going to explain to you how you can live a happy and content life with the mind of an ocean.
The key is to teach your soul to control your mind. It’s all about being in control.
Imagine your brain has loads of different light switches, and each switch controls a different part. To save energy power, you can’t have every switch on at once because it will cause pollution and the power will eventually burn out. Imagine you have a switch for each part of your mind:
There are plenty more sections that you can divide it into, the options are endless. This is put into the simplest form. The healthiest way to stay in control is to firstly become aware of all of the different parts of your mind. Ensure that every thought process or feeling that you have, you place into a category. Once you begin to do this, you can acknowledge every thing that brushes through your mind and understand where it is coming from.
After time, you can learn to understand and appreciate the beauty and complexity of your mind. You can learn when to turn on the specific light switches and turn them off. It isn’t an easy or fast process. But it’s the first step to taking back control and using your mind to suit your needs better.