“Each desire is born out of the past, and each desire is projected in the future. The past and the future constitute your whole mind. Analyze the mind, dissect it, and you will find only two things: the past and the future. You will not find even an iota of the present, not even a single atom. And the present is the only reality, the only existence, the only dance there is.” ~ Osho, Fame, Fortune, and Ambition
“If there is any instrument you must fall in love with and fetishize, it is the human brain—the most miraculous, awe-inspiring, information-processing tool devised in the known universe, with a complexity we can’t even begin to fathom, and with dimensional powers that far outstrip any piece of technology in sophistication and usefulness.” ~ Robert Greene, Mastery
“The human mind is naturally creative, constantly looking to make associations and connections between things and ideas. It wants to explore, to discover new aspects of the world, and to invent. To express this creative force is our greatest desire, and the stifling of it is the source of our misery. What kills the creative force is not age or a lack of talent, but our own spirit, our own attitude. We become too comfortable with the knowledge we have gained in our apprenticeships. We grow afraid of entertaining new ideas and the effort that this requires. To think more flexibly entails a risk—we could fail and be ridiculed. We prefer to live with familiar ideas and habits of thinking, but we pay a steep price for this: our minds go dead from the lack of challenge and novelty; we reach a limit in our field and lose control over our fate because we become replaceable.” ~ Robert Greene, Mastery
Your mind is an ever expanding cloud of consciousness that is constantly absorbing information, creating connections, and adapting to its environment.
The information that you expose it to is the information that it is going to absorb.
What other information could it possible absorb, right?
But let’s take an extra minute to think about that…
This information includes: the TV you watch/ books you read, positive conversations/ negative conversations, good role models/ bad role models, degrading social media/ uplifting social media, acts of kindness and love/ acts of hate and destruction, advertisements promoting consumption/ nature promoting reflection … and this is only a partial list of examples. Continue reading
“Unlike physical progress, which is subject to natural restrictions, the qualities of the mind can be developed limitlessly.” ~ Dalai Lama