The human mind is far too amazing of a phenomenon to waste. Think of what your own mind is capable of. It can create infinite ideas, remember more information than most any computer out there, allow you to feel a wide range of senses as well as internal emotions and feelings, and so much more. Are you content to compromise the majority of your time to simply entertaining such an amazing mind, instead of using it and growing it even further?
I find myself these days spending a lot of time simply entertaining myself with various shows or foods or so on, instead of actually putting any mental effort into my daily routine. Because of this, I’m missing something very powerful within my life. You know that amazing feeling when you’ve spent all day studying something or excitedly reading a book, and you finally are able to sleep? Those truly are the nights where mankind most resembles rocks. Those are the moments we should seek out every day.
“Most people believe the mind to be a mirror, more or less accurately reflecting the world outside them, not realizing on the contrary that the mind is itself the principal element of creation.” ― Rabindranath Tagore
Try writing down 10 ideas right now. They can be about anything you want. They can resemble simple thoughts even, but should promote a line of deeper thoughts upon examining them again. These are now your creations. Are they 100% unheard of in that no one else has ever written similar ideas before? Probably not. Are they any less your own original creations? Absolutely not. You made them. Your mind took a spark, and made a small fire out of it. That fire flowed throughout your body and ran through your arm, down to your hand, which controlled a pen to mark your wonderful flame onto paper. A part of you now exists outside yourself. To me that’s a very beautiful thing.
For some, these flames grow into fires. These thoughts and ideas consume time like a wildfire consuming a dry brush. The landscape that is their mind becomes a consequence of this burning thought. For others, these flames are forgotten to the cold abyss of an absent mind. Granted, each idea cannot be allowed to grow uncontrolled. That’s how beautiful minds wind up confusing and overexerting themselves. But the feeling of being totally consumed by a project, like a child who just got a new toy and wants nothing more than to spend days playing with it, is an amazing thing. The mind deserves this feeling. We as humans deserve this feeling. You deserve this feeling, so go find what ignites a fire within you.