We all come to a certain point in our creative endeavors when we run out of ideas. When this happens most of us gets anxious. We believe the feeling that all our creative juices have dried up and entertain the fear we can’t deliver anymore: in the fields of blogging and writing many end up quitting because they can no longer compose good topics to publish. These are our automatic responses when we reach the end of our ropes. Our mind prompts us to accept this lies as facts, and unconsciously we abide—unaware of our power to command the situation.
All of us possess infinite creativity; the greatest hindrance however is the mind: blocking the natural flow of our true capacity. Creativity comes with a clear thought; and with this we need to eliminate the self-defeating, automatic responses of the mind and allow consciousness to take hold of our self. When we stop thinking, when we stop worrying, when we stop crippling our faith, when we stop being a slave of our mind, our remarkable abilities are unleashed. However we must train our mind to abide with these self-releasing realizations.
Our mind has a preconditioned tolerance level. If it reaches its limit on a certain situation it will instruct us to go no further, to which we unconsciously comply; it resists any suggestion of struggle because it dislikes being nudged out of its comfort level. In effect you will feel that you’ve given your all—but you are mistaken! Your mind has fooled you into believing that you’ve reached your limit. Seldom are those who become aware of this insidious trick of our mind.
A wise man once said: the mind is a terrible master but an excellent servant. To those who are not aware, we are controlled by our minds. The value system it holds comes from the conditioning of our past experiences and learning; it is with these variables that our mind influences our every action. Aside from this unfortunate truth, our mind has a strong hold of our emotions, and it is being used against us. Our mind has a life of its own and we allow ourselves to follow its every whim. When it tells you can’t do something, you believe; when it tells you you’re insignificant, you concur; when it tells you you’re incapable, you plat the part. And one thing more, our mind does not like any prospect of change. It’s thrives in the past and never wanted to exist in the present moment–and we foolishly obliged.
It takes wisdom and awareness to break free from the manipulations of the mind. Oh wait, are we really being manipulated? My mind tells me I’m not. But wait, why do prefer beauty over ugliness? Why do I follow general opinion than the stark truth? Why do I prefer the burden of carrying a grudge than to forgive? Why do I prefer to defend my ego than to seek understanding?
In order for us to release our infinite capacities we must first take control of our mind. How? Be aware! Understand that your action comes from the direct command of the mind; defy what it’s instructing you to do: make your mind your slave. Control its automatic reaction by overriding new set of working virtues, from which it will reference its recommended response: until it forms a habit around it. This change can’t be attained overnight; but with constant practice we can master this powerful principle. By doing this you are letting your subconscious to work on your thoughts: the result is creativity and harmony.
Whatever you are doing and you think you’re at the end of your abilities, affirm in your mind that you have more to give (because you really do have!) Believe me something good will develop in your thoughts. Why? Because you have not allowed your mind to control you, instead it has allowed creativity (your true capacity) to flow freely: hence the spawning ideas! Laugh all you can if you don’t believe, but I suggest you try. If you make it a practice to tell your mind that you have powerful capabilities, your mind will adhere by letting the unconscious do its work to prove you claim.
We live in a multi-dimensional existence. Never limit your beliefs on the material manifestation alone. Our creativity does not belong to the physical realm, creation comes from the unconscious (where do you think music, art, poems, faith, spirituality came from?). Up until now science cannot decipher the origin of creativity; it tries to simulate the brain to pinpoint the exact area of creative activities, yet it fails again and again. Science cannot measure what it cannot quantify; and that is its limitation.
We are not meant to thrive on our physical limitations; our existence goes beyond our form. All the possibilities of life depend on what we set. Open your mind. You are more than you think you are. Don’t limit yourself to what’s inside your skull.
“ Men often become what they believe themselves to be. If I believe I cannot do something, it makes me incapable of doing it. But when I believe I can, then I acquire the ability to do it even if I didn’t have it in the beginning. “
Post for contemplation:
Our lifetime is not enough to know all the experiences of life. Therefore, we need to have other sources in maximizing our understanding of the many facets of our existence. In this regard I am bound to share with you the most powerful materials that have shaken my foundation and have changed my life as well as the lives of many.
Life is full of questions but I have found answers in perusing the books: The Road Less Traveled, Man’s Search for Meaning and The Power of Now, these has given me light on the deepest nature of man. Still, in searching for ways of enhancing my life I have found: Think and Grow Rich, The Magic of Thinking Big and Thick Face Black Heart. In matters of understanding my mind I was greatly enlightened by the suspense filled novel’s Way of the Peaceful Warrior, A Rich Man’s Secret and The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari. And finally, I have understood the pattern of my finances through reading Secrets of the Millionaire Mind.
Everything we wish in life will come upon us if we first seek the wisdom of knowing.