“A Mind, Once Stretched by a New Idea, Can Never Regain Its Original Shape.”
Just think about this statement for a moment… This concept is so fundamental, yet so many of us forget that “thinking” is really the central part of our existing at all. Unfortunately, most of us go through life thinking and experiencing the same things over and over again.
We become so comfortable with routine and accepting our world view that we do not take the time to seek new experiences or even consider new ideas.
Every day we have experiences that change us in some way. When we are young, everything is new and exciting so we try to soak up everything that we can. It is during this time that our foundation of knowledge is established and most of our ideas are formed.
As we grow older, we either start to make the same choices as we did yesterday and believe that we already know how it is, or we continue to evolve and take advantage of this wonderful adventure we call life.
Being alive is a priceless gift that we are all fortunate enough to experience. But to truly take advantage of it, we need to recognize it’s value and make the most out of every moment.
This means something different for everyone. It can mean the contemplation and discussion of a new idea. Taking a few moments to enjoy the company of a loved one, listening to a beautiful song or even quiet reflection.
Sometimes it means to do something crazy and exciting. I honestly do believe that as long as you are aware of the decisions you’re making in each moment and are consciously creating a positive reality, you will find your path toward happiness and fulfillment.
I am not going to say that I know the truth, because I don’t. This is a part of my journey and I have no idea what it is going to become. But if I am able to help you have a memorable experience or think about a concept in a different way than you have before, then I have achieved my goal for this project.
I wish you the best of luck on your journey.