As I walked through the blank spaces in my mind, this thought occurred to me, offering some semblance of relief. I can’t say that I was fretting about my blank mind, I suppose I was just searching for…well…something, anything, that made sense, or perhaps was an epiphany. It seemed that as I grasped for each thread of thought, it simply unraveled. That’s when I realized – there were thoughts, but nothing with a solid foundation. Yet this moment wasn’t meant for concrete. It was meant for calm. There was nothing to discover or solve, it was simply time to be…so that I may have the fortune to create a sturdy stitch with the next thread of thought that enters my mind.
In these moments I have found a greater appreciation for my solitary condition. These moments have forced me to stop running from my mind and give up the trappings of materialism. Had I never known love, I would not have found a true appreciation for the most simple weed and the vast abilities of the mind. Through love, lies the desire to know something greater, which can only be “the self.” It is not a matter of rejecting loneliness, it is simply realizing that my life has been one of distraction and indulgence, neglect.
It is the plight of many to say that everything in our world has been discovered, mastered, and neatly packaged – but this is simply the lot of the lazy mind, which has been nurtured by a society with little regard for the spirit of beautiful wonderment.
To seek is the greatest gift we can give ourselves.
All it took today to get my thoughts flowing was one heated conversation about arrogant people being willfully ignorant.
Moral of the Story: If you want to write passionately, you must feel passionate about whatever you’re writing about. Simply mix cannabis with one ignorant conversation and POOF…you’ve unlocked your mind!
Well, another morning’s wake and bake has led to a bit of inspiration. Let’s see how this comes out.
The other day, when I came up with the whole “Writer’s Unlock” idea…I was having a conversation with myself. It was remarkable…it was me, only it didn’t seem like it was me. I was so focused on the conversation, those rude, random thoughts couldn’t interrupt. This morning, though, I could feel the conversation brewing in my mind, but those pushy thoughts were just too loud. A bit frustrated, I decided to try and briefly meditate. I turned my focus from my thoughts to my breath…which usually results in my hyper-analyzing my breathing and freaks me out. Fortunately, not this time. I just focused on the result of my breathing – my stomach rising and falling, the cool feeling in my nostrils as the air went in, the warmer feeling as the air went out. I focused on the results not the actual action. That’s when it hit me –
Unlocking the brain is more about meditation, silencing the surrounding stimuli, to allow your mind to wander and introduce new thoughts which will guide you. It introduces you to your subconscious, the side of you you only meet in your dreams.