The human mind is such that it is unable to rest even when we sleep! Barring a few hours that we are in deep slumber it is active all the time, including dreaming and even day dreaming! It probably travels at the speed of the light, as the numbers of thoughts that invade it are difficult to measure. I am not as much concerned from a scientific point of view but more from a literary perspective. Give the mind a rest for some time and it is fully charged to process and generate even more ideas. Like the human tongue that likes to flavor all the tastes ranging from sweetest to sour , the human mind works overtime to be possessed with creative thoughts to write a story, or a small work of fiction or even poetry. God has created each one different and hence the ideas that get generated are also unique. The mind too wants different fodder ranging from serious works , other times funny stories, lyrical compositions, fantasy, thrillers, fiction or even erotic! The mind has a strange connection with the other body parts which make us feel active, dull or lethargic based on the swing in moods. If the mind continues to stay in a particular state for longer duration, it has a telling effect on the rest of the body including the fitness levels or sometimes on set of disease thus it is important to maintain the mind in happy state for as long as possible
Most of us are most creative in the wee hours of the morning when the new ideas come in torrents including the dreams too! There have been times when waiting for a cab, or reading or even while taking a bath, the mind goes on overdrive but rarely do we have ‘Eureka’ moments like Archimedes, or discovering ’Laws of Gravitation’ while sitting under an apple tree like Newton.
I have always wondered how quickly we change the tracks while thinking. The best designed railroad systems cannot match the change in tracks in comparison to a human mind. Those who are accomplished politicians can change their minds about jumping bandwagons faster than a chameleon that can change colors when they see greater benefits or greener pastures.
Another phenomenon that has left me bewildered at times is the ‘change of mind’. I am sure most of us experience this at some time or other! When we have decided on acting in a particular way in a situation we act in a totally different manner at the spur of the moment. Many a times there is just no rational explanation as to why we did that way!
In some shocking situations the mind gets benumbed rendering the rest of the body in a transfixed condition, in a way unable to act. Our minds also have a capacity of retention of past memory to act in a predictable manner or situation or even with individuals with whom we have interacted in past. Thus our actions are governed more depending on the state of mind.
Well that was what came to my mind and would stop the rant lest I get a ‘piece of mind’ of my lovely readers!
'Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.'
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