Saturday, November 29, 2014
State of Mind
Henry David Thoreau once said, ~As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.~ Let me ask you this question, what dominates your thoughts that it's considered to be most important to you? If you think about it, there's an infinite amount of possibilities regarding the answer to that particular question. Yet, when you take the time to sort through it all, so to speak, you essentially take a deep mental outlook concerning the following three areas in life: friendship, career, and matters of the heart. Without a doubt, we all tend to mentally evaluate the relationships each one of us has established with our best buds and/or gal pals. For it can oftentimes be a difficult situation indeed to make a decision as to whether to continue the strong bond connecting you to him/her for years or completely cutting ties altogether. I think it's safe to say every person has been or currently is experiencing a situation involving a certain longstanding friendship that has turned or has unfortunately been toxic for quite some time. Granted, there is a history between the two of you and as much as it painfully hurts to move on from him/her you do it in order to be mentally a peace with yourself. As I said before, there's an infinite amount of possibilities regarding what dominates are thoughts, especially when it pertains to our professional career. You see, we as individuals seemingly spend a lifetime in deep mental thought on a prosperous and thriving job. True, there are countless people who were at one point in a profession that he/she didn't really like or enjoy for that matter. Of course, a lot of though and deep reflection along with advice from friends, as well as family may have happened before making the decision to leave one's career path to start another one. Hey, for a number of people who even though struggled at first from walking away from a lackluster profession whereby enduring the quintessential bumps in the road they're now absolutely happy and don't have any regrets whatsoever. For the question can be ask to those who are living the single life such as myself, what thoughts typically dominate your mind regarding potentially meeting your best friend for life? Thinking about it further, you can go through on a seemingly consistent basis of asking the who, what, when, where, and why's of your own true happiness. Unfortunately, it can be so considerably dominate mentally that it can certainly turn emotionally obsessive that it can become one's main focus in life. What does that ultimately accomplish in the long scheme of things? Absolutely nothing. Let me tell you something, you can't allow your own heart to make the decisions when it involves love/true because you'll end up making one mistake after another to the point where you find yourself way in over your head. In retrospect, it truly befuddles the mind how many mental footsteps we all have left during our time here on Earth. Mental footsteps in which you hopefully left a deep impression in some way, shape, or fashion for those around you to at least continually think about in a positive way. What it primarily comes down to is not only thinking outside the box and sharing your thoughts, but utilizing what you've set your mind out to do that it makes people think. Fortunately, there are young people out there who are doing just that coming up with possible solutions and solving problems that started simply as a mere thought the steamrolled from there. In the end, all it ever takes is one thought that gradually grows into something that's not just seen as a way of life, but it's deemed a state of mind as well.