TAKING YOURSELF TO ANOTHER PLACE: HAVING GOOD MENTAL ENERGY

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“Leave here and go elsewhere.”


state of mind

Beginning this month, I wanted to start out talking about good physical health. Well, here is the topic about good mental health. Because we seem to think that good physical health is good mental health. But it’s the other way around. If you want your body to be healthy, your mind has to be in a certain place. That’s why you are able to get out of bed and exercise. You have never heard of anyone with good mental health who takes care of their bodies. They are usually engaging in something that is harmful to them on some level. I have had the bad mental energy throughout my 20’s, and it showed in my body. So if your mind is not right, sometimes you have to leave this body and enter another celestial place. Well, how does one do that.

the internal escape

I love walking the streets of New York City and creating these very engaging scenarios that make me act them out in my head. Then I snap back to reality and realize that my day has been filled with something to think about other than my struggles. Having that void filler is crucial when trying to cope in day to day society. Putting yourself in an engaging scenario can aid you in exploring especially someone like me, when trying to stretch your mind creatively. But even when are not operating in a creative space, you’ll be surprised with what you find out about yourself. I have managed to deal with my depression and anxiety because I escape. And being with my thoughts creatively aids me in writing, which is a career goal for me.

tap into your inner solar system

The title of this header sounds rather ominous, but it can work if you know how to do so. You see, the human body must be looked at from the standpoint of the universe where our planet resides. And that means being able to look inside of yourself from the standpoint of how we look at Earth relative to the planets and stars in space. Put it this way, what sits at the center of the planets where everything is drawn to, the sun. All the planets are drawn to the sun, and rotate around the sun. The brain is the central nervous system of the body. And the entire body operates based on how the brain processes information and sends signals to pump blood throughout the body. So you can figure out what planets lie where, and feed them so they can make your body work properly. Meaning the kidneys need water, exercise for the heart, berries for the liver, whole grain for the intestines.


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THE KNOW: HOW UNDERSTANDING YOUR PATH TO SUCCESS COULD BE LEARNED

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“I made because I have the it factor.”


cognition

We all have a way in which we process information in our minds, But is there are more to putting yourself in the know, and educating your way to success? Because no matter how much you give people knowledge, they have to be able to harness the information and make it work for them. And the making it work for the is where life becomes complicated. Because there is no road map to figure out how to be successful.

the learning environment

Now, when you are in school and trying to navigate through this academic space, how do you maintain good grades. Well, you have to train yourself to remember the lesson plan. But it’s not enough to remember, how do you use it is what’s important. How do you harness what you learned to build a life for yourself? That is something only you can figure out.

where does learning come from

Why are some people able to learn with ease and others struggle? Who is selected through what process to attain the knowledge needed for growth in their lives. And that is by way of natural selection process. Reality is that there is no real means of knowing who possesses what abilities. Not until they step into society. It may be a trait, or it may be based out of need and your own personal growth.


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HETEROSEXUALITY AND HOMOSEXUALITY: BORN WITH OR EVOLUTION

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“Are we born to know?”


SEXUALITY

Over the recent years, especially since Gay  marriage has become legalized across the country, the topic of what is born with not born with have taken place. Are you born Gay? But what I would also ask in addition to that question is are you born heterosexual as well? Because from my understanding of what sexuality is, sexuality is defined as the person’s orientation or feelings. It is a person’s way of expressing themselves in society sexually, as well as their biological, belief systems, physical, and behavioral makeup. Yet, there is something that is odd about anyone saying how they were born, no matter their sexual orientation. And the reasons below are why.

HUMANITY DEVELOPMENT

The above video is of a TedTalk on the most influential aspects to a child’s development. And when you watch the video, you will hear how certain aspects of our upbringing contribute to the way we grow: our country, religious beliefs, how you are nurtured, your community, your education, and your advancement of your civilization. All are important to the development of a child. Because in this initial stage, you will start to maintain a lot of your ideologies you hold on to for the rest of your life. Now what does this have to do with sexuality, a lot. Because you develop aspects of who you are that makes you, you. Only reason why sexuality doesn’t show itself at certain points is because your external factors (religion, community, family, friends, societal constructs/norms) in addition to internal.

WHO DECIDES WHAT IS NATURAL

Now given we know a little bit about the development of humans, the controversy besides being born with a sexual preference that makes the conversation difficult, is what is natural. There actually can be a deference in what is natural and what is natural. I know the repetition sounds odd, but what is natural to us in nature and what is natural based on society constructs is different. So when looking at sexuality, having sex with any human is natural. But who you have sex with being deemed unnatural is the construct. It’s how we design societies to be.So heterosexuality is the considered by nature to be more pure in form because you need a male’s sperm in combination with the female egg to make a human. Two women and two men can’t procreate to make a human. So we use that to say what is natural. But natural is defined as existing without mankind intervention. So in regards to nature both heterosexuality and homosexuality can be seen as natural. Even though skeptics may say man through force influences one over the other creates certain outcomes, the majority of people who are either hetero- or homo- weren’t influenced by force to be.

SO WHAT IS IT REALLY

Overall, the human is an evolving, developing, adapting creature. Born to know your sexual orientation is a stretch, yet we all have the internal makeup for what love, emotions, and sexuality feels like. We all have attractions we develop, and no one knows for certain why we develop attractions as humans. Scientist will of course say evolving to have attractions keep us going as a species. But being born with a sexual preference would almost aim at stating that we are conscious at a time when we don’t even know we have a consciousness. In my opinion, we try to make sense of our emotions by saying born because we either want to make our case stronger, or you’re fighting against the social construct that places emphasis on how you live to be unnatural.


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WEAK MINDS: HOW PEOPLE ALLOW THEMSELVES TO BE LED ASTRAY

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“Control your mind or someone else will.”


WHAT ARE WEAK MINDS?

Those out there who have weak minds are constantly willing and able to be led astray. And notice I said willing and able because above all, you control your mind. But those who possess a weak mind don’t want to admit that they have an issue, or have convinced themselves that how they think is real. These are also the people who have some internalized secret, some form of hurt, that is coming out in some form. Could be a person who has a hard time dealing with loss, has turned to drugs to cope. Or the person who grew up without a father having turned to a pimp for guidance.

HOW DO YOU SPOT THEM?

We all know they exist, and some of you might be a weak mind yourself. But how do you spot those who hold a weak mindset. Well, here is a truth behind the weak mind. Humans have evolved into creatures where we have the ability to make a perceived rational decision. Perception is important because you may be wrong from time to time, but you perceive this to be a good decision. From that, it becomes held belief, perspective. Yet, not all beliefs should be followed. But instead of questioning the belief, we delve deeper. And someone looking to capitalize will see this and give you the answers you want to hear. They know it’s wrong, but it’s to their benefit over you.

KEEPNG YOUR MIND SHARP

For anyone out there in the world, keeping your mind sharp is a tough feat. You have all sorts of feelings going through your body that you think are real. Some are and some aren’t, it’s all about process of eliminating what’s not important. But if you hold on to everything without challenging the belief, you’ll find yourself going down a rabbit when forced to rationalize your belief. Then that burden of proof will shine through, showing you the real. Weak minds will fight back against the real, and further take themselves down that rabbit hole. Furthermore opening themselves up to manipulation.


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POWER PLACE: THE GREATEST PLACE ON EARTH CAN EXIST IN THE HUMAN MIND

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“Your greatness is right above.”


CEREBRAL ZONE

The brain is a very important and powerful organ in the human body. It controls every aspect of the human, and it is the only organ that can not be transplanted. The brain is the central nervous system, where muscle movement is told what to do, gives signals out to the body regarding blood flow, and it is most used by us on the outside to think. And boy do we think; we think of all sorts of things to take place that we control. Only problem is, what happens once that mind is used in a more negative approach instead of positive.

POWERS

We as humans all posses to some degree a level of power with our minds. That means we have the ability to think up our futures into existence. Whatever we want to happen we can make it happen because we are given free will. But not just free, we have evolved into creatures that have what we perceive to be as rational decision making. And what’s rational sometimes can be up to the interpretation of the person making the decision. Yet, what happens when the decision being made is in the name of evil and not good. If one works their mind enough, you might even get others to follow your lead whereas you don’t have to lift a hand to do bad. The people who follow you will do the bad all on their own. Why, well because they want to believe that whatever they’re going through is someone else’s fault other than themselves. Where in our minds get us going to and motivate to act a certain way.

PARTS OF THE BRAIN: FUNCTIONS

The portion of the brain that regulates the sex drive, mood, drive, temperature, and thirst. This very tiny area of the brain is vital to the endocrine system.

This is the area of the brain that connects the left and the right side of the brain. It is important because it allows for communication between the two hemispheres.

The area if the brain where the two optic nerves cross. Beneficial in creatures that are meant to be predators on Earth.

Aids in relaying signals from the forebrain to the cerebellum. Aiding in the ability of a human to sleep, respiration, swallowing, bladder, hearing, and sight.

One of the most, if not the most important aspect of the brain because it deals with blood pressure, breathing, lungs, and heart rate.

The part of the brain that contribute to relaying information for the motor skills to and from the cerebellum.

This is the part of the brain that contributes to the functions of a human’s muscles.

HOW WE USE IT IS UP TO US

For us as people, with all the brain gives us, we can do so many things with it. The magic that it gives us can be seen in our infrastructures, physical abilities, and our various contributions to cultures.And what’s interesting is that there are parts of the human brain that we have never used. As a matter of fact, we only can harness a small portion of our overall human potential. Imagine as time go on what we are going to be able to accomplish.


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TOO MUCH SELF AWARENESS: ARE WE BECOMING TOO IN THE KNOW

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“We were made to learn; but this much, really?”


INTRODUCTORY 

The more we become aware of who we are, are we starting to see humanity become more and more depressed? Are we hitting this point where we are so in the know that it’s bringing people down? Because if you are a science buff, then you have reason to believe that people are not going anywhere special after death. And if that is to be held as factual over time, then how will that fair with man knowing that this is it? Or, are we going to see the complete opposite? People may become more empathetic once we fill that this is it for us on Earth.

EVIDENCE

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The chart below shows the science of the way in which humanity has evolved in the mind over time.

The chart was made using the information found on the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

The information above was found from the → Smithsonian website regarding how the brain has evolved over time. The independent dots represent the different stages of human evolution, while the dots attached to lines shows what happened between that time years ago.

  • At the highest point we are at 4 – 6 million years ago when scientist stated that brain size increased giving us the ability to walk upright and make simple tools.
  • The second point shows where the brain and the body increases with respect to each other about 2 million to 800,000 years ago. At a time where we also ventured throughout the globe and came in contact with many different ways of life and survival.
  • Then the third point is represented by the lowest point; and this is where we experienced the climate change and how we as humans adapted to our surroundings as well as our interactions with each other. A time where life was unpredictable and the brain had to adjust; 200,000 to 800,000 years ago.

WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?

All of this information we have and will have in the future means that once we continue to experience shifts and changes in climate and our relationships with each other grows, so will our brains. And once you get in the know it’s impossible to go backward. But will it make people more depressed and more vulnerable? So far, we have lasted this long on Earth and we have learned and continue to learn every step of the way. So being too in the know is only scary to generations who have lived a long time on Earth and watch drastic change from when they were young. We aren’t knowing too much too soon, you are just getting old and can’t handle it, and you’re rejecting new information that you believed for so long to be false.


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CEREBRAL ACTIONS: DEPRESSIVE THOUGHTS SHOW IN YOUR ACTIONS

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“Being able to shift your thoughts, will ultimately put you in a better place.”


You ever the hear phrase that your thoughts become your actions. That whatever you conjure up in your mind have a tendency to manifest itself in how you react in situations. So if you think that you are not going to succeed and you believe in that enough it will show itself in your work. And that is how powerful the mind can be. You can use it to benefit yourself in life or it can be your greatest enemy. And generally, the people who look down on themselves are those battling with depression and anxiety issues. From a person with experience dealing with depression in life, it’s a come and go illness.

Recently I checked the statistics, and from the information gathered by the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness effecting Americans of roughly 20% of the American population. This same association gathered more evidence that also showed that the following also exist with people of mental illness which are various forms of depression:

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), which is the excessive worrying of potential issues that could arise where the person could be at lose of health, money, work, or family. And at times the issues they are worried about happening, may never actually take place. Yet, the people worry none the less causing them to develop a mental illness.

  • Panic Disorder (PD), which are panic attacks that come form out of nowhere, where the person is constantly in fear of the attack happening again.

  • Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD), is an illness where the person has an intense fear of being judged especially when placed in social environments where they have to interact with people.

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), effects people in a way where they people who are obsessive have these thoughts that cause anxiety and depression, and the compulsive aspect aids them in designing consistent behavior that relieves them of this anxiety.

  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), is a debilitating condition that arises from people who have bare witness to traumatic events such as terrorist attacks, serious accidents, or most notably, warfare.

Well, with these various mental illness that cause our emotions to become actions, what are ways to channel this depression. For me writing and putting my thoughts and feelings into the world is one way. Once you see how many other people deal with trauma, you’re able to cope knowing you aren’t alone. And that people are just as afraid to come out as you. But in writing, I also was able to channel my negative emotions into characters of stories for my screenplays and books. In channeling these anxieties into characters, in order for the character to get better, I have to make the script or book work by showing progress in the character. This inevitably made me a better problem solver of self.


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