We are all born into this world with our thoughts, immature and unrefined, to go on living within one voice. A voice that rarely pauses; always whispering, and often irresolute in purpose. We spend hour after hour submerged inside our minds. Moments come and go as we stumble through monotony. Yet, for most of us, our focus is ever wavering. Unable to center our sights, we drift from decision to decision. Each step forward sustains and reinforces those of the past; each experience builds the structure for the next, and ultimately, we either become conscience of this behavior, or descend into an endless loop of repetitiveness.
Consequently, these congenital dispositions restrain us from attaining cerebral freedom. They mar the beauty of the mind by reducing it to reactionary and emotional efforts; bent on attaining comfort, whatever the cost. However, in spite of our nature, a few awaken to the resonance of reason. They struggle to distinguish between invention – attained while immature – and reality. These few examine all things to determine their verisimilitude, and they begin to concentrate with precise calculation. To be sure, the voice remains within, but studious exercises take control and direct it.
For the only real conversations we have are with ourselves. Swimming in constant contemplation; weighing options aimed at the next step while reflecting on the last. Failure, recollection, happiness, impact – all subjects that ebb and flow with the tides of circumstance. We begin to harness and master our values; we gain confidence in our approach. To live day in and day out within the confines of a single opinion – one’s own – is to discard the fear of failure. Likewise, the greatest melody played by the mind is that of self-awareness. Couple this with reason and a healthy dose of skepticism, and freedom begins to materialize.