Creative Mind

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Learning to Utilize Imagination

Imagination is a tool underutilized

Its roots come alive only when tapped deep enough

Sometimes the soil is stubborn

The plants don’t get through

The rains keep trying

Your thoughts are glued

You wonder why you think so lame

Why you can’t elevate your game past a certain membrane

You lose touch with any excitement

Everything has become repetitive

You miss Mike Tyson

Your imagination is not going through

You just want to improve your outcomes

But your thoughts are glued

You have to learn how to use it like a tool

It’s not just dreaming and moving on

It takes a lot of acting to set it on

To make it a reality

From your mind to your environment

To manifest your wishes into real-world successes

The choice is yours if you want to tap in

Your imagination is waiting within

Do you know how to get in?

Are you Ready? (This is Defeating Stigma Mindfully)

Create Wisely

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Your Environment Relies On Your Decision-Making

You have one computer and that’s all you get. There is no yearly updated version like a brand new Windows computer or MacBook with a new M1 chip. Your brain is all you have and if you don’t continuously upgrade it by challenging yourself, seeking new horizons and crossing new boundaries, then you will remain in your present reality that will eventually dull your existence.

Guess what happens when your existence is dulled? Mental health problems arise. In order to avoid such problems, you must constantly recreate your reality by keeping your decision-making in check. What do I mean by this? Well . . . if you continue to make the same decisions month after month, your reality will not change much; you will become a slave to your environment. Your decisions prescribe your reality; if they’re not carefully crafted, you will puff up with confusion, dismay and displeasure.

So how do you create wisely? No one can provide you with that answer. Life is based on trial and error. Start the trial, pile up the errors and constantly update your computer.

. . . I think I just told you how to create wisely.

Are you Ready? (This is Defeating Stigma Mindfully)

Don’t Give Up On Your Imagination

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Dreams Do Come True

Part of the learning process of life is the trial and error of different mindsets. With constant change in our surroundings and the universe being disordered as per physics, we are almost forced to apply new ways of thinking in order to adapt; it’s called survival. But maladaptations can also occur and impact our future.

Maladaptive thoughts are the ones which don’t serve your best interest; they are there to set you back or prevent you from moving forward. They are not always implemented on purpose; many times, your unconscious mind is responsible for maladaptive thoughts.

Part of these maladaptive thoughts is the burial of your imagination. For instance, something very stressful happens in your life, initiating a change in mindset which also involves the loss of your imagination. By observing past failures and reacting too strongly, unconsciously or consciously, you start to lose interest in your creative forces.

Imagination should never be given up on. Some people claim that this great ability of the mind is what God gave to man as one form of proof of his existence; that God also imagined life before it was created. Why would you throw away what God gave you? Imagination is a gift that can set you free.

Many people become frustrated with their imagination because they do not see the results which they’ve been longing for. This is part of the process! By agreeing to imagine, you are accepting the fact that what you imagine may never come true. But this shouldn’t stop you from playing!

Imagination should be a fun mental process that gives you aspiration. But as with anything, breaks are needed or else your imaginative forces will burnout. And keep your expectations low for Pete’s sake! Stop being so hard on yourself all of the time, expecting this and that. Allow nature to take its course.

Living life is your first gift. Imagination is your second. Dreams coming true is your third and final gift!

Are you Ready? (This is Defeating Stigma Mindfully)

Few People Have The Imagination For Reality

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Your Dreams Become Your Reality

Most people dream of a successful life where everything is easy; the problem is that they do not have a realistic plan or they give up on their dreams when their reality remains the same.

Dreaming but not having a realistic plan is equal to playing tennis without a racquet; you will be watching at most! In order to achieve your dreams, you must lay out steps and goals that will get you there. The problem is that most people do not lay out steps and goals because it is either too much work or they do not know how to.

No dream is out of reach! As long as you can imagine it, then you are already halfway there. But you need to find a way to come up with realistic steps and goals and that is often the hard part; your steps and goals must align with your dreams and must be realistic enough to accomplish.

Another problem is that people give up on their dreams when they do not see a change in their life. They have the imagination for dreaming but do not have the imagination for reality! Changing your reality may take months or even years; it is not an overnight event like a dream that you wake up to in the morning.

Another mistake that people make is that they do not dream enough! They believe that their reality is destined or controlled by fate. This type of belief system only attracts mediocracy at best; in order to reach higher levels of success, you must also tap into your creativity and dream! Feed your reality with a spoon full of creative juice.

The DSM Ready Movement is all about combining dreams and reality and creating something great in return: helping humanity be free of mental health stigma through the power of honesty, trust and love!

Are you Ready? (This is Defeating Stigma Mindfully)