As I lay dazed with my eyes rested, an alternating vivid kaleidoscopic play of colors is created inside, in a rapid and mind-blowing altering visual of distorted reality. My lips, as if I could not control, curled upwards, portraying the immense happiness that was bubbling from within.
I lay on the bed, completely relaxed. My eyes were focused on the flickering candle, as it illuminated the room in a deep warm red light. The flames reflected off the orange wall, with scribbles on it. As the flame danced with the light midnight breeze, the words on the wall began to sway with the music in the background. One moment I was thinking of pink skies, flowers and unicorns, the next, I was floating through space and time, obsessed with abstract geometry.
The Pandora box is open. I smiled because I knew.
To me, the brain is like a Pandora box. Within it holds so much power to change everything. After reading and researching on the ability of the brain, I realized all it takes was just one – to be open. Open your mind, open your heart, open yourself to the possibilities. And just like that, my Pandora box was open.
To be able to believe is a tall challenge as you grow older. Cynical adults around you only dampen any sparkle of passion in your soul. You began to wonder what growing up really means anymore. You create disbelief and weigh your reality with societal definition of reality. I might have lost some belief while growing up, but thankfully, I opened my Pandora box in time.
Creativity is key in my life, and being a visual person, I started to imagine all sorts of things. I wondered what it was like to travel through space. I replay scenarios in my head and enlarged all the small details, feelings and emotions. I allowed myself to float to new bodies and wonder what it was like to be in their shoes. With that, my imagination became more vivid, and my mind became to open up to more impossible possibilities.
Perhaps it is not the ideal way to increase the usage of your brains, but for me, it helped me to use untapped parts of my brain by creating new realities from within. With travels, I began to see more usual things and open myself to new experiences. My mind opened up to the possibilities and life was never more hopeful. And that is how I began to be a more open and carefree soul, that sees optimism and possibilities in everything I do.