It seems to me that quite often we do not allow our thoughts and ideas to fully formulate. We consistently allow ideas that can help others , possibly the entirety of human kind, slip in and out of our minds. As we think about these ideas, one might say to him/her self "I should really write this down" or " I should pursue the possibilities of this idea" . However, at last we let the idea go right out our most powerful weapon. We let that thought be counted as just another electrical signal passed along our cortex.
I urge everyone who comes across this post to write down any thought or idea that you feel is truly beautiful. Any idea that your rational mind took the time to formulate a picture in your head . Write it down and hold onto it. From doing this the thought can be planted and from that seed true inspiration can grow.
I also have homemade “books” of scrappaper scattered around the house so I can capture stuff when it strikes. it usually takes me a few pages of garbage before I really zero in on the one or two sentences that sum up what I was trying to capture in the first place. I work pretty logically so I have to sift through a whole raft of tangential/related thoughts until I am able to make the connection or explanation I “felt” initially. but I can’t do that in my head w/o getting distracted. Neither can I picture something and then draw it.
Alexa, do you tend to be more of a visual learner/person? Just speaking generally, I don’t want to get into a “how many intelligences/types of learners are there” debate. Since I have to use the brute force approach I think your ability to do so in your head is pretty neat! Maybe you are a loon but I like you that way.
I have a friend who is very kinesthetic, if I may continue to generalize. He can “feel” thoughts in his head, a physical sensation of it moving around until it’s in his conscious mind, and then he can record it.
Three different paths to the same goal. How do others capture those thoughts and inspirations?
@ Alexa, dont worry, I also visualize in my head before anything happens. I visualize about EVERYTHING! It can be an idea or scenery. If I have a presentation for class, I often visualize how I am going to present my material and visualize how my classmate will see my presentation in their eyes. I am indeed a visual learner because instead of just learning by reading words, you can learn by listening to the words being read while tying the connections with the videos. This is why I love watching documentaries. If all my classes was just one big documentary, then I would not procrastinate as much as I do now.
@alexa. It’s ok I don’t believe you are a “loon”. rarely are thoughts fully formed the minute they pop into a persons head. Our minds mold them into something we see as rational for the realm.
Be careful though not to cut off an idea if it seems almost impossible to formulate in your head though. Incomplete ideas can often be the most powerful ideas, sometimes even dangerous. This is so because a incomplete idea can be finished many different ways depending on the persons perspective who is finishing it. Tangential components to a thought can just be another direction the idea can be taken. so we should be careful when throwing something off as a useless path. Until we are at the finish no path is useless.
i’d like to slowly ride a white horse-carriage through the burning suburbs of great britain while playing me fiddle and singing from the bottom of my heart together with my girl beside me. Passing masked kids and armored cops in riot gear as if gliding through a movie slow. hearing the sound of metal horseshoes (as they’re breaking the broken glass on the street asphalt into even smaller pieces) beat the rhythm to a song we’d be making up as we hear it. smelling the potent fumes of burning tires as a promise of what could lie beyond if we could make better sense of our troubled existence. then slide back out of that mental scene to realize it’s all a prayer i prayed, a prayer i dreamed in my head. and then ask myself what to make of it, and how it can feel a little bit more real than the tangible kitchen table in front of me.
[obviously, i thought you meant: write it down here.. :] and now c’mon alexa, show us the loony loonness :)
I do this, I write the good stuff down. Lots of it. It’s like that movie Bickford Schmeckler’s cool ideas, except I actually act my thoughts out. I actually do the things I come up with.
The things I find most important atm I write down in a small notebook and then I read it before I go to sleep and when I wake up in the morning.
I got this wonderful what if… idea yesterday so here it is:
We are born in this world without any knowledge of other dimensions/plains of existance and so forth.
So what if the universe works like some sort of game of pure chance? my idea was that when you die, you will arrive at some sort of purgatory, but it is not like a dwelling in nothingness or whatever, but it is a cocktail party!
and there are millions and millions of other souls from all kinds of levels of existence also there, having a good time and sharing their experiences with eachother. (like explaining; ah dude, my world was so weird, I was this human and everybody was acting totally berserk and blablabla.) and then when you had enough and you want to go at it again there is one portal, and it just throws you in a random dimension, again without any knowledge. And so existence will be eternally interesting.
Sounds wonderful to me, what do you think?
I don’t know original this is, but this one of the things I try to keep in mind day to day.
Truth only exists within a contextuall framework.
It came to mind after thinking about eternity, and how shitty it would be to live forever in one reality/context, and if there are multiple dimensions wich you can visit and remember I think it will ultimately become boring also. So the idea of a reset button seems very convenient to me. Also if you think about the problem of what lies beyond the universe.
Can a god exist without an environment to exist in? and how did he/it came into exisence?
so I guess this would be a quite trivial solution, but pretty nice I guess