A mind once stretched by great adventures and ideas can never shrink back to its usual small mindedness, it is what I call permanent head damaged_PhD. I am a part of all that I have met, yet my heart yearns to meet more adventures.
Experiences shape and rearrange our thought process. A mind that was once dull and timid sprouts out colourful ideas. Our thought process becomes crystal clear once we have new idea and new experiences. Our horizons of ‘possible’ are being pushed further away and there are now new spaces in which we can play and grapple with solution to our problems.
As we hear new ideas, not only do we have new frontiers to explore, our minds are often drawn them. To explore these new frontiers is imperative. We may not always find these frontiers useful, but we still need to at least notice that they are ‘new spaces’.
Even those ideas we dislike or with which we disagree leave our mind stretched. In our attempts to refute or disprove the new idea lets understand the context they are birthed by. Our minds are never going to return to the size they were before.
I will never be that oblivious child who believed fate was conspiring against him. I am a new child in the boardroom now, and I am hungry for success. I am made of rare material, the kind of material that makes kings and captains of their ship. My name is Cecil, you do not know me yet, but soon you will.
A friend was flabbergasted to see the material I read, they are about everything else but the course I registered for at university. “You are an exception to everything I know about people” she said. She was right. I am an exception to all the stereotypes you know because that is the way that I want it to be.
Like a baby’s first steps and first run, like an older child’s first ride on a bicycle without training wheels, or like a teenager’s first solo drive in a car, once we have experienced the expanding of our limits, life is different, and will never be the same.
My portion shall not be amongst those who neither lived nor died because they were afraid to take chances. I will cross seas and climb mountains, all in search of a beautiful story. I will not die an unlived life.
Each new day brings new possibilities. What will you learn today that might open a new door? What will bring you the insight necessary to take the next step forward? The world is big and getting even bigger. It awaits to be explored and stripped naked by you. Expand your mind, broaden your horizons. Seek to understand the intrinsic details that others ignore.