The feeling of being lost within your own mind is one of the most helpless and common feelings people encounter. Some people accept it as commonplace, others struggle to find a way out. The best you can do is find some type of clarity within a system that promotes segmentation… existential enough for you? What I am saying is that we are all products of our environment, anenvironment that is governed by a system that is not the most nurturing place for the thinking mind. The product that the system typically creates is one of segmentation and mental clutter…what I now refer to as mental cubes.
Over the past couple months I have noticed a lack of focus and decisiveness in my mental processes. Being committed to multiple businesses, creative projects, research and other more leisurely endeavors has split me into so many mental cubes that it has limited my ability to think and produce. Not being able to produce at the level I expect from myself has created a subtle yet constant anxiety…and thus the perpetuation of the segmented mind.
Being aware of your mind’s deficiencies does not solve the problem. Even while writing this post I am being distracted away from obtaining deep thought. Phone’s buzzing, browser tabs just asking me to click on them…the life and times.
When it comes to the segmentation of thought I often think of office cubicles and the managers that run the office. In a corporate office you have hundreds of employees occupying hundreds of cubicles. From a high level the office looks a successfully organized ecosystem. You have this team here to communicate with this team, for this reason…it all makes sense. However, when you step down from the ivory tower you truly witness the chaos, hundreds of individuals all with their own tasks to complete and goals to reach. There may be some general method to the madness but the more you view everything on a macro level you understand everybody and every cube is so different from one another. Managers who try to control everything have control problems. However, managers who focus on one objective or one theme unifying can manage from a distance with a sense of clarity.
With all that being taken into account it’s time to become minimalistic, it’s time to create a unifying theme. There is a place outside the cube…there is a place where mental clarity and deep thought can be reached…one thing at a time.