The digital escalation has left few independent minds. Ever since the reign of the Radios, through the tyranny of the television to the domination of the digital web, the human mind has seldom been left alone. It has always been kept engaged by captivating ads and entertainment which have nibbled away on individualistic thinking and freedom.
Your garden of thoughts has been bathed with persuasions, some not as fruitful as others. These have molded the pattern of your perception, inculcating limiting beliefs, mostly guiding you to a collective social stupor.
Demystifying the Mass Hypnosis
Most people think alike, not because they were born that way, but because they are in a pattern of similarity. The digital world feeds them with the same news and updates, the same ads and depictions. Even the best brains cant keep themselves away from these subliminal thought guides.
The modern person finds himself inhaling a guided train of thoughts. Even if you are not directly smoking on the digital cigarette you are passively up-taking most of the influential content from those around you. The sheer number of these digital zombies prevent you from channelizing your minds and thinking as an individual.
Although man is a social creature but when most of what society feeds you is being guided by what is viral online or what the owners of big companies want you to hear, then you have to make a specific effort to escape it.
Nurture your thoughts carefully
Generic patterns of thought have created a vacuum for individuality. So high is the number of influenced thinkers that the ones daring to free their minds are relegated to being bohemians and outkasts.
Some have realized the need to realign thought so as to cultivate unhindered perception. They have taken to meditation and mindfulness to allow themselves enough time away from the influence of generic thought to attain blissful freedom. But most are unaware of the mass hypnosis that they are under.
Seeing baseless advertisements selling Colas, chips, motor bikes and cars, I was appalled at the lack of respect that the creative teams of these adverts have for the audiences. They are so sure that people will be influenced just seeing an over hyped star in the ad that they forgot to make a script which makes sense.
Rather than being herded like sheep by the digital world you are better off taking your time to reflect, analyse and create your own thought process so as to set your mind free.
Overcoming generic thinking
You will never be allowed to overcome the daily race for money and power. When you are constantly fed by news, ads, movies, programs relating to all the evils in the world, it is impossible to remain unhindered. All of these sum up to making you stressful without you realizing.
Your conditioned perception doesn’t allow you to think about anything other than what everyone else does. Hence you are consumed by wordly affairs of hate, complain, greed and warfare.
If only you take a moment to realize that your perception defines the world rather than vice versa, you will be filled with wonder and transmit this to the people around you.
Here are some tips which might assist you and set you on a path of nurturing your beautiful brain:
- Feed yourself with affirmations and positive thought, this will make you less dependent on external resources for contentment.
- Meditate and look within to find confidence and solidarity in your own opinion.
- Be mindful of what you filter to your brain, don’t aimlessly slide with the masses.
- Find your own freedom, don’t let anyone dictate what is fun to you.
- Refrain from over indulging in the useless aspects of digital media, they impair receptivity.
- Seek the best in whatever you set your eyes on,
Fulfillment comes from within
Allow yourself the luxury of independent thinking. In this world full of ironies, its very hard to find the space and time to foster individual thought and setting yourself free. You are raised on limiting social and spiritual beliefs and as you grow older persuaded by digital devices to act in uniformity with society, buy similar things, study similar courses, seek satisfaction in similar jobs.
The only way then to find fulfillment is to learn to sit still and inculcate receptivity without being influenced. The individual needs to persistently monitor his thoughts and dreams, by consciously setting digital filters to avoid being just another brick in the wall.
You will find your magic if you lose your influential demons, and rather than imitating others, will have the confidence of being an original. Tend to your garden of thoughts as it will make you more than just a cheap imitation, nourish your brain with mindfulness and meditation, and once you awaken all your senses and set yourself free, help someone else do the same.