Part of make believe is that you know it isn’t real.
When we begin to take things as real that are not real, we are, technically “insane.”
Now, what is our culture aimed at? What is your participation in your life aimed at? Is it aimed at understanding what is fundamental, what is real? Or is it aimed at artificialities?
How much do you believe what you hear or see on the radio, TV, magazines, newspapers, movies, or internet?
How much do you believe what you hear or see in your personal relationships?
How much of it is real?
In the realm of fitness, you’ll often hear advice like “you have to see yourself as being thin…” or “you have to see yourself succeeding.” This type of visualization practice can be helpful, but usually only in elite athletes, who’ve already succeeded at “seeing themselves succeed” at things by actually doing them.
We hold the brain, and the product(s) of the brain – our mind and thoughts – in such high regard these days, that we forget that only one thing changes the brain – action.
Passivity, motionlessness, inaction – all are death.
Action. Activity. Doing. Movement. Physical doing. Those things change the brain. In turn they change the mind, and change our thoughts.
So what good are your thoughts? Get rid of them.
Get more action.