Have you ever wondered about what your life would look like if you we’re born somewhere else? Or in different times? Or as someone else?
As off birth our minds are growing, at first filling themselves with all the social information and cultural possibilities that surround us, helping us to reach a certain level of mind expansion. One day we come to a point where our mind have more or less become one with the society we live in.
Without any additional input, the expansion often stops. Many settle within the cultural frame that exists, but others (subconsciously) wish to enlarge their minds even further. To them, the cultural possibilities that initially helped them, can now become limitations holding them back.
There are two ways to deal with this situation. One is to rebel against society, which often only leads to frustration and does nothing to lift the restrictions we experience (and it’s not even really the bad guy in this case). The other is to find alternatives ideas for our minds to feast upon.
Wondering about other places, other civilizations, other situations, and even imaginary worlds, can help us find more (cultural) possibilities on our quest to gain a better understanding of who we are and life in general, and with it the realization that any culture (even the one we grew up in) is but an option and not a definite aspect of our lives.
People who gathered this level of insight often become more open to other cultures and more accepting to other ways of life. And because of this, the inflation of mind only increases and even accelerates – the fear of strangers and of the unknown only frustrates the natural tendency of our minds to further develop.
Start reading about ancient civilizations, travel the world, fantasize about alien worlds, and theorize new cultural possibilities. Outgrow your social background; don’t be blinded by it’s restraining conditions. Open your eyes to what lies beyond your cultural frame of reference and step towards it. It may be what your mind is craving for in order to expand.
A philosophical dreamer with a passion for self-reflection and contemplating life. He’s serious about helping people with the insights he gathered, but playful in the way he communicates his wisdom. He left a career as environmental engineer behind, in favor of becoming a personal development coach and thought-provoking writer.