lose yourself, find yourself

12Sep

(from Webster's Dictionary): 

imag·i·na·tion noun i-ˌma-jə-ˈnā-shən

1: the act, process, or power of forming a mental picture of something not present especially of something one has not known or experienced
2: creative ability
3: a creation of the mind



Creative thought is a basic sense that we are born with, but grows dull as we suppress its misalignment within modern society. Stop saying silly things, stay within the lines, act like a grown up. We are molded to learn how to act based on 'more mature' peers within our age group, thus sacrificing our creative soul. I have say, when you have kids, you go one way or the other. On one hand, you can act like a 'normal' parent, with strict rules and norms that society expects, monitoring the 'fun meter'. On the other hand, one could revert to being a child, in order to gain a greater understanding. The alleged 'adult child' will begin adopting the mannerisms of their offspring, gaining a second wind of their childhood and doing such juvenile things such as making faces at the dinner table for a laugh, reading comic books and watching cartoons together, and so on.

I belong to the second group.

I created this mix without a preconceived idea of what it should be. Rather, I just chose a bunch of random things that I really love. Maybe there is no theme, but to me there is definitely a derived feeling. I can say with much assurance that music has kept me young. It has made my mind fresh, and open. I crave arts, and everything I hear becomes my life's soundtrack; living in and for the moment. My children soak up music and art like a sponge, and their lack of inhibitions allows me to have some of the most creative talks with them than I ever could with an 'adult'. We all seek to reminisce our past, relive our best moments, and rebuild upon our memories. Music is our landmark for everything (you know this already!).

Take the music, digest it, and fit it into your daily life. Create mental images to live by, swallowing your inhibitions in favor of feeling truly alive. And don't give a damn what anyone thinks.

turn on, tune in, sleep...
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