I wish to live in the world,
Where I am my only judge.
A world so free,
That my demons leave me…..
I wish to empower,
Myself & my beauty…
Only, in that dream world,
I’ll get my due for my silent duty….
I wish to live in the land of NOT men,
I wish in that world, I am beautiful.
That world would give me validation.
More than I ever needed…..
In that world, I won’t have to prove,
I won’t have to dread,
I won’t have to be so needy.
For in that world,
I would be alone, free & happy.
I wish to live in the world ,
Where I feel ME & my demons feel trapped.
A world, where my mind is in my grasp.
A world where the world is nothing more,
Than an imagination…
A world of peace, a fantasy and
A result of a tiresome abomination.
I want to go to that world,
Where my heart doesn’t ache.
A world of love, not pain.
A world of empathy, not gain…
I wish I could create a world of my own,
Without violence and crimes.
I would create friendship that rhymes,
With life and soul to behold.
I would erase betrayal and horizon.
A world, where we walk on the sky and fly on land.
A world of fire to breathe and water to mend.
I wish to erase success in that world.
A world, where journey is a celebration.
I want to live in a world of laughter, tears of joy &
Hearts filled with love and admiration.
I’d call it My World,
Because nobody would tell me what to do.
Nobody would leave me,
And nobody would hurt me, or say they didn’t mean to!
My World would be an epitome of happiness.
A world where sorrow is the alien,
And heartbreak is not just another failure….
Where Love is a power and not a weakness,
Where power is not a privilege & is out of existence.
Yet, It’s better to not go there, we’ll be living in a mirror afar,
For in that world, life would flourish with broken hearts….
Thanks for reading. Namaste.
Sometimes I open my laptop and start typing. Words just come in like how in a factory, products are being packed one by one! Yet, some other times, I struggle to put my thoughts into words like I’ve forgotten the recipe! Oh please! It is hard to find ideas to write on or create something out, it’s a brain not really a factory!!! But IT’S A BRAIN, NOT A FACTORY! EUREKA!
Millions of years ago, when homo sapiens had some other companions on earth and a fight for survival of the fittest was marching on, homo sapiens (our ancestors) survived even after being a bit weaker than the rest! How? Or should I say WHY!? Yuval Noah Harari wrote in his best-selling book Sapiens, “The ability to speak about fictions/ things that do not exist is the most unique feature of Sapiens language”. He calls it The Cognitive Revolution. We don’t know what caused it, yet it was the way we were different from rest of the species. We created stories, imaginable spirit guides and entertained ourselves. The ability to imagine got us through.
To imagine is not always fun because as we’ve grown, we have learnt to imagine the worst case scenarios as well – resulting in mental health issues!!! But, to Day-dream is different than imagining. We imagine only when needed but we day-dream when nothing at all is needed. It’s a fact that day-dreaming is a healthy brain exercise. We daydream when our brain is free of all the other things that keeps us occupied. For example, a meeting or a project. May be a date or relationships. Things that worry us or makes us think and use our brain more and more comes from different parts of the brain. Analytical & Empathetic brain-both are different. Day-Dreaming involves the use of all the areas of the brain combined except these two. During daydreaming, analytical and empathetic parts of the brain turn each other off! Mainly, when we day-dream all the parts of our brain are active, except these two, which is why we feel extremely relaxed.
It is also a fact that day dreaming makes us more creative. May be that’s why I am writing this, because I day dream like 50% of the time!!! It gives us new ways to express ourselves. So, yay.. Also, We tend to day dream less as we get older, so embrace this gift while you can!!! But another fact is- We day dream on purpose..Obviously, because we want to feel relaxed and we know we’re free to take a break… That might be the reason why we tend to work more enthusiastically after day dreaming… It’s like recharging our creative sides. As our brain controls our day dreams not our minds, I called it an effective brain exercise.
“The cost of oblivious daydreaming was always this moment of return, the realignment with what had been before and now seemed a little worse. ”
― Ian McEwan, Atonement.
It’s not always flowers and sunshine though! Is it?! Sometimes reality is so awful that we tend to escape in the imaginary world! Some researchers have proposed Maladaptive Daydreaming (or daydreaming that causes real problems in people’s lives) as a mental health disorder. They reported more obsessive-compulsive, attention deficit, and dissociative symptoms. Basically, the people who tend to daydream A LOT should stop doing it because it might be affecting their REAL lives as well. It causes distress and dissatisfaction! So beware of what your brain is exercising with.
To sum up- Daydreaming has been my favourite pass time for years. But now that I think about the time I wasted on that, could have been used for something productive may be. But- I grew more creative over time too! So it has it’s pros and cons. I tend to focus on the pros and keep it under a limit.
What do you think? Are you in control of your daydreaming or do you have any incident to share!? Comment below.
Also, Thanks for reading. Namaste.