Exploring the Limit of Thinking: Boundaries of Human Cognition

Exploring the Limit of Thinking: Boundaries of Human Cognition


The Absolute – Limitless Thinking

Sometimes, our mind can do things unimaginable. For the mind, there is nothing such as boundaries, limitations, or restrictions. It is a free entity, created to rule and dominate. The mind gives us an undefeatable power, a lethal weapon that not many species possess – A thinking capacity, and the capability to formulate our thoughts in the desired pattern. In short, there’s no limit to thinking.

Since the dawn of human civilization, man has always pondered upon the topic of brain elasticity and its capabilities. A popular saying goes that there’s no limit to what you can accomplish. If we delve further into this thought, we find that there are actually no physical constraints on our thinking abilities – The mind can travel the whole of the earth’s length in one second! Nothing can restrain the flow of thoughts, the constant trickle of knowledge, and the eternal quenching thirst to find out about the unknown! But since the mind can do anything, it also doesn’t find it difficult to impose self-control. In other words, the mind is intelligent enough to curb brain activity and reduce an individual to a mass of confusion.

Before we get into the depth of the “limiting mind” topic, let’s understand the scientific notation of a human brain. The mind and brain are not the same. The mind is an invisible organ of power, a feeling, or a sentiment to be felt, an idea to be explored, and a belief to be believed in. The brain is a physical organ of the human body with which the mind is mostly but not completely associated.

We can say that the brain is a translator of our mind as it translates the mind’s output to a recognizable form, i.e., in complex patterns of nerve signaling and chemical releases. Cerebrum, the frontal part of the human brain that makes up most of its mass, is associated with the mind. Now we can theoretically say that the mind controls the brain! Let’s get back to the question of limitations, shall we?

Does the mind practice “self-control” or “self-restraint”?

Yes, it does, and there’s no specific reason why the mind practices such as drastic measures. Mostly, it is based on our own personal perceptions and the environment we dwell in. The way an individual views himself or herself, their opinions about the people around him, and the modulated contemplation theories shape the person’s personality and indirectly affects the nature of thinking. This, in turn, leads to self-imposed standards, a set criterion that needs to be surpassed or at least achieved.

We all know that where there’s a need or a desire to fulfill something, there comes a list of rules, regulations, and guidelines – In other words, limits come into existence.

Are there any specific reasons for this?

According to some recent studies, the mind is theoretically free and can compete with infinity. But it is the right kind of exposure that can help it to develop more and step out of the shell. Many people are left without realistic opportunities, without the correct type of occasions to showcase their talents and prove their worth. Not getting the right kind of exposure can render an individual helpless and instigate the thought of worthlessness. Not being able to train the mind skilfully can be another reason.

Someone who has a heightened sense of thinking has been able to control the deliberation fluid, the dynamic flow of sensation-based sentiments, which is almost impossible to regulate. It can create a void wherever and whenever needed, giving the person a chance to think more clearly and expand on a topic sincerely. Not being able to achieve this kind of feat can surely impose limitations on the neuronal activity and help establish melancholy.

Thirdly, the mind can grow wary. It can be afraid of setbacks, of stumbling in the wrong places, and can start anticipating the worst scenarios. The mind refuses to take risks and uphold challenges, thus giving birth to invisible boundaries. Getting vulnerable is scary, and only those who can practice mind tricks can accept such a position.

Next is the theory of following the crowd. Is taking responsibility easy? No. Is it worth the effort? Yes. Following others, falling in line with the collective decisions is definitely easy, but it leads to mediocrity. Mediocrity or being average is a disease that one should be terrified of. It nibbles at the mind of a person and can render the individual doubtful. Though a tendency and accepted as normal, it’s eating us alive on the inside and can impose the mind with immeasurable barricades, the ones through which one cannot breathe, let alone pass.

To unlock the secrets pathways of the mind, one needs to hone not only their skills but their attitude and personality as well. The mind needs to focus on a reason, a purpose that will pave the way towards unique ideas. When we lose sight, the attention dwindles, and we are faced with numerous regrets. These regrets are nothing but constraints behind a mask of helplessness. It’s truly a wonder that a mind which possesses such amazing capabilities can be curbed by a grain of remorse and a pinch of fear!

You may ask, are there ways to counter these issues? A way to exercise the mind to its fullest ability? The answer is optimistic. Psychologists, therapists, and many scientific personalities across the globe researched ways to unravel the confusing matters for the human brain and increase neuronal activity to its fullest. The following methods propagated have been studied and also have been tried numerous times on various subjects. They can be effective only if followed methodically and periodically, as suggested by professionals. So, let’s delve into the world of possibilities, shall we?

We can start by expressing gratitude every day.

Don’t take anything for granted.

Identify and test your limits time and again.

Cultivate curiosity.

Unlocking the potential of your mind with meditation.

So what are you waiting for? Practice these techniques today and expand your power of thinking limitlessly!

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