Potential...

It's been said that the mind is a terrible thing to waste.  Our brains have been studied, explored, and yet we still haven't found out all there is to know about it.  A coworker and I began talking about the power of positive thinking and how the vibes from that can affect your reality.  Have you ever heard someone say, "That bed isn't going to make itself?" or "To get things done you have to do it, not just think about it or talk about it?"  

What if we were able to unlock the true potential of our brains and we could do just that, by simply thinking about things we could manifest these actions or outcomes in real life?  I've had several conversations with this same coworker about life goals, life's purpose, and why it is that many of us can't just pull the trigger on life changing goals such as trips around the world, career changes, so on and so forth.  It's the fact that our brains are the most powerful things we have.  

They can free us to do truly amazing things in our lives or cripple us.  So then more questions began to arise as I started to think about the potential and power of our minds.  For instance, people will give you mixed answers when asked about whether or not they believe in psychics, telepaths, or people with telekinetic powers (the ability to move things with your mind).

 Professor X, the most powerful telepath in the world, atleast by comic book standards, lol.  But what if the potential for this is real. 

Professor X, the most powerful telepath in the world, atleast by comic book standards, lol.  But what if the potential for this is real. 

 I thought to myself, these things although far fetched to some, may be very feasible.  What if folks with these powers are just the next step in human evolution?  Now stay with me for a second as I know many of you may be thinking I'm crazy right now or that I've read to many comic books.  It's said that humans only utilize a fraction of our brains.  But what if you could unlock and use a fraction of a percent more than the that of the average person? 

That in itself may be the key to unlocking these abilities for everyone.  Remember when folks told you to think positive thoughts or talked about self fulfilling prophecies?  What if those physical manifestations of thought are truly your brain at work, working and being more powerful than you could have ever been aware of?  As easily as skeptics can dismiss this notion I can be equally dismissive about their skepticism.  

How arrogant can we be to think we know the full power of the brain or the universe when we have yet to be able to figure out a way to discover what's at the bottom of our own oceans and explore every planet in our solar system?  If we haven't done these things nor unlocked the full potential of our brains, then how do we know all of life's possibilities?   Next came the question of how our world would be if we were able to unlock every secret of the brain?  If we had access to every key hole and trap door in our minds would our world be safer, more civilized, more developed, more accepting or would our world end?

 What if we could control how and when every synapse in the brain fired?

What if we could control how and when every synapse in the brain fired?

 Many would say, that as advanced as the human race has become, our moral fabric has indeed disintegrated just as fast.  In a world where we have found a way to kill and disrespect each other to no end, would the development of a higher form of intelligence be a good thing?  Would we indeed use our brain power to advance the world in more ways to help feed the hungry, create more jobs, or build more shelter for the homeless or would we only cultivate more ways to feed our greed and selfishness?  

I don't know the answer to that question.  I suspect we would see a lot of both the positive and the negative.  I suppose the best we could hope for is that those super smart brains out there that are willing to do more good would outnumber those willing to do bad.  It's a scary thought yet one that intrigues me.  A world of people who have unlocked the full potential of their minds...evolution, revolution, or both?