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If you saw Guilie Castillo Oriard's guest post from Wednesday, you know what song I've picked for my Battle of the Bands post this Sunday November 15th. She's already told you that I'll be using the Mexican hit song "Preso" which was originally performed by José José . If you missed Guilie's post I hope you'll go back to check it out and leave her a word of encouragement or whatever you want to tell her. And though I don't need to give any more song clues, I will continue to stay on the topic that Guilie and I have been discussing--prison as a metaphor.
Actually I'd like to expand on the subject of the mind and how it can affect our physical existence and our perception of our world. This is a huge topic so I can only scratch the surface in one single blog post. I'll return to this one day I'm sure. It's the kind of topic you could write a book about and many have already been written.
The Mental Prison Metaphor
If we are considering a metaphorical prison we are not necessarily dealing with a physical place with walls and locked doors, nor are we thinking of sentencing times administered by a judge. A symbolic prison metaphor instead entails a matter of the personal perception of ones own circumstance. We may feel trapped by real things such as a job, a relationship, or a financial situation for example, but in reality if we are able to adjust our own thinking we can be free from that prison of perception. The prison devised by the mind is confining, but only to the extent that the mind is willing or able to do this.
The mind has extraordinary power that most, if not all of us have not tapped. Our minds can set us free or keep us imprisoned. Knowledge of how to use the mind can help us find that freedom, but sometimes we settle into a comfortable place that fears any change in our situation. We are mostly confined by that fear and the unwillingness to step out of the comfort zone.
Fear, health, finances, or personal circumstances can all be forces that hold us back, but ultimately these are mostly a matter of mind. The mind can put all of these things into proper perspective and even control the root of the problems. Indeed, the mind can make us sick as well as bring us healing. What we are and what we do with what we have available to us is measured by and ultimately controlled by the mind.
What powers do you think the human mind has? What holds you back from overcoming your life obstacles by using the power of your mind? Do you think the power of suggestion is viable to influencing your personal condition or do you think this is mostly an illusion?
Join me here on Sunday November 15th for the Battle of the Bands showdown between two very different cover versions of José José's "Preso".