The "secret" to keeping the mind young is to maintain our enthusiasm in learning new things and trying new experiences that lead us to self-development.
The desire for continuous development is freed from concepts such as “it’s over, this is it,I know everything”, or “now I’m done evolving”. In this process of evolution, there is essentially no end. It keeps the interest in development intact, seeing that there is still much to learn and experience. The human being has the unique ability to maintain their neuroplasticity simply by maintaining their relationship with the guiding sense that there is always something new out there! Something new to do, to learn, to connect.
There is no end.
Cycles, people, priorities can change…. There is no end because the core and axis remain “YOU” – the self – the existence. The bet is always personal, and there is meaning in that bet when there is honesty. Why is it important? What does it mean to me? How do I express myself through every little thing? When does something stop expressing me? How easy is it for me to see it, admit it, and change it according to my new expressions of self?
Characteristics of this search.
This constant flow in evolution and exploration keeps us young in soul and mind. To preserve the joy of search and discovery. The joy of playing! And even to learn and share the same joy with other people who are constantly searching. To inspire and be inspired.
There is something pure, authentic about this search. It’s not like the feeling of being unsatisfied or leaving what you started in the middle because it’s a little harder than you thought. This sense described is the sense of seeking and applying knowledge. A knowledge that triggers a better quality of life but also a better quality of human being. It activates the cultured person away from activities or circles that drag down at mismatched frequencies, but at the same time the path is non-judgmental.
This sense of seeking does not have the quality of the “predator”, the one who says “mine”. Instead, it keeps the excitement that “I still don’t have it all figured out!”. And how can such a thing be done! And how wonderful is that! It’s the feeling that we have new things, to learn to play with, the feeling that I want to play with my friends.
The difference between an etherealman and someone who lives in this search is the sense of “fireworks”. This firework is the various distractions and experiments that can be thrown for bursts of searching, but the person will turn back to the familiar after this burst.
The healthy enthusiasm that urges us to co-exist and combine all knowledge that at first may seem “irrelevant”. But nothing is irrelevant when we talk about the whole. Everything is part of everything.
When and how?
We have his ultimate gift here and now. And now we can choose to take the first step, to learn something new, to go for a walk in a new place, to let our imagination guide us to the inner need. Many times while there is the excitement of searching and exploring, we feel like we lose motivation. Often, motivation is lost when we stay in our comfort zone. When we have combined discipline with oppression.
A ubiquitous image of discipline is people doing what they are told to do and being oppressed and obeying against their will. This is not discipline. This is oppression. Discipline is the honesty within ourselves in the goals we have set and the commitment that at that moment is the gift to our choice of goals. With discipline comes consistency and commitment. It is like the stubbornness of the inner voice to win this personal bet. When we have a sincere relationship with any new quest or search, commitment and discipline are virtues that come and accompany the person to complete the goal.