I have been debating writing a post like this for some time and thought it over while on the elliptical at the gym. To be honest, the elliptical is one place I can think clearly and come up with ideas for new posts. I never turn on the T.V. turn up the music, stare out the window and start to daydream. I sometimes become a little distracted by the TV the person next to me is using however and today they were watching the talking head pundits on CNN.
Yesterday, across all networks the story was repeated over and over that 24% of Americans believe Barack Obama is a Muslim.
Upon reading this I really had to fight the urge to bash my head into my keyboard. I usually try to refrain from causing myself bodily harm but the onslaught of stupid news is causing me tremendous mental damage. It looks like I will have to go re-read my previous post “Mind Control” in order to remain sane.
I wish to share with you a story. Actually, I’m not sure if it is a story or not but rather an idea. This idea I had while visiting an abandoned graveyard not far outside Killarney, Ireland.
I. The Graveyards
I decided to rent a bicycle and travel outside the town. I had gone not more than 3 miles and saw that the city disappears rather quickly and was replaced by those beautiful green fields that Ireland is known for. Not far from the town I came upon a very old, overgrown graveyard and decided that I should stop and read the inscriptions on the gravestones.
Most of you are probably thinking that I’m referring to controlling other people’s minds á là Jedi Powers right? But no, this post is going to be about controlling your own mind.
At first, this might seem like an exotic, esoteric idea but put in the proper perspective it is quite common which I’ll demonstrate. We’ll get to the exotic later. 🙂
The common is often referred to as simply “thinking positively,” “having a good attitude,” and so on. In sports, you have to believe that you are going to win or you probably will not. Put in these terms one might not think of them as “mind control,” but that is exactly what is happening.
In the past week there as been a major Federal court decision which declared Proposition 8 unconstitutional. Proposition 8 was passed last year by a statewide vote which disallowed gay marriage in California.