Mental Fabrication: Stitching Thoughts that Lead to Deliberate Action Towards an Objective

Updated: Jan 14


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Inspect the Fabric of your Mind


Going through your thoughts can help you react in a way that is constructive to your vision. Each individual has a unique mental profile that is made up of their own personal experiences. Visual, auditory and other sensory information can be processed internally by thought, and externally by action. Our thoughts are as delicate as The Art of Crochet, and should be observed and stitched with care. Mental design is the foundation of environment, knowing your layout is key.


A Map of Thought 2022


Unraveling memories and organizing them to align with your values is the challenging yet uplifting process of thought retrieval. The human brain is a memory storage device, taking in loads of information from external sources over time. Some events are remembered more than others. Give your brain cells the space they need to travel, grow, weaken or integrate. Track your thoughts and pay attention to your perception of incoming information.


Memory Encoding Types:


  • Visual Encoding (Perception of visual images and the motion associated with them.)

  • Auditory Encoding (Perception of sound.)

  • Semantic Encoding (Perception of events based off past experiences.)

  • Elaborative Encoding (Integration of old memories with new ideas.)

  • Tactile Encoding (Perception of touch, textures.)

  • Organizational Encoding (Occurs when you organize information in the past in specific categories. Then reorganizing that same information. The brain can reorganize itself after receiving new information from outside sources such as changes in environment.)


The Nervous System


The human body is a traffic center for encoded memories. Thoughts racing from brain to body, childhood memories mingling with our heart's plan for the future. The nervous system is a place where not everything can be controlled but the repetition of certain messages can have a lasting effect. The messages carried in your body could move you towards your point of focus, keep you stagnant or even move you in the opposite direction of your goals.


The following nerve fibers carry this information:


  • Afferent neurons (Travel up, through the spinal cord to communicate information from body tissues to the central nervous system of the brain.)

  • Efferent neurons (Travel in the opposite direction by carrying information from the brain, down to the body tissues of the heart, muscles and etc.)



Point of Focus


Experiencing all of what you are capable of is a worthwhile objective. Direct your thoughts towards taking the necessary actions to expand your abilities. Your focal point should be strong enough to motivate you to keep going in the face of any challenge. It is important to have that conversation with yourself about what you truly want in life.



Muscle Memory


Crocheting requires you to repeat patterns to create a masterpiece and the human body works similarly. Patterns allow us to bridge the gap between where we are now and where we want to go with repetitive supporting thoughts and actions. If you have been trained to do something over and over again, you think about it less. Repetition can work for you or against you depending on your objective.



Avoidance


One traveling thought can turn on a stress response in the body. This is why some people avoid certain situations. Anticipating the worst case scenario based on a past experience could trick you into not completing the task at hand. To keep this from happening, make a plan to counteract these thoughts and to take action. Put your values above fear.





Keep a Flexible Brain at your Fingertips for Consistent Action

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Recovering After Repetition


Grinding away at your limits can introduce you to new stepping stones. Think about the energy needed continue. Rest, nutrition and hydration are the basic physiological needs for a flexible mind.



Brain Fiber Rinse


Working under high levels of intensity overtime increases mental tension. A full sleep cycle, consisting of 8 hours, gives your brain time to loosen up. Waves of blood and cerebrospinal fluid flow through the brain to rinse out the toxic waste accumulated through out the day. Disengaging from the environment, during resting hours allows the brain to relax and create the mental space for memory consolidation.





Environmental Circumstances

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The Rippling Effect of an Idea


The mind can be trained by the environment, to believe an idea is true. Pay attention to what you do and how you feel when your surroundings change. Ideas in motion can work for or against you. Emerging predictions from the deep layers of your mind can be based on the repetition of past experiences. If you want to continue in the direction of your point of focus you must be aware of how sensitive you are to your environment. Make alterations to your surroundings that would allow you to be in the condition to move forward.


Social Conditions


It usually takes multiple circumstances to lead up to a behavioral event. With a calm mental state, keep an eye out for potential conflict and social pressure. It is natural to become entangled in reality, just don't let that stop you from needling through to your objective. Endure the physical and mental pressures of society and you will find yourself in supreme shape to get to where you need to be. We will always, in some way, interact with the world. It is a personal choice how to.


Acquiring knowledge and skills from other individuals is how we evolve. Not only can the world leak into our minds but our minds can leak back out. Collaboration has the potential to transform an imagination into something concrete.







Take a moment to think:



What ideas are you stitching on your crochet brain?








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