Organising your own
head space is a challenge and it takes discipline and subtle control.
Many people are just
not good at it though I live in hope as we move through the 21st century this will be a governmental priority. Given the rise in the number of counsellors, therapists and psycho-analysts that are in practice
more and more people are signing up. It has to be good thing since talk therapy
offers effective pain relief especially if conducted by a professional and in a safe
charismatic personalities know how to work their head space. They put barriers
up to shut out the crowd. They live in their own world and believe that they
have something unique to offer. This can enhance their educational and
psychological traits or it can put them on the road to spectacular ruin.
Charisma works both ways and can be a force for good or evil.
|Man and moustache!|
One figure in
history who had bucket loads of it, is a man who’s remembered for heinous crimes.
He started out life as a social misfit; a misanthrope who harboured a dark
side. He was artistic and somewhat gifted in this field but, by a strange act of
fate, he could not pursue his ambitions. He was deeply sensitive but this made
him wary and watchful. He
enjoyed the company of animals and was caring towards them. His reclusiveness
offered no consolation
other than to make him mistrustful of his fellow men, especially those he
deemed to be “different”.
He spent his
young life building up a heap of negative images about a race of people that
were causing harm to his country. He played the blame game and saw the economic
hardships his country faced as the fault of these people. He thought that life
came in a neat, little package. He was the
Messiah, the Chosen One and he managed to convince a significant number of such.
His brand of
patriotism was to dupe his people into believing that they could be the most
powerful nation if they annihilated a few million other people. This person also
encouraged the extermination if they did not follow his
principles. And, strangely enough, no one stood in his way...at least in the beginning.
He was a despot
extraordinaire. A whole country subscribed to his manifesto and a reign of
terror was unleashed. He devised a system of torture and cruelty against every
man, woman and child of this particular race. Herded up and transported like
cattle they were taken to death camps where the “lucky few” were given hard
labour whilst the others were put to death.
What was going
on in this man’s head? Historians can hardly fathom it. Worse still, what
enabled him to convince others and enlist their help in his murderous scheme
for world domination? What kind of people believe that this is the path to
success? Weak and dangerous minds follow their “Fuerhrer” like sheep. They
follow ridiculous orders in order to keep face.
It’s a well
known psychological tool….put a man in a uniform, provide him with the
semblance of authority, a fancy title to match and….hey presto…you’ve produced
a dictator! Tyrants have rampant egos
that constantly seek adulation. Their ideas are crazy but when a bunch of weak
minds gather together anything can happen….and it did.
People think that it
couldn’t happen to them but, put them under pressure, and you’ll see that the
reality is not so pretty.
|He's got it!|
The moral of
this story is to keep your head space in optimum condition by protecting it
from other dangerous minds. Check that your thoughts are yours and not
borrowings from the media. Question authority….from wherever it comes….you
parents, teachers, boss, friends, aunt and the man/woman next door. Remember
that opinions are coloured by people’s life experiences and whether they choose
to see if the glass is half full or empty. Filter information that’s received
and have lock down sessions.
People love to
play with your mind. They’ll say anything to create needless stress and worry.
They’ll try and have you believe in their
De-clutter your mind and take a break from the chatter. Refresh your thinking by reading inspirational works. Polish your mind until it shines like steel and with the strength to match. Never accept what others say unless it
resonates within. Be true to your values – when there's order in your head and
space to think - then there’ll be order in your world.
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