The Power of Place for Your Thoughts

Find a spot around your home that lies dormant on most days. A spare bedroom. A linen closet. A stretch of lonely hallway. Or find a new corner from which to view your own room.

Empty Space Under The Bed
What adventure awaits in the carpeted hinterlands under the spare bed?

Sit on the floor. The change in climate and perspective you experience may surprise you.

Ponder things from a different angle. These odd and quiet vistas exist in our homes even during unsettled times in our lives. Retreating to these hidden cerebral strongholds allow us to slow our minds down enough to catch up to them. You can return to these vantage points physically or in your head when in need of mental shelter.

A copy of Isaac Asimov's Robot Novels stored in a shed.
I build imaginary robots in my shed.

Take a book out to the shed or garage. Leave it there and only read it when you’re outside the house. You create a new space for your brain. That random spot becomes a portal where you access the world the book creates. As a wardrobe that serves as a doorway to a magical land of lions and witches.

You may return to these spots when in need of a respite. The shed transforms into a unique, silent cosmos. And the book serves as the entrance to a still more distant world. Worlds within worlds. Like in Inception, only you don’t have to pay Leo DiCaprio’s salary.

When you give your head manifold places to retreat, you prevent your thoughts from echoing and creating logjams. Our brains have an infinite capacity for infinite thoughtscapes. Let’s start preparing estates, forests, and green pastures as retreats where our ideas can roam free.

For more on thought storage and retreating to past locales, read my theory on memory enhancement inspired by Voldemort. Voldemort: Inspirational Speaker

Published by scottsentell20

Lifelong writer and coffee shop journaling champion. Content creator. Deep-Thought Diver. Hikes with dogs to learn their secrets to life. Likes the silence found on mountaintops and the peace that collects along the banks of small streams. I read old sci-fi novels to understand current events. Scott has roots in Alaska, Spokane, and North Carolina.

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