Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
For all my daydreamers, I beg you, do something creative.
By doing I mean dedicate your life, or half while you make a living in some job, to make something with your hands or body. You spend so much time in your mind, in a land filled with adventure and conflict, all the emotions you feel trapped in a character that is you-enough to feel. This, right there, is perfect warm fertile ground for art to be born.
What is art but the caption of human emotions and beauty. The beauty is subjective, but the emotions are something we all feel, we all crave to feel. And that is what we have in abundance.
In a way, we were the 'lucky kids' that in the lottery of coping mechanisms we got the realm of daydreams, where life is boring in comparison. That’s why we never want to leave. Imagen if you can make someone experience that through your art.
By art I mean anything creative. Yes, it could be writing, painting, sculpting, dancing, making music, anything that will bring your daydream’s essence into the reality we struggle so much to stay in. This way bringing the dream to reality. We are daydreamers for a reason, deep down within us there is a well of creative power we only need the skills to bring to life.
And skills? Yes, that might take a lifetime to build, but isn’t that, finally, a life worth living?
I’ve been reading without engaging with this beautiful community. This is a place I see myself reflected in many of you, so I made an account to write this post.
I’ll also add that I am pledging to pursue my passion of writing. It’s been years that I had this dream but for so long I chose to daydream my stories instead of writing them down. The emotions of fear and frustration, that are an interchangeable in any work we want to do and improve, triggered my escapism to a world where its so easy to create and recreate. But ultimately, it’s not fulfilling or eternal like a book or a song or dance someone enjoyed watching. Maybe, no one has to watch it, I feel it’s enough that I started and finished. So please, if you too have a dream of being a creative person, which I highly suspect you do, try, and try and try again.