Windows are thresholds for the human mind.
Windows are thresholds for the human mind. Looking out the window, leaving your gaze suspended beyond a glass pane is not synonymous with wasting your time.
Sometimes, the person looking beyond this threshold doesn’t want to see the outside world. They simply want to cross their reflection to navigate through the waves of introspection and reach inner worlds in search of new possibilities. In reality, there are few mental exercises that can be more useful than this one.
Windows are often indispensable resources for any dreamer. And also for that person who needs to rest after a stressful day and leans their head against the icy glass of a subway window. It is at this moment that the gaze relaxes and the imagination begins. At this time, we start to daydream and our brain finally finds relief, freedom, and well-being.
Windows allow daydreaming
Expert psychologists in the world of creativity like Scott Barry Kaufman and Jerome L. Singer, explain in one of their studies that today daydreaming is almost considered a stigma. Whoever chooses to look out the window for half an hour instead of continuing to work on their computer is nothing but lazy.
In addition, in another study by these psychologists, they showed that 80% of business leaders believe that creativity is enhanced by work and continuous activity. Thus, the person who, at some point, chooses to go for coffee in front of a window is someone who cannot stand the pressure, someone who may also be unproductive.
Today, we continue to associate action with productivity and passivity with laziness. We shall change these old and rusty ideas. Daydreaming is the art of going in search of the wonders hidden in our brain. It means training our mind to develop a little more introspection, curiosity, and imagination.
As Art, one of the authors of Wise and Shine, would say: Dare to dream.
Are you a daydreamer?