The Greatest Invention of All

Dusk was about to settle in. He yawned and gazed out the window taking in the majestic sunset unfolding. A late-day never passed without him appreciating the gifts from the universe and savoring this unique painting in the sky. Darkness would come soon, and he was reluctant to stop working. As he rubbed his eyes, however, he knew that he must. His vision was the conduit for putting his thoughts on paper, and he must preserve his precious eyesight. Lately, in his zeal to complete this latest project, he began to notice he had been straining his eyes and promised himself he would cease. Putting down his instrument, he recognized that tomorrow would bring new hours to attend to this latest task.

Getting Beyond The Pandemic

As he prepared himself for bed, he thought about this pandemic sweeping across the world. He feared for his life as well as those of loved ones. Many of his friends already succumbed to this undetectable demon. He knew as he laid down that he must keep these thoughts at bay. As he closed his eyes, he turned his attention to the current undertaking. He smiled to himself, pleased with the way it was unfolding. As he dozed off, he invited his imagination to reveal more for him to develop.

Sleep soon quieted everything, and as he slumbered, dreams of an exclusive nature entered his mind. Thoughts that had never been before now played out a new drama. Vivid images accompanied them. Amid sleep, a pattern began to emerge, and an unfolding of a beautiful tapestry appeared in the making. In such a deep state, this creation made perfect sense.

When he awoke the next morning, as always, what seemed perfectly normal in the realm of dreams, now was indecipherable. He knew what was required. Slowly he closed his eyes, trying to conjure up what appeared in the night. Soon an idea began to form. Upon opening his eyes, he jotted down a few notes.

Capturing Fleeting Ideas

He started adding to his enterprise with these new ideas in tow. Soon hours flew by, and days turned into nights and nights into days. He barely noticed as he worked vigorously to complete this latest endeavor as well as attend to other duties. With more clues permeating his mind at night, he maintained his morning ritual of untangling the sender’s meaning and writing down his thoughts.

He took delight in watching how his creation was coming to life. Also, he expressed gratitude to the universe for providing a great piece of machinery, which fueled his never-ending thoughts. He could not imagine anything else as intricate and innovative as this design, and he knew that another development would not be far behind.

As he put the finishing touches on this project, he wondered how it would be received. Because he lacked a formal education, past accusations of arrogance were thrust on him for daring to go above his station. Although such harsh criticism might have deterred another, he ignored it and saw that it provided him more fodder for carrying on.

The Greatest Invention of All

Although he knew his troupe would act out this play, he wondered for how long. Would it have a long run?

Now he carefully examined his final product and sighed with pleasure. The plot had fabulous twists with nicely evolved but flawed characters. Again, he was thankful. The innovative human mind continued to present him with more imaginings. He was ready and took his quill dabbing ink to sign his latest achievement. Although he knew his troupe would act out this play, he wondered for how long. Would it have a long run? After thinking about this for a few moments, he began to ponder his next theatrical piece, not knowing what the future would hold.

William Shakespeare would have no idea that he would become the most celebrated author in history. He never knew that his works would become a part of literature and world-stage productions for centuries to come. What Mr. Shakespeare comprehended was the significance of using the human mind, which has been and will always be the greatest gift to progress and innovation for humankind.

What Lies Within Your Fertile Mind?

There will never be another Shakespeare. Although he could not possibly imagine the magnitude of the gifts he left to us, I believe he took advantage of the great resources lying in the wake of the human mind.

All of us have fertile ground within us, and the seeds are there for sowing. The choice is for us to utilize our unique gifts and see what sprouts.

Shakespeare did not have the conveniences of modernity, but he used his mind, which is the most significant innovation of all. Without it, none of our life-altering accommodations would exist.

What might you do with your mind if you are bored, depressed, or anxious? Close your eyes, think about it, and write down a word, a sentence, or idea. You do not know what may materialize from this. Begin to view it as an adventure, one that you might not want to give up, and just imagine how exciting that could be.


Darlene Corbett
Darlene Corbett
Darlene Corbett views herself as a life-long learner, a pursuer of excellence, a work-in-progress, and a seeker-of-the-truth. She is also referred to as the "Unstuck Expert" in her many roles. Why? Because for over thirty years, she has been assisting people to get unstuck. Darlene's primary roles are now Therapist, Hypnotherapist, and Author/Writer. Although she loves speaking, it is now secondary and done mainly through her podcast, "Get Unstuck Now. Because of her wealth of experience, Darlene began putting her thoughts on paper.  Many of her blogs can also be found on Medium, Sixty and Me, and Penning these articles set the stage for her first book, "Stop Depriving The World of You," traditionally published by Sound Wisdom. Being a believer in pushing oneself as long as one has life, Darlene has tried her hand at fiction, hoping to have something completed in the no-so-distant future. Over the years, Darlene has been described as animated or effervescent which contradicts the perception of a psychotherapist. She firmly believes in the importance of being authentic and discusses platinum-style authenticity in her book.

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  1. Darlenne, I need to confess I failed myself and was not fair since I deliberately chose to read this awesome piece before older saved stuff on my list 🙈 I was too curious to discover this invention (good job for the tempting and attractive title btw 🤩)!

    And guess what? I was gracefully served 🧚‍♀️💙🌞 You have brilliantly articulated your love for this wonderful invention indeed we call “mind”! I am also a HUGE fan!

    “Educate yourself. When a question about a certain topic pops up, google it. Watch movies & documentaries. When something sparks your interest, read about it. Read, read, read. Study, learn, stimulate your brain. Don’t just rely on the school system. Educate that beautiful mind of yours!” ~ Unknown.

    Why am I so in love with this mind? Well, simply because this is where the spirit, the Universal Correct Principles, the self-awareness exist… This is where the amazing work of moving from the unhealthy-ego sphere to the self-love arena begins and will probably last forever (otherwise we would reach divinity!).

    Some might be tempted to ask me: “Myriam, you’re confusing me! You’re always talking about getting out of our anxious mind & reaching our heart, and now you’re describing it as a fabulous place to be in! You gotta decide gal!”

    The anxious mind is the subconscious program we didn’t write in the first place! The only way to get out of it, reach our amazing heart and be fully present is to re-write this program in alignment with the principles creating, thus, an incredible synergy between our left and right brains!

    • Myriam, my dear, I so appreciate your thoughtful and vibrant comment. Yes, we speak the same language, the appreciation of the mind. It is there for our taking but up to us. Thank you so much for joining in conversation about this.💖

    • Thank you, John as always! I had an idea that morning and gave my imagination permission to take me there. I as m glad you liked it!💖

  2. Darlene, I love this invitation to create, to innovate from the human imagination, the mind connected to all types of possibilities and allow these to flow through our beings. i accept your invitation as I’d rather focus on creative expression than fear. I’m back on my news fast. I have friends who will inform me if I need to know new practices. I’m staying at my house and only go outside to run far away from other people. I walk amidst the trees on the mountain with the deer, birds, and butterflies.

    Our imaginations are fertile ground now and always. Thank you so much for this reminder and all the permission offered!! THANK YOU!!

    • Laura, thank you for you lovely comments as always! You seem to always take the invitation without asking. Look what you always offer us? Magnificence!💖

  3. Only a creative mind could have written this Darlene.
    Writing has been the way I coped through a very trying time and it hasn’t stopped.
    Our minds are miraculous things; something to take care of and protect.
    thank you. Great piece of work. A story within a story.

    • Laurie, as a amazing writer yourself, you honor me, my friend.💖 I know you wrote something recently which I will read. Always feel free to tag me so I do not miss it. I am most appreciative of your comment. Have a lovely day.!💖

    • Thank you so much, Larry! I went off the beaten path, and I was reluctant to share, so I appreciate your warm comment! Earlier, you made my morning. Now you made my evening.💖