Genjutsu (幻術, Literally meaning: Illusionary Techniques) is one of the main jutsu categories which uses chakra. Unlike ninjutsu, the effects of genjutsu are not real, being only sensory illusions experienced by those who fall victim to it.
Made by the popular anime “Naruto”, a Genjutsu is a technique used to cast mental warfare on an opponent. It targets one’s cerebral nervous system therefore affecting all five senses. The caster can manipulate their target to their will by creating false images or tricking their body into believing they’ve experienced physical pain. The user also can speak into one’s mind filling them with worries and doubts. Those with Feeble-minds can be defeated even before the REAL fight begins.
Genjutsu has always resonated with me because it is very REAL. In life there’s many trials and tribulations that we go through. Maybe you didn’t get that promotion you wanted or someone saying you can’t achieve a goal or do something you want to do . Maybe it’s something more severe like a doctor telling you you’ll never be able to walk again or the bank denied that loan you needed to start a business or buy a home. Our failures and shortcomings, even negative things people say can effect one’s psyche. You start doubting yourself and even start believing the bad things people say especially if you’re your own toughest critic like me. All that bad negative energy weighing you down is just a Genjutsu. You have got to have the strong will and strong mind to assess your situation and move forward. I’ve had more than my fair share of setbacks and nay’sayers in my life but none of them could hold a candle to how bad I critiqued and doubted myself. And maybe all that stuff did get to me and effect my thought process but I owe it to myself and my family who believe in me to rise above and break through the Genjutsu to not only shoot for my dreams but to achieve them in this life.
I want to be a successful writer and content creator. Write that book I’ve been working on for all these years on and off. Learn more about day trading and crypto currency. Invest in businesses big and small. Travel all around the world. Become an entrepreneur and build a brand around myself. I just want to put in the work now so that my 50 year old self will thank me later while sitting on some exotic beach with a beer in hand. We all have dreams we want to accomplish in this life and yes we all may come from different circumstances in life but it’s not the hand that your dealt it’s how you play your cards. Believe in yourself and your abilities to achieve anything you set your mind to and you’ll be amazed by the results. Break the Genjutsu and live your life today.