Life's Simple Equation
Your brain like any organ in your body works better when it's in a rhythm. The rhythm of walking combined with the added blood flow and oxygen put your mind into a heightened state. Every autumn I return to my daily walking schedule to clear the cobwebs from another busy year.
I do this with my daughter on my back.... She is now 7 1/2. Needless to say, it gets harder every year. This year I've found that even though I'm the one doing the walking my heightened state is contagious. Riding in the backpack she waxes poetic about the rhythms of life complete with metaphors, parables, and humor. You'd have to hear it to believe it. We often talk about the benefits of her unbridled imagination and the skills she will need to articulate that imagination later in life. We decided that inspired lives can be expressed with this equation.
Imagination + Craft = Reality
So you've got great ideas, you hear great music in your head, you see something where others see nothing. BUT, how do you contribute and share those ideas with the rest of the planet? That is where "craft" comes in, and that is the challenge to our children, to develop these crafts, some of which have yet to be discovered. It is no different for adults. We must continue to evolve as humans and as parents. It is our responsibility and challenge to grow and to facilitate that growth in our children.
How do you turn your new ideas into reality? That is your craft, one that you've spent years honing. Using this equation the most variable ingredient is imagination. If you want your reality to change quickly, play with your imagination.
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