Posts Tagged as: imagination
Happy New Moon dear ones. It is time to notice the seeds that are sprouting in our consciousness, in our hearts, and in our spaces. So much is possible..Here are some thoughtful articles that sparked my imagination with poetic words on beauty, flow, healing, collaboration, tree wisdom and more:
Spark your imagination
- “I Wish I Could Talk in Technicolor..I’ve never seen such infinite beauty” – a housewife takes LSD in the 1950s. Via @RitaJKing
- Learning to see “the beauty that shines from within?” by @VivaLabonbon
- Amazing flow –> Street Artist Paints Urban Calligraphy On Roof Of Abandoned Building. Via @WaltPascoe
- Unraveling flow, the science behind the sensations. “We are but at the nascent edge of flow discovery.” Via @jhagel
- Me first because “you have to love your self before you can truly love another.” Enlightening article by Jessica Shepherd
- The dna of collaboration. Remembering to come together in the midst of crisis and opportunity. Show up fully. “Trust is the foundation for everything collaborative.” Via @MetropolisMag
- Nature is an open book. What trees have to teach, if we are willing to listen and learn from them: “Neither yielding nor resisting. Just being still. Just being. ” A Year in Trees, a NYT article by @BillHayesNYC via @Holly59
Every once in a while — often when we least expect it — we encounter someone more courageous, someone who choose to strive for that which (to us) seemed unrealistically unattainable, even elusive. And we marvel. We swoon. We gape. Often , we are in awe. I think we look at these people as lucky, when in fact, luck has nothing to do with it. It is really about the strength of their imagination; it is about how they constructed the possibilities for their Life. In short, unlike me, they didn’t determine what was impossible before it was even possible.
If you imagine less, less will be what you undoubtedly deserve. Do what you love, and don’t stop until you get what you love. Work as hard as you can, imagine immensities, don’t compromise, and don’t waste time. Start now. Not 20 years from now, not two weeks from now. Now.
Debbie Millman in Look Both Ways: Illustrated Essays on the Intersection of Life and Design
Until one is committed there is hesitancy:
the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness.
Concerning all aspects of initiative and creation
there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which
kills countless ideas and and splendid plans;
That the moment one definitely commits oneself
then Providence moves too.
All sorts of things occur to help one
That would never otherwise have occurred.
A whole stream of events issues from the decision
raising in one’s favour all manner of unforeseen
incidents and meetings and material assistance
which no man could have dreamt would have come his way.
~ W.H. Murray, The Scottish Himalayan Expedition.
Whatever you do or dream you can, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now.
~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I love that we have a whole month dedicated to poetry. I will be posting a poem a day until the end of the month. What will you incline your heart toward? What seeds of trust will you nourish in the garden of your heart? Life blooms in her own time. As Pema Chodron reminds us: “When there is a great dissapointment, we don’t know if that is the end of the story. It may be just the beginning of a great adventure.” Here is to seeing the beauty that is already here. May it instill in us the commitment, boldness, and courage to steadily work for our life-sustaining dreams and desires.
A large part of my work is teaching others how to see space, place, landscape, and life with their hearts. As a lover of Pachamama, I am devoted to revealing a more feminine way of dwelling, and therefore, appreciate Chief Spence’s precious letter dispelling ignorance and compelling us to care for the rights of indigenous people and the natural environment. Why do I care so much?
As guests of this wise Earth, I pray that we wake up to her beauty and love. The world trembles for our presence. And while there are people already planning the new year, I am opening up in sweet surrender. What to do when you get an amazing gift? Surrender. Open to it. What to do when you get a difficult teaching? Breathe through it, surrender and be kind to yourself and others. I am learning this a little more every day.
Helping your child create a space they love can be a road to self discovery, a way of finding out what is that makes your child tick in relationship to all of life. From children’s rooms to children’s schools, to children’s playgrounds; rather than creating spaces that are stifling, rigid, boring or diminishing, let’s create spaces that are imaginative, engaging, warm, soothing, vital and evocative.