We focus tremendously and appropriately on providing enrichment and stimulating creativity in children. What about us as adults?
Our soul, our intensity, our internal drive thirsts for creative expression and cultivation through enrichment. This means times for play, pursuit of something new as a result of curiosity, delving into something that seems irrelevant because it caught our attention, getting our hands dirty, listening and daydreaming, excusing ourselves to be with children, and….
Without enrichment and creative expression we lose our ability to make leaps, experience the flow, manifest ideas, identify multiple solutions, or… We are also grouchy, less energetic, feel lost, withdraw, or become numb.
Part of the process is giving us permission. Knowing it is OK to have a day that nothing is planned, nothing needs to be accomplished, to have a few minutes of wistful thinking or daydreaming, to indulge yourself in puttering, or to walk beside the river, set on the grass, see pictures in the clouds.
Next what have you put off trying new or did often when younger and do not any more (‘not enough time’). Yes make a list – your loves, your bucket list, your wishes. You need to feed your soul with enrichment and opportunities to create. You’ve made the list now be sure you put it on your schedule. Do it, enjoy it, allow it, experience it – you, the child, coming out to play.
What will it be to today – doodling, making mud pies (either with dirt or luscious chocolate delicacies), exploring subatomic matter, staying up all night to see the various astronomy wonders or …? What will bring a smile to your face, a twinkle in your eyes, relaxation to shoulders and at the same time bring you to the excitement and enthusiasm of being on edge?
Embed in your daily schedule (yes one more thing) to put that bounce into your step – enrichment and creativity.
What do you do for enrichment and creativity? Let us know you could stimulate someone else to pursue an adventure.
Edith meanders through various thoughts and experiences at her howtoinlife.com blog .