At some point the adult version of ourselves decides the world isn’t fun or magical anymore, we decide it’s time to get to work and grow up.
This is a critical mistake.
The world is always magic. The world is always alive.
A child’s eyes see reality’s potential. It’s not the naiveté it’s commonly marked out to be. It’s connected more closely to truth than our rigid eyes can ever hope to see.
We can cultivate this pure vision once again.
We can return to truth, joy, and freedom.
We can return to a wandering existence.
When was the last time you asked a child, “What’s your purpose in life?”. Most likely, never.
Their purpose is to exist, laugh, play, and imagine.
Our need to wear grown up glasses has caused us to lose our beautiful lens of imagination. Instead we contribute to a failing system that forces our unique spheres of potential into tiny square boxes.
We lose the magic when we try to control.
Magic and imagination go hand-in-hand. They are free flowing. Colorful, bright and constantly changing.
Imagine more and think less.
We’ve forgotten how to imagine. Ask an adult to use their imagination and most likely they’ll craft a few different approaches to how a situation will turn out.
Options, A, B, C.
What about the impossible ones? The ones that only a naive child can attain. They are nowhere to be found.
We become so wrapped up in our current framework of the world that it constrains what’s actually possible.
We end up choking on our own definitions.
The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.”
— Albert Einstein
When we choose solely from our current possibilities we leave a lot on the table, we use our minds to draw from past experiences that’ve been tainted by our perceptions. We’re already operating from lack.
Fixing this is simple.
Become more childish.
Do what makes you come alive.
Stop taking yourself so seriously.
Sing out loud.
Dance like an idiot.
Pretend you’re a secret agent, protecting your hotel from bad-guys.
It’s time to bring imagination back.