What if we could shape the new year so that it would be meaningful in new and imaginative ways?
‘In the beginning was the dream. … Before anything ever was it had to be dreamed. Everything had its beginning in possibility. Every single thing is somehow the expression and incarnation of a thought. If a thing had never been thought it could never be.’*
Some of this has been created because of how you’ve lived through the last twelve months, but some of it has been suppressed.
Each of us has a generative heart, imaginative and innovative centres, the outer limits of which we don’t fully know yet – they could be inexhaustible.
When we open our minds to the possibilities, suspending our ways of seeing and understanding, we will see more, including more possibilities which we are uniquely talented to realise.
Opening our lives to more is not about us but others:
‘One of [Chip’s] extraordinary talents was seeing the best in people. He spent his whole life calling out greatness in others and applauding it, even when he saw it expressed in the smallest of ways.’**
I met Chip almost eleven years ago and mentioned him in my post this day last year. Chip was as Erwin McManus described him – I met him for only one day but Chip’s investment in me literally changed my life.
This is what I want to fill my new year with: I’ll follow in Chip’s footsteps.