The earlier artists worked within the outlines of their imaginations: the latter reworked their imaginations.*
Notice what makes you You – curiosities, talents, energies; see what you have access to right now – resources, people, time, and so much more is possible.
It’s funny, but the more thankful you are for your existence, the easier it is to take advantage of just being you. The easier it is to make the most of this moment in the here and now, no matter how small that moment might be […] with gratitude, any moment can be made magical.*
It’s the truth about humility, gratitude and faithfulness. Embrace and use these, and things happen.
Bernadette Jiwa avers:
The greatest gift you can give to a person is to see who she is and reflect the back to her, when we help people to be who they want to be, to take back some of the permission they deny themselves, we are doing our best, most meaningful work.^
It doesn’t get better than this. It’s why I love the work I do with the amazing people I get to walk with for a while. When we see our imaginations are not some fixed deal then game on.
Lewis Hyde speaks of what happens between what we receive and what we give, about how something new comes into being. This is the wonderfully, glorious, magical-in-a-very-real-way to play with life:
between the perception and the bestowal, lies a moment in which new identity come to life as the old identity perishes.^^
(*From James Carse’s Finite and Infinite Games.)
(From gapingvoid’s blog: Are you sleepwalking through life?)
(^From Bernadette Jiwa’s Meaningful.)
(^^From Lewis Hyde’s The Gift.)