We are told there is nothing new under the sun.
But considering the sun is eight hundred and sixty thousand miles in diameter, if we can’t find anything new under it, then perhaps we aren’t looking hard enough.
That’s the reality nobody wants to talk about. The fact that we are limited only by the scope of our own imaginations. That ownership is not a set of legal rights, it’s a state of mind.
The good news is, as creative individuals, we can richly bless our life by bringing the same imagination to it that we bring to our art. We can actually use our creative gifts to make a tangible difference in the way we experience the world.
It’s an underestimated benefit of being an artist.
Consider those moments when we experience pain, loss or disappointment. These misfortunes happen to all of us. But what doesn’t happen in all of us is the willingness to look a little deeper to find the gifts in the experience.
We might ask this question.
What aspects of my circumstances might I view as a gift to be treasured?
That’s a basic cognitive reframe. Consciously reinterpreting our situation in a more positive light. Gaining more of an awareness of the story we’re telling ourselves. And without imagination, that can’t happen.
My company launched a useful software application to help you ask these kinds of questions. Think of it as a creative framework for increasing the rate of return on your life’s experiences, and for creating story that can lead your thoughts in a fresh direction.
Moore said it best in his book about fulfilling the needs of our souls:
Slight shifts in imagination have more impact on living than major efforts at change. Deep changes in life follow movements in imagination.
Proving, that how we respond to the world is ours alone. Especially if we’re creative people. And if we can keep that flag of imagination furled, then can cease to be at the mercy of ourselves and blow the ceiling off of anything resembling a limitation.
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What’s your strategy for taking extreme ownership of your world?
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