We are so powerful that we can guide our creativity to create light.
(What the heck is Jason talking about? Has he gotten all kooky out there in California?)
Ok guys! Please bear with me. To understand what I mean let’s talk about rivers.
(Maybe he’s just gotten boring. Who wants to talk about rivers?)
I hear you, the Voice in the ( ). This blog is going to work and be interesting. Please just pay attention.
Rivers don’t seem to run in straight lines except sometimes on maps or where they have been straightened with lots of assistance from humans.
(Ok! Everyone get out your maps and look at rivers. Sounds like a wild time! This blog is already quite a hoot.)
Excuse me! As I was saying, rather than running in straight lines, rivers turn this way and that following the path of least resistance. A river may go all over the map but except in the case of a flood, it stays focused between its banks. When a river has a strong current, it can turn a turbine and produce electricity.
(Wow! I’m fascinated Jason. It is almost like you are reading from a dictionary.)
Now Mr. Voice in the ( ), please be patient, I’m setting up an amazing metaphor.
Anyway, the water flowing in the riverbed is like our creativity. And the banks of the river are like our ability to focus.
Focus needs creativity so it doesn’t dry up into tunnel vision.
Creativity needs focus so that it doesn’t become an unorganized pool with little movement or current.
So I offer two super-charged creative questions. How do we maintain both the flow and structure of our creative river? And how do we use this strong current as power to create light in the reality of our days?
(Jason, why can’t it just be a super-charged practical question like, “What’s for dinner?”)
You know what Mr. Voice in the ( )? I’ll take you out for dinner. We can talk about light and rivers.
Game of the Day
What activities stimulate your creativity?
What activities focus your creativity?
How do you make these activities work together to create your river current?
What dreams do you want to turn on to light the reality of your days?
Jason Freeman is a professional writer, and a one-of-a-kind public speaker. He is the founder and CEO of Heroic Yes! Productions. Jason has an MFA in Poetry from the University of Nebraska. He knows the pain of perceiving one’s life through a lens of limitation and also the thrill of moving beyond that mindset. For more information on Jason’s powerful message, or to book him to present to your organization, go to www.HeroicYesProductions.com.